Avoyelles Parish is home to over 41,000 residents and its parish seat located in the city of Marksville, which is partly within Native American Reservation land. The parish was founded in 1807 and named by French colonists for the historic Avoyel Native American Indians, a Natchez-speaking tribe who inhabited the area at the time. Avoyelles Parish is known most for its rich “Cajun” culture, which is exemplified by the food and architecture found throughout the area. The parish is home to the Lake Ophelia National Wildlife Refuge and the Grand Cote National Wildlife Refuge. Some of the many popular locations in Avoyelles Parish include the Marksville State Historical Site and the Simmesport Fishing Museum. Avoyelles Parish is neighbors to La Salle and Catahoula Parish to the north and St. Landry Parish to the south.
In 2013, 668 people were killed in motor vehicle accidents and over 68,500 more suffered injuries. These car accidents can simply be unavoidable occurrences and they can often lead to devastating injuries and even death at any time of the day. The causes of these vehicular collisions can range from a distracted driver on his cell phone to a reckless driver intoxicated with alcohol. If you were injured in a motor vehicle crash, you should immediately consult an experienced personal injury attorney to discuss your rights.
Avoyelles Parish Motor Vehicle Accident Statistics:
- 611 people were injured in motor vehicle accidents; ten pedestrians suffered injuries as a result.
- Nine people died as a result of vehicular accidents.
- Fifty-six people were injured and five more were killed as a result of alcohol-related crashes.
- Eight people were injured and one person died as a result of motorcycle accidents.
- Vehicular accidents involving bicycles injured four people and killed one.
- Nine people suffered injuries in accidents involving tractor-trailer trucks or buses.
At Broussard & David, our personal injury attorneys have the prestigious education and lengthy litigation experience required to take on the toughest kinds of personal injury claims, including car accidents, truck accidents, bus accidents, motorcycle accidents, offshore accidents, brain injuries, and birth injuries, among others. These injuries can be devastating to one’s livelihood and only a competent personal injury attorney can take these claims to court and battle for proper compensation. The attorneys at Broussard & David have the experience and devotion necessary to pursue justice against all liable parties.
The skilled personal injury attorneys at Broussard & David are committed to representing anyone who is from or has been injured in all of Avoyelles Parish, including the communities of Bunkie, Cottonport, Evergreen, Hessmer, Mansura, Marksville, Moreauville, Plaucheville, and Simmesport.
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 personal injury attorneys have experience in Avoyelles Parish and they will fight to protect your rights. If you or a loved one suffered an injury in Avoyelles Parish or you are an Avoyelles 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).