Situated near the western Louisiana city of Lake Charles, the city of Jennings presently serves as the parish seat of Jefferson Davis Parish and is home to over 10,000 residents. The city was founded in 1888 and is named for local railroad contractor Jennings McComb who was a contractor for the Southern Pacific Railroad and who helped to build the Jennings deport. The first oil well constructed in the state in 1901 was located in Jennings, which bears the moniker “The Cradle of Louisiana Oil.” In addition to the oil industry, Jennings boasts a booming agricultural field, with rice as the primary crop. Locals and tourists alike celebrate the city’s rich culture and history during the annual “Jennings Alive,” which features fun festivities for all. Jennings is also home to the annual “End of the Season Stearman Fly-in,” which takes place every year on the first weekend of October, beginning on a Thursday and ending on a Sunday, and celebrates aviation. The event consists of flying, “flour bombing,” spot landing contests, and formation flying.
The leading cause of injury in Louisiana is motor vehicle accidents, which are responsible for thousands of injuries and hundreds of deaths each year in the state. In Jefferson Davis Parish in 2012, nearly 500 injuries and seven deaths were directly attributable to vehicular crashes. These accidents are simply everyday occurrences, and the causes of these collisions can range from a distracted or drowsy driver to a drunk driver. Apportioning liability in these collisions can oftentimes be difficult due to the complex circumstances that surround the accident. If you ever find yourself in an automobile accident, you should immediately consult a skilled personal injury attorney who can help protect your rights and guide you through the claims process.
The personal injury attorneys at Broussard & David have the refined skill and experience necessary to assess your difficult situation and protect your rights. Our attorneys can take on even the most complex auto accident claims, including those involving motorcycles, 18-wheeler trucks, school buses, pedestrians, and drunk drivers, among others.
At Broussard & David, our injury attorneys can handle more than just motor vehicle accident claims, including those involving offshore accidents, train accidents, workplace accidents, burn injuries, and spinal cord injuries, among others. Accidents of this nature can lead to both short-term and long-term injuries that only serve to devastate victims and their families. If you were injured as a result of an accident, you may be entitled to damages for lost work wages, medical bills, and physical/emotional suffering, among other compensable damages.
We have a full-service personal injury and wrongful death law firm at Broussard & David that is committed to pursuing justice for all injured parties. Our injury attorneys can confidently assess your situation and they will fight to protect your rights. If you or a loved one suffered an injury in Jennings or you are a Jennings 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).