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Cameron Parish Accident Injury Attorney

Cameron Parish (French: Paroisse de Cameron) is a parish in the southwestern section of the U.S. state of Louisiana. As of the 2013 census, the population was 6,744. The parish seat is Cameron. Although it is the third-largest parish by land area in Louisiana, it has the second-smallest population.

Cameron Parish is part of the Lake Charles, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Organized in 1870 from parts of Calcasieu and Vermilion Parishes, Cameron is named for Simon Cameron, a Pennsylvanian who was President Abraham Lincoln’s first secretary of war. It is among the largest civil parishes in Louisiana, yet the least populated, owing to the high proportion of land area devoted to marsh.

Cameron Parish was devastated by Hurricane Audrey on June 27, 1957, causing over 390 deaths. Authors, Nola Mae Ross and Susan McFillen Goodson chronicled the stories of many Audrey survivors in “Hurricane Audrey”, published 40 years after the storm. Tales of tragedy and heroism emerged with the heavy press coverage following the devastation.

Audrey defined Cameron Parish for nearly 50 years, with local history being divided into before and after Audrey periods until much of the parish was destroyed again by Hurricane Rita on September 24, 2005. The movie Little Chenier was filmed in Southwest Louisiana just prior to Hurricane Rita and contains some of the only accessible moving images of the area before it was destroyed.

In 2008, three years after Rita, Hurricane Ike came ashore and brought a 22-foot (6.7 m) storm surge, which was far worse than Rita’s 10-foot (3.0 m) surge. Nearly every square inch of the coastline in that area was flooded heavily, with surge and floodwaters reaching 60 miles inland, as far north as Lake Charles.

 

INCIDENTS OF CAR ACCIDENTS IN CAMERON PARISH, LA:

In 2014, 10 people were injured as a direct result of vehicular accidents. There was 1 fatality 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 Beauregard Parish, Louisiana, or have been injured in a motor vehicle accident,  Don’t Delay! Call Clay! Our Lake Charles Office: (337)214-8479 or Toll Free: (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:

CAMERON PARISH CLERK OF COURT

119 Smith Cir

Cameron, LA 70631

(337) 775-5649

 

38TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT (CAMERON PARISH)

119 Smith Cir

Cameron, LA 70631

(337) 775-5649

 

3RD CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS

1000 Main Street

Lake Charles, LA 70615

(337) 433-9043

 

U.S. DISTRICT COURT-WESTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA

600 Broad St.

Lake Charles, La 70615

(337) 437-3870

 

CAMERON PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE

119 Smith Cir,

Cameron, LA 70631

(337) 775-5111

 

LOUISIANA STATE POLICE TROOP D

805 Main St.

Lake Charles, La. 70615

(337) 491-2511

DON'T DELAY! YOU MAY HAVE A VALID CLAIM AND BE ENTITLED TO COMPENSATION FOR YOUR INJURIES, BUT A LAWSUIT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS EXPIRES.