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iPhone Police Shortcuts Do you use iPhone Shortcuts? Do you know what iPhone Shortcuts are? Don’t worry. If you said, “What’s an iPhone Shortcut?”, you are not alone. There are...

Voter Registration Lafayette Parish has a scheduled election for Tuesday, November 6. If you are not currently a registered voter in Lafayette Parish, you can register online, by mail or in person. Lo...

Elder Care It’s a stressful time when a parent or relative needs nursing home care. Can you trust the nursing facility to provide good care? Will your loved one feel safe and comfortable? You wa...

Investigation Discovery Documentary A new documentary aired August 6th at 7:00pm on Investigation Discovery. It chronicles the death of Victor White III while in the custody of the Iberia Parish Sheri...

New Lawsuit Against Iberia Parish Sheriff A new lawsuit has been filed against Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal, former Lt. Col. Gerald Savoy, and three former deputies, Byron Lasalle, Jason Comeaux,...

Hurricane Preparation Season The 2018 hurricane system has begun with the first storm, named Alberto. It came early, on Memorial Day weekend. The official start of the season is June 1. Louisiana esca...

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND SAFETY Memorial Day, the last Monday in May, means a long weekend and the start of summer! Whether it is at the pool, on a boat, or at a barbecue, plans are made to enjoy a time t...

NOLA Jazz & Heritage Festival Second only to Mardi Gras, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival draws people from everywhere in the U.S, and the world. Through its music, food, and handmade cr...

CAR ACCIDENT CAUSES Car accidents in the United States, as we know, are very common. The NHTSA reports that the largest single cause is driver error. All of the other “non-driver” causes follow th...

CAR ACCIDENT SCENE: WHAT INFORMATION DO I NEED GET? A split-second error while driving can result in an accident. It can be a “fender-bender”, or a much more serious accident if people are injured...

CHILD CAR SEAT LAWS IN LOUISIANA What do you need to know about car seat safety for your child? Before you get into your car, you want to make sure your child is safely strapped into a car seat. There...

Do Dog Breeds Affect Home Owner’s Insurance? Why is it that some dogs cost more on your home owner’s insurance? Why does it make a difference what kind of dog you own? At least 40% of American...

32nd Annual Festival International de Louisiane Festival International de Louisiane is the largest international music festival in the US. There will be musicians and artists from over 20 countries pu...

DRIVING IN THE LEFT LANE. ILLEGAL? You have seen the “Left Lane For Passing Only” signs, and you wonder about how long you can stay in the left lane. You also remember that the left lane was alway...

SOCIAL MEDIA:  THE RISKS IN A PERSONAL INJURY CASE What would we do without our smartphones? They connect us to our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. We have ways to send pictures, thoughts, ...

Pain and Suffering If any kind of personal injury happens to you in Louisiana, and it is someone else’s fault, you can recover your losses. Whether you suffered from a car accident, slip and fall, m...

Waze Navigation & Traffic App GOOD, BAD, HERE TO STAY? Most drivers now use a GPS system when they travel on Louisiana roads. If you have a smartphone, you probably use Google Maps or the Apple ap...

XXIII Olympic Winter Games The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea kicks off with the opening ceremony on Friday, February 9th at 5:00am CST. The games are set to run 16 days until closin...

New Stop Sign on Lafayette Street A new stop sign is set be installed on Lafayette Street at the Convent Street intersection on February 1, 2018. If you frequently drive in the Downtown Lafayette area...

Inmate Attacked By Dog and Deputy It was Dec. 6, 2012, correctional officers were conducting a contraband sweep at Iberia Parish Jail. Marcus Robicheaux and the other inmates were standing with his ha...

Seat Belts Save Lives Traffic crashes cost the nation about $230 billion each year in medical expenses, lost productivity, property damage and related costs. What is the Impact of Seat Belt Use? Accor...

Red Light Cameras – Good or Bad Red light cameras have never been popular in the United States. Nobody likes to get a ticket in the mail for driving through an intersection when the light was yellow...

Defensive Driving Tips To Prevent Being a Car Accident Victim Every year, thousands of people lose their lives in automobile accidents and millions become permanently impaired. The alarming thing abou...

Lafayette Mardi Gras Events Mardi Gras is more than just a day…it’s a whole party season! When it comes to having fun, South Louisiana knows how to let the good times roll. Lafayette and t...

Mardi Gras Time! The Mardi Gras season is upon us! The music, dancing, parades, beads and parties are fun, but nothing says Mardi Gras quite like the king cake! Bakeries all across Louisiana are in fu...

Freezing Temperatures & Outdoor Animals South Louisiana is experiencing incredibly cold weather. Temperatures are dropping below freezing overnight across the state and are expected to stay cold t...

New Year’s Safety Suggestions The count down begins….Ten. Nine. Eight. Seven. Six. Five. Four. Three. Two. One. The ball drops and everyone cheers! New Year’s Eve is one of the most ...

Risks and Dangers Speeding is illegal, yet most drivers are probably guilty of driving too fast at some time or other. Going five or ten miles above the speed limit on an open road? Everyone does that...

Amtrak Train Accident Disaster struck an Amtrak passenger train in Washington state on December 18, 2017. The Amtrak Cascades passenger train left the rails of the Point Defiance Bypass rail route sou...

Uber Rides Everyone has heard about Uber! The new ride service in cities all over the world is exciting and easy. You download an app, connect with a driver, and get a ride to a place you wish to go. ...

