Serving the Gulf Coast Region
Principal office Galveston, TX
Work with The Hodge Law Firm to address a range of legal issues. You can count on our experience in cases and claims unique to the Gulf Coast, including maritime law and work in the oil and gas industry.
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up and down the Gulf Coast.
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Breach of contract
Maritime claims (Jones Act, Longshoreman and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, etc.)
Oil field injuries
Construction site accidents
Crane accidents and claims
Qui tam cases
The Hodge Law Firm is experienced in handling:
Slip & Fall
Drunk Driving accidents
Amusement ride accidents
Dog attack cases
If you or a close family member suffered a serious injury that was caused by someone else, you can’t help feeling the unfairness of your having to suffer when you did nothing wrong. It offends your sense of justice! You are suffering—physically, emotionally, and financially, for someone else’s wrongdoing. Fortunately, you have recourse against the party who caused your losses by filing a legal claim to recover money for your financial and quality-of-life damages. Although no amount of money is ever adequate compensation for the loss of a loved one, or of your health, making a claim against the responsible party is important in several ways:
1. Get needed healthcare treatment.
2. Cover past and future medical bills
3. Compensate you for past and future lost earnings
4. Compensate you for pain and suffering
5. Compensate you for disfigurement or impairment
6. It can provide a sense of closure.
7. It can hold the wrongdoer accountable and potential prevent a future similar accident:
8. It can restore your sense of justice.
The attorneys at the Hodge Law Firm are experienced in the Federal Employer's Liability Act (FELA). It is the law that governs on the job injuries for railroad workers and it is important to have experienced FELA attorneys in this specialized area of law. If you or a family member has been injured, call right away.
Unlike workers compensation laws, FELA compensates injured workers for all of an injured worker’s damages. This includes lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, inconvenience, disfigurement, and costs of future care. That’s important for you to know because claims agents dealing directly with unrepresented railroaders frequently refuse to consider all of the damages that a worker is entitled to receive. They are professionals who are paid to reduce the railroad’s responsibility to injured workers.
An experienced lawyer can make certain that you are fully compensated for your injuries and financial damages. You also have important responsibilities under FELA. Most importantly, you should remember that time is working against you and in favor of the railroad once you are injured. Federal law prevents you from collecting for your injuries if you wait more than three years to file a lawsuit. More importantly though, the longer you wait, the harder it is to collect evidence and preserve testimony about how you were hurt.
Once an injury is reported, the railroad immediately starts gathering evidence, much of which is under its direct control. An experienced FELA attorney can help you make certain that all of the evidence is collected and preserved before it disappears.
Get the compensation you deserve.
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