Home to nearly 112,000 residents, Terrebonne Parish is located in South Louisiana, with land stretching deep into the Gulf of Mexico. The parish was founded in 1822 and is named for the French term meaning “good earth.” The parish seat is located in Houma, which has a population of roughly 33,000 people and is named for the Houma Native American Indians. One of the largest centers of Cajun culture in Louisiana, more than 10 percent of Terrebone Parish residents speak French at home. The most famous resident to come from Terrebonne Parish is Ray Authement, who serves as University of Louisiana-Lafayette’s school president for over 34 years, the longest tenure of any school president in the history of the country. The Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge is located in Houma. Terrebonne Parish is neighbors with Assumption Parish to the north and Lafourche Parish to the east.
In 2013 alone, nearly 69,000 people were injured in motor vehicle accidents in Louisiana and an additional 668 were killed. With millions of motorists living and passing through Louisiana each year, these accidents are an everyday occurrence and oftentimes are simply unavoidable. Motor vehicle accidents can involve a set of complex circumstances, which makes it difficult to apportion liability. Only a skilled personal injury attorney can assess the situation, analyze the facts of the accident, and determine who should be responsible for the damages resulting from the crash.
Terrebonne Parish Motor Vehicle Accident Statistics:
- 1,991 people suffered injuries as a result of vehicular crashes, including twenty-eight pedestrians.
- Twenty-two people were killed in motor vehicle accidents, including four pedestrians.
- 107 people were injured and nine others died in drunk-driving crashes.
- Motorcycle accidents were responsible for fifty-six injuries and five deaths.
- Eighteen people were injured and one person was killed in bicycle crashes.
- Thirty-seven people suffered injuries in collisions with large trucks or buses.
At Broussard & David, our personal injury attorneys have a wealth of courtroom experience and the sophisticated skills necessary to handle all kinds of personal injury claims, including car accidents, truck accidents, bus accidents, motorcycle accidents, offshore accidents, construction accidents, brain injuries, and burn injuries, among others. Injuries suffered in these situations can be devastating or even life-threatening, leading to catastrophic physical, mental, and psychological harm, among other compensable damages. Only an experienced personal injury attorney can take these claims to court and fight for just compensation.
Our skilled personal injury attorneys proudly represent individuals who are from or who have been injured in communities throughout Terrebonne Parish, including Bayou Cane, Chacahoula, Chauvin, Cocodrie, Dulac, Gibson, Gray, Isle de Jean Charles, Montegut, Pointe-aux-Chenes, and Schriever.
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 Terrebonne Parish or you are a Terrebonne 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).