The city of New Iberia is located in the “Heart of Cajun Country”, some 30 miles southeast of Lafayette in Louisiana. It is the parish seat of Iberia Parish which includes Jeanerete, 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 popular 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 in manufacturing, health care, retail and construction while many small businesses still engage in fishing, shrimping and shrimp processing.
DCFS Oil Spill
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 Deep Water Horizon oil rig on the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 and injuring many others. The accident also caused one of the largest oil spills in US 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 BP settlements. We can represent your business in a class action suit and diligently pursue your claim in order to obtain full compensation for your losses.
We also handle all types of personal injury cases, including toxic torts, environmental injury, aviation and helicopter accident and defective products liability. Call us today for a free consultation at 504-322-1461.
Directions to New Orleans Personal Injury Attorneys from New Iberia, LA
These directions are from Google Maps starting from:
New Iberia, LA 70560
Total Est. Time: 2 hours 6 mins
Total Est. Distance: 133 mi
Get on Hwy 90 E/US-90 E from Avery Island Rd
Head north toward Center St
Turn right onto Center St
Take the 1st right onto Avery Island Rd
Turn left to merge onto Hwy 90 E/US-90 E
Continue on Hwy 90 E/US-90 E to New Orleans.
Take the Carondelet St exit from US-90 BUS W
Merge onto Hwy 90 E/US-90 E
Slight right to stay on Hwy 90 E/US-90 E
Turn left to merge onto I-310 N/LA-3127 N toward Donaldsonville/New Orleans
Continue to follow I-310 N
Take exit 1A to merge onto I-10 E toward New Orleans
Continue onto US-90 BUS W
Take the Carondelet St exit toward St Charles Ave
Drive to Camp St
Turn left onto Carondelet St
Turn right onto St Joseph St
Turn left onto Camp St
Destination will be on the right
We are located at:
700 Camp Street Suite 316
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130