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  • $5,000,000 | Burn injury resulting in tragic death.

  • $1,150,000 | Low impact traffic accident Mississippi river with spinal stimulator.

  • $900,000 | RSD of Hand, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome from falling object.

  • $725,000 | Slip on vessel with injuries to back.

  • $375,000 | Wrongful death of foreign worker on ship in Mississippi River.

  • $350,000 | Finger amputation working with motor in plant.

  • $300,000 | Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and soft tissue damage due to minor auto crash.

  • $240,000 | Injuries to child’s finger caught in paper shredder.

  • $199,000 | For thumb injury to offshore worker diagnosed with CRPS – Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy.

  • $175,000 | River worker slip and fell injured knee.

An International Maritime & Personal Injury Law Firm

Helping Clients in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Worldwide

Dodson & Hooks, APLC is a law firm dedicated to personal injury litigation and admiralty law. Based in Baton Rouge, our firm represents clients throughout Louisiana, the United States and across the globe.

Our firm employs a team approach which includes multiple attorneys, paralegals and support staff on each case. This team approach allows us to devote our full attention and resources to resolving your claim efficiently and effectively. You deal directly with your attorney, who is readily accessible when you have a question or concern.

Legal jargon and concepts are difficult enough to understand. If English is your second language, communication with your lawyer can be nonproductive. Our multilingual attorneys advise clients in their native language so they can better understand their rights and options. We also provide a 24-hour multilingual phone service so you can call from other time zones if necessary.

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About Our Personal Injury Law Firm

An injury impacts every aspect of your life — your family, your job, your overall health and your future. If the accident occurred because of the negligence of another person or corporation, you deserve compensation.

Our personal injury attorneys can help you recover damages you sustained in an accident. We represent clients in a broad range of personal injury cases, including:

Our firm also engages in class action and multidistrict litigation. Our clients are often located in multiple states or countries, but are sometimes our neighbors, like the victims of the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster. We are currently helping Louisiana residents and business owners recover compensation for health problems and economic hardships related to the tragedy.

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Attorney Referral Service in Baton Rouge

Dodson & Hooks regularly partners with other attorneys and accepts client referrals for cases involving complex personal injury or maritime litigation. We have the substantial resources and systems in place to hit the ground running on a lawsuit. Our refined processes allow us to perform the work efficiently and cost-effectively and to achieve results. We work with colleagues in Louisiana and throughout the United States who want to tap our knowledge about admiralty issues or require litigation support. We also partner with out-of-state and foreign attorneys who require Louisiana or U.S.-based counsel.

Representation from Our Maritime Attorneys

In the past, injured or unpaid sailors had little recourse to hold their employers responsible. During the last century, U.S. legislation and international treaties have granted seamen important rights to recover damages from negligent employers. You may be entitled to compensation for:

  • Oilrig or oil well explosion or fire
  • Cargo or tanker ship accident
  • Failure to rescue you from distressed vessel
  • Lack of treatment for an illness while at sea
  • Ferry collision with another boat or dock
  • Injury while living or working on a vessel
  • Injury at your port of call
  • Accident during ship ingress or egress
  • Unpaid wages
  • Overtime pay

Seamen are certainly treated more fairly than they were 100 years ago. However, working on the water remains one of the most dangerous occupations. Employees face serious risks every time they are at sea, and an employer’s negligence compounds the chance of injuries. If you suffered a maritime injury or illness, our lawyers work to hold your employer accountable.

After you worked hard — possibly far from home for long periods of time — your employer’s failure to pay rightful wages places a heavy burden on you and your family. Our Baton Rouge maritime attorneys demand full payment of wages and overtime.

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Richard J. Dodson

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Richard J. Dodson


Attorney Richard J. Dodson teaches International Admiralty and Maritime Personal Injury at the Tulane Summer School Program in Greece and is the 2010-2011 president of the Louisiana Association for Justice (LAJ). The LAJ is comprised of plaintiff and defense attorneys […]

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Dodson Hooks, Baton Rouge Personal Injury Law Firm

112 Founders Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70810

Phone: 855-515-1257

Phone: 225-756-0222

Fax: 225-756-0025

Toll Free: 855-515-1257

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