About Our Houston Office
The Torkzadeh Law Firm is a personal injury and accident law firm with offices located in Houston ready to help anyone that was injured in an accident, assault, on-job, or other injury related causes. Our dedicated team of local professional attorneys near by are ready to fight for you and get what you deserve. If you’ve been injured around in Houston and want to talk with an experienced attorney that knows what it takes to win, then contact or call us toll free (888) 845-9696 now.
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We provide legal representation for personal injury and accident victims in and around Houston and throughout the state of Texas.
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Houston Legal Questions
How much does a personal injury lawyer cost in Houston?
At Torklaw, we work on a contingency basis, which means you don’t pay if we don’t win. There is no cost to talk to a lawyer and you don’t pay anything upfront.
What’s the first thing to do if someone hits your car in Houston?
The best thing to do is contact a lawyer first. Often insurance companies want a statement right after the accident is reported so it’s good to have legal advice right away.
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Houston – The Most Populous City in Texas
As Texas’ most populous city, Houston has a population of about 2.25 million people. It is the fourth most populous city in the United States. The city’s area is 667 square miles, making it the largest Southern U.S. city. Located near the Gulf of Mexico in the southeastern region of the state, Houston is the seat of Harris County and the principal city of The Greater Houston metro area. The city was founded in August 1836 near the banks of Allen’s Landing. Houston was incorporated on June 5, 1837, being named after General Sam Houston, president of the Republic of Texas.
The city’s population started to grow because of the port and railroad industry followed by the discovery of oil in 1901. The world’s largest concentration of research and healthcare institutions, which are called Texas Medical Center, located in Houston in the mid-20th century. NASA has a prominent place in Houston as well with Johnson Space Center and the Mission Control Center. The city’s economy has a broad base that includes transportation, manufacturing, aeronautics, and energy. More Fortune 500 headquarters are located in Houston’s city limits than any other U.S. city except for New York City. Houston leads in building oilfield equipment and health care sectors.
Ranking first in international waterborne tonnage handled, the Port of Houston also ranks second in the country for total cargo tonnage handled there. Known as a global city, Houston has multiple strengths, including media, business, entertainment, international trade, technology, education, sports, medicine, fashion, science, research, and culture. The city’s nickname is “Space City.” Houston is known for its large, growing international community that includes a population of various religious and ethnic backgrounds. It is often called the most diverse city in America.
Landmarks and Attractions in Houston
Houston has numerous visitors every year. While many travel for business, there are plenty of tourists who visit the area to see the numerous landmarks and attractions throughout the city. With a variety of cultural institutions and various exhibits, more than 7 million visitors make their way to the city’s Museum District each year. There is a Theatre District with an active performing and visual arts scene that offers year-round resident companies in all major performing arts. There are literally dozens of museums and other prime landmarks throughout the city.
The Houston Museum District has 19 museums, galleries, community centers, and cultural centers all located within walking distance. Among the city’s museums are Houston Museum of Natural Science, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, ArtCar Museum, Holocaust Museum Houston, Children’s Museum of Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Menil Collection, Rothko Chapel, the Health Museum, and Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens. The city is home to Kemah Boardwalk, which is an old-fashioned waterfront amusement park.
Houston Zoo houses more than 6,000 animals and the Dowtown Aquarium has a shark tank, various sea life, aquatic ecosystem displays, and a shark tank. San Jancinto Monument is a 1939 obelisk and museum that commemorates the battle where Texas gained its independence from Mexico. Parks include Market Square Park, Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park, and Hermann Park. There are sporting venues as well where you can watch sports or participate in them.
Houston Traffic Accident Statistics
Of course, with such a large population and the high number of visitors that make their way into the Houston area each year there are millions of vehicles on the road every day. The Texas Department of Transportation reported that during 2015 the state’s highway fatality rate was 1.43 deaths per 100 million vehicle miles traveled in the state. The state had 3,531 fatalities and 17,011 people serious injured on the roads during 2015. Overall, there were 246,335 people injured in Texas motor vehicle crashes. The state had 459 motorcycle fatalities during 2015, and 52% of them weren’t wearing helmets when they crashed. About 27% of those who were killed were involved in a crash where a driver was under the influence of alcohol.
The City of Houston had 66,319 total motor vehicle accidents during the year. Those crashes resulted in 1,310 incapacitating injuries, 203 fatalities, 6,797 non-incapacitating injuries, 2,680 unknown severity crashes, 15,014 crashes with unknown injuries, and 23,858 crashes with possible injuries. Broken down, that is 181 crashes per day and 3.5 incapacitating injuries per day. There are at least 25 people injured in motor vehicle crashes in Houston every day. These motor vehicle accidents have a significant financial impact on the city and state as well because of the property damages, medical expenses, and lost wages that result because of them. Many auto accidents lead to Houston personal injury claims. For a successful personal injury claim, consult with a knowledgeable Houston accident injury lawyer.
After a Houston Motor Vehicle Accident
If you have been involved in a Houston motor vehicle accident, you have probably suffered damages. You might be left wondering what to do and where to turn. An experienced Houston personal injury attorney from TorkLaw can provide the guidance that you need. Your medical expenses from such an accident can mount very quickly, and before you know it you might end up owing tens of thousands of dollars in medical expenses. While you are recovering, you will be unable to work so you are suffering from a loss of income. Your vehicle probably suffered damages, so you need to have it repaired. You also have pain and suffering and you might even have future medical expenses and a loss of future earnings.
