One of the fastest growing parishes in all of Louisiana, Ascension Parish watched its population increase from 76,000 residents in 2000 to 106,000 residents in 2010, almost a 40% increase in the span of only ten years. The parish is named in honor of the Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church, which is located in Donaldsonville, the parish seat. The largest city in the parish is Gonzales, which is the reputed “Jambalaya Capital of the World” and home to the annual Jambalaya Festival. Locals and tourists alike make it out to this festival to experience one of Louisiana’s most unique contributions to American cuisine. Ascension Parish was founded in 1807 and is located in the southeastern region of Louisiana. The parish is neighbors with St. John the Baptist Parish to the east and Iberville Parish to the west.
In 2013, nearly 69,000 people suffered injuries in car accidents in Louisiana and an additional 668 people were killed. The reckless act of drunk driving is an epidemic that continues to sweep the nation, leaving families devastated over such a senseless tragedy. In Louisiana, alcohol-related crashes were responsible for over 3,200 injuries and 251 deaths in 2013. A competent personal injury lawyer can guide a family through a crisis such as a fatal drunk-driving accident and can fight to hold all responsible parties liable for the damages caused.
Ascension Parish Motor Vehicle Accident Statistics:
- 2,095 people were injured as a result of motor vehicle accidents, including twenty-five pedestrians.
- Twenty-three people were killed as a result of motor vehicle accidents.
- Eighty-five people suffered injuries as a result of drunk-driving accidents and nine more were killed.
- Motorcycle accidents injured forty-one people and killed one more.
- Five people were injured in bicycle accidents.
- Twenty-seven people suffered injuries and two others died as a result of large truck/bus crashes.
Broussard & David proudly represents clients in cities and communities throughout Ascension Parish, including the communities of Acy, Burnside, Darrow, Donaldsonville, Duplessis, Dutchtown, Galvez, Geismar, Gonzalez, Hillaryville, Hobart, Lake, Lemannville, Marchand, Prairieville, Saint Amant, Smoke Bend, and Sorrento.
Our personal injury attorneys at Broussard & David are dedicated to representing individuals and their families who were injured or killed in accidents in all of Louisiana. The attorneys at Broussard & David have the education and litigation experience necessary to take on all kinds of personal injury claims, including car accidents, truck accidents, bus accidents, motorcycle accidents, offshore accidents, train accidents, brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries, among others. If you or a loved one was hurt in an accident in Ascension Parish, the attorneys at Broussard & David are happy to competently represent you and fight for your deserved compensation.
At Broussard & David, we have a full-service personal injury and wrongful death law firm that is committed to pursuing justice for all injured parties. Our injury attorneys have experience in Ascension Parish and they will fight to protect your rights. If you or a loved one suffered an injury in Ascension Parish or you are an Ascension Parish resident who has been injured somewhere else, please contact the attorneys at Broussard & David to discuss your legal rights at (337) 233-2323 (local) or (888) 337-2323 (toll-free).