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About Pasadena, Texas
Located in the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metropolitan area, Pasadena is the second-largest city in Harris County. It was founded in 1893 by a Galveston man named John H. Burnett, who named the city after Pasadena, California. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Pasadena had an estimated population of 148,626 residents as of July 2021. That was a slight decrease from the April 2020 population estimate of 151,955. Pasadena covers a land area of 42.76 square miles and experiences hot, humid summers and cool, mild winters.
The movie Urban Cowboy, which was a critically acclaimed hit in the 1980s, was filmed and depicted life and love in Pasadena. Pasadena is also famous for its strawberries and was once the self-proclaimed “Strawberry Capital of the World” after the American Red Cross sent 1.5 million strawberry plants to its residents to help rebuild after the 1900 Galveston hurricane that devastated much of the area. Pasadena still holds its annual Strawberry Festival, attracting tens of thousands of attendees. Another key feature of Pasadena is the 2,500-acre Armand Bayou Nature Center, which is the only area in the city where the original eco-systems have been preserved.
In its earlier years, the Pasadena economy was primarily driven by agriculture, specifically strawberries and other fruit, as well as rice from Japanese settlers who relocated to the area. The Texas Oil Boom contributed to Pasadena’s continued growth, and by the late 1910s, oil refining became a primary industry in the region. World War II resulted in the further industrialization of Pasadena, and the city continued to grow. Some residents began calling the city Stinkadena due to constant pollution from industrial complexes. By the 21st century, Pasadena was considered a primarily blue-collar neighborhood of nearby Houston.
Bordering the Houston Ship Channel, Pasadena's primary economic sectors include:
- Petroleum and gas exploration
Some of the top employers in Pasadena, TX are:
- Pasadena Independent School District
- SGS Petroleum Service Corp
- Mundy Company
- University of Houston-Clear Lake
- Shell Chemical
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Cases We Handle in Pasadena, Texas
Billions Recovered for Clients Across the U.S.
Accidents often cause serious injuries that require time, effort, and extensive cost to recover from. When a person has injuries, it’s likely that they’re also suffering financially from medical bills, lost wages, and other losses triggered by them. A Pasadena personal injury lawyer from our firm can work to help someone secure their finances so they can focus on what matters: recovery.
Our Pasadena personal injury lawyers help with issues such as:
What Personal Injury Claims Help to Recover
When a person suffers from a preventable accident, they’re entitled to recover the losses above because no one should suffer because of the negligence of others. Those who cause accidents should help the people whose lives they change. Unfortunately, it usually takes the help of an attorney for a person to receive the compensation that they deserve. People call our Pasadena personal injury team when they need help from a team that’s focused on helping clients recover all damages associated with their accident.
A personal injury claim can help a person with:
- All hospitalization and treatment costs
- Lost wages due to injury
- Lost earning capacity for lifelong injuries
- Future medical care
- Cost of mental and emotional anguish
- Cost of physical pain and suffering
- Funeral costs for fatal injuries
- Medical costs prior to death
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Pasadena Catastrophic Injury Attorneys
Helping with Burn Injuries, Spinal Cord Injuries, Amputation & More
While all injuries, regardless of severity, can have a lasting impact on the lives of the victims, there are some that can be deemed catastrophic—both legally and personally. These catastrophic injuries are those that have a life-long impact, such as a burn injury that causes permanent scarring, an amputation that requires changes to the overall way of life, or a brain injury that requires long-term medical care. In these situations, it is even more important that you have the assistance of a Pasadena catastrophic injury lawyer to look out for you and your loved ones—someone who can stand up for you and fight for the full, fair compensation you deserve.
At Arnold & Itkin, we have vast experience in these complex claims, helping our clients reach record-setting settlements and win historic verdicts. For example, in one case, our Pasadena burn injury attorneys represented a client who sustained severe burns in a work accident. We set the state record when we reached a $92.7 million settlement. A record that we had previously set when we won an $87 million settlement in a case for a young man who suffered life-threatening burns while working at a refinery. Our legal team is proven in these types of complex cases—fighting to help our clients reach the absolute best result possible for both themselves and their families.
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Pasadena Car & Truck Accident Attorneys
Driving to work shouldn't endanger your life. You shouldn't have to worry that sharing the road with an 18-wheeler will put your family at risk. Unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents happen. About 2 million people are injured and more than 30,000 lose their lives in traffic accidents across the U.S. each year, and Texas has one of the highest accident rates. When car, truck, and motorcycle accidents cause catastrophic harm and claim lives, our team at Arnold & Itkin is here to help set things right again.
After a Pasadena, TX car or truck accident, we can:
- Handle all communication with the insurance company and other interested parties.
- Launch an independent investigation to see what caused the crash.
- Determine who is responsible.
- Gather evidence that builds a strong personal injury or wrongful death case.
- Negotiate with the at-fault party to seek a fair settlement for our client.
- If the defendant won't play fair, take the case to court to seek a jury award.
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Pasadena Work Injury Lawyers
Construction workers, plant employees, and workers at factories, warehouses, and refineries face serious dangers when their employers do not maintain safe worksites. Aging equipment, overlooked safety standards, poor training, and inadequate protective gear can all cause or contribute to work injuries that change a person's life forever. When this happens, workers can turn to Arnold & Itkin for the experienced counsel they deserve.
