East Baton Rouge
East Baton Rouge Parish, home to over 440,000 residents, the most-populated parish in Louisiana, is home to the state capital of Baton Rouge, which also doubles as the parish seat. The parish is home to Louisiana State University, the state’s largest collegiate institution, with over 30,000 enrolled students attending the university each year. East Baton Rouge Parish was founded in 1812 and is named for the French term for “red stick.” Local Native American Indian inhabitants in the area commonly used red sticks to draw tribal lines in order to set boundaries with neighboring tribes, which explains the significance of the capital city’s namesake.
A largely-populated area like East Baton Rouge Parish 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, and these crashes can lead to catastrophic injuries or even death. Another major concern in East Baton Rouge Parish is the prevalence of drunk drivers in the area due to the fervent collegiate atmosphere and exciting nightlife in the area. Driving while intoxicated is reckless and led to nearly 3,300 injuries and over 250 deaths in Louisiana in 2013. If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a vehicular crash in East Baton Rouge Parish, it is pertinent to contact a skilled personal injury attorney who can assess your situation and guide you through the claims process.
East Baton Rouge Parish Motor Vehicle Accident Statistics:
- 7,523 people suffered injuries in motor vehicle accidents, second most in Louisiana, including 141 pedestrians.
- Thirty-nine people were killed in vehicular crashes, second most in all of Louisiana, including nine pedestrians.
- Nine people were killed and 264 more were injured as a result of drunk-driving accidents.
- 125 people were injured and four were killed in motorcycle crashes.
- Bicycle accidents injured sixty people.
- 111 people suffered injuries and one more died in large truck/bus accidents; three more people were injured in railroad train crashes.
At Broussard & David, our East personal injury attorneys have the skills 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, brain injuries, and burn injuries, 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 skilled personal injury attorneys are proud to represent individuals throughout every community within East Baton Rouge Parish, including Baywood, Brownfields, Gardere, Greenwell Springs, Inniswold, Merrydale, Monticello, Oak Hills Place, Old Jefferson, Port Hudson, Shenandoah, Village St. George, and Westminster.
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 East Baton Rouge Parish and they know how to protect your rights. If you or a loved one suffered an injury in East Baton Rouge Parish or you are an East Baton Rouge 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).