Covington is a city in and the parish seat of St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, United States The population was 8,765 at the 2010 census. It is located at a fork of the Bogue Falaya and the Tchefuncte River. Covington is part of the New Orleans–Metairie–Kenner Metropolitan Statistical Area.
In the late 20th century, with the expansion of Louisiana’s road system, many people who worked in New Orleans started living in Covington, commuting to work via the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway. This is considered to be associated with white flight out of New Orleans, though the Jefferson Parish area saw the most expansion during this time.
Though Hurricane Katrina made landfall near Slidell, Covington was sufficiently elevated to escape the massive storm surge; however, the city suffered devastating wind damage. Following the storm, Covington, along with the rest of the North Shore of Lake Pontchartrain, experienced a population boom as a result of many former inhabitants of the New Orleans area being forced to move out of their storm-ravaged homes. The town’s population continues to grow.
INCIDENTS OF CAR ACCIDENTS IN COVINGTON, LA
Major highways throughout the parish are I-10, I-12, U.S. Hwys. 11 and 1190. In 2014, 164 people were injured as a direct result of vehicular accidents.
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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 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 or a loved one have suffered a personal injury in Covington, Louisiana, or have been injured in a motor vehicle accident don’t delay! Call our experienced attorneys at our Baton Rouge Office: (225) 922-4416 or Toll Free: (877) 234-7573.
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COMMUNITY RESOURCES AND LINKS:
ST. TAMMANY PARISH CLERK OF COURT
701 N. Columbia Street (70433)
22ND JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURTHOUSE – ST. TAMMANY PARISH
701 N. Columbia Street
LOUISIANA COURT OF APPEAL-1ST CIRCUIT
1600 North 3rd Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
U.S. DISTRICT COURT – EASTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA
500 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA
COVINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT
609 N. Columbia Street,
Covington, LA 70433
ST. TAMMANY PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE
701 N. Columbia St., Room B1010-2
Covington, LA 70433
LOUISIANA STATE POLICE – TROOP L
2600 No. Causeway
Mandeville, LA 70471