Monthly Archives: October 2014


What is the Jones Act?

October 20th, 2014 - FAQs - by Dodson & Hooks, APLC

The Jones Act, 46 U.S.C. § 688, is a federal statute which provides a seaman with a cause of action against his employer for an injury sustained in the course and scope of his employment. Each Case will have its […]

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How are Cases handled involving Foreign Seamen?

October 19th, 2014 - FAQs - by Dodson & Hooks, APLC

A Court must have jurisdiction over the parties in order to hear a Case in their Court. There a multiple forms of jurisdiction under which a claimant can secure jurisdiction over a vessel owner. Generally, the vessel owner will not […]

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What is a toxic tort?

October 18th, 2014 - FAQs - by Dodson & Hooks, APLC

A toxic tort is a claim based upon personal injuries resulting from exposure to chemicals and similar substances such as pesticides, lead, mercury, and even some strains of mold.

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Federal agency launches safe and sober driving awareness campaign

October 18th, 2014 - Articles - by Dodson & Hooks, APLC

On August 22, 2013, U.S. Transportation Secretary announced that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was joining forces with other safety agencies and local law enforcement to engage in a nation-wide crackdown on intoxicated driving called “Drive Sober or Get […]

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Do toxic torts happen only in the work place?

October 17th, 2014 - FAQs - by Dodson & Hooks, APLC

No, toxic torts can happen any time you are involuntarily exposed to chemical & toxic substances, such as asbestos, lead and pesticides. Exposure does not only result from working directly with these products, instead it can simply be the result […]

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What are environmental property damage claims?

October 16th, 2014 - FAQs - by Dodson & Hooks, APLC

Property damages claims can result from releases and discharges of chemicals and similar substances into the air, surface waters, and ground waters in or near your property. Examples include contamination of drinking water due to releases from storage pits or […]

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Data on distracted driving deaths inaccurate

October 16th, 2014 - Articles - by Dodson & Hooks, APLC

State and federal public safety officials have been broadcasting the dangers of distracted driving for several years. As cell phone use has become more widespread in the U.S., the threats associated with talking on the phone and driving have grown. […]

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