Rich in Cajun culture and located west of the state capital of Baton Rouge, Lafayette Parish is home to over 225,000 residents and is named after famed French military officer Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de la Fayette. Lafayette Parish is one of the smallest parishes in all of Louisiana, measuring only 270 square miles, but is the fourth most-populated in the entire state. The parish seat is located in the city of Lafayette, which has a population of over 120,000 residents and houses the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, which enrolls over 16,000 students a year. Part of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, which stretches over 20,000 acres across Louisiana, is located in Lafayette.
In 2013, nearly 69,000 people suffered injuries in car accidents in Louisiana and an additional 668 people were killed. The reckless act of drunk driving is an epidemic that continues to sweep the nation, leaving families devastated over such a senseless tragedy. In Louisiana, alcohol-related crashes were responsible over 3,200 injuries and 251 deaths in 2013. A competent personal injury lawyer can guide a family through a crisis such as a fatal drunk-driving accident and can fight to hold all responsible parties liable for the damages caused.
Lafayette Parish Motor Vehicle Accident Statistics:
- 5,024 people were injured in motor vehicle accidents, fourth-highest in the state, including seventy pedestrians.
- Thirty-eight people died in vehicular crashes, third most in the state, including three pedestrians.
- Drunk-driving crashes injured 258 people and killed twenty-one more.
- Motorcycle accidents injured 112 people and killed six more.
- Fifty-two people suffered injuries as a result of bicycle accidents.
- Eighty-seven people were injured in large truck/bus collisions.
At Broussard & David, our attorneys take pride in representing citizens who are from or who have been injured in every community in Lafayette Parish, including Broussard, Carencro, Duson, Lafayette, Milton, Scott, and Youngsville.
The attorneys at Broussard & David are devoted to representing individuals who are injured or killed in all kinds of accidents in all of Louisiana. Our Lafayette Parish injury attorneys have the skill and experience necessary to take on all kinds of personal injury claims, including car accidents, truck accidents, bus accidents, motorcycle accidents, offshore accidents, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, burn injuries, among others. These injuries can be devastating and can oftentimes lead to more than just physical harm, such as psychological injuries, lost wages at work, and many other compensable damages. Only a well-educated and experienced personal injury attorney can take these claims to court and fight for 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 Lafayette Parish 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 Lafayette Parish or you are a Lafayette 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).