Houston Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
100% success rate for motorcycle accident cases
Voted TOP 100 Texas trial lawyers Hugh Howerton is an award-winning Houston motorcycle accident lawyer and helps people hurt in motorcycle accidents. Hugh has been specializing in motorcycle accident claims for 30 years.
Try to pick the best Houston motorcycle accident lawyer you can if there has been a serious injury or wrongful death. The choice of lawyer can make a big difference in the outcome of your case.
Hugh has never lost a motorcycle accident case in his 30 years as a lawyer.
For a free consultation call 713.984.9848
What is A Houston Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
A Houston motorcycle accident lawyer is a personal injury lawyer who represents people hurt in motorcycle accidents. Hugh Howerton is a Board-Certified personal injury lawyer who specializes in motorcycle accident cases. He can help you file a claim to get money from the insurance company of the person who was at fault for the accident.
You can bring a claim for the damage to your motorcycle, medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, physical impairment and scarring.
The best time to hire a motorcycle accident lawyer is right after the crash. The scene of the crash needs to be photographed and witnesses need to be interviewed before memories fade and key evidence is lost.
Texas Motorcycle Accident Facts
Riding a motorcycle is a special experience. Sadly, too many Houston drivers just do not see motorcycle riders and negligent accidents happen too often. According to TXDOT in 2013 over 5000 accidents happened on Texas roads and highways. Men in their late 50’s made up the highest fatality rates for any age group.
Common Causes of Houston Motorcycle Accidents
As most all motorcycle riders know, cars just do not pay attention to motorcycle riders. They do not see the motorcycle rider.
The most common motorcycle accident is when another driver fails to yield the right of way to the motorcycle rider. Either by changing lanes into the motorcycle, pulling out in front of the motorcycle or turning in front of the motorcycle rider.
Typical Motorcycle Accident Injuries
“I see a lot of serious leg injuries in motorcycle accidents” says Hugh Howerton. Because the motorcycle offers little or no leg protection when a car hits the motorcycle from the side it is usually the rider’s lower leg that is most injured. A broken tibia (shinbone) is the most common leg fracture. A tibia plateau fracture can also involve the knee joint. If this happens there is a higher risk for post-traumatic arthritis.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
When the brain moves inside the skull it can strike the hard part of the inside of the skull and cause a traumatic brain injury. Even if you are wearing a helmet. Symptoms include word finding problems. memory and attention difficulties, personality changes and emotional outbursts. If a TBI is suspected you need to see a neurologist that specializes in brain injuries.
Neck and Back Injuries
Fractures or broken bones in the back and neck are common motorcycle accident injuries. Ruptured or herniated disks can also result if the spine is injured in a motorcycle accident. Symptoms include a sharp pain and tingling going into the arms or hands if the neck is involved. If there is a herniated disk in the back, symptoms can include a sharp pain going into the leg, butt and feet. A MRI is needed to usually diagnose a ruptured disk.
Other Motorcycle Injuries
Amputation, Broken ribs, road rash, injured shoulder, broken wrist and arm.
Why Should I Carry Underinsured Motorist Insurance Coverage On My Motorcycle?
Picking the right type of insurance for your motorcycle is confusing. There are so many different types of insurance. Make sure you ask your insurance company for what is called “Uninsured/Underinsured motorist coverage”. If you have a crash and the at-fault driver does not have insurance then you can make a claim with your own insurance company to pay for the damage cause by the other driver.
If the other driver did not carry enough liability insurance to pay for your injuries you can file an “Underinsured motorist claim” with your own insurance in addition to the claim you make against the other driver’s insurance company.
“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
Past Results Involving Motorcycle Accidents
Settlement $850,000 (Leg injury)
Attorney’s fees $330,000
Verdict $312,345.21 ( Back injury)
Attorney’s fees $124,938.08