Washington Parish (French: Paroisse de Washington) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. As of the 2010 census, the population was 47,168. Its parish seat is Franklinton. The parish was founded in 1819.
Washington Parish comprises the Bogalusa, LA Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the New Orleans-Metairie-Hammond, LA-MS Combined Statistical Area.
Washington Parish was formed in 1819 by splitting off from St. Tammany Parish. Franklinton became the parish seat on February 10, 1821. Washington Parish is the most northeasterly of what are called the Florida Parishes, for it was prior to 1821 a legal part of Spanish West Florida.
Washington Parish is currently known for its agriculture, particularly watermelons, as well as its timber and paper industry.
In 1906, The Great Southern Lumber Company started a sawmill in Bogalusa. It was the first to introduce reforestation in order to sustain the timber industry locally. It later started a paper mill and other related businesses in the area.
The Great Southern Lumber Company was bought several times and is now called Temple-Inland Corporation which is the largest employer in the parish.
INCIDENCE OF CAR ACCIDENTS IN WASHINGTON PARISH
In 2014, statistics show that 42 people injured in automobile crashes in Washington Parish. There were 2 fatalities reported throughout the parish as well.
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Auto accident victims have the right to claim compensation for damages caused due to the accident, which includes lost work wages, hospital bills, and physical/emotional trauma. You need an experienced and knowledgeable legal practitioner to fight for your rights and get you the compensation you deserve.
The Washington Parish injury attorneys at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess have the necessary legal knowledge and experience to handle your injury claims for automobile accidents, product liability, birth injuries, and brain injuries, and many more. No matter how straightforward a case may be, any legal case can get complicated in no time. Hence, it is necessary to hire experienced legal personnel to fight for you and represent you at the court.
The accident lawyers from L. Clayton Burgess are highly skilled and helped thousands to recover their claims for car accidents, trucking accidents, bus accidents, offshore accidents, brain injuries, and wrongful death claims. Increase the chances of legal chance by roping in the right accident injury attorney today.
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Our team of personal injury attorneys proudly represent individuals who who are from or who have suffered personal injuries in communities throughout East Baton Rouge Parish, including Baton Rouge, Baker, Zachary, and Central City.
COMMUNITY RESOURCES AND LINKS:
WASHINGTON PARISH, LA CLERK OF COURT
908 Washington St.
22ND JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT
902 Pearl St.
MIDDLE DISTRICT LOUISIANA-U.S. DISTRICT COURT
Russell B. Long Building and Federal Courthouse
777 Florida Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
LOUISIANA COURT OF APPEALS, FIRST CIRCUIT
1600 North Third Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802
WASHINGTON PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE
1002 Main St.
Franklinton, La 70438
LOUISIANA STATE POLICE – TROOP L
2600 No. Causeway
Mandeville, LA 70471