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St Landry Parish Accident Injury Attorney

St. Landry Parish (French: Paroisse de Saint-Landry) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. As of the 2013 census, the population was 83,454. The parish seat is Opelousas. The parish was created in 1807.

St. Landry Parish comprises the Opelousas, LA Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Lafayette-Opelousas-Morgan City, LA Combined Statistical Area. It is at the heart of Creole and Cajun culture and heritage in Louisiana.

The United States gained control of the territory in 1803 through the Louisiana Purchase. Americans from the South and other parts of the United States began to migrate to the area, marking the arrival of the first large English-speaking population and the introduction of the need for more general use of English.

St. Landry Parish was officially established on April 10, 1805 by a legislative act, becoming the largest parish in the Louisiana state. The new parish was named after the Catholic Church located near the Opelousas Post. The church had been named in honor of St. Landry, the Bishop of Paris in 650. The parish’s boundaries encompassed about half the land of the Opelousas Territory, between the Atchafalaya River and Sabine River, between Rapides Parish and Vernon Parish, and Lafayette and St. Martin Parishes. Since then, the area of the parish has decreased, as six additional parishes have been created from its territory. These include Calcasieu, Acadia, Evangeline, Jeff Davis, Beauregard, and Allen.

INCIDENTS OF CAR ACCIDENTS IN ST. LANDRY PARISH, LA

Major highways throughout the parish are I-49, U.S. Hwys. 71, 167, and 190. In 2014, 674 people were injured as a direct result of vehicular accidents. There were 22 fatalities in that year.

 

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 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 St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, or have been injured in a motor vehicle accident,  Don’t Delay! Call Clay! LAFAYETTE Office: (877) 234-7573.

An experienced accident injury attorney 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

 

LANDRY PARISH CLERK OF COURT

118 South Court St.

Opelousas, La. 70570

(337) 942-5606

 

27TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT (ST. LANDRY PARISH)

St. Landry Parish Courthouse

118 South Court St.

Opelousas,  La. 70570

(337) 942-5606

 

U.S. DISTRICT COURT-WESTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA

800 Lafayette Street, Suite 2100

Lafayette Louisiana 70501

(337) 593-5000

 

LANDRY PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE  (Two offices)

108 S. Market St.

Opelousas, La.

(337) 948-8516

 

101 Moosa Boulevard

Eunice, La.

(337) 457-4115

 

LOUISIANA STATE POLICE-TROOP I

121 East Pont Des Mouton

Lafayette, LA 70507

(337) 262-5880

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