Social Security Disability Insurance Testimonials

Connecting with his clients is the most important part of Loyd’s work. Read what his past clients have to say in their own words about the level of service and integrity that Loyd strives to maintain in his SSDI practice.

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  • "I was worried about getting an attorney that would work for me, instead of just getting a paycheck, and he made me feel he cared more about the situation than just a paycheck. He cared about me, and I felt that and that's what made me very comfortable with him."

    "I was worried about getting an attorney that would work for me, instead of just getting a paycheck, and he made me feel he cared more about the situation than just a paycheck.  He cared about me, and I felt that and that's what made me very comfortable with him."   "I was on my way to work, pulling off the interstate, and I went to turn and somebody was in front of me that flagged me on.  When they flagged me on, I came across the highway and I actually could see him in the corner of my eye coming my way, so what I did was I gave it more gas to try to get away from him.  Well, I didn't.  He caught me in the back end, swung the car around, threw me in the ditch." Gabriel's C2, a vertebrate bone at the top of the neck was broken. He would be in surgery within 48 hours. But after the first surgery... "Find out that my C2 wasn't healing, so they came back and done another surgery.  I lost some movement in my neck and the rotation like 15 degrees to each side." Gabriel attempted physical therapy, but it soon became clear to his doctors that his severe injury would prevent a return to work. To do my Social Security disability, so I asked around and a friend of mine had recommended Lord Bourgeois Jr.  I made an appointment with him; went over everything.  He explained everything thoroughly." Loyd filed an appeal and fought for Gabriel's Social Security Disability benefits after Gabriel was initially denied. "For the court, so I went in front of the magistrate.  I explained everything that was going on with me.  The magistrate asked me questions, my attorney asked me questions, and then that case was over with.  They didn't give me a decision right away." Loyd informed Gabriel about two weeks later that the court had found in his favor. "I got all my back pay for even the time that when I got denied, as well as all my benefits. And here I am disabled, but it helped me to make life a little easier." Gabriel was a client looking for sincere and responsive service. He says he found that at Louisiana Disability Law. "When I called him, if he wasn't available, I left a message.  In a 24‑hour period, I received a phone call from him, calling me, finding out what the problem was, and what we could do to fix it and make it right, and my concerns.  He answered all my concerns.  I recommend him to my friends when I realize that they have a problem that they can no longer work."  

    Gabriel Guerrero, Paradis, LA
  • "And I was really worried because I had been fighting for years. Every question I've asked he has explained it. If I didn't understand it, he would break it down where it really made sense."

    "When he's with you, you feel like you're the only one that he's got the case on. But I know that I'm not. But, at the time, the feeling you get is okay, it's just me and you and this is where we go from here." "I became disabled in 2010 maybe 2011. Being the worker I am, I never considered disability." Sharon filed for Social Security Disability benefits and lost.  She filed again with another local attorney. "Didn't even met him until the day of the hearing, and I was very discouraged. But a friend of mine recommended Loyd Bourgeois, and I gave him a call. I pointed out some things in the denial letter that he looked into and luckily he saw what I saw. He started on my case. The feeling of comfort, like a big exhale, like I didn't have to really worry. And the more I spoke to him, the more I dealt with him, the more comfortable I felt." Since Sharon was essentially starting the process anew, she was concerned. "And I was really worried because I had been fighting for years. Every question I've asked he has explained it. If I didn't understand it, he would break it down where it really made sense." After Sharon's initial approval, Loyd even pursued another case for Sharon.  One the previous attorney abandoned. "That was one I thought that I would never be able to win, and low and behold he did what had to be done. He pointed out all the things that needed to be pointed out, and he made a very good case and we won. He really did put a lot of faith back in where I had lost a lot of confidence."

    Sharon Bazajou, Kenner, LA
  • "He gave me a lot of information that we didn't even know, like what's important to tell the doctors."

