The city of New Iberia is in the “Heart of Cajun Country,” some 30 miles southeast of Lafayette in Louisiana. It is the parish seat of Iberia Parish, which includes Jeanerette, Loreauville, Lydia, and a portion of Delcambre. Approximately 32,623 people live in New Iberia’s 10.6 square miles.
New Iberia got its name from the early Spanish settlers who called it “Nueva Iberia,” a name inspired by the Iberian Peninsula. This city has a sub-tropical climate with above-average rainfall and is famous for camping, swimming, fishing, and sightseeing.
Visitors are drawn to New Iberia for its food, music, festivals, and numerous attractions. Foremost among its tourist spots is Avery Island, which is famous for its Tabasco sauce facility and rock salt deposits. The city also hosts annual festivals such as the Sugar Cane Festival, Cajun Hot Sauce Festival, Great Gator Race, and the Acadiana Dragon Boat Festival.
Top industries that contribute to New Iberia’s economy are manufacturing, health care, retail, and construction, while many small businesses still engage in fishing, shrimping, and shrimp processing.
Our New Iberia Personal Injury Attorneys at Cueria Law Firm are dedicated to helping injured workers of the maritime industry. Call us today to schedule a free consultation with the attorney.
Due to its location along the Gulf Coast of Mexico, New Iberia is susceptible to oil spills coming from oil and gas extraction activities in the gulf.
On April 20, 2010, an explosion destroyed the Deep Water Horizon oil rig on the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 and injuring many others. The accident also caused one of the most massive oil spills in U.S. history, releasing at least 4.9 million barrels of oil in the Gulf of Mexico. Property owners along the gulf coast and small businesses in the fisheries, tourism, and recreation industries suffered huge losses and will continue to experience long-term adverse economic effects.
If your business is affected by an event such as the gulf coast oil spill, we can help you pursue a claim for lost profits and impairment of earning capacity.
The Cueria Law Firm, L.L.C. has a strong grasp of the claims process, eligibility rule, and application procedures for B.P. settlements. We can represent your business in a class-action suit and diligently pursue your claim to obtain full compensation for your losses.
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