Houston Brain Injury Lawyer

Voted TOP 100 Texas trial lawyers Hugh Howerton has specialized in personal injury lawsuits involving traumatic brain injury for nearly 30 years.


Brain Injury Facts

A car, 18-wheeler truck or motorcycle accident can cause a traumatic brain injury. There are 1.7 million people who suffer a traumatic brain injury each year in the U.S.A. The leading causes of traumatic brain injury include falls, car accidents, being struck in the head, and assaults. Over 52,000 people die every year because of a traumatic brain injury.   A brain injury victim can have life changing symptoms that may require very expensive medical care. 


About Hugh Howerton

Hugh Howerton is a Houston attorney that specializes in personal injury cases involving traumatic brain injury.

Hugh Howerton has been awarded an AV rating. The highest rating awarded by the Martindale-Hubbell legal directory for both legal skill and ethical conduct.

Hugh Howerton is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.


Types of Traumatic Brain Injury

There are many types of traumatic brain injuries. Some like a concussion heal fairly quickly. Others may last a lifetime.

Penetrating Injury

A penetrating brain injury is when something penetrates the skull usually causing bleeding on the brain.

Closed Head Injury

A closed head injury is where the brain is injured but the skull is not penetrated. There are several types of closed head injuries including: 

Diffuse Axonal Injury

Can be caused by a strong rotation of the head such as a car accident. The injury happens when the unmoving brain develops tears in brain structure including torn nerve tissue

Coup-Contrecoup Injury

This injury happens when the brain moves inside the skull striking the interior part of the skull then striking the opposite side of the skull causing brain contusions. A sudden deceleration from a vehicle accident can cause the brain to move forwards and backwards within the skull causing injury.


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To speak to Hugh Howerton about a personal injury case involving a traumatic brain injury call 713.984.9848