Known as “The Gateway to Acadiana’s Coastal Wetlands,” the city of Kaplan is home to nearly 5,000 residents and is located in Vermilion Parish, the self-proclaimed “Most Cajun Place on Earth.” The city is named after its founder, Abrom Kaplan, and was formally incorporated in 1902. Le Musee’ De Kaplan is a historic museum dedicated to honoring the history of the city and its proud Acadian heritage. Kaplan also serves as birthplace to Sammy Kershaw, American country music singer and songwriter and Jonathan W. Perry, Current Louisiana State Senator. Home to many self-identifying Cajuns, Kaplan lives up to its reputation. Every October, Kaplan hosts the Louisiana Cajun Food Festival, where locals and tourists alike can enjoy the sounds of local Cajun music and the smells of local Cajun cuisine. Kaplan also hosts the “Krewe de Chica-A-La-Pie Mardi Gras” each year, which is boasted as an “old-fashioned, family style Mardi Gras parade.”
Thousands of people are injured every year in Louisiana as a result of motor vehicle collisions and hundreds of more are killed. In 2012, nearly 72,000 people suffered injuries in car accidents and 722 people were killed. Nearly 750 people were injured in Vermilion Parish as a direct result of motor vehicle accidents and an additional eleven people were killed in those accidents. The causation of these crashes can range from a distracted driver text-messaging a friend to a reckless driver under the influence of drugs of alcohol. Those injured in auto accidents may be entitled to recover compensation for damages suffered as a result of the accident, including, but not limited to, lost work wages, hospital bills, and physical/emotional trauma.
At Broussard & David, our talented personal injury attorneys can take on auto accident claims that contain even the most complex of circumstances, including those that involve multiple vehicles, drunk drivers, large trucks, motorcycles, and pedestrians, among others. If you have suffered an injury as a result of a traffic accident, you will need a skilled personal injury attorney to help guide you through the claims process and to help you obtain just compensation for your injuries.
Our injury attorneys can handle more than just auto accident claims, including wrongful death, toxic torts, premises liability, workplace accidents, birth injuries, and brain injuries, among others. Injuries suffered in these kinds of accidents can have life-altering consequences and may lead to devastating long-term physical, emotional, and psychological trauma. The attorneys at Broussard & David can analyze even the most complicated situations, take your claims to court, and fight for the just compensation that you deserve.
At Broussard & David, we offer a full-service personal injury and wrongful death law firm that is dedicated to obtaining justice for all injured parties. Our injury attorneys will confidently assess your situation and will fight to protect your rights. If you or a loved one suffered an injury in Kaplan or you are a Kaplan 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).