Situated in the southwest shore of Galveston Bay, Texas City is part of the mainland Texas Gulf Coast in Galveston County. It is surrounded by flat coastal plains, the Moses Lake and a marshland. It also forms part of the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metropolitan area.
Texas City has a land area of 63.8 square miles and is the third largest city in Galveston County, with a population of approximately 45,100. Its economy revolves around the shipping, petroleum refining and petrochemical manufacturing industries.
Texas City’s history, however, is marked by an infamous explosion that devastated the port and city in 1947. On April 16, 1947, a ship transporting ammonium nitrate fertilizer exploded, destroying warehouses, offices and an adjacent ship. The accident killed hundreds and injured thousands of people in Texas City.
In 1987, another toxic accident occurred in Texas City, causing the release of 36,000 pounds of hydrogen fluoride gas. In 2005, Texas again suffered another explosion, this time at the BP Oil Refinery which caused 15 deaths and injured more than a hundred. Clearly, a thriving petrochemical industry can pose serious risks to Texas City residents.
Petrochemical accidents also include spills which can cause burns and expose people to harmful toxins, leading to lung disease and neurological problems.
In Texas, victims of petrochemical accidents and explosions are entitled to compensation for their medical expenses, lost income, ongoing treatment and therapy, and pain and suffering. If you or a loved one is involved in a petrochemical accident, your Texas City personal injury attorney can help you recover from your injuries by aggressively pursuing the company and individuals responsible for your accident.
At Charles J. Argento & Associates, our law firm in Houston, TX also focuses on the following practice areas:
Representing clients in Texas City
Representing the people of Texas City, the law firm of Charles J. Argento has more than 30 years of experience in handling accident claims and helping clients establish their claims against large corporations. We also handle other personal injury cases such as toxic torts, medical malpractice, wrongful death, auto and truck accidents and dangerous products cases.
To discuss the details of your case, we offer a free initial consultation and we invite you to arrange yours by calling us today at (713) 225-5050.
Directions to Our Houston Personal Injury Attorneys from Texas City, TX
These directions are from Google Maps starting from:
Texas City, TX 77590
Total Est. Time: 54 mins
Total Est. Distance: 49.1 mi
- Head north on 6th St S toward Texas Ave
- Take I-45 N to N Loop W Fwy in Houston. Take exit 14 from I-610 W
- Turn left onto FM1764 W/9th Ave N
- Continue onto Emmett F Lowry Expy
- Merge onto I-45 N
- Take exit 51 for Interstate 610 W
- Merge onto I-610 W
- Take exit 14 toward Ella Blvd
- Follow N Loop W Fwy to your destination
- Merge onto N Loop W Fwy
- Sharp left to stay on N Loop W Fwy
- Turn right
- Destination will be on the left
We are located at:
1111 North Loop West, Suite 715
Houston, TX 77008