Sharing its northern border with the state of Mississippi, Tangipahoa Parish was founded in 1869 and is named for the Acolapissa Native American Indian word for “ear of corn” or “those who gather corn.” The parish is home to over 123,000 residents and the parish seat is located in Amite City. The most famous resident to come from Tangipahoa Parish is pop music superstar Britney Spears, who was born and raised in the city of Kentwood. An annual strawberry festival is held in the city of Ponchatoula, attracting locals and tourists alike for a weekend of festivities.
Car accidents can occur at any time, at any location, and they can be caused by a variety of reasons. For example, an inattentive driver can be focusing too much attention on text messaging his friend and not enough attention on the pedestrians crossing the street. But the circumstances that lead to motor vehicle collisions are not always so clear, and it could be tough determining who exactly is liable for the accident and the resulting damages. Anyone involved in a car crash should immediately consult a skilled personal injury attorney who can assess the situation and help with the claims process.
Tangipahoa Parish Motor Vehicle Accident Statistics:
- 1,848 people suffered injuries in motor vehicle accidents, including thirty pedestrians.
- Twenty-five people were killed in vehicular crashes, tied for fourth-most in the state, including four pedestrians.
- Eighty-five people were injured and nine more were killed in alcohol-related accidents.
- Fifty-one people suffered injuries and three others died as a result of motorcycle collisions.
- Bicycle crashes injured twelve people.
- Twenty-eight people were injured in tractor-trailer truck or bus accidents.
At Broussard & David, our skilled personal injury attorneys happily represent individuals who are from or who have been injured in communities throughout Tangipahoa Parish, including Baptist, Hammond, Independence, Kentwood, Loranger, Manchac, Natalbany, Ponchatoula, Robert, Roseland, Tangipahoa, and Tickfaw.
Our personal injury attorneys have the requisite expertise and courtroom experience necessary to take on any kind of personal injury or wrongful death claim. The attorneys at Broussard & David have experience in Tangipahoa Parish and they can take on many kinds of injury claims, including car accidents, truck accidents, bus accidents, motorcycle accidents, offshore accidents, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and burn injuries, among others. If you or a loved one was hurt or killed in an accident in Tangipahoa Parish, the attorneys at Broussard & David will be happy to assess your situation and will fight for you in court to 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 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 Tangipahoa Parish or you are a Tangipahoa 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).