The city of Mamou, which houses over 3,200 residents, is located in Evangeline Parish and is known as “The Cajun Music Capital of the World.” Origins of the unique name “Mamou” are plentiful and varied. One such story is that the city is named after legendary Native American, Chief Mamou. Another such story is that 18th century Anglo Americans first called it “Mammoth Prairie,” for the vast prairie located in and around Mamou. Once the French took control, they called it “Mamou,” for mammoth. After French control of Louisiana ended, C.C. Duson, who also helped found the cities of Eunice and Crowley, founded Mamou in 1907 and the city was formally incorporated in 1911.
Known for its deep Cajun heritage, Mamou hosts the annual Mamou Cajun Music Festival, where locals and tourists alike can listen to the unique sounds of south Louisiana Cajun Zydeco music.
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 Evangeline Parish in 2012, 485 injuries and ten deaths were directly attributable to vehicular crashes. These accidents are simply everyday occurrences, and the causes of these collisions can range from an inattentive driver to a drunk driver. Apportioning liability in these collisions can oftentimes be difficult due to the complex circumstances that surround the accident, which often results in problems obtaining compensation from insurance companies. If you ever find yourself in an automobile accident, you should immediately consult a skilled personal injury attorney who can help protect your rights.
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. Injuries suffered in traffic accidents can be catastophic to one’s quality of life and only a competent personal injury attorney can take these claims to court and battle for proper compensation.
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 Mamou or you are a Mamou 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).