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Houston Personal Injury Lawyer Helps People


If you have been in an accident trying to find the best Houston personal injury lawyer to help you can be tough. There are so many lawyers. How do you know which one to pick?

The lawyer you want specializes in personal injury law, has won large settlements and verdicts for their clients and deeply cares about them and their family.

For nearly 30 years, Hugh Howerton has been helping people who have been seriously injured or lost loved ones in Houston accidents. Voted one of the TOP 100 Texas trial lawyers Hugh Howerton is passionately committed to giving each and every client the best legal representation possible.

Hugh Howerton is a Houston personal injury lawyer that specializes in Wrongful Death claims, Houston car accidents, 18-wheeler semi truck wrecks, motorcycle crashes, drunk driving accidents, and workplace accidents.

To speak with Hugh Howerton about your personal injury case call 713.984.9848 for your confidential and free consultation.

 

Need A Personal Injury Lawyer?

You have come to the right place. Personal injury lawyer Hugh Howerton has been helping people hurt in accidents for nearly 30 years. A personal injury lawyer handles legal cases involving personal injuries and wrongful death including vehicle accidents, workplace injuries, product liability and maritime accident. 

Houston Personal Injury Lawyer

Voted TOP 100 Texas trial lawyers Hugh Howerton is a Houston personal injury lawyer who specializes in accident cases involving: wrongful death, 18-wheeler truck accident, car accident, motorcycle accident, traumatic brain injury, quadriplegia, workplace accidents, maritime accident, gas explosion and oil rig accident.

Superior Service

Hugh Howerton cares for his clients. He only takes a limited number of clients at a time so each client receives the extra time and resources they need.  When you call you talk directly to Hugh not some secretary or paralegal. This special attention to his clients separates Hugh Howerton from many other personal injury lawyers

Personal Injury Attorney – Helping Houston Accidents Victims For 30 Years

What can you do if some person or corporation’s negligence causes you to be seriously injured or causes the wrongful death of your spouse, child or parent? Under Texas law the answer is the ones responsible are liable under negligence law.  The law says you are entitled to money damages for the harm they caused. If you are hurt you need a Houston personal injury lawyer to help you and guide your claim or lawsuit.

For nearly 30 years accident lawyer Hugh Howerton has been helping good people through bad times. He helps people get paid fair and full compensation for the injuries to their body, emotions and property damage. Hugh believes that if you do your research you can find the best Houston personal injury lawyer for you.

Finding an experienced lawyers is the key to winning your case. The accident lawyer you select must have the skill, experience and heart to win your personal injury case. They must be an expert at negotiation and have a proven track record of winning in court. Hugh Howerton is an expert in personal injury law and has won large verdicts in court for his clients. Hugh truly cares about each and every client he represents.

Hugh Howerton has won many significant settlements and verdicts for his personal injury clients.


What Makes Hugh Howerton Different From Other Houston Accident Lawyers?

First, he takes only a limited amount of clients at a time so he can give each client extra special attention. Second, Hugh Howerton is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. This means he is recognized an an expert handling personal injury claims. But what separates him from other lawyers is the passionate commitment he has to his clients. Getting great results for his clients and helping them is Hugh’s passion.


What Kind Of Personal Injury Claims Can Hugh Help Me With?

The most common personal injury claim is a car accident. Hugh Howerton specializes in representing people hurt in Houston car accidents. If you were hit and hurt by a drink driver Hugh can help you get paid compensation for your losses and may be able to get your extra money for punitive damages because the other driver was drunk. Hugh handles a wide variety of car accident claim including rear-end accidents, those caused by someone not stopping at a stop sign or stop light and someone not yielding the right-of-way.

We also specialize in

Wrongful Death claims

Workplace accidents

Car accidents caused by distracted drivers (texting/talking)

18-Wheeler semi truck accidents

Motorcycle accidents

Dangerous & Defective Products

Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Claims

Dog Bites

Slip and Falls

 

Hugh Treats Clients Like Family

Your personal injury case will be handled personally by Hugh from start to finish. He will answer all your questions, e-mail you updates on your case and be with you every step of the way through the legal process. To be really good at getting GREAT results for their clients a personal injury lawyer can’t do it for the money. They in their heart have to have a calling to help people. Hugh’s past clients write both about how well he treated them in a dark hour of their lives as well as the results he got for them.


