Union Parish is located in North Louisiana, sharing its northern border with Union County, Arkansas, and is home to over 22,000 residents. The parish was founded in 1839 and the parish seat is located in Farmerville. Avid fishermen and gamesmen can find a paradise of beautiful lakes and deep woodlands filled with wildlife in the Lake D’Arbonne State Park. Union Parish also contains parts of the D’Arbonne National Wildlife Refuge and the Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge, both of which provide habitats for bald eagles, alligators, and the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker. The annual Farmerville Watermelon Festival attracts locals and tourists alike who enjoy a weekend of fun festivities and all-you-can-eat watermelons.
Nearly 69,000 people suffered injuries as a direct result of motor vehicle crashes in Louisiana in 2013. Additionally, 668 people lost their lives in motor vehicle collisions. Car accidents happen every hour of every day across Louisiana and they can occur for a multitude of reasons. For example, an inattentive driver text messaging while driving could ram into the back of a vehicle due to the driver’s delayed reaction time. Drivers like these must be held liable for their actions and they must pay for any damages that they have caused as a result of their recklessness. It is imperative for people to immediately contact a well-versed personal injury attorney as soon as they find themselves in a car accident in order to preserve their rights.
Union Parish Motor Vehicle Accident Statistics:
- 317 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes, including five pedestrians.
- Seven people died in vehicular collisions.
- Drunk-driving accidents injured fifteen people and claimed two lives.
- Three people were injured and two others were killed in motorcycle crashes.
- Two people were injured in collisions with large trucks/buses.
At Broussard & David, our personal injury attorneys have experience in Union Parish and they can represent individuals who are from or who have been injured in communities throughout the parish, including Bernice, Downsville, Junction City, Lillie, Marion, Point, Shiloh, and Spearsville.
Our personal injury attorneys take on more than just vehicle accident claims, including offshore accidents, construction accidents, premises liability, brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries, among others. If you have suffered an injury in any of these situations, you will need a talented 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 are 100% committed to help your cause and pursue justice for any injury you may endure to the maximum extent possible.
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 Union Parish or you are a Union 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).