Washington Parish is located on the southeastern tip of Louisiana, sharing numerous borders with the state of Mississippi. Home to over 46,000 residents, the parish was founded in 1819 and is named for our country’s first president, George Washington. Formerly one of the eight “Florida Parishes” of Spanish West Florida, Washington Parish was formed by breaking off from northern St. Tammany Parish in 1819. The parish seat is in Franklinton and the largest city in the parish is in Bogalusa. Part of the Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge is located in Washington Parish. Bluegrass music is a staple of Washington Parish and festivities are held annually to enjoy the relaxing music, including the Great Southern Spring Bluegrass Event and the Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival. Washington Parish is neighbors with Walthall County, Mississippi, to its north and St. Tammany Parish to its south.
Motor vehicle collisions can occur at any place and at any moment, and the causes of these accidents can range from simple inattentive drivers to reckless alcohol-impaired drivers. Nearly 69,000 people were injured in car crashes in Louisiana in 2013, which equates to roughly 189 people injured every day. An additional 668 lives were lost in car crashes in that same year. Sometimes, the circumstances of these crashes can become complex, oftentimes making it difficult to apportion liability. If you or a loved one was injured in a motor vehicle accident, you should immediately consult a skilled personal injury attorney who can help protect your rights.
Washington Parish Motor Vehicle Accident Statistics:
- 423 people were injured in motor vehicle collisions, including seven pedestrians.
- Ten people were killed in vehicular accidents, including one pedestrian.
- Twenty-five people were injured and six others were killed in drunk-driving crashes.
- Motorcycle accidents were responsible for eight injured people.
- Four people were injured in bicycle collisions.
- Seven people were injured in large truck/bus crashes.
At Broussard & David, our skilled personal injury attorneys take pride in giving the best representation possible to individuals who are from or who have been injured in communities located throughout Washington Parish, including those in Angie, Bogalusa, Mount Hermon, and Varnado.
Our personal injury attorneys have the refined knowledge and the extensive courtroom experience necessary to take on a wide range 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 accidents can be life-changing and oftentimes can feature more than just physical or psychological damage. Only a skilled personal injury attorney has what it takes to bring these claims to court and pursue justice.
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 injury attorneys have experience in Washington Parish and they can confidently assess your situation and protect your rights. If you or a loved one suffered an injury in Washington Parish or you are a Washington 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).