Don’t Expect The Insurance Company To Be Fair

Many of Hugh’s past clients only called him after they gave up trying to deal with the insurance company on their own. It was so frustrating and it made them feel mad. Why couldn’t the insurance company just be fair? Well, the answer is that insurance companies aren’t in the business of being fair. They are in the business of making money. The more premiums they take in and the less they pay in claim means the more money they make. This is sad but true. If insurance companies just treated the injured person fair the world would not need personal injury lawyers. But these lawyers are the ones that stand and fight the insurance companies. They also try to make the world a safer place.

Hugh Howerton believes that injury victims should be treated fairly. He believes they did nothing wrong so why should they be the one taken advantage of. This is unjust and he will not sit by and let this happen.

The fact is the settlements when someone is represented by a personal injury lawyer are much larger than when they have no legal counsel. Do not be a victim twice. Do not let the insurance company take advantage of you.

How Will Hugh Handle Your Houston Personal Injury Claim?

Hugh tries to get your case settle as quick as possible for the most amount of money. Over 95% of Hugh’s cases settle without a trial. Hugh will order the police report if you were involved in a vehicle accident, make sure the insurance company knows he is on your side and help you get access to health care if you do not have health insurance.

When you finish your medical care Hugh will order your medical records and bills, he will document your lost wages, and he will use the latest technology to tell the whole story of how your life was impacted by this senseless accident. He then will prepare what is known as a “settlement package” and make a demand to settle your personal injury claim. After the insurance company adjuster reviews this information Hugh will begin negotiating with the insurance company to get you a fair settlement.

If the insurance company refuses to pay then Hugh will file a lawsuit on your behalf. He will begin taking depositions (sworn statements) of any eye-witnesses, the other driver, the investigating police officer and your treating doctor. He may hire expert witnesses to prove how the Defendant was negligent or to prove your economic losses. He will select a jury and tell your story to them so that they will give you a large award of damages.


Texas Laws That Involve Vehicle Accident Claims

If you were injured in a car accident, 18-wheeler truck accident or motorcycle accident there is a set of Texas laws known as the Texas Transportation Code that can help you win your personal injury case.  These laws apply to vehicle accidents and they govern the “rules of the road”. Your accident lawyer must know these laws and be able to use them to prove the other driver was negligent by not acting as a reasonable person under the circumstances. Here are some examples. 

Rear-End Accidents

Were you struck from behind by another driver. If so that driver was failed to keep a safe distance between their vehicle and yours in violation of Texas Transportation Code Sec. 545.062

Sec. 545.062. FOLLOWING DISTANCE.

(a) An operator shall, if following another vehicle, maintain an assured clear distance between the two vehicles

so that, considering the speed of the vehicles, traffic, and the conditions of the highway, the operator can safely stop

without colliding with the preceding vehicle or veering into another vehicle, object, or person on or near the highway.

Failure To Yield The Right-Of-Way

Did the other driver fail to yield the right of way to you? If so they violated Texas Transportation Code Sec. 545.153

Sec. 545.153. VEHICLE ENTERING STOP OR YIELD INTERSECTION.

(a) Preferential right-of-way at an intersection may be indicated by a stop sign or yield sign as authorized in Section 544.003.

(b) Unless directed to proceed by a police officer or official traffic-control device, an operator approaching an intersection on a roadway controlled by a stop sign, after stopping as required by Section 544.010, shall yield the right-of-way to a vehicle that has entered the intersection from another highway or that is approaching so closely as to be an immediate hazard to the operator’s movement in or across the intersection.

(c) An operator approaching an intersection on a roadway controlled by a yield sign shall:

(1) slow to a speed that is reasonable under the existing conditions; and

(2) yield the right-of-way to a vehicle in the intersection or approaching on another highway so closely as to be an immediate hazard to the operator’s movement in or across the intersection.

(d) If an operator is required by Subsection (c) to yield and is involved in a collision with a vehicle in an intersection after the operator drove past a yield sign without stopping, the collision is prima facie evidence that the operator failed to yield the right-of-way.

Unsafe Turning

Did the other drive make an unsafe turn? If so they violated Texas Transportation Code Sec. 545.103

Sec. 545.103. SAFELY TURNING. An operator may not turn the vehicle to enter a private road or driveway, otherwise turn the vehicle from a direct course, or move right or left on a roadway unless movement can be made safely.

Running A Red Light

Did they run a red light in violation of Texas Transportation Code Sec. 544.007(d)

d) An operator of a vehicle facing only a steady red signal shall stop at a clearly marked stop line. In the absence of a stop line, the operator shall stop before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection. A vehicle that is not turning shall remain standing until an indication to proceed is shown. After stopping, standing until the intersection may be entered safely, and yielding right-of-way to pedestrians lawfully in an adjacent crosswalk and other traffic lawfully using the intersection.

