Orleans Parish has a population of over 369,000 residents and is home to the beautiful city of New Orleans. The parish was formed in 1807 and is named for the Duke of Orléans. World-famous for its opulent French and Spanish architecture, the culture-rich community of New Orleans is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country. Orleans Parish contains many prestigious educational institutions, including Tulane University, Loyola University New Orleans, University of New Orleans, Xavier University of Louisiana, and Dillard University, among others. The parish is most famous for the easy-going atmosphere of the French Quarter and the exciting festivities that take place during Mardi Gras each year.
Motor vehicle crashes were responsible for nearly 69,000 injuries and over 660 deaths in Louisiana in 2013 alone. Drunk-driving is a deadly epidemic that continues to devastate families across our nation and is responsible for countless tragedies every year. In 2013, 3,200 people were injured in alcohol-related crashes in Louisiana and another 251 were killed in these senseless tragedies. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to a collision with a drunk driver, an experienced personal injury attorney can guide you through the claims process and fight in court to hold that drunk driver liable for his reckless actions.
Orleans Parish Motor Vehicle Accident Statistics:
- 8,766 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes, highest in the state, including 279 pedestrians.
- Forty-five people died in vehicular accidents, highest in the state, including eleven pedestrians.
- Seventeen people were killed in drunk-driving accidents and 311 more were injured.
- Motorcycle accidents killed nine and injured 162 more.
- 145 people suffered injuries in motor vehicle crashes involving bicycles.
- 173 people were injured and one person died in crashes involving large trucks/buses; one person was killed in a railroad crash.
The attorneys at Broussard & David are proud to represent individuals throughout Orleans Parish, including the communities in Algiers, Carrollton, Chef Menteur, Edgefield, Gentilly, Lafayette Square, Michoud, New Orleans, and View Carre.
Our personal injury attorneys have the skill and litigation experience necessary to handle all kinds of personal injury claims, including car accidents, truck accidents, bus accidents, motorcycle accidents, offshore accidents, construction accidents, train accidents, brain injuries, and burn injuries, among others. Along with the requisite physical, psychological, and emotional trauma, injuries can lead to lost time at work and other compensable damages. At Broussard & David, our skilled and experienced personal injury attorneys can assess your situation, protect your rights, and help you obtain the fair compensation that you deserve.
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 injury attorneys have experience in Orleans Parish and they can confidently assess your situation and protect your rights. If you or a loved one suffered an injury in Orleans Parish or you are an Orleans 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).