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 accomplish this safely. At all times, our safety is...

  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 team players concerning possible Title 9 violations committed by The University of Louisiana – Lafayette. These are very serious issues...

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, medical information, and missed work records are important. Some statistics say up to 80% of medical...

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 are fault and no-fault states. Fault, of course, is determined by finding out which...

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 with the beating of an inmate last April. Michael McSheffrey, 34, and Brandon Gallien, 29, are charged with second-degree battery and malfeasance...

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 Lejeune, et al vs. K.P. Gibson, provides details into the release of two videos...

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 police chief alleging she was arrested without a warrant in May 2011 and held in the town’s jail for...

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 attack in October 2010 after a Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s deputy shocked him with a taser. A forensic pathologist...

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 Rappleye Special to The Advocate   It was Dec. 6, 2012, and Marcus Robicheaux, like the...

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