Running A Stop Sign

Did they run a stop sign in violation of Texas Transportation Code Sec.544.010

Sec. 544.010. STOP SIGNS AND YIELD SIGNS. (a) Unless directed to proceed by a police officer or traffic-control signal, the operator of a vehicle or streetcar approaching an intersection with a stop sign shall stop as provided by Subsection (c).

(b) If safety requires, the operator of a vehicle approaching a yield sign shall stop as provided by Subsection (c).

(c) An operator required to stop by this section shall stop before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection. In the absence of a crosswalk, the operator shall stop at a clearly marked stop line. In the absence of a stop line, the operator shall stop at the place nearest the intersecting roadway where the operator has a view of approaching traffic on the intersecting roadway.

Head-On Crashes

Did they cross the center line causing a head-on crash in violation of Texas Transportation Safety Code  545.056

Sec. 545.056. DRIVING TO LEFT OF CENTER OF ROADWAY: LIMITATIONS OTHER THAN PASSING.

(a) An operator may not drive to the left side of the roadway if the operator is:

(1) approaching within 100 feet of an intersection or railroad grade crossing in a municipality;

(2) approaching within 100 feet of an intersection or railroad grade crossing outside a municipality and the intersection or crossing is shown by a sign or marking in accordance with Section 545.055;

(3) approaching within 100 feet of a bridge, viaduct, or tunnel; or

(4) awaiting access to a ferry operated by the Texas Transportation Commission.


How Long Do I Have To File A Personal Injury Lawsuit In Texas?

There are strict time deadlines you have to follow. Generally you have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit against ALL responsible parties. But never wait until the last minute if you an avoid it. In some circumstances there may be many different people and company’s that are negligent for your accident. In a serious accident or wrongful death always call a good personal injury lawyer right after it happens to get advice and counsel. Here are excerpts from the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code the controls how long you have to file a personal injury lawsuit in Texas:

§ 16.003. TWO-YEAR LIMITATIONS PERIOD. (a) Except as provided by Sections 16.010, 16.0031, and 16.0045, a person must bring suit for trespass for injury to the estate or to the property of another, conversion of personal property, taking or detaining the personal property of another, personal injury, forcible entry and detainer, and forcible detainer not later than two years after the day the cause of action accrues. (b) A person must bring suit not later than two years after the day the cause of action accrues in an action for injury resulting in death. The cause of action accrues on the death of the injured person.

 

Do I Get A Free Consultation?

Absolutely yes! Most people never need to hire a personal injury lawyer so they aren’t familiar with how everything works. To make it easier Hugh Howerton always gives people a free initial consultation. You pay nothing for Hugh to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of your case and what your legal options should be.

If you decide to hire Hugh and he decides to accept your case he will explain the two forms you need to sign in order for him to getting started on your case. He will review your auto policy to see if there are ways to help you get extra compensation for your injury and ways to maybe payoff some of your medical bills. This costs you absolutely nothing!

Hugh wants your experience with his law firm to be comfortable and to know in the first meeting what may happen in the future with your case.


Award Winning Personal Injury Lawyer

 

Hugh Howerton is an award-winning Houston personal injury lawyer who has been voted one of the TOP 100 Texas trial lawyers every year since 2011 by The National Trial Lawyers. The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 is an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state or region who meet stringent qualifications as civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense trial lawyers.

 

 

 

Hugh Howerton is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Less than 3% of all Texas attorneys are Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law

 

 

 

Awarded the best AV rating, the highest rating awarded a U.S. attorney for legal skill and ethical conduct by the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell legal directory. AV Preeminent is a significant rating accomplishment. A testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.


 

Client Reviews

“Hugh Is A “Personal” Personal Injury Lawyer”

Hugh Howerton is the role model for personal injury lawyers. I was serious injured in a car accident. Hugh was there every step of the way, accurately driving the case which led to a very successful outcome. I never felt alone in this. His attention to my case made me feel as though I was his only client at the time. I called Hugh for a case review based on his years of personal injury experience, and also because he is in the Texas top 100 trial lawyers. I am very thankful he accepted my case. Hugh isn’t just a personal injury lawyer, he is a “personal” personal injury lawyer. I can’t recommend him highly enough.

