Located in the southeast region of Louisiana, Lafourche Parish has a population of roughly 97,000 residents and has its parish seat in Thibodeaux. The parish was founded in 1807 and is named after Bayou Lafourche, which itself is named for the French word meaning “the fork.” Bayou Lafourche earned its namesake due to the water body forking into two waterways that both flow through the parish and run into the Gulf of Mexico. Lafourche Parish is one of the largest-sized parishes in the state, totaling 1,472 square miles. Filled with marshy swampland and packed to the brim with wildlife, in both land and water, Lafourche Parish has become a hotspot in the state for avid fishermen and gamesmen.
Motor vehicle accidents are responsible for hundreds of deaths each year in Louisiana. Over 660 people were killed in car crashes in 2013 and over 68,000 more were injured. A car accident does not have to be deadly for it to produce devastating consequences that produce lifelong adverse effects on both the victims and their families. With five major highways traversing Lafourche Parish, these cold statistics are brought convincingly to life. If you or a loved one was injured as a result of a car accident, you should consult an experienced personal injury attorney who can help protect your rights.
Lafourche Parish Motor Vehicle Accident Statistics:
- 1,170 people suffered injuries in vehicular accidents, including twenty-four pedestrians.
- Twenty-four people were killed in motor vehicle crashes, including one pedestrian.
- Seventy-three people were injured and ten more died in drunk-driving accidents.
- Motorcycle crashes injured thirty-six people and claimed two lives.
- Bicycle accidents injured eight people and killed one other.
- Nineteen people were injured and one person died in large truck/bus accidents.
At Broussard & David, our injury attorneys have experience in Lafourche Parish and they can take on more than just vehicular accident claims, including offshore accidents, construction accidents, premises liability cases, product liability cases, brain injuries, and burn injuries, among others. If you have suffered an injury of this kind, 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. The attorneys at Broussard & David have a large amount of successful litigation experience and are 100% devoted to pursuing justice for any injury you may endure.
The personal injury attorneys at Broussard & David are proud to represent individuals who are from or who have been injured in communities throughout Lafourche Parish, including those located in Chackbay, Cut Off, Des Allemands, Galliano, Golden Meadow, Larose, Lockport, Mathews, Port Fourchon, and Raceland.
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 know how to assess your situation and will fight to protect your rights. If you or a loved one suffered an injury in Lafourche Parish or you are a Lafourche 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).