Home to nearly 27,000 residents, DeSoto Parish is located in the northwest region of Louisiana and shares its western border with Texas. Contrary to popular belief, the parish is not named after famed Spanish settler Hernando De Soto, founder of the Mississippi River. Rather, the parish is named for another European settler, Marcel DeSoto, who was the first to settle on the land known as Bayou Pierre. DeSoto Parish was formed in 1843 from parts of present-day Caddo Parish and Natchitoches Parish and the city of Mansfield currently serves as the parish seat. DeSoto Parish also contains part of the Red River National Wildlife Refuge.
Nearly 69,000 people suffered injuries as a direct result of motor vehicle crashes in Louisiana in 2013. Additionally, 668 people lost their lives in motor vehicle collisions. Car accidents happen every hour of every day across Louisiana and they can occur for a multitude of reasons. For example, an inattentive driver text messaging while driving could ram into the back of a vehicle due to the driver’s delayed reaction time. Drivers like these must be held liable for their actions and they must pay for any damages that they have caused as a result of their recklessness. It is imperative for people to immediately contact a well-versed personal injury attorney as soon as they find themselves in a car accident in order to preserve their rights.
DeSoto Parish Motor Vehicle Accident Statistics:
- 301 people were injured in vehicular crashes, including three pedestrians.
- Four people were killed in motor vehicle accidents.
- Alcohol-related crashes were responsible for three deaths and twenty-five injuries.
- Five people suffered injuries in motorcycle accidents.
- Three people were injured in large truck/bus crashes; one more suffered injuries in a crash involving a railroad train.
At Broussard & David, our skilled personal injury attorneys are committed to representing all individuals who are from or who have been injured in DeSoto Parish, including those in the communities of Carmel, Frierson, Kingston, Grand Cane, Keachie, Logansport, Longstreet, Mansfield, South Mansfield, Stanley, and Stonewall.
Our personal injury attorneys have the refined expertise and litigation experience necessary to take on all kinds of personal injury claims, including car accidents, truck accidents, bus accidents, motorcycle accidents, offshore accidents, spinal cord injuries, and burn injuries, among others. Along with the usual physical, psychological, and emotional injuries, injuries suffered in these circumstances can often lead to lost wages at work and other compensable damages. At Broussard & David, our educated and 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 have experience in DeSoto Parish and they can confidently assess your situation and protect your rights. If you or a loved one suffered an injury in DeSoto Parish or you are a DeSoto 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).