Located to the west of the capital city of Baton Rouge and east of Lake Charles, Lafayette is the fourth most-populated city in the state, home to over 122,000 residents. The city is best known for its rich Cajun culture, as exemplified in the city’s delicious cuisine and vibrant music. The city was founded by Jean Mouton in 1821 and was originally named Vermilionville before its renaming in 1884. The city is named after Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de la Fayette, a French military officer who aided the Americans in the Revolutionary War. Lafayette is home to the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, which educates over 16,000 students annually. Lafayette residents and tourists alike can immerse themselves in Cajun culture in the many annual festivities that the city has to offer, from the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival to the Zydeco Festival.
A city known for attracting tourism like Lafayette experiences thousands of motorists traveling to, through, and from the city every day. This, of course, raises the likelihood of being involved in a motor vehicle collision, which is the leading cause of injury in the state of Louisiana. Last year in Lafayette Parish, 4,661 people suffered injuries (fourth highest in the state) and an additional twenty-nine people lost their lives as a result of vehicular accidents. The causes of these crashes can range anywhere from a distracted driver using his cell phone to a reckless motorist driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The circumstances surrounding auto accidents are not always crystal-clear; it is oftentimes difficult to determine liability and, thus, who is responsible for resulting damages. It is important for anyone who is involved in a motor vehicle accident to immediately contact a personal injury attorney in order to protect their rights.
At Broussard & David, our Lafayette personal injury attorneys have a wealth of experience handling auto accident claims. Our personal injury attorneys can take on all kinds of motor vehicle accident claims, including those that involve pedestrians, motorcycles, big rig trucks, and buses, among others.
The Lafayette personal injury attorneys at Broussard & David can handle more than just auto accident claims, including workplace accidents, offshore accidents, premises liability, birth injuries, and brain injuries, among others. The physical, emotional, and psychological injuries that result in these kinds of accidents often lead to life-long struggles that overwhelm victims and their families. If you are involved in an accident that results in injury, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost work wages, and pain/suffering, among other compensable damages.
At Broussard & David, our Lafayette personal injury attorneys have the refined skill and lengthy courtroom experience necessary to pursue just compensation for your claim. Our attorneys can confidently analyze your situation, protect your rights, and fight for the justice that you deserve. If you or a loved one suffered an injury in Lafayette or you are a Lafayette 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).