Abbeville Accident Injury Attorney

Abbeville is a small city in and the parish seat of Vermilion Parish, Louisiana, United States, 150 miles (240 km) west of New Orleans and 60 miles (97 km) southwest of Baton Rouge. It is the principal city of the Abbeville Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Vermilion Parish. It is also part of the larger Lafayette–Acadiana Combined Statistical Area. The population was 12,440 at the 2013 census.

Formerly called La Chapelle, the land that was to become Abbeville was purchased by founding father Père Antoine Désiré Mégret (Père is French for ‘Father’), Capuchin missionary, on July 25, 1843 for $900. Megret named the town after his home in France. There were two people living on the land at that time, Joseph LeBlanc and his wife Isabelle Broussard, whose former home Father Megret converted into a chapel. The chapel burned in 1854, and St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church now stands at the same location.

The residents that settled the town were descendants of the Acadians from Nova Scotia that had moved to the area around 1766 to 1775. It was incorporated in 1850.

“The residents find this name especially fitting because of the French word abbé which means father added to the French word ville [which means town]. Their Abbeville is truly la ville de l’abbé [the priest’s town].”

At the center of downtown is Magdalen Square, which is accented by large oak trees, a fountain, and gazebo. A statue in memory of Father Megret stands in the square. Megret’s Chapel was destroyed by fire in 1854, and in its place, in 1910, was built St. Mary Magdalen Church.

INCIDENTS OF CAR ACCIDENTS IN ABBEVILLE, LOUISIANA

In 2014,149 people were injured as a direct result of vehicular accidents.

For additional accident injury data visit:

http://datareports.lsu.edu/Reports.aspx?yr=2014&rpt=D1&p=ci).

 

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 injury 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 injury 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 Abbeville, Louisiana, or have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, Don’t Delay! Call Clay! LAFAYETTE Office: (337) 234-7573 or Toll Free: (877) 234-7573.

An experienced accident injury attorneys 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.

 

COMMUNITY RESOURCES AND LINKS:

 

VERMILION PARISH CLERK OF COURT

100 South State St.

Abbeville, La 70510

(337) 898-1992

 

15TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT

100 North State St.

Abbeville, La 70510

(337) 898-4315

 

3RD CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS 

1000 Main Street

Lake Charles, LA 70615

(337) 433-9043

 

U.S. DISTRICT COURT-WESTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA

800 Lafayette Street, Suite 2100

Lafayette Louisiana 70501

 

VERMILION PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE

101 South State St.

Abbeville, La 70510

(337) 898-4414

 

LOUISIANA STATE POLICE-TROOP I

121 East Pont Des Mouton

Lafayette, LA 70507

(337) 262-5880