Calcasieu Parish is home to over 194,000 residents as of 2013 and is located in the Southwestern region of Louisiana, sharing a border with Texas to its West. The parish was formed in 1840 from part of present-day St. Landry Parish and is named after the Atakapan Indian word “quelqueshue,” which translates to “crying eagle.” The largest city in Calcasieu Parish is located in Lake Charles, which houses over 73,000 people and also serves as the parish seat. Named after Charles Sallier, founder of the city, Lake Charles is the fifth-largest city in Louisiana and is home to McNeese University, which educates over 7,500 students annually.
A large parish like Calcasieu Parish that borders state lines is a hotspot for traveling motorists, with thousands of vehicles traveling to and from the parish everyday. Motor vehicle accidents are to be expected in densely-populated regions such as Calcasieu Parish, and these crashes can lead to catastrophic injuries or even death. If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a vehicular crash in Calcasieu Parish, it is pertinent to contact a skilled personal injury attorney who can assess your situation and guide you through the claims process.
Calcasieu Parish Motor Vehicle Accident Statistics:
- 3,364 people suffered injuries in vehicular accidents, fifth most in all of Louisiana, including fifty-two pedestrians.
- Twenty-four people were killed in motor vehicle accidents (sixth most in the state), including two pedestrians.
- Alcohol-related crashes injured 179 people and killed eight more.
- Seventy-five people suffered injuries and one more died as a result of accidents involving motorcycles.
- Thirty-three people were injured in bicycle accidents.
- Thirty-three people suffered injuries and two more were killed in large truck/bus accidents; three more were injured and one life was lost as a result of accidents involving railroad trains.
At Broussard & David, our personal injury attorneys take great pride in representing residents who are from or who have been injured in every community throughout Calcasieu Parish, including those in the communities of Bell City, Canton, Carson, Carlyss, DeQuincy, Edgerly, Fenton, Fields, Gillis, Hayes, Iowa, Jacksonville, Lake Arthur, Ludington, Moss Bluff, Mossville, Prien, Starks, Sulphur, Vinton, and Westlake.
The personal injury attorneys at Broussard & David have the skill and litigation experience necessary to handle all kinds of personal injury claims, including car accidents, truck accidents, bus accidents, motorcycle accidents, offshore accidents, construction accidents, premises liability, train accidents, burn injuries, and product liability cases, among others. These injuries can be devastating or even life-threatening, and only an experienced personal injury attorney can take these claims to court and fight for just compensation. Our personal injury attorneys have a wealth of litigation experience and will completely devote their time to pursue justice for all injured parties to the maximum extent possible.
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 Calcasieu Parish and they will fight to protect your rights. If you or a loved one suffered an injury in Calcasieu Parish or you are a Calcasieu 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).