Tractor Trailer Accident Lawyer Representing Injury Victims for I-310 Truck Crashes
If you or someone you love was injured in a truck accident on Interstate 310 in St. Charles Parish Louisiana, you are in the right place. Loyd J. Bourgeois has represented victims of I-310 big rig collisions for over 15 years.
Do not be too quick to settle until you know for sure that all of your injuries from the accident have surfaced. Injuries can surface after adrenaline fades and can be hidden by other symptoms.
Interstate 310 is an interstate connecting Interstate 10 (I-10) and U.S. Highway 90 in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana. The highway runs mostly north-south from Highway 90 in Luling/Boutte to I-10 in Destrehan/St. Rose. Those traveling I-310 know sharing the road with large semi-trucks along this 10-mile stretch of highway is a way of life. These tractor-trailers pose danger to others when not driven safely.
I-310 is a significant transportation corridor for the local petrochemical, O&G, and other industries. St. Charles Parish is cut in half by the Mississippi River and has many chemical plants and tank terminals through which hazardous chemicals and significant supplies are transported to and from by commercial trucks.
I-310 also has a large number of dump and garbage trucks traversing it daily. Combined with heavy commuter traffic and frequent construction, I-310 is a dangerous roadway.
The insurance company wants to rush the process to get you to accept what may seem to be a big check before you know the full extent of your injuries before you know what your claim is truly worth, and before you consult with a personal injury attorney. Do not let them pressure or rush you!
There are a lot of things related to truck accident claims that you don’t want to miss. An attorney will know what to look out for. The insurance company has a team of lawyers looking out for their best interests. You need someone on your side who is looking out for your best interests.
If you want an experienced and knowledgeable Interstate 310 truck accident attorney, you should call Loyd J. Bourgeois.
Frequently Asked Questions After an Interstate 310 Truck Accident
Semi truck accidents are extremely stressful events. Following a collision with a tractor trailer on I-310, 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:
The trucking company is investigating, is it ok to talk to them?
Answer: No. A private investigator is a trained and licensed individual certified by the state to conduct an investigation. Investigators are trained to be able to find witnesses and gather information from them. They are not lawyers, but the evidence that they gather can be used in court. We actually call them to the stand to testify about what people said or the evidence they find. Many private investigators are former police officers.
And yes, the trucking company and insurance companies will also send private investigators to the scene and surrounding areas to interview anyone and everyone. Yet, they will only write down or videotape the ones that don't remember anything or say it wasn't the truck driver's fault. They may have an investigator follow you around town. They may watch your every move.
Especially in the immediate aftermath of a truck crash, you may not be in the right frame of mind to participate in an interview, or you may not even know the extent of your injuries or exactly what happened. And there lies the danger in talking to these trucking company investigators who can twist and manipulate your “I don’t know”s. Probably best to decline the opportunity.
The insurance company's goal is to settle the claim for as little as possible. Even if they seem like they’re “working with you.” If you were injured in an accident with an 18-wheeler, dump truck, or commercial vehicle, you owe it to yourself and your family to at least have a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer for legal advice before agreeing to anything with the insurance company.