605 W. Congress St.
Lafayette, LA 70501
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The European-American city was founded as Vermilionville in 1821 by Jean Mouton, a French-speaking man of Acadian descent. In 1884, it was renamed for General Lafayette, who fought with and significantly aided the American Army during the American Revolutionary War. The city’s economy was primarily based on agriculture until the 1940s, when the petroleum and natural gas industries became dominant. Lafayette is considered the center of Acadiana, the area of Cajun culture in Louisiana and the United States, which developed following the relocation of Acadians after their expulsion by the British from eastern Canada in the late 18th century.
Lafayette has one university, one community college, and two vocational colleges. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is part of the University of Louisiana System. It is the second-largest university in the state, with an enrollment of approximately 16,000. Schools and colleges related to the institution have been located in Lafayette since 1898.
Interstate Highway: I-10 and I-49 (Lafayette serves as I-49’s southern terminus, at its intersection with I-10). U.S. Hwy. 90 is the east/west corridor that connects as the southern route to Morgan City, and on to New Orleans.
INCIDENTS OF CAR ACCIDENTS IN LAFAYETTE, LA
In 2014, 2,205 people were injured as a direct result of vehicular accidents. There were 14 fatalities in that year. Further, there were 6 alcohol related deaths and 149 alcohol related vehicle injuries.
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Those injured in auto accidents may be entitled to recover compensation for damages suffered as a result of the accident, including, but not limited to, lost work wages, hospital bills, and physical/emotional trauma, but often times it takes an experienced accident lawyer to fight for the compensation you deserve.
The accident attorneys at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess have the refined skill and lengthy litigation experience necessary to handle many kinds of personal injury claims, including automobile accidents, trucking accidents, commercial vehicle accidents, workplace accidents, toxic torts, products liability, birth injuries, and brain injuries, among many others. The circumstances surrounding any accident claim can oftentimes be complex, which leads to great difficulty determining who is liable for resulting damages.
Our accident lawyers handle many kinds of personal injury claims, including car accidents, trucking accidents, bus accidents, offshore accidents, brain injuries and wrongful death claims. It takes an experienced accident injury attorney to oversee your claim and fight for just compensation in a court of law.
If you are a loved one have suffered a personal injury in Lafayette, Louisiana, or have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, Don’t Delay! Call the offices of L. Clayton Burgess. An experienced accident injury attorney, such as L. Clayton Burgess and his associates can provide you with an initial consultation FREE of charge to you regardless of whether you retain our services. Our staff of Paralegals, Assistants, Clerks, and Investigators, work diligently to assist your accident injury lawyer with the handling of your claim or case.
CALL TODAY IN LAFAYETTE AT (337) 234-7573 OR TOLL FREE (877) 234-7573
COMMUNITY RESOURCES AND LINKS:
Lafayette Parish Courthouse
800 South Buchanan Street
Lafayette, Louisiana 70502
800 South Buchanan Street
800 Lafayette Street, Suite 2100
Lafayette Louisiana 70501
900 East University Avenue
Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office
316 West Main Street
Lafayette, La. 70501
121 East Pont Des Mouton
Lafayette, LA 70507