Where We Stand: Louisiana Updated DWI Bill to Prevent Impaired Driving
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by Broussard, David & Moroux
1M ago
Last Thursday, great strides were made in Louisiana towards preventing impaired drivers and ensuring better road safety in our area. Senate members unanimously approved a new bill requiring the use of ignition breathalyzers in vehicles for six months following a person’s first DWI conviction. The Interlock devices work by requiring drivers to breathe into them in order to start the vehicle’s ignition and can detect BAC below a pre-set limit of 0.02—the equivalent to one alcoholic beverage. In Louisiana, the Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) is 0.8, meaning that any driver with a BAC over the limit i ..read more
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Stay Safe as the Bons Temps Rouler
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by Broussard, David & Moroux
2M ago
With the fun and exciting energy of Mardi Gras, there are far busier streets with large crowds of moving pedestrians and jam-packed traffic that can lead to terrible accidents if you are not well equipped to handle them. As experts in personal injury practice, we would like to offer our best advice to keeping yourself and others safe during the season. Mardi Gras Safety Tips: Stay behind barricades ..read more
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Navigating the Bar Exam: Insights from Our Team
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by Broussard, David & Moroux
2M ago
As we enter the month of February, law students across the state find themselves in the final stages of preparing for the Louisiana Bar Exam. Undoubtedly, this pivotal moment marks the culmination of years of hard work and dedication. At Broussard, David & Moroux, we understand the weight of this challenge and are committed to supporting aspiring lawyers on their journey to success. We have reached out to our experienced attorneys for their invaluable insights. Below are five of the most important tips from our expert attorneys at Broussard, David & Moroux aimed at providing you with t ..read more
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Founding Partner Richard C. Broussard Celebrates 50th Year of Practicing Law
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by Broussard, David & Moroux
2M ago
This year marks the 50th anniversary of practicing law for one of Broussard, David & Moroux’s founding partners, Richard C. Broussard. Broussard graduated from law school at LSU in 1974, and he has spent 50 years tirelessly engaged as a trail lawyer working to repair the harms and losses to good people injured by no fault of their own. He is a past president of the Lafayette Bar Association, and he was chosen by the Louisiana State Bar Association to receive its prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004. Broussard was certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board o ..read more
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Our Guide to Safe Driving This Season
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by Broussard, David & Moroux
4M ago
Our firm stands firmly as an advocate against impaired driving to keep our friends and family out of harm’s way. We are proud to have partnered with KLFY, a local news station, to bring safety tips to you as a reminder to be aware of your surroundings and keep help keep you and your family safe. According to the CDC, more than 10,000 people in the United States die each year in crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. Though a devastatingly high statistic, dedicated efforts have helped to bring that number down significantly since 1980. December is National Drunk Driving Prevention mon ..read more
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40 Car Pile Up on I-55
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by Broussard, David & Moroux
6M ago
A massive chain reaction car crash on I-55 early Monday morning last left 2 dead, 30 people injured, and over 100 people stranded on the interstate. There was a total of 25 crashes in three different areas of 1-55. Involved in the crash were three 18-wheelers, two of which were fully engulfed in flames. Because of the massive pile up, deputies had to run along the roadway just to get to the crash sites. The crashes occurred due to extremely dense fog. In light of this incident, here are a few tips to keep in mind when traveling in foggy conditions: Use headlights if you are unable to see 500 ..read more
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Broussard, David & Moroux in the Lafayette Community 2023
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by Broussard, David & Moroux
8M ago
At Broussard, David  & Moroux, we love and appreciate our Acadiana community. Giving back to our community through philanthropy and service is a driving force of our firm’s culture.  As advocates, we are always seeking partnerships with local organizations that are making great impacts in Acadiana. Generosity and personal relationships are at the forefront of what we do. Our staff continuously seeks new avenues to better serve those in need around us. In 2023 alone, Broussard, David & Moroux supported over five non-profits in Lafayette, Louisiana. Each contribution carried it ..read more
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Jury Awarded Plaintiff Over $2 Million for Injuries in a Boating Accident
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by Broussard, David & Moroux
9M ago
A Jefferson Parish jury awarded a widow $2,860,000.00 for the death of her husband following a double-fatality boat crash. The decedent was a passenger in a $1,000,000.00 high-performance MTI racing catamaran owned and operated by his friend on the Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. Just prior to the crash, Garmin data proved the boat had been traveling over 120 miles per hour when the boat struck a wake caused by a nearby yacht, causing the MTI Cat to lose control and flip over killing both occupants. All parties contested liability and who was operating the vessel at trial. The case involved the ..read more
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Jury Awards Plaintiff $4.9 Million for Injuries in a Motor Vehicle Crash
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by Broussard, David & Moroux
11M ago
Broussard, David, & Moroux recently obtained a jury award of $4,900,000.00 on behalf of a 41-year-old wife and surgical technician from Acadia Parish. The plaintiff was injured on August 12, 2019 while on her way to work at Jennings American Legion Hospital. She was traveling down Highway 98 when a Diamond B. Construction pick-up truck ran a stop sign and crashed into the plaintiff’s Suburban, causing it to flip over several times and land upside down in a nearby ditch. As a result of the crash, she suffered immediate and extensive injuries to her neck and low back. Even though the constru ..read more
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Beat the Clock: Louisiana Prescriptive Period for Personal Injury Cases
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by Broussard, David & Moroux
1y ago
Personal injury cases arise in many different shapes, sizes, and kinds. Whether it be a small injury from a simple car accident or life-altering damage from a plane crash, negligence may be found and recovery necessary. But not matter the type of case, all claims have one thing in common: a time limit for how long you can bring your case to court. When a plaintiff fails to bring their claim within this time period, the court will refuse to hear the case and a settlement cannot be made. So, how much time do you have to file your claim? Under Louisiana Civil Code Article 3492, an action for pers ..read more
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