Houston Car Accident Lawyer
Voted TOP 100 Texas trial lawyers Hugh Howerton is a Houston car accident attorney who helps people hurt in car crashes. Hugh has specialized in car accident cases for 30 years.
Hugh only takes a few clients at any time so he can give you extra attention. You only pay Hugh AFTER he wins your case.
Don’t Face the Insurance Company Alone
Don’t expect the insurance company to offer you a fair settlement without being represented by a good lawyer.
What Is A Houston Car Accident Lawyer?
A Houston car accident lawyer is a personal injury lawyer who specializes in car accident claims and lawsuits. Hugh Howerton has won car accidents cases for 30 years. He can help file a claim with the other driver’s insurance company and work hard to settle your claim without the need of filing a lawsuit.
Hugh Howerton can help you get reimbursed for your medical expenses and lost wages. He will seek compensation for your pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life because of your injuries.
What Are Common Auto Accident Injuries?
The most common injuries and to the neck and back. They can range from minor strains to injuries involving the disks that require surgery. If you are hurt in a car accident please seek medical attention as soon as possible
Other types of car accident injuries include broken bones, head injuries, shoulder and knee injuries. Many times seat belt will cause broken ribs.
Settlement values for injury cases depends on a wide variety of factors. They include the cost of your past and future medical bills. The value of your lost wages, the type of injury you suffered and whether or not those injuries will be permanent. If your life or health was permanently altered because of your injury you may be entitled to significant financial compensation.
Houston Car Accident Facts
Drunk Driving Accidents in Houston
- In 2011 and 2012, Harris County led the state in drunk driving crashes.
- In 2011, 2,669 drunk driving accidents occurred, leaving 169 people dead.
- In 2012, there were 2,809 drunk driving accidents, which left 175 people dead.
How Does A Car Accident Lawyer Win Your Case
In order to win a car accident case your lawyer has to prove the other driver was negligent. This means the other driver failed to act as a reasonable person under the circumstances.
The ways to prove the other driver was negligent includes proving they failed to control the speed of their vehicle if they struck your vehicle from the rear. Proving they ran a red light, failed to yield the right-of-way, failed to drive in a single lane or caused a head-on crash. Many times if the police came to the scene they will make a crash report. In the crash report the officer will state their opinion as to what factors contributed to the accident and indicate what driver contributed to the crash.This is good evidence to use to prove the other driver was negligent.
Another way, is to take the statements of any eye-witnesses who saw the other driver breaking the rules of the road. Finally, a dash cam video capturing the crash would be very compelling evidence.
If the other driver was intoxicated at the time of the crash your lawyer can subpoena the blood alcohol tests from the District Attorney’s office or police department. This may entitle you to be paid punitive damages as well as your actual damages like medical bills, lost wages and pain & suffering.
What If The Other Driver Did Not Have Insurance
If the driver that caused the accident did not have liability insurance you may file a claim with your own insurance company if you have uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. This is a special type of coverage that is usually included in a “full” coverage type policy. There are so many people driving in Houston that do not have insurance. Make sure your auto policy has UM/UIM coverage. If you don’t know call your insurance company and ask if you have this coverage on your auto policy.
How Much Time Do I Have To File A Lawsuit
Generally you have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. If the injury is to a child the statute of limitations for their own physical pain & mental anguish, physical impairment and physical disfigurement may be extend past the two year deadline. Always check with a local Houston car accident lawyer to get professional advice on your specific situation.
If we wait longer than two years your claim will most likely will be denied. This law is known as the statute of limitations. It is found in the Texas Civil Practices & Remedies Code Section 16.003.
Client Reviews of Hugh Howerton
“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