What’s the Impact of the Harvey Weinstein Scandal on Workplace Sexual Harassment? In October 2017, the New York Times fixed a spotlight on Harvey Weinstein by publishing a story detailing three ...

Distracted Driving In 2017, practically everyone has a cell phone. They make it easier for us to stay connected via phone calls, text messages and social media. They become problematic when we try to ...

Halloween is on our doorstep, bringing treats and spooky fun for people of all ages. However, as with any celebration, tonight isn’t only about dressing up and collecting sweets. In order to get...

Craigslist, Facebook, Wanted Ads Online sales and person to person transactions are incredibly popular.  Facebook groups like For Sale, Wanted or Free in Acadiana, and hundreds of others like it, lis...

Fatigue & Drowsy Driving Those monotonous drives on the I-10 do make a person tend to fade out or “drift off”, especially if it is a regular commute. Everyone experiences something like this o...

After an accident, we do our best to take stock of the situation. We may exit the vehicle and begin to gather information for the police and our attorney. However, it is not always possible to accompl...

  Licensed to practice in Louisiana and Texas   October 19, 2017   PRESS RELEASE – UL Women’s Softball Team The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess represents some UL softball...

Keeping Track of Medical Bills   After a car accident that results in personal injury, there will be a lot to keep track of. Accident documentation, police reports, statements to insurance, medic...

Fault States and No-Fault States   The United States is not completely united in the way each state handles legal matters. While most states rely on the same standards for legal liability, there ...

Rear-ended by a car when you are stopped for a traffic light? The other driver is liable for damage to your vehicle and for any injuries you suffer. What happens when your vehicle is damaged (or you a...

Two Former Lafayette Sheriff Deputies Charged Prosecutors with the 15th Judicial District Attorney’s Office list criminal complaints against two former Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s deputies charged ...

Response Filed to City of Crowley’s Motion for Summary Judgment   LAFAYETTE, LA, October 22, 2015 – A response filed to City of Crowley’s Motion for Summary Judgment in the matter of Clay L...

Mamou Police Chief Sued by Ex-Dispatcher for Misconduct   LAFAYETTE — A former radio dispatcher with the Mamou Police Department has filed a federal misconduct lawsuit against the city’s pol...

Mom Files Federal Lawsuit in Son’s Wrongful Death from Taser   LAFAYETTE — The mother of Javon Rakestrau has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that the 28-year-old suffered a fatal asthma att...

Video: Inmate thrown on ground, attacked by dog, stomped on by Iberia Parish deputy in shocking surveillance footage Sheriff says deputy since fired; tape subpoenaed as part of federal probe By Hannah...

  Iberia Parish Sheriff Seeks FBI Investigation of Inmate Death at Jail NEW IBERIA — Criminal charges were never filed in the 2009 inmate death of Iberia Parish inmate Michael Jones. Sheriff Lo...

Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal Charged in Inmate Assault Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal and Lieutenant Colonel Gerald Savoy were charged today with civil rights violations. Charges stem from the...

Fresenius Reaches $250 Million GranuFlo Settlement   On February 22, 2016, it was announced that Fresenius Medical Care reached an agreement to set aside $250 million to settle claims stemming fr...

Former Teacher Pleads Guilty to Felony Sex Offense of Juvenile Student Paula Latiolais Pleads No Contest to Sex Offense Felony Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile NEW IBERIA, LA – According to documents ...

Former New Iberia Teacher Arrested on Molestation Charge LAFAYETTE — A 25-year-old man said Monday that he is the victim of the former Catholic High-New Iberia teacher. Paula Latiolais was arrested...

Sheriff’s Office Accused of Falsification of Records and Unwanted Contact LAFAYETTE, LA – November 16, 2015: Lawsuit Filed Against Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office Alleging Falsification o...

The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office (LPSO) has settled a wrongful death suit for $225,000 with the family of a man who died after spending 17 days in solitary confinement on a pair of misdemeanors...

Jail Conditions Lawsuit Against Lafayette Sheriff & Consolidated Government   LAFAYETTE, LA, September 28, 2015 – A Complaint for Damages has been filed regarding jail conditions. Lafayette...

  Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess settles brutality suit for $400K against Lafayette Parish Sheriff Office The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office paid $400,000 to settle a federal brutality la...

Dialing While Driving, Deadly Distractions The next time you’re tempted to make a phone call while you’re behind the wheel, remember this. Dialing while driving increases the risk of a crash or ne...

What Shouldn’t I Say After a Car Accident? After a car accident, there are steps you must take to ensure your own safety (or anyone else) and, to properly document the accident for law enforceme...

Even with the reduced visibility and traction that comes with wet weather driving, many accidents are preventable. Below we provide some recommendations on how to lessen some of the risks brought abou...

Meet Graham, the Crash Test Not-So Dummy, and the Only Human ‘Designed’ to Survive a Car Crash Created in a collaboration between an artist, a trauma surgeon, and crash investigation expert, to b...

Are You Taking Unsafe Prescription Drugs? Excuse us for peeking inside your medicine cabinet, but you may be taking unsafe medication. Many medications prescribed by doctors may be harmful to you and ...

Enter to Win a Valentine’s Day Dinner Giveaway   Valentine’s Day is almost here. The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess wants to show you the LOVE! We are giving away gift cards for a fine...

Loud noises. Flashing lights. Intense pain. Car accidents can feel like a sudden trip to hell itself. The initial shock of the crash followed by the realization that you may be injured is sure to leav...

The November 8th election approaches Early voting has begun in Louisiana for the November 8th election. Early voting is open to all registered voters within their parish. There are no special qualific...

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