Baton Rouge (/ˌbætən ˈruːʒ/; French for “Red Stick”, French: is the capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana and its second-largest city. The seat of East Baton Rouge Parish, the city is located on the eastern bank of the Mississippi River.
As the “Capital City,” Baton Rouge is the political hub for Louisiana, and is the second-largest metropolitan city in the state, with a growing population of 229,426 people as of 2013. The metropolitan area surrounding the city, known as Greater Baton Rouge, has a population of 820,159 people as of 2013. The urban area has around 594,309 inhabitants.
Situated on the Mississippi River, Baton Rouge represents the best of Louisiana’s vibrant culture. The state capital, Baton Rouge is a thriving city that is home to both LSU and Southern University and numerous businesses and industrial facilities. Known for its great people, its unique food and its lively music, Red Stick has something for everyone.
Baton Rouge enjoys a strong economy that has helped the city be ranked as one of the “Top 10 Places for Young Adults” in 2010 by Portfolio Magazine and one of the top 20 cities in North America for economic strength by Brookings.
COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
As home to two Universities, as well as a community college and smaller, specialized schools, the city thrives on its youth, energy and spirit.
Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, generally known as Louisiana State University or LSU, is a public, coeducational university that is the main campus of the Louisiana State University System. Southern University and A&M College is part of the only historically black land grant university system in the United States. Southern became a land-grant school in 1890, and an Agricultural and Mechanical department was established.
INCIDENCE OF CAR ACCIDENTS IN BATON ROUGE
Baton Rouge is connected by the following major routes: I-10 (Expressway via the Horace Wilkinson Bridge), I-12 (Republic of West Florida Parkway), I-110 (Martin Luther King Jr. Freeway), Airline Highway (US 61), Florida Boulevard (US 190) (via the Huey P. Long Bridge).
In 2014, statistics show that 3,358 people were injured in automobile crashes in Baton Rouge. There were 22 fatalities reported in the urban area. Congestion and collisions are major problems, and upgrades to the interstate systems have been ongoing for many years.
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The I-10 and I-12 are the two major thoroughfares that intersect in Baton Rouge, coupled with major commercial and civilian traffic in a very congested highway system. In 2014, there were 179 people injured in alcohol-related crashes, as well as 11 fatalities.
Motor vehicle collisions can be an unavoidable occurrence with the number of vehicles on the road and including impaired and distracted drivers. Those injured in automobile accidents may be entitled to compensation for damages suffered as a result of the accident, including, but not limited to, lost work wages, hospital bill and physical/ emotional trauma.
Our Louisiana personal injury lawyers handle many kinds of personal injury claims, including car accidents, trucking accidents, bus accidents, offshore accidents, brain injuries and wrongful death claims. You require an experienced personal injury lawyer to oversee your claim and fight for just compensation in a court of law.
Our team of personal injury attorneys proudly represent individuals who are from or who have suffered personal injuries in communities throughout East Baton Rouge Parish, including Baton Rouge.
COMMUNITY RESOURCES AND LINKS
EAST BATON ROUGE CLERK OF COURT
222 Saint Louis St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
19TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURTHOUSE
300 North Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
LOUISIANA COURT OF APPEALS, FIRST CIRCUIT
1600 North Third Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802
U.S. DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA
Russell B. Long Building and Federal Courthouse
777 Florida St.; Suite 139
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
BATON ROUGE POLICE DEPARTMENT
9000 Airline Hwy.
Baton Rouge, LA 70815
EAST BATON ROUGE SHERIFF’S OFFICE
1270 Rosenwald Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70807
LOUISIANA STATE POLICE-TROOP A
17801 Highland Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70810