Home to over 155,000 residents, Ouachita Parish is located in the north-central region of Louisiana and its parish seat is located in the city of Monroe. The parish was founded in 1807 and is named after the Ouachita Native American Indians. The parish shares its name with the Ouachita River, which flows through the parish and was first explored by Hernando De Soto in 1542. The original Ouachita Parish was much larger but was ultimately divided to form many of its present-day neighboring parishes, including the parishes of Morehouse, Caldwell, Union, Franklin, and Madison, among others. Ouachita Parish contains the Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge and part of the D’Arbonne National Wildlife Refuge.
Car accidents can occur at any location and at any time, and the causes of these accidents can range from distracted drivers to inexcusable drunk drivers. Nearly 69,000 people were injured in car crashes in Louisiana in 2013, which equates to roughly 189 people injured every day. Additionally, another 668 people were killed as a result of vehicular collisions in that same year. If you or a loved one was injured in a motor vehicle accident, you should immediately consult a skilled personal injury attorney who can help protect your rights.
Ouachita Parish Motor Vehicle Accident Statistics:
- 2,851 people suffered injuries as a result of vehicular crashes, including fifty pedestrians.
- Twenty-five people were killed in motor vehicle accidents, tied for fourth-most in the state, including three pedestrians.
- Ninety-four people were injured and eleven were killed in alcohol-related crashes.
- One person died and forty-four more were injured in accidents involving motorcycles.
- Twenty-four people were injured and one person was killed in bicycle accidents.
- Thirty people were injured in large truck/bus accidents; one person was killed in an accident involving a railroad train.
At Broussard & David, our personal injury attorneys are dedicated to representing individuals and their families who were injured or killed in accidents in all of Louisiana. The attorneys at Broussard & David have the education and litigation experience necessary to take on all kinds of personal injury claims, including car accidents, truck accidents, bus accidents, motorcycle accidents, offshore accidents, train accidents, brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries, among others. If you or a loved one is from or was hurt in an accident in Ouachita Parish, the attorneys at Broussard & David are happy to competently represent you and fight for your deserved compensation.
Our personal injury attorneys are happy to represent individuals who are from or who have been injured in communities throughout Ouachita Parish, including those located in Brownsville-Bawcomville, Calhoun, Claiborne, Richwood, Sterlington, Swartz, and West Monroe.
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 Ouachita Parish and they will fight to protect your rights. If you or a loved one suffered an injury in Ouachita Parish or you are an Ouachita 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).