The third most-populated parish in all of Louisiana, Caddo Parish has a population of roughly 257,000 residents as of 2013. Founded in 1838, the parish was named after the Caddo Native American Nation. Located in the northwest corner of Louisiana, Caddo Parish shares its borders with nine separate parishes/counties, including counties in both Texas and Arkansas, most out of any parish in Louisiana. The parish seat is located in Shreveport, which is also the parish’s largest city, home to over 200,000 people. Shreveport is named in honor of Henry Miller Shreve, an inventor and steamboat captain who helped open the Mississippi River and Red River to steamboat navigation.
Motor vehicle collisions were responsible for over 68,000 injuries and nearly 600 deaths in Louisiana in 2013 alone. Drunk-driving is a deadly epidemic that continues to sweep our nation and is responsible for countless tragedies every year. In 2013, 3,200 people were injured in alcohol-related crashes and another 251 were killed in these senseless tragedies. If you or a loved one suffered injuries due to a collision with a drunk driver, an experienced personal injury attorney can guide you through the claims process and fight in court to hold that drunk driver liable for his reckless actions.
Caddo Parish Motor Vehicle Accident Statistics:
- 3,082 people were injured in motor vehicle accidents, the sixth highest number in Louisiana, including fifty-two pedestrians.
- Twenty-one people were killed as a result of vehicular crashes, including three pedestrians.
- Drunk-driving accidents were responsible for 150 injuries and seven deaths.
- Sixty-seven people were injured and three more were killed in motorcycle accidents.
- Bicycle accidents injured twenty-five people and claimed one life.
- Fifty people suffered injuries as a result of accidents involving large trucks and buses; two others were injured in railroad train crashes.
At Broussard & David, our skilled personal injury attorneys are proud to represent individuals throughout Caddo Parish, including the communities of Belcher, Blanchard, Dixie, Forbing, Gilliam, Greenwood, Hosston, Ida, Keithville, Mooringsport, Oil City, Rodessa, Shreveport, and Vivian.
The injury attorneys at Broussard & David have experience in Caddo Parish and they can handle all kinds of personal injury claims, including car accidents, truck accidents, bus accidents, motorcycle accidents, offshore accidents, construction accidents, train accidents, brain injuries, and burn injuries, among others. Along with the requisite physical, psychological, and emotional trauma, injuries can lead to lost time at work and other compensable damages. At Broussard & David, our talented experienced personal injury attorneys can guide you through the claims process and help you obtain the fair compensation that you deserve.
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 know how to assess your situation and will fight to protect your rights. If you or a loved one suffered an injury in Caddo Parish or you are a Caddo 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).