Personal Injury

What Is Negligent Security?

Property owners, especially business owners, owe a duty of care to visitors and guests. In some cases, this means that business owners must provide adequate security to protect patrons from theft, assault and other crimes. Sometimes, even inadequate lighting may be grounds for a premises liability claim, if it contributes to an injury. Watch attorney... Read more

What Can a Lawsuit Provide for an Injured Person?

It is often said that the point of the civil justice system is to make a victim whole again. But what, exactly, does that mean? In this video, founding partner and attorney John Jefcoat offers an example of the result of a lawsuit he handled for a woman who was paralyzed in an accident. Nothing... Read more

Is There a Time Limit to File a Personal Injury Claim in Louisiana?

There is a time limit to file a personal injury claim. Louisiana has one of the shortest prescriptive periods (known as a statute of limitations in other states) in the country. In this video, attorney John Jefcoat explains how the prescriptive period works, and he discusses how if the state legislature would extend this time... Read more

What is the Process for Disputing a Claim in Court?

An important item to focus on is making sure your workers compensation claim is running smoothly if you are disputing a claim in court. Lafayette workers compensation attorney Robert Martina want to make sure that the claimant gets all the benefits they’re entitled to, be that indemnity benefits or medical benefits. There are many bumps... Read more

What Do Investigator and Expert Witnesses Do?

As an investigator at the Galloway Jefcoat law firm, Chris Starling has a lot of job responsibilities. One of those is making client contacts and investigating accidents. As an investigator he is there to represent the the victim and get a first-hand account of what actually happened in the accident. Starling was recently qualified as... Read more

What Can You Expect in a Personal Injury Consultation?

Our law firm offers a free consultation so that you can get to know our attorneys and learn what to expect from your personal injury claim. In this video, attorney Christopher Castro explains his strategy in a personal injury consultation so that his clients feel comfortable and heard, and have realistic expectations. Video Transcription I... Read more

How Long Does It Take to Settle a Personal Injury Case?

After a car crash or any kind of accident, the liable party’s insurance company may try to pressure you into an early settlement. However, these offers are notoriously low. While the insurance company may want to settle a personal injury case quickly, this is rarely in your best interest. In this video, attorney John Jefcoat... Read more

What is Premises Liability?

Property owners have certain obligations to protect visitors and guests. However, the owner is not automatically liable for every accident or injury that occurs on his or her land. In this video, attorney Christopher Castro explores the complexities of the law as he discusses the question: what is premises liability? Video Transcription Premises liability includes... Read more

How Serious Are Premises Liability Injuries?

Premises liability injuries can be severe and life-changing, and may include brain and spinal cord damage. Some of the most common types of premises liability claims involve slip and fall accidents; these accidents may not seem serious, but as attorney Christopher Castro explains in this video, the impact from a slip or fall can cause... Read more

What Can You Recover in a Lawsuit? Pain and Suffering Damages

People often ask me, how much is my case worth?  I am compelled to tell them–“It depends.” It depends on the injuries. It depends on how long it takes to get better. It depends on how much money is available to recover. It depends on many things, and the answer is not that simple, even... Read more