Semi-Truck Accident Lawyer Representing Injury Victims for Highway 90 Truck Crashes

If you or someone you love was injured in a truck accident on Highway 90 in Louisiana, you are in the right place. The LJB Legal team has represented victims of Highway 90 tractor-trailer collisions for over 15 years.

U.S. Highway 90 is a major transportation corridor through much of south Louisiana. The highway runs mostly east-west from the New Orleans metro area through Lake Charles. Those traveling Highway 90 know sharing the road with large trucks is a way of life. Unfortunately, these tractor-trailers pose danger to others when not driven safely.

Highway 90 is a significant transportation corridor for the oil and gas and petrochemical industries. The Mississippi River also has many tank terminals and ports adding significant hazardous chemical transports and other supply transports. With major carriers such as J.H. Walker Trucking, Hercules Transport, Frisard’s Trucking, Saia Trucking, AAA Cooper Transportation, ACME Truck Lines, Macro Companies, Landstar Inway, Guillory Petroleum Transport, Schneider, Quality Carriers, and others placing drivers and loads on Highway 90 on a daily basis, the number of commercial vehicle accidents is high.

Highway 90 also has a large number of dump trucks and oversized equipment traversing it daily. Waste management and garbage trucks from companies like Waste Management, River Birch, River Parish Disposal, SDT Waste and Debris, and others traveling to the landfills in Waggaman, heavy truck traffic on Highway 90 creates a deadly mix. A garbage truck wreck can cause significant injury.

If you want an experienced and knowledgeable Highway 90 truck crash attorney, you should call Loyd J. Bourgeois.

Recent Significant Highway 90 Truck Crashes

On January 26, 2022, a Freightliner 18-wheeler was involved in a fatal crash on Highway 90 near LA-308 in Lafourche Parish.

On April 4, 2022, a 2007 Kenworth tractor-trailer was involved in a fatality crash on Highway 90 near LA-306 (Bayou Gauche Rd.) as a result of an unsecured load.

On June 24, 2021, a fatal crash on Highway 90 in St. Mary Parish near the exit ramp of Martin Luther King.

These fatal crashes are tragic and the losses to the families involved are devastating.

While crashes involving death make headlines, many other tractor-trailer crashes with significant and life-altering injuries occur daily on Highway 90.

Loyd J. Bourgeois LLC is a law firm located right off Highway 90 in Luling that handles semi-truck crash claims throughout Louisiana.

Frequently Asked Questions After a Highway 90 Truck Accident

Semi crashes are extremely stressful events. Following an accident involving a tractor trailer on Highway 90, many people are unsure of what to do, especially if they or their loved one suffered injuries. Injuries from an 18-wheeler crash are often severe and sometimes require extensive medical care, keep you from working, and have long-lasting effects.

Some frequently asked questions truck accident victims often have regarding recovery for their losses are:

Question: Since the truck driver got a ticket after the crash, do I really need to do anything to prove the truck driver was at fault?

Answer: Yes. If a truck driver caused your wreck, you want to do everything possible to ensure the truck driver is both ticketed and convicted.

If the investigating officer calls you, make sure you take the call. If you know the names of any witnesses to the crash, make sure you pass on those names to law enforcement. If you are aware of a hearing date on the ticket, make sure you appear.

Most importantly, if you get a summons to appear in traffic court, you want to make sure you show up. Prosecutors often dismiss traffic charges if important witnesses do not show up for court.

We also strongly recommend you consult with a personal injury attorney BEFORE you testify in traffic court. If a tractor-trailer collision causes severe injury or death, it is important to have your own attorney present in traffic court to advise you about your rights.

Question: Do I need to take photos after my collision with a tractor-trailer since the officer did?

Answer: Yes. Even if you see the investigating officer or an insurance representative taking photographs, you should still get your own photographs taken after a commercial truck crash.

Take photos up close and from a distance. Take three times as many photographs as you think you will need.

In particular, try to obtain the following photos:

Photos of the accident location: Take photos of the scene from the direction you approached and from the direction of the trucker’s approach. Take photos of all skid marks and measure them. If possible, take photos of any debris left by the crash before moving it.

Photos of your vehicle: Do not have your vehicle repaired before it is photographed. Take photos from all angles –— the outside, the interior, even the undercarriage when it is up on a lift at the garage.

Photos of your injury: Take photos of all visible injuries. Take photos of all bruises, scrapes, cuts, etc. while they are fresh.

Photos of your medical treatment: Have photos taken of you in the hospital. Have photos taken of all casts, slings, and bandages. If you are prescribed the use of a wheelchair, walker, or crutches, get photos of those as well.

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