Ben Bronston & Associates provides personal injury legal assistance to accident victims in Webb County and other border areas of South Texas from offices in Laredo.
Hablamos Español. Our Laredo office staff is bilingual (English and Spanish / Inglés y Español) and assists all Laredo area residents in need. If you have been injured in an accident, you have rights, regardless of your immigration status.
We serve Webb County from offices at:
Ben Bronston & Associates
9807 Mines Road, #7
Laredo, TX 78045
To access Mines Road:
- From Interstate 69W/U.S. 59 (Bob Bullock Loop): Access Mines Road at the unnumbered exit for FM 1472 (Mines Road) and the Laredo Colombia Solidarity Bridge.
- From I-35 South: Exit 5 to Las Cruces Drive and Mines Road.
- From I-35 North: Exit 4B to Las Cruces Drive and Mines Road.
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Accident & Injury Lawyers for the Greater Laredo Area
The southern city limits of Laredo are 1 mile north the U.S./Mexico border in Webb County, which encompasses 3,307 square miles and several other communities, including:
- Rio Bravo
- El Cenizo
- La Presa
- Laredo Ranchettes
- Larga Vista
- Las Tiendas
- Mirando City
- Santo Tomás
Webb is mostly a rural county, with many communities consisting of only a few dozen residents. But on the whole, Webb County is home to more than 50,000 households and a population of more than 250,000, the vast majority of whom live in Laredo.
About 95 percent of the residents of Laredo are Hispanic and Latino.
The International Community of Laredo-Nuevo Laredo
The Laredo-Nuevo Laredo Metropolitan Area, which straddles the international border, has a population of about 636,500. About 400,000 people live in the city of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico.
Due to its location, Laredo's economy is primarily based on trade with Mexico.
Four international bridges in Laredo allow commercial trucks and passenger vehicle to cross the border to and from Nuevo Laredo:
- Gateway to the Americas (also allows pedestrian traffic)
- Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge
- Laredo-Colombia Solidarity International Bridge
- World Trade Bridge
These four international crossing points make the Port of Laredo the No. 1 inland port along the U.S.-Mexico border, with more than $183 billion in imports and exports making their way across the Rio Grande here.
About 12,000 commercial trucks cross the border every day at Laredo-Nuevo Laredo. There are some 210 trucking companies and 510 freight forwarders in Laredo. This is but one reason Ben Bronston & Associates, which pursues claims for individuals injured in truck accidents, believes it needs to be in Laredo.
Additionally, the Laredo International Airport is a NAFTA gateway for air cargo. In 2014, 4.47 million pounds of air cargo landed via the Port of Laredo.
The border location also makes the Laredo Sector of the U.S. Border Patrol one of the area’s top employers, after two local school districts and the City of Laredo. Other top employers are Laredo Medical Center and Doctors Medical Center, a branch of Texas A&M International University, and multiple businesses in the retail and service industries.
The Historic Community of Laredo
With a history of more than 260 years that includes ownership by seven different nation states, it’s no surprise that the fabled streets of Laredo encompass multiple historic districts downtown.
Just a few of the many points of interest to downtown Laredo visitors include:
- San Agustin Cathedral, which dates to 1872 and originated as a church with Laredo’s founding in 1755. The church cemetery is the final resting spot of many pioneers, including Laredo’s founder, Tomás Sánchez de la Barrera. The cathedral is in theSan Agustin de Laredo Historic District, which encompasses what was once the original city of Laredo.
- Republic of the Rio Grande Museum, an 1830 structure was home to Bartolomé Garcia, great grandson of Laredo’s founder and a three-time mayor of Laredo. It also served as the capitol of The Republic of the Rio Grande. The museum provides guided tours for school-age children and adults year-round.
- Benavides Vidaurri House, a home built for Col. Santos Benavides in 1874 and used as a U.S. Customs house. Benavides was the highest ranking Hispanic officer in the Confederate Army, a Laredo mayor, and also a Texas legislator from 1879-1884. After remodeling in 1907, it became the residence of Tomasa Benavides Vidaurri, a granddaughter of Santos Benavides.
- La Posada Hotel, the site of an early town hall, which also housed a jail, in the late 1800s. It was converted to Laredo High School in 1886. It later served as an elementary school and was rehabilitated as a hotel in 1961.The hotel ballrooms once served as a 19thcentury convent as well.
- Villa Antigua Border Heritage Museum, a restored two-story Italianate-style brick building constructed in the early 20th century. The large residence on the banks of the Rio Grande was home to two early Laredo merchant families and is representative of the grand houses that populated the San Agustín District in the early 1900s. Today it showcases the region’s history, culture, industry and populations through a series of changing exhibits and educational seminars.
In Laredo, Texas, Remember Ben Bronston & Associates
“Texas Begins Here” is the tourism slogan for Laredo and its home on the southern U.S. border. We know that Texas works here in Laredo and Webb County, on farms and ranches, and in office buildings, stores, restaurants, garages, schools, and elsewhere. We also know it’s easy for accidents to happen here and leave Laredo residents and visitors injured. When car accidents, commercial truck accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, workplace accidents, and other mishaps cause significant injuries, Ben Bronston & Associates is here in Laredo to help.
Contact Ben Bronston & Associates in Laredo and Webb County for a free, no-obligation review of your accident and how we may help you. We take on personal injury claims on a contingency basis – you do not pay us unless we obtain compensation for you. And we will fight for compensation for you.