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Accidents on the I-610 Loop in Houston

By Jose Ceja
Managing Attorney

Driving or riding in a motor vehicle is inherently dangerous. However, faster speeds and more congested roads only increase the risk. For this reason, freeways can be very dangerous. One of the most dangerous freeways in Houston is Interstate 610, commonly known as The Loop or The Inner Loop. The Loop borders the inner city of Houston on one side and the surrounding areas on the other. Stretching a whopping 38 miles, the loop sees thousands of vehicles each and every day. 

Segments of The Loop

When a motor vehicle accident occurs on The Loop, it can result in lane closures and traffic mergers, which can often serve to create more collisions. The Loop is broken up into different segments per their direction, which connect to other interstate systems. Segments of the Loop include the:

  • North Loop East (between I-45 and US 90)
  • North Loop West (North Loop between US 290 and I-45)
  • East Loop North (East Loop between US 90 and I-10)
  • East Loop South (between I-10 and SH 225)
  • South Loop East (South Loop between SH 225 and SH 288)
  • South Loop West (between SH 288 and the South Post Oak Road spur)
  • West Loop North (between Buffalo Bayou and US 290)
  • West Loop South (West Loop just south of I-10/US 90 and between the South Post Oak Road spur and Buffalo Bayou)

Causes of Traffic Crashes on the I-619 Loop in Houston

There are many reasons for traffic crashes on the I-610 Loop in Houston, Texas. Common reasons for these include:

  • Speeding
  • Failure to obey traffic signs and signals
  • Distracted driving (e.g., using your cell phone, turning on the radio, eating, etc.)
  • Driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
  • Drowsy driving
  • Road rage/aggressive driving
  • Vehicle defects
  • Improper turns

Common Injuries from Accidents on The Loop

When someone is involved in a car accident on The Loop, they may suffer any of a number of injuries. Common injuries include:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Neck injuries/”whiplash”
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
  • Back Injuries
  • Knee injuries
  • Foot and ankle injuries
  • Burns
  • Broken bones/fractures
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Facial disfigurement
  • Limb loss/amputation
  • Wrist or hand injuries
  • Lacerations/bruises
  • Crush injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • “Road rash”
  • Internal injuries
  • Mental injuries (e.g., PTSD)

The Attorneys at Ceja Law Firm Help Those in Houston Who Have Been Injured in a Car Accident

If you were injured in a car accident on I-610 (The Loop) due to the recklessness or negligence of another, it’s vital that you understand to what you are entitled under the law. With this information under your belt, you can make the important decisions regarding how you want to move forward. That’s why it’s in your best interest to consult with a knowledgeable and experienced Texas personal injury attorney.

At Ceja Law Firm PLLC, we understand the impact that an accident can have on many parts of your life and the importance of properly dealing with such negligence or recklessness. That’s why we will work to get you the compensation that you deserve. To learn more or to schedule a free consultation, contact us today!

About the Author
Jose Ceja is the managing attorney of Ceja Law Firm. He has practiced law since 2007 and has devoted his career to the practice of criminal law. Mr. Ceja began his legal career as a felony drug prosecutor, where he prosecuted drug, gang, and violent offenses. Mr. Ceja has first or second chaired almost 100 trials, including murders, drug cases, DWIs, and assaults. In his career as a defense attorney, he has regularly obtained dismissals, not guilty verdicts, and grand jury “no bills” in a wide variety of cases.