M. Whipple

“Awesome Attorney”

My family and I are brand new to Houston and after being the victim of an auto accident I found Hugh Howerton and I’m impressed with his expertise. He walked me through the entire case, I always felt as if I was his number one priority and that’s saying a lot for an attorney that has multiple clients and to multitask thoroughly I really appreciate that…Thanks Hugh! Your awesomeness was satisfying. My family thanks you as well

Ericka Stevenson


“Mr. Howerton’s doesn’t just talk a good talk, he WALKS THE WALK”

Mr. Howerton’s doesn’t just talk a good talk, he WALKS THE WALK. I was in a serious motorcycle accident. His prompt responses to my questions, which he always answered with a understandable explanation. The dedication and professionalism Mr. Howerton put fourth to me as a client, has set a higher standard for all in his field. Working with Mr. Howerton has been an uplifting experience, in a rather dark and very stressful period of my life. He truly put me at the forefront.

James Land, Navy Veteran

 

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Car Accidents

The Houston car accident lawyer you pick can make a big difference in the outcome of your case.

Truck Accidents

Hugh Howerton is an award winning truck accident lawyer that specializes in 18-wheeler semi-truck accidents.

Motorcycle Accidents

Hugh is Board Certified in Personal Injury Law and has been winning motorcycle accident cases for 26 years.

Accidental Deaths

When your loved one is tragically killed your life is in crisis. You need an experienced Houston wrongful death lawyer to help you.

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Hugh Howerton is one of the TOP 100 Texas trial lawyers and specializes In:

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Hugh Will Change The Way You Feel About Lawyers

Most people never need a personal injury lawyer. When they do its hard to know who to trust when there is so much at stake.

The clients that come to Hugh for help don’t want to sue, they are not greedy, they just wanted to be treated fair. While some lawyers want hundreds if not thousands of cases Hugh believes a different approach is needed to get really great results for his clients. Hugh only takes a limited number of clients at any given time so he can give them the extra attention they deserve.

Client Reviews

When selecting a personal injury attorney you want to research their experience, awards and results. You also want to read reviews from their past clients to see how they were treated. To see if Hugh is the right lawyer for you, we invite you to read his past client Reviews.

How To Pick A Personal Injury Attorney

  • Find an attorney that has an “AV” rating. This is the highest rating awarded by the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell legal directory for both legal skill and ethical conduct. Very few attorneys in the U.S. have an “AV” rating.
  • Find an attorney that is Board Certified in Personal Injury Law. This means they specialize in personal injury cases and have been recognized by the State Bar of Texas as a personal injury specialist.
  • Find an attorney that has a proven record of winning your type of injury case.
  • Finally and most importantly, find a lawyer you feel comfortable with and one that has the time and resources necessary to win your case. If you get the feeling the lawyer just wants your case for the money then stay away. You deserve better.

How Can A Personal Injury Lawyer Help You?

A personal injury lawyer can represent you in an injury claim against an insurance company or in a lawsuit against an individual or corporation. In Texas you can seek compensation for the following types of damages you suffered if you were hurt by the negligence of another person or corporation.

Past & future medical bills

Past and future lost wages or loss of earning capacity

Past and future physical pain and mental anguish

Past and future physical impairment and physical disfigurement

Proving all those damages is a complicated process. Your attorney will order the police crash report if you were hurt in a vehicle accident. They will interview and gather recorded statements from any eye-witnesses. Your attorney will order your medical records and bills from all of your healthcare providers. They will document your lost wages by ordering your personnel and payroll records.

If a lawsuit is required your attorney will normally take the sworn statements called depositions of the other driver, eye witnesses, investigating police officer, and treating doctors. In some cases your attorney will hire and use expert witnesses to prove your damages or establish that the negligence of the defendant caused your damages. These expert witnesses can be economists or experts in your particular type of accident.

If a trial is necessary your attorney will represent in in the trial and call witnesses to prove your damages and establish that the defendant’s conduct caused your damages.

