McAllen Injury Lawyer
- We handle McAllen civil litigation cases involving Personal Injury, accident injury, workplace injury, Wrongful Death, and auto accident injury
- McAllen injury lawyers from Ketterman Rowland & Westlund can help you seek the compensation the law entitles you to
- We offer a free consultation, so find out if you have a case from a professional McAllen injury lawyer
McAllen 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 McAllen lawyer who understands the stakes, and will aggressively fight to ensure you are fairly compensated. Your McAllen 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
Contact our McAllen Injury Lawyers Today without Obligation
Do you have a Personal Injury case? The best way to find out is to speak with a qualified McAllen 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.
We offer a free case evaluation, so you can speak with a qualified McAllen injury lawyer right now without any risk or obligation. If you choose to retain the services of a professional McAllen lawyer from Ketterman Rowland & Westlund, they will do everything legally possible to maximize your settlement so that you can get your life back on track.
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About McAllen TX
McAllen, Texas is located on U.S. highway 83, 16 miles west of Weslaco, about 35 miles west of Harlingen in southern Hidalgo County. In 1767, the land was granted to two men named Juan Villareal and Antonio Gutierrez by Spain. Up until 1883, Gutiirrez and his heirs occupied the land. Around 1797, the Santa Anita Ranch was established by a man named Josi Manuel Gomez, who, in 1880, received the land grant from Spain. On his ranch, he raised horses, goats, sheep, and cattle while helping to continue colonizing the region. A woman named Salome Ballm, who was the his great-granddaughter, who during the early 1800’s inherited the land, and in married a businessman from Brownsville named John Young around 1848.
They acquired land in the surrounding region and in 1852 Young applied for the land in southern Hidalgo County. In 1859, Mr. Young passed away and left his holdings to his son named John Young and his widow and another man named John McAllen, who assisted as manager of Mr. Young. In 1861, Mr. McAllen wed Salome Ballm who became Salomi Ballm de Young. They had a son in 1862 named James Ballm McAllen. They renamed the ranch to the McAllen ranch and continued to add land to the ranch.
The Hidalgo Irrigation opened by 1903 and there were scattered ranches in the region. The San Miguel Extension, currently known as the Fordyce Ranch, and Hidalgo of the Saint Louis, and Brownsville and Mexico railroad arrived at the Santa Anita Ranch. In order to have the railroad cross their land, Mr. McAllen and his son James donated some of their lands. Three men named John Young, James Ballm McAllen, Leonidas Hill Sr. and Uriah Lott established the McAllen Townsite Company during the late 1900’s. Mr. McAllen was also the namesake of a new settlement. This new settlement had the depot that was the closest to Hidalgo, the, which was the county seat located eight miles to the south. A man named Manuel Samano owned a cluster of about nine tents, a restaurant, and a general store that were all established in the small settlement that same year. The first post office named McAllen opened in 1907. The new settlement was endangered by competing settlements and didn’t grow very rapidly. Also in 1907, and located two miles east of the new settlement another settlement was established by three men named John Closner, William Briggs and O. E. M. Jones. This second settlement became known as East McAllen.
The Rio Bravo Irrigation Company was completing a canal to this new settlement as well as a furniture store and a hardware store was under construction in 1908. The approximate population of East McAllen was about 300 people, was home to two lumberyards, two saloons, and five stores. A man named W. E. Stuart built the brick building in the community, which was the First State Building on 1909. Also in 1909 the newspaper, known the McAllen Monitor, was published in the small community. Under cultivation in East McAllen was some 5,000 acres that produced figs, grapes, citrus fruits, broom corn, alfalfa, and cotton by 1911. By this time East McAllen had an estimated population of 1,000 that year, and the name McAllen had ceased to exist. The community applied for and was granted a charter of incorporation under the name McAllen in 1911. In order to help with the border disturbances some 20,000 New York state troops were stationed at McAllen in 1916. That same year the population increased as the result of the economic boom from to 6,000 people in 1920 from 1,200 people in 1916.
In the 1950’s, McAllen residents of Mexican descent had a very difficult time as a result of the change to a farming economy that was dominated by the Anglos from a ranching economy that was dominated by Hispanics. The segregation of Mexican Americans was evident as the result of this transfer of power. The sales policies of the Delta Development Company and the McAllen Real Estate Board is where segregation was the most obvious, which ensured that the community was completely segregated. Through the fifth grade, the schools in McAllen were segregated. It wasn’t expected that the Mexican children would go beyond that level. It wasn’t until the late 1920’s that the segregated junior and senior high schools were established. In all aspects of their life segregation was a reality. For example, Hispanics were housed in a separate section of the hospital in the basement, although they could be admitted to the hospital in 1939. In spite of the fact that the entire city contributed to the maintenance of the hospital, even Hispanic physicians were refused entry into the community hospital. From 1937 through 1942 the Farm Placement Service of Texas and the US States Farm Security Administration a location in what is currently known as east central McAllen. This camp was constructed to facilitate the hiring of Hispanic workers by farmers and as housing for these Hispanic agricultural workers.