St. Bernard Parish
St. Bernard Parish is located at the southeastern tip of Louisiana, with much of its land extending deep into the Gulf of Mexico. The parish is slowly repopulating after Hurricane Katrina devastated the area, with a present population of roughly 41,000 and growing. The parish was founded in 1807 and is named for Bernardo de Galvez. Located in the city of Arabi is the Chalmette National Battlefield and Cemetery, which commemorates the famed Battle of New Orleans. Also located within St. Bernard Parish is the San Bernardo Scenic Byway, where motorists can enjoy a beautiful drive though the parish passing vibrant oak trees and historic sites such as the aforementioned Battlefield. Besides neighboring the Gulf of Mexico and the Mississippi River, St. Bernard Parish shares its borders with Orleans Parish to the west and Plaquemines Parish to the south.
Motor vehicle accidents are commonplace in today’s society and can happen anywhere and at any time. Roughly 68,500 residents were injured in car crashes in Louisiana in 2013 and an additional 668 lives were lost. It is pertinent for anyone involved in a motor vehicle accident to immediately consult with a skilled personal injury attorney in order to protect their rights and determine liability.
St. Bernard Parish Motor Vehicle Accident Statistics:
- 440 people were injured in motor vehicle accidents, including eighteen pedestrians.
- Five people were killed in vehicular crashes, including two pedestrians.
- Twenty people suffered injuries and three others were killed in alcohol-related collisions.
- Fifteen people were injured and one more was killed in motorcycle accidents.
- Eight people were injured and one person died in motor vehicle collisions with bicycles.
- Seven people were injured and one person died in large truck/bus accidents.
At Broussard & David, our personal injury attorneys have experience in St. Bernard Parish and they can take on more than just vehicular accident claims. Our personal injury attorneys handle a wide array of personal injury and wrongful death claims, including those that involve offshore accidents, construction accidents, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and burn injuries, among others. If you have suffered an injury of this nature, you will need a well-educated 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 the litigation experience and the devout commitment to pursue justice for any injury you may endure.
Our injury attorneys proudly represent individuals who are from or who have been injured in communities located throughout St. Bernard Parish, including Arabi, Caernarvon, Chalmette, Contreras, Delacroix Island, Hopedale, Meraux, Poydras, Reggio, Versailles, and Violet.
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 St. Bernard Parish or you are a St. Bernard 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).