One of the largest parishes in the state, Jefferson Parish is home to over 433,000 residents and is located next to New Orleans in the southeast region of Louisiana. The parish was founded in 1825 and was named after President Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson Parish includes communities on both the East Bank and West Bank, along with areas in Bayou Barataria along with Grand Isle, which is located in the Gulf of Mexico. The East Bank of Jefferson Parish includes the communities of Metairie, the most-populated area in the entire parish with nearly 150,000 residents, along with Elmwood, Harahan, Jefferson, Kenner, and River Ridge. The West Bank includes Avondale, Bridge City, Estelle, Gretna, Harvey, Marrero, Terrytown, Timberlane, Waggaman, Westwego, and Woodmere. Bayou Barataria contains Barataria, Crown Point, Jean Lafitte, and Lafitte.
Motor vehicle collisions were responsible for nearly 69,000 injuries and over 660 deaths in Louisiana in 2013 alone. Drunk-driving is a deadly epidemic that continues to sweep our nation and is responsible for countless tragedies every year. In 2013, 3,200 people were injured in alcohol-related crashes and another 251 were killed in these senseless tragedies. If you or a loved one suffered injuries due to a collision with a drunk driver, an experienced personal injury attorney can guide you through the claims process and fight in court to hold that drunk driver liable for his reckless actions.
Jefferson Parish Motor Vehicle Accident Statistics:
- 5,701 people were injured in vehicular crashes, third-highest in the state, including 130 pedestrians.
- Twenty people died in motor vehicle accidents, including three pedestrians.
- 205 people suffered injuries and six more were killed in drunk-driving accidents.
- Motorcycle accidents injured 116 people and claimed six lives.
- Bicycle crashes injured 94 people and killed one person.
- Eighty-five people were injured and three more were killed in accidents involving large trucks or buses.
At Broussard & David, our personal injury attorneys proudly represent individuals throughout Jefferson Parish, from the East Bank to the West Bank. Our injury attorneys have the refined expertise and lengthy courtroom 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, brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries, among others. Along with the requisite physical, psychological, and emotional trauma, injuries suffered in these accidents generally lead to lost time at work and other compensable damages. At Broussard & David, our skilled and experienced personal injury attorneys can guide you through the difficult claims process and help you obtain just compensation.
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 Jefferson Parish and they can confidently assess your situation and protect your rights. If you or a loved one suffered an injury in Jefferson Parish or you are a Jefferson 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).