Sharing its northern border with Arkansas, Claiborne Parish is located in North Louisiana and has a population of nearly 17,000 residents. The parish was formed in 1808 from part of present-day Natchitoches Parish and is named after Louisiana’s very first governor, William Charles Cole Claiborne. The parish was originally much larger, extending over 60 miles south of the Red River, before the land was broken up to create neighbor parishes, including Bienville Parish, Lincoln Parish, and Webster Parish. The parish seat and the largest city is located in Homer, which is named for the famed Greek poet and author of The Odyssey. Part of Kisatchie National Forest, Louisiana’s only national forest, is located in Claiborne Parish. Much of the history of Claiborne parish is preserved in the Herbert S. Ford Memorial Museum, located in Homer, Louisiana.
Thousands of people are injured every year in Louisiana as a result of motor vehicle collisions and hundreds of more individuals are killed. In 2013, nearly 69,000 people suffered injuries in motor vehicle accidents and 668 people were killed. The causation of these crashes can range from a distracted driver text-messaging a friend to a reckless driver under the influence of drugs of alcohol. Vehicular accidents can be tragic, life-changing events for the victims and their families, and an experienced personal injury attorney is needed to aid these families in their quest to obtain just compensation.
Claiborne Parish Motor Vehicle Accident Statistics:
- 128 people suffered injuries as a result of vehicular crashes.
- Two people were killed in a motor vehicle accident.
- Alcohol-related crashes injured nine people and killed one person.
- One person was injured in a motorcycle accident.
- Two people were injured in vehicular collisions involving bicycles.
At Broussard & David, our personal injury attorneys have the prestigious education and litigation experience necessary to take on a wide range of personal injury claims, including car accidents, truck accidents, bus accidents, motorcycle accidents, offshore accidents, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and burn injuries, among others. Injuries suffered in these accidents can be catastrophic and life-altering, if not fatal, and more often than not will lead to life-long debilitating physical and emotional injuries, among other compensable damages. Only a skilled personal injury attorney can protect your rights in these tragic situations, and our team of injury attorneys will always fight for just compensation.
The personal injury attorneys at Broussard & David are committed to fight for anyone who is from or who has been injured in Claiborne Parish, including the communities of Athens, Haynesville, Homer, Junction City, Lake Claiborne, Lisbon, and Summerfield.
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 Claiborne Parish or you are a Claiborne 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).