Dodson & Hooks, APLC http://www.dodsonhooks.com Baton Rouge Personal Injury Lawyer Sun, 19 Mar 2017 23:58:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.10 U.S. Authorities Arrest Greek Bulker Following Major Damage http://www.dodsonhooks.com/resources/u-s-authorities-arrest-greek-bulker-following-major-damage/ Fri, 29 May 2015 13:08:38 +0000 http://www.dodsonhooks.com/?p=905 On April 13, 2015, U.S. authorities arrested the Greek bulker Privocean after it suddenly broke free of its moorings – causing extensive property and environmental damage along the Mississippi River. The event, which spanned just 45 minutes, resulted in damage […]

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The 5 Warning Signs of Elder Abuse http://www.dodsonhooks.com/resources/the-5-warning-signs-of-elder-abuse/ Fri, 22 May 2015 14:50:51 +0000 http://www.dodsonhooks.com/?p=902 Our nation’s elderly deserve adoration, compassion and respect. Yet sadly, an estimated 1 out of every 10 elderly Americans is believed to endure some sort of abuse or neglect at the hands of caretakers. Amongst the elderly population suffering from […]

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Louisiana Family Sues Over Alleged Fatal Crosswalk Design http://www.dodsonhooks.com/resources/louisiana-family-sues-over-alleged-fatal-crosswalk-design/ Fri, 15 May 2015 16:51:03 +0000 http://www.dodsonhooks.com/?p=900 On March 11, 2014, the life of a Harvey, Louisiana woman was tragically cut short while traversing a crosswalk on Manhattan Boulevard in Jefferson Parish. According to a recent wrongful death lawsuit filed by the decedent’s surviving children, the crosswalk […]

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Asleep at the Wheel: What to Do Following an Accident Caused by ‘Drowsy Driving’ http://www.dodsonhooks.com/resources/asleep-at-the-wheel-what-to-do-following-an-accident-caused-by-drowsy-driving/ Fri, 08 May 2015 13:47:29 +0000 http://www.dodsonhooks.com/?p=897 According to a risk assessment conducted by the National Sleep Foundation, as many as 103 million American drivers admit to falling asleep at the wheel at some point in their lives. Of this group, approximately 11 million motorists admitted to […]

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Trucking Regulations & Personal Injury: Holding Truck Companies Responsible for Over-Worked Drivers http://www.dodsonhooks.com/resources/trucking-regulations-personal-injury-holding-truck-companies-responsible-for-over-worked-drivers/ Fri, 01 May 2015 12:59:56 +0000 http://www.dodsonhooks.com/?p=895 Fatigue can hit a driver at a moment’s notice. However, when that driver is hauling 10,000 pounds (or more) of sensitive freight at 60 miles per hour down the Louisiana highways, this problem can go from uncomfortable to deadly in […]

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Offshore Traumatic Brain Injuries: A Plaintiff’s Guide to Recovery http://www.dodsonhooks.com/resources/offshore-traumatic-brain-injuries-a-plaintiffs-guide-to-recovery/ Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:08:53 +0000 http://www.dodsonhooks.com/?p=888 The state of Louisiana maintains one of the most active and productive offshore fishing and drilling industries in the United States. Ours is a state comprised of hardworking individuals unafraid of long hours or overnight work – which has unfortunately […]

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Wrongful Death Lawsuits Involving Police & Government Entities http://www.dodsonhooks.com/resources/wrongful-death-lawsuits-involving-police-government-entities/ Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:59:53 +0000 http://www.dodsonhooks.com/?p=886 With recent headlines replete with stories of police brutality, unarmed suspects and questionable procedural maneuvers, many are considering the extent to which government entities such as police or state-run hospitals should face liability (or immunity) for their role in the […]

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Damages Available to Victims of Spinal Cord Injuries http://www.dodsonhooks.com/resources/damages-available-to-victims-of-spinal-cord-injuries/ Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:59:39 +0000 http://www.dodsonhooks.com/?p=883 A spinal cord injury can happen in a moment’s notice and cause long-term, lifelong injury and disability. For many victims of spinal cord injuries, the thought of pursuing a lawsuit for damages and compensation may seem overly burdensome or overwhelming. […]

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Asbestos & Mesothelioma: A Century-Old Problem http://www.dodsonhooks.com/resources/asbestos-mesothelioma-a-century-old-problem/ Fri, 10 Apr 2015 15:18:14 +0000 http://www.dodsonhooks.com/?p=878 The use of asbestos – and the resulting formation of mesothelioma – is unfortunately associated with a long and sordid history of widespread cover-up and decades of unlawful exposure. Perhaps the most unfortunate aspect of asbestos poisoning is that it […]

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Injured in an RV? How Personal Injury Laws Apply to Recreational Vehicle Accidents http://www.dodsonhooks.com/resources/injured-in-an-rv-how-personal-injury-laws-apply-to-recreational-vehicle-accidents/ Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:15:13 +0000 http://www.dodsonhooks.com/?p=876 The family road trip: a time for long conversations, lasting memories, and….liability? Believe it or not, recreational vehicle (RV) accidents are hardly uncommon, and with the number of family members typically traveling along, it is even less uncommon for injuries […]

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