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How do I submit my Case for consideration to Dodson & Hooks?

October 23rd, 2014 - FAQs - by Dodson & Hooks, APLC

Initially, a Case may be submitted to Dodson & Hooks by e-mail, telephone, facsimile, or letter. Please include a brief summary of your case along with your personal and contact information. We will then contact you for any additional information required […]

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How long will it take to have my Case resolved?

October 22nd, 2014 - FAQs - by Dodson & Hooks, APLC

At Dodson & Hooks we generally attempt to have Cases resolved within one year of filing suit. However, each Case is unique and some will require more or less time to resolve. Should the case proceed to trial on the […]

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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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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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