When Houston was founded in 1837, residents roamed on horses and wagons. As a freeway-laced metro area of over 6 million today, Houston is home to millions of cars, SUVs, and trucks — and many, many traffic accidents.
How many? In 2013, Houston had over 58,000 crashes. In those, more than 28,000 people were injured — 7,000 of them seriously — and nearly 200 persons died.
Families of victims need legal help to get payments for their losses, from medical bills to lost wages to pain and suffering. For over 40 years, Jim Adler & Associates has fought for such victims’ rights in the legal area — and we can fight for you too.
Two Offices In Houston: Galleria and Channelview
In Houston we work from two offices: the law firm’s home office on West Loop 610 in the Uptown/Galleria area, and its Channelview office just off Interstate 10 (I-10) on the city’s east side.
There you’ll find the help you need not only for car accident cases, but also injuries involving defective drugs and medical devices, as well as workplace injuries. The Adler law firm also helps Americans needing Social Security disability payments.
As for traffic accidents, many involve 18-wheelers, also called big rigs, semi trucks, tractor trailers or diesel trucks. Such 18-wheeler accidents can be catastrophic, often severely injuring if not killing the occupants of far smaller cars.
Though many state traffic laws are the same from city to city, each city also has its own laws governing traffic, such as varied speed limits depending on the thoroughfare.
For instance, Houston has no law yet to ban using cellphones while driving, or even texting while driving. But some suburbs and nearby cities ban texting while driving, including Bellaire, West University Place, Missouri City, Conroe and Galveston.
Houston stands out in many other ways, though. Home to many oil companies and refineries, it is the Energy Capital of the World. It’s also home to the Johnson Space Center and NASA’s Mission Control, as well as the Texas Medical Center — the world’s largest — and Port of Houston, the nation’s busiest in terms of foreign tonnage and second-busiest overall.
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Interesting Facts About Houston
The nation’s Space City, Houston always is pushing to the future, including its growth. It’s now the most ethnically diverse city in America, offering world-class restaurants and art venues, as well as major league sports in football, baseball, basketball and soccer.
Though some older landmarks have fallen, others remain, including — for the time being — the world’s first domed stadium, the Astrodome. And in honor of its hometown president, “Bush 41,” Houston’s biggest airport (exceeding Hobby Airport) is named George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
Major Freeways In Houston
Houston’s 10-county metro area has 575 miles of expressways and freeways.
- Interstate 45 (I-45), also known as the Gulf Freeway, heading south, and the North Freeway, heading north
- Interstate 10 (I-10), also known as the East Freeway heading east toward Baytown and as the Katy Freeway heading west toward San Antonio
- Texas 59, also known as the Southwest Freeway as it connects downtown and Sugar Land
- Texas 288, extending south to Freeport
- US 290, heading northwest to Austin
- Loop 610, encircling the inner city
- Beltway 8, encircling the outer suburbs
Principal Office In Houston
Jim Adler & Associates is proud to call Houston home, and we welcome those among us who need help for a personal injury lawsuit or other legal needs Notify our law firm today, either in the Galleria/Uptown or Channelview office, and get a free legal consultation to evaluate your case.
Jim “the Texas Hammer” Adler and the “Tough, Smart Lawyer” is Houston proud — and Houston ready — to help you and your family.
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