Houston Truck Accident Lawyer
A Lawyer Who Has A 100% Success Record In Truck Accident Cases
Do you need a good lawyer for an 18-wheeler truck accident that caused a death or serious brain, neck or back injury? Voted TOP 100 Texas trial lawyers Hugh Howerton has specialized in 18-wheeler truck accident cases for 30 years.
Don’t get hurt a second time by choosing the WRONG lawyer. Not every personal injury lawyer has the training and experience to win a serious 18-wheeler truck accident case.
Hugh’s mission is to help his clients receive justice and to see that other innocent people are not harmed by dangerous truck drivers and trucking companies.
For a free consultation call 713.984.9848
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Truck driver error and distraction are the most common causes of truck accidents. If a truck driver does not pay attention to the road in front of them they can rear end an unsuspecting driver causing serious injury. If a truck driver fails to yield the right-of-way to another driver and turns in front of them this can be a common cause of a truck accident.
Another cause may be that the trucking company did not properly train the truck driver or failed to fire a bad truck driver before he hurt an innocent person.
Common Truck Accident Injuries
A 18-wheeler truck accident can cause a wrongful death. Blunt force trauma to the chest can cause death by injuring the heart or aorta. Blunt force trauma to the brain can also cause death.
Traumatic Brain Injury
A 18-wheeler truck accident can cause a traumatic brain injury by an object hitting the head thus penetrating the brain. A brain injury can also happen just through the force of the accident causing the brain to strike the hard part of the skull.
Spinal Cord Injury
A truck accident can cause a spinal cord injury if the spinal cord is damaged or severed in the truck accident. This can cause an innocent person to be paralyzed. The paralysis may result in paraplegia, quadriplegia or tetraplegia.
A 18-wheeler truck accident can cause a disk in the back or neck to rupture. This is called a herniated disk. The ruptured disk can press on a nerve root causing pain, numbness and tingling. A herniated disk may require surgery to repair the disk and cut it away from pressing on the nerve.
Broken Bones and Fractures
Because of the force of a truck accident it can cause broken bones or fractures. Broken legs, feet and ankles can be caused by a truck accident when the energy of the accident travels through the vehicles into the foot,ankle or leg. A broken leg or knee cap can also be caused when the body strikes the dashboard in a truck accident. Broken sternum or rib can be caused by a truck accident through blunt force trauma to the chest. A good lawyer can get you financial compensation for these injuries.
How To Pick The Right Lawyer
Just picking a lawyer on television does not mean they know anything about 18-wheeler truck accidents. You want a truck accident lawyer. These are personal injury lawyers that specializes in truck accidents. They have years of experience and know what it takes to win these special cases. You want to pick a Board Certified personal injury lawyer. This means they are “specialists” in personal injury cases. Most importantly, you want a lawyer that cares about you. Look for a lawyer that only takes a few cases at a time. You will get more attention from the lawyer which is good for you.
Truck Accident Facts
According to the latest figures by TXDOT 37 people were killed in Harris County accidents involving a commercial truck in 2015. In the same year 141 people suffered incapacitating injuries and 546 people suffered non-incapacitating injuries. In 2015 there were 5887 total accidents reported in Houston Harris County. That is a staggering 16 per day.
Why Choose Hugh Howerton
For 30 years Board Certified personal injury lawyer Hugh Howerton has specialized in serious truck accident cases involving serious injury and wrongful death. Hugh Howerton only takes a few clients at a time so he can give you the extra time and attention you deserve.
Hugh Howerton takes all cases on a contingency fee so if he does not win your case you owe him no attorney’s fees.
We Prove What Caused Your Truck Accident
Truck driver error is the major cause of trucking accidents. A truck driver is a professional driver therefore they should use extra care and attention when driving such a large and dangerous vehicle. But most people believe that truck drivers are bullies. People have seen with their own eyes truck drivers that follow too closes, change lanes without warning and run red lights. There is no excuse for this behavior because the lives of innocent people are at risk.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a truck accident our first step is to go to the scene of the accident and photograph the scene and to inspect the scene and the truck for valuable evidence before it is lost or worse destroyed.The event data recorder or “black box” is a computer on the truck that shows key information about the truck’s speed and brake applications right before the crash. This data needs to be immediately downloaded so that valuable evidence is preserved in your case.
In every major truck accident there will be an investigation by local law enforcement. We get the report and carefully investigate whether local law enforcement was correct in their opinion of who was at fault for the truck accident. Sometimes the investigating offer correctly determines the cause of the accident. Yet, sometimes they do not. It is our job to uncover the real cause of the your truck accident and to prove that the truck driver or the trucking company was negligent for your accident.
Sometimes the truck driver is on the road for more time than the law allows. Tired drivers are dangerous drivers. We inspect many documents to uncover if the truck driver is resting when they are required to rest or whether they are faking their log books.
Some trucking companies put profits before safety. They encourage their drivers to speed or break the law when they do not properly train or supervise their drivers. A unsafe or improperly trained truck driver should never be on the road. Innocent people get serious hurt or killed. We prove that the truck company had a culture of not properly supervising their drivers and how that culture leads to deadly truck crashes.
Best Lawyer For An 18-Wheeler Truck Accident I would like to begin with that by selecting him as my attorney was the best decision I ever made. I had chose him from other reviews left online for him and needless to say that he deserved every single one of them and I joined the list of satisfied clients. My case involved an 18 Wheeler and it was complicated case but he worked very hard. Hugh was able get me an handsome settlement. I personally thank him for his services and professionalismShawn John
Contact An Experienced Truck Accident Lawyer
For a free no-obligation consultation or to hire Hugh Howerton now call 713.984.9848