Located in the central region of Louisiana, Evangeline Parish has a population of over 33,000 residents and was created on New Year’s Day of 1911. The parish was formed from parts of present-day St. Landry Parish and the current parish seat is Ville Platte. The parish is home to part of the Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge, which was established to serve as a safe breeding ground for migratory birds and other species across Louisiana. Evangeline Parish was named after the heroine of a Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poem of the same name. The parish is neighbors with Rapides parish to the north and Acadia Parish to the nouth. Evangeline Parish is one of the oldest inhabited parishes in the state, with records showing French settlers claiming the land as early as the 17th century.
Motor vehicle accidents are responsible for hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries each year in Louisiana. Over 660 people were killed in car crashes in 2013 and over 68,500 more were injured. Besides the common physical, psychological, and emotional harm suffered in a car accident, injuries can lead to lost wages at work and other compensable damages. If you or a loved one was injured as a result of a vehicular collision, you should consult a skilled personal injury attorney immediately to learn and protect your rights.
Evangeline Parish Motor Vehicle Accident Statistics:
- 515 people suffered injuries as a result of vehicular accidents, including four pedestrians.
- Four people were killed in motor vehicle crashes, including one pedestrian.
- Thirty-six people were injured and two more were killed in alcohol-related crashes.
- Three people were injured and one person was killed in accidents involving motorcycles.
- One person was injured in a bicycle crash.
- Four people were injured in large truck/bus accidents.
At Broussard & David, our personal injury attorneys are dedicated to representing individuals and their families who were injured or killed in accidents in all of Louisiana. The attorneys at Broussard & David have experience in Evangeline Parish and they can take on all kinds 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. If you or a loved one was hurt in an accident in Evangeline Parish, the attorneys at Broussard & David are happy to competently represent you and fight for your deserved compensation.
The attorneys at Broussard & David take pride in representing individuals throughout every community in Evangeline Parish, including Basile, Bayou Chicot, Chataignier, Duralde, Mamou, Pine Prairie, Turkey Creek, and Ville Platte.
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 Evangeline Parish or you are an Evangeline 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).