Personal Injury

What Can You Recover In a Lawsuit? Medical Bills and Life Care Plan

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,... Read more

What Can You Recover in a Lawsuit? Lost Wages

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... Read more

What Differences Do You See in Clients Before and After a Case?

When clients first come to the offices at Galloway and Jefcoat, personal injury attorney Joseph Saloom notices their stress. How they may not be in a good position, both financially and physically. But, by the time it comes to the end of the case he notices the release of stress and overall relief. Saloom wants... Read more

What Happens if My Injury Gets Worse After I Settle My Case?

A personal injury settlement not only provides compensation for the injured victim. A settlement also releases the at-fault party’s insurance company from future financial liability. That means the victim cannot file another claim with the insurance company over the same injury. There would be no reason for the insurance company to settle if the victim... Read more

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How Personal Injury Claims May Be Resolved Through Mediation

It can be difficult to get an insurance company to make a fair offer of compensation to the victim of another’s negligence. Some injury victims think the only option when settlement negotiations fail is to take the claim to court. However, courts often require both parties to attend mediation before the case can proceed toward... Read more

Can Louisiana Businesses Enforce Waiver of Liability Agreements?

If you have ever been a member of a gym, ran in a 5K, sent your kids to summer camp or taken part in a risky recreational activity like rock climbing or skydiving, you may have signed a liability waiver. A liability waiver is a contract between two parties, often a business and a customer,... Read more

Can a Slip and Fall Accident Cause a Brain Injury or Other Head Injuries?

One of the reasons slipping and falling can be so dangerous is that it is completely unexpected. When victims are unable to break a fall with their hands or arms or they crash into someone on the way down, they could suffer serious head injuries, including concussions, hematomas, skull fractures or closed head injuries. Below,... Read more

How Do Personal Injury Settlement Agreements Work?

You may have heard most personal injury cases end with a settlement agreement, but do you know what a settlement agreement means? Below, we discuss what you need to know about personal injury settlement agreements, including how they are negotiated and what happens after both parties sign them. If you were injured by another’s negligence,... Read more

How Can a Recommendation for Surgery Impact an Injury Claim?

Sometimes surgery is the only way to treat an injury, but there are other times when surgery is one of multiple treatment options. In these situations, the accident victim has a choice to make and there are various factors to consider. However, one thing that should not factor into that decision is how surgery may... Read more