All sorts of things could impact the compensation situation of a person hurt in a Louisiana auto crash. This not only includes the specifics of their accident, but also the actions they take following the crash. So, having the right information when deciding what steps and actions to take in the wake of their accident can be critical for victims of Louisiana traffic crashes. This underscores the important role having quality legal representation and guidance can play following getting hurt out on the roads.
As many things can impact a person’s situation after an injury-causing crash, so can many things impact a person’s likelihood of being exposed to such a crash. One thing that can influence this likelihood is where they live and drive in the state. Different parts of the state have different traffic safety conditions and see different injury accident rates.
A recent nola.com article contained a list of the 25 Louisiana parishes with the highest injury crash rates (per 10,000 residents). Data from Louisiana State University’s Highway Safety Research Group was used to make this list.
Which parishes took the top three spots?
The parish that was found to have the highest rate was West Baton Rouge Parish. The parish’s rate was 187 injury accidents per 10,000 residents.
Orleans Parish came in second, with 175 injury crashes for every 10,000 residents.
The No. 3 spot was held by East Baton Rouge Parish. That parish was found to have 138 injury crashes per 10,000 residents.
What things do you think are the biggest contributors to the high rates in these parishes? What do you think are the most important things for drivers and officials in these parishes to do regarding trying to improve traffic safety?