Category Archives: Blog

child safety seat

Child Safety Seats

Laws Regarding Child Safety Seats

Child safety seats are required in every state. Why?

One of the most important jobs you have as a parent is keeping your child safe when riding in a vehicle. Each year, thousands of young children are killed or injured in car crashes. Proper use of car seats helps keep children safe. But with so many different seats on the market, many parents find this overwhelming.

Continue reading

street lines broken window

What to do first if you’re injured in a car accident

Car Accidents

With the continuing increase in traffic, being injured in a car accident is not a matter of if, but of when.

Whether you choose to consult an attorney or plan to work with the insurance company yourself, the Department of Motor Vehicles (dmv.gov) suggests several steps that will protect you and your claim for compensation if you are injured in an accident through no fault of your own.

Continue reading

inmate assault - iberia parish jail

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 in the April 29, 2011 beatings of five pre-trail detainees at the Iberia Parish Jail.

Ackal and Savoy are the most recent and highest ranking members of the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office to be linked to the assault of the detainees in custody at the Iberia Parish Jail.  The incident started out as a contraband sweep of the jail and resulted in the detainees being taken to the jail chapel, an area where there is no video surveillance, and beaten by the officers with fists and batons.

Continue reading

halloween

Phone apps and tips for a safer Halloween

Imagine not knowing where your child is or who they are with. On any day, this is unsettling.

But what about on Halloween? A day when children approach strangers’ homes to get free candy can be scarier than all the costumes and haunted houses put together. That’s especially true for parents who are, for the first time, allowing their children to trick-or-treat with a group of friends not accompanied by an adult.

Continue reading

lafayette parish correctional center

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 lawsuit for the 2014 alleged beating of an inmate, according to a settlement agreement obtained by KATC Investigates.

Continue reading

animal bite attorney

Inmate thrown on ground, attacked by dog, stomped on by Iberia Parish deputy in shocking surveillance footage

It was Dec. 6, 2012, and Marcus Robicheaux, like the other inmates at the Iberia Parish Jail, was standing with his hands on his head and his nose pressed against the wall of the recreation yard as correctional officers ran a contraband sweep.

Continue reading

prison abuse attorney

TWO LAWSUITS FILED IN DEATH SCOTT MAN WHO DIED AFTER BEING SHACKLED AND PINNED DOWN BY POLICE

 Minjarez lost consciousness during arrest

BY LANIE LEE COOK|

March 05, 2015

The mother and grandmother of two children of a Scott man who died a year ago after losing consciousness during an arrest have filed separate wrongful death lawsuits in federal court in Lafayette on behalf of the minors.

Continue reading