Plaquemines Parish is located on the southeastern tip of Louisiana, extending deeply into the Gulf of Mexico. The parish has a population of over 23,000 residents and its parish seat is located in Pointe à la Hache. Founded in 1807, the parish is named after the Louisiana-French word for a “persimmon,” an edible berry, for the abundance of persimmon trees in the area when discovered by French Settlers. The parish is also home to three U.S. National Historic Landmarks: Fort De La Boulaye Site, also known as the “Mississippi Site;” Fort St. Phillip, which was used as for military protection in the War of 1812; and Fort Jackson, which was built by General Andrew Jackson and used to defend New Orleans in the early 1800’s. In addition to these historic landmarks, Plaquemines Parish also houses the Delta National Wildlife Refuge, a 49,000 acre refuge located 100 miles south of New Orleans that provides a safe habitat to a large variety of waterfowl.
In 2013, 668 people were killed in motor vehicle accidents and nearly 69,000 more suffered injuries in Louisiana. Car accidents can sometimes be unavoidable situations and they often lead to catastrophic or even fatal injuries that devastate victims and their families. Causes for vehicular accidents could range from a driver simply not paying attention to a driver recklessly driving while intoxicated. Anyone injured in a motor vehicle crash should immediately consult a talented personal injury attorney to discuss and protect their rights.
Plaquemines Parish Motor Vehicle Accident Statistics:
- 252 people were injured in motor vehicle accidents, including five pedestrians.
- Three people died in vehicular crashes.
- Fifteen people suffered injuries and two others died in drunk-driving accidents.
- Three people were injured in motorcycle accidents.
- Seven people suffered injuries as a result of large truck/bus accidents.
At Broussard & David, our personal injury attorneys have the refined skill and lengthy litigation experience required to take on the toughest kinds of personal injury claims, including car accidents, truck accidents, bus accidents, motorcycle accidents, offshore accidents, brain injuries, and birth injuries, among others. These injuries can be devastating to one’s livelihood and only a competent personal injury attorney can take these claims to court and battle for proper compensation. The attorneys at Broussard & David have the experience and devotion necessary to pursue justice against all liable parties.
Our personal injury attorneys proudly represent individuals who are from or who have been injured throughout every community of Plaquemines Parish, including Belle Chasse, Bohemia, Boothville-Venice, Braithwaite, Buras-Triumph, Empire, Ironton, Jesuit Bend, Pilottown, Port Eads, Port Sulphur, and Venice.
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 have experience in Plaquemines Parish and they can confidently assess your situation and fight to protect your rights. If you or a loved one suffered an injury in Plaquemines Parish or you are a Plaquemines 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).