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 Houston Personal Injury Lawyer

Helping Good People Through Bad Times For 30 Years

Do you need an excellent lawyer for a serious brain, neck or back injury caused by a car, 18-wheeler truck or motorcycle accident? Voted TOP 100 Texas trial lawyers Hugh Howerton is a Board Certified injury attorney. For 30 years Hugh Howerton has been helping people who have been seriously hurt or lost loved one is accidents due to negligence. .

Hugh Howerton has won significant verdicts and settlements in car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents and many other cases.

We invite you to read the reviews of Hugh’s past clients.  Client Reviews

There is no up-front fee to hire Hugh and he is paid only after he wins your case by verdict or settlement.

To speak with Hugh Howerton call 713.984.9848 for your confidential and free consultation.

30 Years Experience

Hugh Howerton has been helping people hurt in accidents for 30 years.  An attorney handles legal cases involving personal injuries and wrongful death including vehicle accidents, workplace injuries, and dangerous products. 

Award-Winning Injury Lawyer

Hugh Howerton has been voted one of the TOP 100 Texas trial lawyers every year since 2011. Hugh Howerton is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and awarded the prestigious AV rating. The AV rating is the highest rating awarded a U.S. attorney for legal skill and ethical conduct by the Martindale-Hubble legal directory.

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 lawyers.

An Experienced Lawyer In These Types of Accidents


What Is A Personal Injury Lawyer?

A personal injury lawyer is a lawyer who represents individuals and families who have suffered physical and/or psychological injury or killed by the negligence or product defect of another individual or corporation. The person or persons bringing the claim are called Plaintiffs. The person or corporation alleged to have caused the harm are called Defendants.  A Plaintiff’s attorney is a personal injury lawyer.

In Texas, some lawyers are entitled to  advertise to the public that they are “specialist” in Personal Injury Trial Law. In order to be a “specialist” the attorney must be board-certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  The Standards for Attorney certification in Personal Injury Trial Law can be found HERE. Hugh Howerton has been board-certified in Personal injury Trial Law since 1993


How Do I Pick an Attorney?

  • Choose 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.
  • Choose 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. Voted TOP 100 Texas trial lawyers Hugh Howerton is a Board Certified personal injury lawyer.
  • Choose a lawyer 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 an Attorney Help Me?

An injury attorney 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.

How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Lawyer?

“It does not cost anything up-front to hire most lawyers” says Hugh Howerton. If the lawyer decides to accept your case they generally charge 33.33% of your gross settlement plus case expenses if they settle your case before the need for a lawsuit. If a lawsuit is required the fee goes up to 40% plus case expenses because the lawyer is doing a lot more work.

The lawyer should always pay for the case expenses out of their pocket and only be reimbursed if they are successful winning your case by settlement or verdict. If the lawyer does not win your case by verdict or settlement you should not owe them any fees for working on your case. The lawyer should also not ask you to reimburse them any case expenses if they did not win your case by settlement or verdict.

Get Special Attention From Hugh

While some attorneys just want as many clients as they can get we are different. In order to give each and every client the time, attention and resources it takes to win their case Hugh Howerton only takes a limited number of clients at any time. This means when you call you speak directly to Hugh Howerton and not some paralegal or secretary. Your case will be handle personally by Hugh Howerton from start to finish.

Client Reviews

“Hugh Is A “Personal” Personal Injury Lawyer”

Hugh Howerton is the role model for attorneys. 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 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

To read all client reviews click HERE

Contact An Award-Winning Lawyer

For a free no obligation consultation about your case call 713.984.9848 to speak to Hugh Howerton.

It is always best to speak to an experienced lawyer as soon as possible. Do not let the insurance company take advantage of you.

The time to act is NOW before critical evidence necessary to win your case is lost or worse destroyed.

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