 

Client Reviews

  • "Phenomenal Lawyer"
    Hugh Howerton is a phenomenal Houston personal injury lawyer. During our first conversation, he stated that he would deal with the legal aspects of my personal injury case and that my job was to get better. Hugh did exactly that! He responded instantly to any questions or concerns that I had. He was relentless in pursuing a positive outcome to my case. His integrity, professionalism and knowledge of the law are unsurpassed. I have complete faith and trust in his ability and recommend Hugh Howerton without any reservation.
    Colleen Caulkett
  • “Mr. Howerton's doesn't just talk a good talk, he WALKS THE WALK”
    Mr. Howerton's doesn't just talk a good talk, he WALKS THE WALK. I was in a serious motorcycle accident. His prompt responses to my questions, which he always answered with a understandable explanation. The dedication and professionalism Mr. Howerton put fourth to me as a client, has set a higher standard for all in his field. Working with Mr. Howerton has been an uplifting experience, in a rather dark and very stressful period of my life. He truly put me at the forefront.
    James Land
  • Thank God For Attorneys Like Hugh Howerton"
    Hugh Howerton did an amazing job on my car accident case. He handled my case in a fast and convenient fashion. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for the best attorney available. He was on it and was relentless on my case until it all got solved and was able to get me what I wanted and negotiated very well in lowering my hospital bills and in getting a fair settlement. Thank God for attorneys like Hugh Howerton!
    Alberto Nunez
  • "One Couldn’t Ask For A Better Attorney"
         One couldn’t ask for a better attorney! During my mediation, the mediator asked me as to how I got so lucky to have Hugh represent my case. You could see in the other attorney’s face that the other 2 attorney’s knew Hugh wasn’t going to back down on my behalf. All the years of experience all come together and he goes to war for you! I pray that I never have a need for another attorney in the future, but without a doubt, I wouldn’t hesitate to call up Hugh once again. I would highly recommend him to anyone I know and THERE IS A REASON WHY YOU CAN’T FIND A NEGATIVE REVIEW ON HIM!!!!!! As we all know you can’t please everyone and to still not have a single negative review says it all.
    Scott M.
  • “Definition Of An Excellent Attorney”
    My definition of an excellent attorney? Hugh Howerton. He is professional, responsive, communicative, ethical and gets results. I had a tough personal injury case and it was apparent he was in it for the long haul. He was very impressive in court… from jury selection through closing arguments. He exceeded my expectations and I received the maximum settlement possible.
    L. Whiteley
  • "Hugh Is A “Personal” Personal Injury Lawyer"
    Hugh Howerton is the role model for personal injury lawyers. His high ethics, knowledge, dedication and compassion are qualities rarely found in the law field today. I was serious injured in a car accident. Hugh was there every step of the way, accurately driving the case which led to a very successful outcome. He expertly negotiated with the insurance companies for a vast reduction in my medical bills, resulting in a larger settlement. Hugh personally handles all incoming and outgoing communication. I only spoke with him throughout the entire case, and his response time to calls and email was impressively quick. I never felt alone in this. His attention to my case made me feel as though I was his only client at the time. I called Hugh for a case review based on his 26 years of personal injury experience, and also because he is in the Texas top 100 trial lawyers. I am very thankful he accepted my case. Hugh isn’t just a personal injury lawyer, he is a “personal” personal injury lawyer. I can’t recommend him highly enough.
    M. Whipple
  • “Hugh Really Helped My Family”
    After my slip/fall accident at a local Houston chain diner, no one seemed to be able to help me. After contacting Mr. Howerton I felt like someone actually cared and wanted to help me. He worked with me and the doctors to make sure I received the medical care I needed. Within several months of the orginal incident he had the case settled and a BIG check in our hand, that covered lost wages, medical bills, and then some. – Thank you so much Hugh you helped my family when no-one else seemed to care! You are the best!
    Kimberly Revis
  • “High Moral Character”
    I was a victim of a devastating auto accident, which could have ruined me in today’s economy. But after much searching I discovered Mr. Hugh Howerton, whose character and high morals, were exemplified in my legal representation. Through his expertise, I receive proper medical care and financial compensation for my ordeal.
    Minister. Willie Walker
  • “Outstanding Lawyer Who Helped Me”
    I was very pleased with the outcome of my case. From the communication ability, responsiveness, quality of service, value for money, & striving to get more money for my settlement, Hugh Howerton was excellent in all aspects. Thank you again Hugh for your hard work. I greatly appreciate it & would highly recommend you as an outstanding lawyer who helped me tremendously throughout my case.
    Rita R.
  • “Best Lawyer I Have Worked With In 24 Years”
    During my 24 years of working with lawyers, Hugh is the best I have worked with. Hugh is prompt, cordial, and always follows through with any question or case. When Hugh takes on a case, he pursues the case with the highest degree of ethical standards and attention to detail. Hugh is pragmatic in his focus, applying the law to the facts to get the best result possible. I highly recommend Hugh as my referral lawyer for personal injury cases.
    Nancy Pofahl Attorney at Law

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