Also known as “Lake Area,” the city of Lake Charles is situated on the banks of the Calcasieu River in southwest Louisiana. Lake Charles and Prien Lake surround it while Henderson Bayou and English Bayou flow through the city. This city has a total land area of 42.06 square miles and, based on the 2012 US Census, a population of 73,474. Lake Charles has a very humid climate, and it is known for its Cajun culture, which is a highlight in the annual festival “Contraband days.”
Major industries in Lake Charles include petrochemical refining, tourism, gaming, and education. Three major petrochemical refineries Sasol North America, Axiall Corp., and PPG Industries, operate in Lake Charles, employing many of its residents.
Working in refineries and petrochemical plants, however, pose increased risks to worker safety arising from constant handling of materials under high pressures and temperatures, sophisticated equipment, and hazardous materials. In 1991, an explosion occurred at the Citgo Petroleum refinery in Lake Charles, resulting in the death of 2 and injury to 5 workers.
If you or a family member suffers injuries in a petrochemical refinery, or other situations, due to the fault or negligence of another person, Cueria Law Firm can help you obtain fair compensation for damages that you sustain.
Filing a claim against the insurer or party who caused your injuries can be an overwhelming process of gathering evidence, reading and reviewing relevant documents, interviewing witnesses, negotiating terms of a settlement, and planning and implementing a legal strategy for litigation.
This feeling can be compounded by the pressure of rising medical costs and everyday financial obligations that are difficult to meet due to lost earnings while recovering. Seeking professional help to ensure you receive the full value of your legal damages is essential.
The Cueria Law Firm has over two decades of experience in negotiating and litigating personal injury claims for the people of Lake Charles and surrounding areas. Our committed legal services team will help you by reconstructing details of the accident, gathering witness statements, obtaining medical reports in support of your injury claim. If an out of court settlement is not reached, we will represent you in court proceedings to achieve the best outcome for your situation.
The Cueria Law Firm also handles product liability, admiralty/maritime, Jones Act, burn and explosion, and other personal injury cases.
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