Lake Charles Injury Lawyer
- We handle Lake Charles civil litigation cases involving Personal Injury, accident injury, workplace injury, Wrongful Death, and auto accident injury
- Lake Charles injury lawyers from Ketterman Rowland & Westlund can help you seek the compensation the law entitles you to
- We offer a free consultation, so find out if you have a case from a professional Lake Charles injury lawyer
Recovering from an accidental injury in Lake Charles is difficult enough, but if you have expensive medical bills and lost wages, combined with pain and suffering, your ability to fully recover may depend on taking action right now.
Lake Charles injury lawyers from Ketterman Rowland & Westlund can help you seek compensation via civil litigation for cases involving:
- Wrongful Death
- Personal Injury
- Auto Accident Injury
- Work-Related Injury
When someone else’s negligence causes you injury, you need help from an experienced Lake Charles lawyer who understands the stakes, and will aggressively fight to ensure you are fairly compensated. Your Lake Charles injury lawyer will help you determine if you qualify for:
- Compensation for medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- A variety of other qualifying losses
Contact our Lake Charles Injury Lawyers Today without Obligation
Do you have a Personal Injury case? The best way to find out is to speak with a qualified Lake Charles lawyer about the specifics of your situation. At this crucial crossroads in your life, it is vital that you take action and refuse to let your injury immobilize your from taking action.
We offer a free case evaluation, so you can speak with a qualified Lake Charles injury lawyer right now without any risk or obligation. If you choose to retain the services of a professional Lake Charles lawyer from Ketterman Rowland & Westlund, they will do everything legally possible to maximize your settlement so that you can get your life back on track.
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About Lake Charles, LA
Several years ago, a man named William Bradley wrote a manuscript with an interesting account of the change from land to the ocean. Although westward and eastward there was an area that contained floating bogs and blind bayous, Cameron lay at the bottom of the ocean a century ago. In Calcasieu, there weren’t any forests because all of the country lying between the Stream of Dispute and the Bloody River was a rolling prairie, which extended far into the domains to the North from the great marsh. However, a forest was planted in this fair land by servants who were commanded by the Eternal One. Winged fowls of the air brought pine seeds and scattered over the face of the prairie and seeds of the Cyprus tree and cast them into the low lands next to the rivers, and they also brought also pine seeds and scattered them over the face of the prairie, working southward after starting at the north border. The squirrels came next and helped the birds, which resulted in oak trees spring up next to the banks of all superfluous branches. Time went by and the ocean fled before the advance of the forests with its border of marshes.
There came in from the northeast part of Texas a group of Indians As the bayous assumed a definite form and with the draining of the swamps, a band of roving Indians from the Atakapan family known as the Atakapa’s arrived from the northeastern part of Texas. From their warlike and fierce nature, they soon became known as cannibals. For the most part, they made their headquarters next to Vermillion Bayou while roaming throughout southwestern Louisiana for several years. They quickly expelled the remnants of other Indian tribes who had settled in southern Louisiana, among whom were the Coushatta, the Choctaw, and the Cherokee. These tribes only awaited the opportunity to avenge themselves on the Atakapa’s and withdrew sullenly. At Last the time had arrived and with a vengeance that has rarely been recorded in history the tribes burst in on the Atakapa’s, which resulted in the nearly complete annihilation of the Atakapa’s. In the southern states, this was probably the greatest Indian battle fought, which close to and over and near the current location of Saint Martinville. Although the tribe is now extinct, at that time, there were only five members of this cannibal tribe in Texas and four in Louisiana by 1885.
Around Lake Charles, there were many different pieces of evidence that around the lake there was Indian occupation. Approximately five miles south of Lake Charles there is a sandy bank next to the Calcasieu River where beads, arrowheads, and pots have been located. This might indicate that at one time there might have been a permanent camp for the Indians. There was a village of Indians located some 12 north of Lake Charles, currently known as Indian Village because they who left so many evidence of their occupation. Shortly before the arrival of the white pioneers, the Indian history of Calcasieu Parish came to an end. The majority of them looked for places that they knew would be less attractive or less accessible to the white pioneers than the beautiful country around Calcasieu, or simply continued westward. The few Indians who did remain intermarried with the Spanish and French and Spanish adventurers and created a class of people who now comprise a rather large a number of communities in the Parish. Red Bones is what they are called. In several respects, that are a rather peculiar people that use their clannish attitude to preserve their identity.
A man who was very adventuresome and had a romantic nature named Martin Le Blue was the first white pioneer to arrive in Calcasieu County. In 1775, he left Bordeaux, France, in 1775 and went to Virginia where he lived for five years. Because of the Revolutionary War, he found that living in Virginia was simply too troublesome. He married a woman whose parents had relocated from the same part of France that she had come from named Miss De la Marion. Using a two-wheeled bullock cart, she began her westward trek. Many months went by before he crossed the Calcasieu River at a location approximately six miles northeast of the current location of Lake Charles. Because it was the most beautiful location that the pair had encountered during their journey to his place, his wife urged him to end his journey at this place. The stately moss-hung oak trees, as well as the drooping Cyprus trees, seemed to her to be the paradise they had been looking for. However, Martin Le Bleu wasn’t satisfied quite yet. He turned westward again and before long they arrived at the shore of Lake Charles. At last, he listened to his wife and turned back, primarily he found that it was simply impossible to ford the enlarged river that, at this point, widened into the lake. They settled approximately six miles east of the lake next to what is currently known as English Bayou.