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Hugh Will Change The Way You Feel About Lawyers
Hugh’s calling is to help good people through bad times. 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. They need a lawyer who will help them obtain the justice they deserve.
They need a lawyer who understands how very scary and difficult their life is like right now. They need a lawyer who takes the responsibility for their well-being very seriously.
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.
Voted one of the TOP 100 Texas trial lawyers Houston personal injury lawyer Hugh Howerton is Board Certified in Personal Injury Law. Hugh has been awarded an “AV” rating which is the highest rating for both legal skill and ethical conduct. Hugh has a record of winning significant settlements for his clients who have suffered serious personal injuries.
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.
What Does A Personal Injury Lawyer Do For Their Clients?
When you first speak with a personal injury lawyer about an accident or wrongful death claim they will interview you to learn how the accident happened. If it involved a vehicle crash they will order the police crash report from the police department investigating the crash. The police report will list the driver’s involved and their insurance contact information. If the personal injury lawyer accepts your case they will send a letter to the other driver’s insurance company telling them that they are now representing you. After the insurance company receives that letter they should not contact you directly but should only contact your attorney.
Your lawyer will interview any witnesses to the accident and obtain their statements about what they saw. Your lawyer will then order your medical records and bills from each and every healthcare provider you saw related to the accident. If you had preexisting medical condition that was made worse because of the accident they will order those records as well. If you missed anytime from work your personal injury lawyer will ask your employer to complete a lost wage form to verify that amount of time you missed from work and the value of that time.
Once you finish with all of your medical care your personal injury lawyer will send all of your medical records and bills along with any lost wages forms to the other driver’s insurance company adjuster along with a settlement demand. A settlement demand is a letter that explains the cause of the accident and the nature and extent of your injuries. It will likely reference certain pages of your medical records including the medical provider’s diagnosis of your injuries. The settlement demand will also include a dollar amount needed to settle your claim with the insurance company.
Generally in about 30 days the insurance company adjuster will contact your personal injury lawyer with an initial offer of settlement. This will be a figure they are willing to pay to settle your claim. Your lawyer will then negotiate back and forth with the adjuster in hopes at arriving at a figure both side can accept. Once that is done the adjuster will send your personal injury lawyer a Release of Claims for you to sign and return. Once the insurance company receives the signed Release then will send your lawyer a check payable to both your lawyer and you. You lawyer will then deposit that check into his law firm’s trust account and write checks to you for your share of the settlement, the lawyer for their fees and expenses and payoff any medical liens or other medical bills owed.
"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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Voted TOP 100 Texas trial lawyers Hugh Howerton is Board Certified in Personal Injury Law. Hugh has been awarded an “AV” rating which is the highest rating for both legal skill and ethical conduct. Hugh has a record of winning significant settlements for his clients seriously hurt in accidents.