According to the data collected by the Highway Safety Research Group from the LA State Police, LA Department of Transportation, and other LA state agencies, the top 10 parishes with the most fatal car accidents over the past 3 years, are as follows:
Top 10 Deadly Parishes – Fatal Car Accidents Over the Last Three Years:
- East Baton Rouge – 16
- Orleans – 14
- Tammany – 14
- Calcasieu – 14
- Tangipahoa – 14
- Jefferson – 12
- Lafayette – 9
- Webster – 8
- Caddo – 7
- Acadia – 6
Most Common Causes of Fatal Car Accidents in Louisiana
According to national statistics released by the Insurance Industry Association and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the following are the most common causes of fatal car accidents in Louisiana:
- Failure to operate with required equipment, such as seat belts;
- Excessive drinking; and
- Excessive speed.
Louisiana vs. Other States: Fatal Car Accidents
Fatal car accidents are occurring throughout the United States, but they appear to be occurring more often in Louisiana as compared to other states. Louisiana ranks #4 in the nation for fatalities caused by careless or reckless driving. We also rank #4 for car accident deaths due to speeding and have one of the highest rates of fatalities due to impaired driving by alcohol. Those are national rankings that Louisiana is undoubtedly not proud of.
The Russell Law Firm represents clients in wrongful death cases due to fatal car accidents throughout the State of Louisiana, including the parishes of East Baton Rouge Parish, West Baton Rouge Parish, Plaquemines Parish, Livingston Parish, Ascension Parish, Jefferson Parish, Orleans Parish, St. Charles Parish, Terrebonne Parish, Assumption Parish, Lafayette Parish, Lafourche Parish, Lafayette Parish, St. Landry Parish, Evangeline Parish; and the cities of Baton Rouge, Livingston, Denham Springs, Walker, Gonzales, Donaldsonville, Port Allen, Brusly, Addis, Lafayette, Napoleonville, Kenner, Harvey, Marrero, Estelle, Gretna, Metairie, New Orleans, Terrytown, Westwego, Ville Platte, Eunice, Opelousas, Thibodaux, Houma, Belle Chasse, and Hahnville.
Our firm is experienced and highly skilled in fatal car accident cases. If you have lost a loved due to a car accident, contact a Louisiana fatal car accident attorney at the Russell Law Firm today at 225-307-0088. We will take a hand on and aggressive approach towards getting you compensated for your losses.
Information furnished herein is only general and not a substitute for personalized legal advice.
By: Danny Russell, Baton Rouge area personal injury attorney, licensed in Louisiana.