Houston Car Accident Lawyer
Voted TOP 100 Texas trial lawyers Hugh Howerton helps people hurt in Houston car accidents. If you are needing the best Houston lawyer for your car accident call 713.984.9848 for a free consultation.
Your life can change in a split second after a car accident. One moment you are going one place to another and the next you are hurt through no fault of your own. According to the latest figures by TxDOT 203 people were killed in Houston car accidents in 2015.
In the same year 1310 people suffered serious injuries and 5076 people suffered non-incapacitating injuries in Houston car accidents. In 2015 there were 66,319 total car accidents reported in Houston. That is a staggering 181 Houston car accidents per day.
The Car Accident Lawyer You Choose DOES Make a Difference
Hugh Howerton is an award-winning car accident lawyer specializing in car accidents including: rear-end accident, red light accident, right-of-way accident, head-on accident, drunk driver accident and uninsured motorist accident.
If you were injured through the fault of another driver the law says you are entitled compensation for your losses. You may receive compensation for past and future losses including medical bills, lost wages, pain, physical impairment, emotional trauma and disfigurement.
If you were injured by a driver that had no insurance you can still make a claim with your own insurance company if you had uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage on your own automobile insurance policy. Hugh can look over your policy to see if you have that type of coverage and explain your legal options
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.
Causes of Houston Car Accidents
1. Distracted Driving
The leading cause of of all car accidents is distracted driving. People texting or looking at their phone is very dangerous. 10% of fatal crashes and 18% of injury crashes were caused by distracted driving. According to the National Highway Safety Administration in 2014, 3,179 people were killed, and 431,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers.
2. Drunk Driving
33-40% of all deaths from car accidents are caused by drunk drivers. That is a shocking figure.
Up to 33% of all traffic accidents are caused by speeding. Younger drivers are more likely to speed. Male are more like to speed than females. In 2012, 37 percent of 15- to 20-year-old and 37 percent of 21-to 24-year-old male drivers involved in fatal crashes were speeding.
4. Reckless Driving
We see them weaving and speeding through traffic. Reckless driving is very dangerous and a major cause of traffic accidents.
People driving too fast in the rain is a major cause of car accidents. They can’t slow down as quick or see as well. Slow down when its raining.
When You Need A Houston Car Accident Lawyer Call Hugh
If you have been hurt in a Houston car accident call Hugh Howerton at 713.984.9848 to find out how he can help you. The call is free and he can explain your legal options.
If you want you can E-MAIL Hugh and he will call you right back.
Hugh Howerton is a phenomenal 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! 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.
Rating: ★★★★★ 5 stars
“Hugh is a “Personal” Personal Injury Lawyer”
Hugh Howerton is the role model for personal injury lawyers. I was seriously injured in a car accident. His attention to my case made me feel as though I was his only client at the time. 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.
Rating: ★★★★★ 5 stars
How Do Insurance Companies Evaluate Your Car Accident Claim
There are a variety of ways insurance companies determine whether they will pay your claim and how much they will offer. These include the following
- Who does the police accident report say was at fault for the crash
- If there are eye witnesses who do they say was at fault for the crash
- What are the total amount of your medical bills and lost wages
- Will you need any medical care in the future and how much will that cost
- Was the other driver intoxicated
- How much property damage was done to the vehicles
- What kind of injury did you suffer. The greater the severity of the injury generally the greater settlement value
- How much liability insurance coverage did the other driver have at the time of the accident
- Who is your lawyer. Yes, insurance companies keep track of the lawyers that settle quickly and those who are not afraid to go to trial
Get a Successful and Caring Lawyer on Your Side.
Voted one of the TOP 100 Texas trial lawyers Houston car accident lawyer Hugh Howerton is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and 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 injured in car accidents.