Recovering from an accidental injury in Austin 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.
Austin 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 Austin lawyer who understands the stakes, and will aggressively fight to ensure you are fairly compensated. Your Austin 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
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Do you have a Personal Injury case? The best way to find out is to speak with a qualified Austin 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.
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About Austin TX
Austin, Texas is a community that doesn’t have any shortage of legend or history. The fact is that all throughout Austin, both are very much alive. However, when visitors go exploring they should pay attention to the fact that history isn’t just found in the museums, monuments, or architecture. A place called the Broken Spoke is the last real dance hall in Texas. Another place named Threadgill’s was once a gas station that was converted into a diner and Janice Joplin once sang there. First discovered in the 1600’s, there is a natural swimming pool in the middle of the community known as Barton Springs pool.
A settlement called Waterloo is where our storied past starts. The original inhabitants of the region were the immigrants from Mexico, Sweden, and Germany. In 1839, the community was renamed to Austin and became the state capital following some extreme periods of growth. The first building boom occurred during the 1850’s, and in 1853, the Capital building was built. With the arrival of the railroad during the 1870’s, there was another building boom. With the establishment of the University of Texas at Austin in 1883, Austin became a college town. In 1886, this thriving community became the home of the magnificent Driskill Hotel. In 1888, the construction of the current Capital building was completed following a fire that destroyed the original building. This new building stands taller than our own nation’s Capital. The current skyline started to emerge with the construction of this building. Politicians, musicians, athletes, artists, activists, and authors have all called Austin their home. They were all attracted to this unusual oasis. As the population of Austin historically doubles every 20 years, this legacy continues. The community also offers guided, free historic walking tours.
Austin is rich in history, being established in 1839. Prior to becoming a state, Texas is the only state to have been a ten year successful republic. Hawaii was first a kingdom and then briefly a republic before becoming US territory and before becoming a US territory, California had a very brief foray as the Bear Republic. However, between 1836 and 1846, Texas was a sovereign nation.
Following a five month struggle for independence, in 1836, the settlers in Texas broke away from the governance of Mexico. The Congress of the Republic of Texas appointed a commission to select a location for a permanent state capital, some three years later. Next to the Colorado River, the commission bought 7,735 acres for the new capital. Included in this purchase was the small settlement of Waterloo, which is located near the currently famous Barton Springs Pool.
Although several people, including Sam Houston were dissatisfied with the location of the new capital, it was named after Stephen F. Austin, who was known as the Father of Texas. Houston and others feared that it would be difficult to defend against the local Indians and the Mexican Army as the result of the location being so remote. However, the president of Texas named Mirabeau Lamar commissioned a man by the name of Edwin Waller to plan the new community, in spite of these objections.
Mr. Waller laid Austin out with Congress Avenue in the middle of a 14 block grid plan. A small wooden Capital building was constructed along with temporary wooden administration buildings. Austin started growing rapidly after President Lamar took up residence in the new capitol in 1839. The following year, Mr. Waller was elected as the first mayor of the new community.
In 1642, Sam Houston became president of Texas and he tried to move the state records to Houston because he feared that the Mexican Army might capture them. They had in fact recently captured San Antonio. However, the residents of Austin wouldn’t permit the records to be removed, and defended them by force. However, Austin Languished after Sam Houston moved his administration to Houston. The population of Austin decreased to under 200 people.
In 1846, when Texas became a state, Austin once again became the state capital. As such, Austin enjoyed an increase in prosperity. In 1853, the first permanent state capitol building was constructed, and in 1888, the building was succeed by the current state capitol building. In 1856, the mansion for the governor was completed.
During the Civil War, Austin had a difficult time struggling with shortages of goods once Texas became part of the Confederacy. African American churches and neighborhoods were established as the population of African Americans increased following the Civil War. In 1871, Austin’s population became ever increasingly diverse once a railway system was established in the community. Austin now had a population that consisted of a combination African Americans, Swedish, Irish, Mexican, and German settlers. The University of Texas was established in 1883, and became a major part of the identity of Austin.
Between the late 1800’s and the early 1900’s, Austin experienced the some considerable segregation. However, race relations improved during the Civil Rights period, and in 1956, the University of Texas was the first southern university to admit African American undergraduates.
The community experienced some setbacks during the early 1900’s. Prior to settling into its current configuration, the system of government for the community was changed twice. Between the 1920’s and the 1950’s, some major improvements were undertaken that included the construction of the dams that formed the famous lakes in the community. Many different companies relocated their headquarters to Austin by the 1960’s. These companies include Texas Instruments, Motorola, and IBM.
Between the 1920’s and the 1940’s, the music scene in Austin continued to expand. On the revitalized Sixth Street, many different music venues opened during the 1960’s and the 1970’s. These days the growth is continuing. It is a vibrant, pleasant city in which to live, and offers its residents wonderful opportunities for cultural and educational growth.
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