    "I was a single mom at the time.  I actually, over time, I found out that I am a narcoleptic. So what happened is that I nodded off at the wheel and hit a tree head-on at like 30 miles an hour on Ormond Boulevard in Destrehan. I broke both my legs, both my ankles, eighteen ribs, my sternum and had a collapsed lung. I went ahead and I filed my own Social Security claim in the beginning and come to find out it's not something you can kinda do on your own. It's a lot of medical records, a lot of stuff like that." Unable to work, Amanda contacted on of the city's most well-known law firms.  Her first meeting was with a consultant, not an attorney. "I mean, he was so negative. He made me feel like "Are you fighting for me or are you fighting for Social Security?" You know, it was just a very horrible experience." After being pressured into signing a contract, the consultant asked Amanda to bring medical records to the Social Security Office herself. "I was like "Well sure, I could," I said, "but then why would I need you?" And he's like, "Oh well we can do it it's really no big deal." I said, "No, no, it's okay." I got home and I was like okay. This is not who I want to use, you know. I get it that they have a job, but I'm not comfortable with this at all." Amanda knew she was disabled.  She knew she had a good case.  But, she needed a competent attorney. "With me being in a wheelchair and you know, it was just so much easier. Let's see if there's somebody in the area.  So I did.  I called Loyd Bourgeois' office. I spoke with Christy. She was very helpful. Verified, you know, as much information as I could think of at the time you know, and so she made an appointment with me. I went in. I spoke with Loyd. Him and Christy were very pleasant. They make you feel more homey.  He gave me a lot of information that we didn't even really know in reference to what's important to the doctors.  What's important to him to know.  What's important to be in medical records.  So he really, he led me along to know exactly what I needed to make sure was being said, asked, and done in my appointments. Not only just to make sure I went, but it is something very important that you need to have in your medical records."  At Loyd's office, Louisiana Disability Law, communication is paramount. "He was very helpful and any questions I had, sometimes I felt like they were silly, but he's like "No, that's fine.  If you don't know, you don't know."   He prepped me very well in the hearing as far as what needed to be said and so forth.  I mean, I think myself, I was shocked as far as how quick it was all laid out. How my hearing went.  But, I think it was all with how Loyd prepped me in the hearing, the pre-hearing, of how the hearing would go.  I mean, he's very educated.  He'll educate you.  I think he's very considerate as far as what's going on.  What you know and don't know and so forth.  I think he's very personal, where most people are so impersonal these days.  I can't say I have one negative thing to really even say."

    Amanda Thomas, Destrehan, LA
  • "If you need anything, you call them. They give you the answers you need."

    My name is Todd Danos from Thibodaux, Louisiana. Louisiana Disability Law was awesome. The people are great. Loyd is great. Christy is great. If you need anything, you call them. They give you the answers you need. I'd recommend to come to them, and they'll take care of you. Whatever you need to be taken care of. I'd recommend them to anybody.

    Todd Danos, Thibodaux, LA
  • "Anytime I had a question, they were always there for me and my wife"

    "They have done everything that they said they would do. It was a long and hard path but when you working with the government, it takes a long time. Anytime I had a question, they were always there for me and my wife. Thanks."

    Warren Gautreaux, Destrehan, LA
  • "You guys went above and beyond to help me in any way possible"

    "You guys went above and beyond to help me in any way possible if someone comes to me looking for a disability attorney I will be sure to send them your way."

    Valerie Knight, Houma, LA
  • "Extremely professional and attentive. Great service that's met with true sincerity."

    "Extremely professional and attentive. Great service that's met with true sincerity."

    SSDI Client, New Orleans, LA
  • Did you feel like Loyd Bourgeois listened to your concerns about the case and addressed them appropriately? "Yes"

    Did you feel like Loyd Bourgeois listened to your concerns about the case and addressed them appropriately? "yes" Were you kept informed of case developments and strategy? "always, at regular interval, when asked, and when developments occurred" If you had the opportunity, would you use Loyd Bourgeois again as your attorney? "Definitely yes" Will you recommend Loyd Bourgeois to your family, friends, coworkers and/or others you know that need legal assistance? "Definitely yes"  

    Louise Findley, Terrytown, LA