If your injuries were severe, you might have permanent scars and disfigurement, which are also compensable. You might suffer from permanent disabilities. Other damages might include loss of enjoyment of life resulting from your serious injuries or disabilities. Your family might suffer loss of consortium because of your inability to continue your relationship as usual. If you had a loved one who was killed in a Houston auto accident, you can file a wrongful death lawsuit. Wrongful death is much like a personal injury claim that is filed on behalf of the party who would have been eligible to file a personal injury claim had he or she survived. Wrongful death claims can recover medical expenses, burial expenses, loss of earnings, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and other damages.
With more than five decades combined personal injury experience, the Torkzadeh Law Firm is one of the most experienced firms in the country for helping those who have suffered Houston auto accident injuries, motorcycle crash injuries, cycling crash injuries, and pedestrian accident injuries. We can help you get the compensation that you deserve to help you following a serious Houston car crash. You can count on us to file a Texas personal injury claim or pursue a Houston wrongful death lawsuit. While we know that compensation will not replace the loved one you lost or help you heal from your injuries, it can offer a peace of mind by giving you the funds you need for basic living expenses and to ensure that medical needs are properly addressed.Free Legal Consultation
What To Do After A Houston Workplace Accident
There are numerous people injured throughout Houston every year in on-the-job accidents. If you have been hurt while performing your work duties, you might wonder where to turn or what to do. Help is available. Workers’ compensation is a state-regulated system that ensure employees who are covered by the program have medical benefits a portion of their wages if they get hurt or ill because of a work-related incident. Workers’ compensation limits the liability of the employer if the injured worker decides to file a personal injury lawsuit against their employer for damages suffered. Private employers in Texas can choose whether or not to have workers’ compensation insurance coverage, so it is not required by law. Employers who don’t carry workers’ compensation coverage must report their non-coverage status along with any occupational diseases and illnesses or work-related injuries to the Division of Workers’ Compensation.
If you have been injured or contracted a medical condition because of your work duties, you might be able to file a workers’ compensation claim or pursue a personal injury lawsuit against your employer. Either one can be very complicated so experienced legal counsel is necessary to make your claim successful. When it comes to Houston workers’ compensation claims you can depend on TorkLaw. We have a team of experienced workplace injury attorneys who have helped clients with successful personal injury claims against their employers as well as successful workers’ compensation claims. We understand that you need extensive medical care and your loss of income can cause serious financial strain for your family. When it comes to workplace injuries, you can rely on the experienced legal team at the Torkzadeh Law Firm in Houston.
Houston Aviation Accident Injury Attorneys
While aviation is the safest way to travel, accidents continue to happen. Unfortunately, if you have been involved in an aviation accident you have most likely suffered serious injuries that will impact you the rest of your life. We have helped the victims of Houston helicopter accidents and Texas plane crashes recover the compensation they deserve following such a life-altering and traumatic experience. Your medical expenses are probably tens of thousands of dollars, you have lost earnings because of your inability to work, you have suffered a loss of enjoyment of life, you have encountered mental trauma and emotional stress, and you might have long-term disabilities. TorkLaw will aggressively pursue compensation for your damages suffered by filing a Houston aviation accident injury claim against the liable party.
If a loved one has died in a Houston aviation accident, you have suffered a great loss. While we know that there is no way to bring back that loved one, we can help you pursue compensation for the damages you have suffered. Those funds can cover medical expenses, funeral costs, the loss of your family member’s income that your family has relied on to help with living expenses, the loss of consortium, and other damages resulting from the death. The Torkzadeh Law Firm can help you recover damages by filing a Houston wrongful death claim because of the loss of life resulting from the Texas helicopter accident or plane crash. We have experience in helping families and estates recover damages through Houston aviation wrongful death lawsuits.
Experienced Boat Accident Attorneys in Houston
Houston has a lake and is right on the Gulf of Mexico, so there are many boats and watercraft on both freshwater and saltwater. If a boating accident has left you with injuries and damages, you can pursue a boat accident injury claim. Houston boat accidents can lead to debilitating injuries, such as paralysis, amputations, or traumatic brain injuries. Our attorneys at the Houston office of the Torkzadeh Law Firm are experienced in helping clients pursue personal injury claims for boat accident injuries. If a Houston boat crash has left you with medical expenses and the inability to work, you need to contact TorkLaw so you can learn about your options.
Experienced Houston Personal Injury Lawyers You Can Trust
When it comes to law firms with experience in handling personal injury claims, you can count on the Torkzadeh Law Firm. Our lawyers have more than 50 years of combined experience in helping accident victims and their families get the compensation they need to continue with life as normally as possible. If you have suffered injuries in the Houston, Texas area, our Houston TorkLaw office can provide the legal guidance that you need. We treat clients with care and compassion, putting them first. We will aggressively pursue a wrongful death claim, personal injury claim, or workers’ compensation claim on your behalf, helping you get the funds you need to take care of your situation now and in the future as well. We know not all cases are the same and not all claims have the same value. We carefully assess and investigate your accident and your situation to determine how to proceed. Time is limited because you only have a set amount of time to proceed with a claim in Houston. Call our 24/7 legal helpline at (888) 845-9696 today to schedule your free, no-obligation initial case evaluation.