Settlement Reached with Trucking Company and Trailer Manufacturer for Defective Underride Guard

Kirk Guidry and Scott Andrews of the Baton Rouge, Louisiana personal injury law firm of Dué, Guidry, Piedrahita & Andrews completed a $1,500,000 settlement with a trucking company and trailer manufacturer for a defective underride guard. The accident occurred on Interstate 10 in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, when an automobile struck the rear of a moving tractor – trailer at high speed. The trailer was equipped with an ICC underride guard which improperly broke or deformed and allowed the automobile to travel an excessive distance under the rear of the trailer. This excessive underride allowed passenger compartment intrusion and resulted in multiple facial injuries to the driver, and rendered him blind.

If you or a loved one have been seriously injured or suffered a wrongful death as a result of an excessive underride collision with the rear of an 18 wheeler, contact the experienced Baton Rouge, Louisiana underride injury lawyers at Dué, Guidry, Piedrahita & Andrews. Email Louisiana injury lawyers or call (800) 929-7481 to schedule a free consultation