Category Archives: Personal Injury

Our attorneys discuss what a person should do after suffering a personal injury from a car or truck wreck, work accident or incident on an oil rig.

How Do Attorney’s Fees Work in Louisiana?

Attorney’s fees, in Louisiana, when it comes to workers compensation cases are different than tort cases or personal injury cases. In this video attorney Robert Martina goes into detail the differences in percentage when it comes to personal injury and workers compensation claims. When working with an attorney they can help you navigate through the tricky parts like with workers compensation cases and the amounts you can recover. Rather than do the work yourself it’s important to hire an attorney who has the experience and knowledge to make sure your claim runs smoothly. Video Transcription: In Louisiana, attorneys fees in workers compensation cases are different than tort cases or personal injury cases. In tort or personal injury cases it’s a straight, usually it’s a straight 1/3 or 33 and 1/3 percent of any recovery made. In workers compensation it’s completely different. It’s a statutory rate, is 20% of all amounts…
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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. 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 in the road that can hinder a claim from running smoothly. It’s important to hire a lawyer who knows when to take the claim to the workers compensation courts. In Louisiana you can file a 1008 dispute claim amongst other procedures. Find out more in this video. To consult with an attorney call (337) 984-8020. Video Transcription: Well, like I said earlier, you want to get the workers compensation claim running smoothly. Make sure that the claimant, or my client gets all their benefits they’re entitled to, which is indemnity benefits, medical benefits. You want to keep the…
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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 knowledge account of what actually happened in the accident. Starling was recently qualified as an expert witness in accident reconstruction which he did while he was a police officer. Find out why he believes that helps benefit the firm and more in this video. Video Transcription: I make client contacts and then I also locate people and investigate accidents. Pretty much anything the firm needs to do. As far as for picking up any information on cases we would be there to represent the the victim where there are the potential client and and have a first-hand knowledge of what actually happened in the accident. I’ve just been…
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