According to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, the state has 933.84 miles of interstate roads. Some of the primary interstates Louisiana residents use every day include I-10, I-20, and I-49. Additionally:
- I-10 is Southern Louisiana’s primary east-west route that serves the communities of Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Lake Charles, New Orleans, and Slidell.
- I-20 is Northern Louisiana’s primary east-west route serving Monroe and Shreveport.
- I-49 is Louisiana’s primary north-south route that connects I-10 and I-20 via Alexandria.
Risk Factors for Interstate Accidents
Interstates make traveling for work or pleasure more convenient, but they can also put you at risk of serious accidents. Some risk factors for accidents on interstates include:
Speed increases the risk of a serious accident, whether drivers are ignoring posted speed limits or driving too fast for weather conditions.
Drivers who are following too closely can cause multi-car pileup accidents if they are unable to stop in time.
Drivers who are texting, eating, talking to passengers, using a GPS, or otherwise not paying attention to the road can cause serious accidents.
The presence of trucks can increase the risk of an accident, especially if the drivers are fatigued or other motorists aren’t fully aware of truck blind spots.
Louisiana is a popular tourist destination, but drivers who aren’t familiar with the area can make mistakes that put others at risk.
Protecting Your Right to Compensation
Accidents on Louisiana interstates often involve more than one party who is legally liable, which can complicate the process of filing your claim. Retaining an experienced personal injury attorney is the best way to protect your right to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Neblett, Beard & Arsenault’s legal team can gather evidence to establish liability, find expert witnesses to help document your damages, and negotiate on your behalf to ensure you receive the highest possible compensation.
Have You Been Injured In A Louisiana Car Accident?
If you’ve been hurt in a car accident you need to speak with an experienced car accident attorney as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our Alexandria office directly at 318.541.8188 to schedule your free consultation.