We can help with work injury cases in Pasadena, Texas involving:
- Falls from ladders and scaffolding
- Struck by objects/equipment
- Assembly line accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Work-related auto accidents
- Fires and explosions
- Workplace violence
- Electrocution/electrical injuries
- Heavy machinery accidents
- Power tool injuries
- Occupational diseases and illnesses
- Amputation/loss of limb
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Pasadena, TX Offshore Injury Attorneys
Our Pasadena Offshore Attorneys Have a National Reputation for Results
Just because offshore work is inherently dangerous doesn’t mean that it’s acceptable when workers suffer from serious accidents. Offshore companies have a legal obligation to protect their workers. When they fail to take the proper steps to prevent a serious incident, workers deserve compensation for the injuries they cause.
Why Do Offshore Accidents Happen?
While all offshore accidents happen for different reasons, one fact unites all of them: they’re preventable. Relaxed safety standards, a lack of maintenance, and other cost-cutting measures are some of the most common causes of serious accidents. Large companies should protect workers with safety training, procedures, and thorough maintenance of a vessel. When they fail to do these, workers pay the steepest price for their negligence. When this happens, Arnold & Itkin is standing by to make sure a person can fight to hold companies accountable.
Types of Offshore Injuries
Offshore injuries are notable for how devastating they are to the people suffering from them. Besides being incredibly painful, injuries caused during offshore accidents often change the rest of a person’s life—they are expensive to recover from and often change a person’s ability to work as they once did.
Common offshore injuries include the following:
- Back injuries
- Loss of a limb
- Broken bones
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Head trauma
- Crushing injuries
- And more
The injuries listed above usually represent a significant financial burden for those who sustain them. Medical bills, lost wages, and the cost of future care are just a few examples of the monetary damage offshore injuries cause to workers. When a worker sustains serious injuries because of the negligence of others, the last thing they should need to worry about is their finances.
How Workers Can Recover Damages After an Offshore Accident
In 1920, the Merchant Marine Act was passed to help maritime workers enjoy the same safety standards already provided to their onshore counterparts. Popularly referred to as the Jones Act, this law is still one of the most important laws for offshore workers after they’ve been injured because of negligence.
Damages that can be recovered by the Jones Act include:
- Lost wages
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- The cost of future care
- A loss of the ability to work
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of consortium
- And more
Will My Company Treat Me Right After an Offshore Accident?
They might not. Sometimes, companies promise their employees that they are committed to helping them after an accident. Sometimes, they’ll immediately offer a settlement, making it seem like they care. However, this settlement is usually designed to be as small as possible while preventing the company from being liable for further damages. Before accepting a settlement offer, all offshore workers should speak with our Pasadena offshore injury lawyers. Doing so is free and will help you decide if the settlement is fair or if you are entitled to more damages.
How Do Workers Qualify for the Jones Act?
Most offshore workers who sustain injuries while on the job qualify for compensation under the Jones Act. First, the law requires them to be on a vessel that is operating in navigable waters.
Common Jones Act vessels include:
- Oil rigs
- Shipping vessels
- Fishing boats
Second, the Jones Act requires that a worker spends most of their time in duty to the mission of the vessel they work on. For example, an oil rig worker qualifies for the Jones Act because they are on a vessel that’s in navigable waters and they contribute to its purpose of finding and recovering oil.
What Are Common Offshore Accidents?
Unfortunately, companies often value profits over safety and responsibility enough to make certain accidents common on vessels. These accidents are almost always preventable and are a sign that negligence infiltrated a vessel’s operations.
Common types of offshore accidents include the following:
- Diving accidents
- Barge & dredge explosions
- Crane failures
- Explosions & fires
- Vessel collisions
- Lifting accidents
Get the Help You Deserve from Our Pasadena Offshore Injury Lawyers
When workers need help after an offshore injury in Pasadena, they turn to Arnold & Itkin. Over the years, our firm has established itself as a leader in maritime law by recovering billions. When over a third of the Deepwater Horizon crew wasn’t being treated right after one of the worst accidents in American history, they turned to us for help. After the crew of the El Faro vanished in a storm, their family members relied on us to obtain justice.
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Pasadena, TX Wrongful Death Lawyers
Helping Families Find Answers & Accountability
In addition to cases involving catastrophic injuries, we also handle high-stakes cases involving wrongful death. These are cases where you have lost someone you care about—a child, a parent, a spouse, a sibling, or another member of your family. We know that these cases require both legal skill, as well as understanding. There’s nothing we can do to bring your loved one back, but we can be there for you—demanding answers, getting the truth, and holding the parties responsible for the irreversible damage that they have caused.
We know that we can demand justice and fight to make sure you and your family are taken care of.
From fatal chemical plant accidents to truck accidents resulting in the loss of life, our Pasadena wrongful death attorneys have been there for people throughout Texas. When you call us, you can feel confident knowing that you’ll have someone on your side who truly cares about you as more than just a case number. Someone who will listen to you, answer your questions, and then fight for you every step of the way. No matter what.
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Our Pasadena Personal Injury Lawyers Are Ready at (888) 493-1629
When a person is injured in Pasadena, they turn to our firm for help. We’ve fought for clients suffering from offshore injuries, construction accidents, and premises liability issues. We’ve shown our dedication to results time and time again by securing billions of dollars in compensation on behalf of our clients. We dedicate the resources cases need for success, investigate every aspect of an accident, and never settle for less than a client deserves. If you’re suffering from any type of injury, our firm is ready to help you now, starting with a free consultation.
Discover what your options for recovery are right now by calling our Pasadena personal injury lawyers at (888) 493-1629.