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Latest motorcycle recalls. See if your bike is on the list

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Honda for the second time recalls 126,000 motorcycles for brake problems. See if your bike is on the list.

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Hugh Howerton specializes in traumatic brain injury accident cases

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Hugh Howerton specializes in wrongful death accident cases all over Texas

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After much blood, sweat and tears our new website got launched today. Woo Hoo! My many thanks to David Lee

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Hugh Howerton specializes in truck accident cases involving death and catastrophic injury all over the U.S.A. 

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Houston Brain Injury Lawyer - Voted TOP 100 Texas Trial Lawyers - Traumatic Brain Injury Cases - 26 Years Experience - Board Certified 

Hugh Howerton specializes in traumatic brain injury (TBI) cases. With 26 years of experience Hugh Howerton has represented some very courageous people who suffered a brain injury caused by an accident not their fault. 

The attorney you select should be ethical, successful, and most of all care about you. 

Hugh Howerton is committed to providing his clients the best legal representation because so much is riding on the outcome of their case. 

 Why Choose Hugh Howerton?
Voted TOP 100 Texas trial lawyers Hugh Howerton has a proven record of winning significant settlements in traumatic brain injury cases. 

Hugh is a Board Certified, AV rated, trial lawyer. An AV rating is the highest rating for both legal skill and ethical conduct.

It costs no more to hire Hugh than most personal injury lawyers and you only pay him after he wins your case.

How Is The Brain Injured In An Accident? 

In a car accident, for example, a rear-end collission can cause the brain to swing twist and strike the hard part of the skull. This is called a Diffuse Axonal Injury. After a closed head injury, the rotation and disruption of the brain's long connecting nerve fibers can be microscopic and difficult to measure. A person can suffer a brain injury and their MRI or CT scan can be normal because an MRI is not sensitive enough to pick up the microscopic changes in the brain. It is not necessary to have been "knocked out" to suffer a head injury. To learn more about traumatic brain injuries visit the Center for Disease Control website

How Do You Determine A Brain Injury?
In penetrating injuries that cause bleeding of the brain CT scans and MRI can usually detect a brain injury. 

For closed head injuries with no "brain bleed" one of the best diagnostic tools to determine a brain injury is to have a battery of neuropsychological tests run. These tests are designed to help isolate the area of the brain affected and can pick up changes in memory and executive functioning. This testing is performed by a neuropsychologist. 

The newest technology is a medical device known as the Biograph mMR and it is a whole body simultaneous positron emission topography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) device. The Biograph mMR is a scanner that combines the two most powerful imaging tools. The MRI can point to abnormalities in the body and the PET can tell doctors the metabolic activity of the abnormality.

Real Client Reviews

We invite you to read REVIEWS from Hugh's real past clients and referring attorneys who send their clients to Hugh for help. Here is a real client review of Hugh.

"Best Decision I Could Have Made"
Deciding to use Mr. Howerton to help me with my case was the best decision I could have made. After suffering a mild traumatic brain injury as a result of a car accident, I found myself spending so much time trying to deal with all of the accident related paperwork, calls, correspondence, etc. that I didn't have the time, much less the money, to take care of my medical needs. When the deadline for finalizing the claim approached and I was still not better, I contacted Mr. Howerton. He took over for me and had my case settled (at full policy limits) with both parties in just a couple of months.
Brain Injury Facts
About 1.7 million people each year in the U.S. suffer a traumatic brain injury.
Most common causes among civilians are falls, car crashes and assaults. 
About 75% of brain injuries are concussions or "mild" brain injuries.
52,000 people in U.S. die from brain injuries annually, and 275,000 are hospitalized.
Most commonly affected age groups are children up to 4 years old, and teens 15 to 19.
More than 3 million Americans have long-term need for help in daily tasks because of brain injury.

Medical Advancements In Brain Injury Diagnosis
Unless there is a brain bleed, many emergency rooms fails to find a brain injury. Many ER's are clogged by people waiting for a CT of the brain that 95% of the time is normal. Research is underway to develop a simple blood test that would show a brain injury. A combination of two biomarkers currently being tested can identify patients with mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). This is a simple test that is has been long needed. While FDA approval has yet happened, this is a step in the right direction

Law Offices of Hugh Howerton
13030 Rummel Creek 
Houston, Texas 77079
713.984.9848 (Local)
877.984.9848 (Toll Free)
713.984.8894 Fax
Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Law
Texas Board of Legal Specialization
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