Houston Personal Injury Attorney
Injury Claims in Houston, Texas
At Kennedy Hodges, LLP, our legal team of professional trial attorneys has built a reputation as one of the top injury law firms in the region, and has an impressive record of success. You have one opportunity to recover the compensation for damages that you deserve, and our firm has a proven record of results, both in negotiating claims with insurance companies, and in taking difficult cases to trial for resolution.
(*) Our principal attorneys at the firm, Galvin B. Kennedy and David W. Hodges, are both Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Our firm takes on many difficult and complex cases that many firms will not, as they do not have the skills or experience to bring to a positive resolution. Galvin & David have been named as "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" for 2011 by the National Trial Lawyers Association, Texas "Super Lawyers" (by Thomson Reuters) from 2006 - 2011, and named as among "Houston's Top Lawyers" by H Texas Magazine (2005 & 2006) through our success in personal injury cases. We offer legal services in both English and Spanish.
Injury Lawyer in Houston
Our firm represents the injured victim in all types of personal injury cases, including injuries that are the result of car accidents. We pursue the maximum possible compensation after an accident and are available to assist you in all types of car accidents, from vehicle rollovers, cases in which a negligent vehicle operator was texting while driving and all types and degrees of car accident injuries. Whether you have suffered broken bones, whiplash injuries, or permanent disability as a result of the accident, our professional injury lawyer should be contacted at once. We have extensive experience in achieving results in cases of truck accidents, including those involving a tired driver and all types of truck accident injuries.
We can provide you with high quality, committed legal counsel to help you to pursue fair compensation in motorcycle accidents, whether due to a negligent driver or defective motorcycles. If you or a loved one is the victim of uninsured or underinsured motorists, we can help you seek compensation from your own insurance company. We assist the injured and their families in cases of drunk driving accidents, pedestrian accidents, construction accidents, offshore accidents, slip and fall cases, and serious injuries such as brain injuries, catastrophic injuries, and spinal cord injuries.
Complex Injury Cases: Medical Malpractice, Product Liability, Dangerous Drugs and Others
Complex litigation can be necessary in injury claims involving defective products or medical malpractice. Whether your case involves surgical site infections (SSI), pharmacy errors, dangerous drugs that require drug litigation, misdiagnosis, emergency room errors , birth injuries or other injury, our firm has the experience and proven record you need. We are talented and recognized trial attorneys and are often called upon by other law firms to help them litigate their complex injury cases. You can reach us directly. We have frequently faced off with top corporate lawyers and prevailed, and we are proud of our accomplishments for our clients in difficult injury cases.
We have achieved high value settlement in all types of product liability and product recalls, including cases that could include DePuy hip implants, Zimmer Durom Cup hip implants, defective tires, or defective automobiles, among others. We assist in resolving serious injury claims involving workers' compensation and are committed to protecting the rights of injured workers and pursing the full benefits of workers' compensation, addressing any denial of insurance in valid claims. We also represent families that have lost a loved one in filing a wrongful death claim to help them pursue justice and compensation. We are involved in representing victims of BP oil spill claims, dog bite cases, and litigating cases of insurance bad faith.
Our creative and strategic approach to our cases has helped us gain the reputation that we enjoy in Houston and throughout the state of Texas. From the moment we take on a case for our client, we are intimately involved in every step of the process. We utilize innovative strategies to get results for our injured clients, and have powerful resources to call upon, such as independent accident investigators, physicians and other experts when needed. We are completely focused on protecting your interests, fighting for your future and your family, and we urge you to contact our committed and aggressive legal team immediately if you or a loved one is the victim of a negligent act.
Please Call : 713-523-0001
David W. Hodges Esq.
Toll Free: 877-342-2020
David Hodges has dedicated his practice to representing victims who are injured because of negligence. He has successfully litigated cases for 18-wheeler truck accidents, medical malpractice, birth injuries, pharmacy malpractice, industrial accidents, products liability, recalled product cases, and more.
Mr. Hodges has the experience needed to go up against big and small corporations alike to obtain compensation for injuries because of negligence. Many of his clients were injured in automotive or industrial accidents. His experience as a former defense attorney gives him a unique perspective and the ability to achieve outstanding results for his clients.
He takes a personal interest in his cases and will literally be at your side to represent you in the courtroom for your case. David Hodges is a founding partner of Kennedy Hodges LLP, a business partnership that now spans more than 10 years.
Some of his case results include:
- $10.7 million verdict – Mr. Hodges represented his clients in a daycare abuse case where a child at a daycare suffered broken bones. Attorneys' fees and case expenses totaled $4,282,000. Read about this case in the AAJ article.
- $3.7 million settlement - Mr. Hodges represented a client who suffered a hypoxic brain injury due to a lack of oxygen at birth. Attorneys' fees and case expenses totaled $1.8 million.
- $2.0 million settlement - An electric shock injury in an industrial accident case resulted in a client suffering a traumatic brain injury. Attorneys' fees and case expenses totaled $858,000.
- $1.8 million jury verdict - A medical malpractice case where a baby suffered a shoulder injury at birth. Attorneys' fees and case expenses totaled $254,000 on the recovery of $500,000, representing the insurance policy limits.
- $1.4 million settlement - A motor vehicle accident resulted in the wrongful death of an individual, whose estate filed a product liability case. Attorneys' fees and case expenses totaled $643,000.
- $1.1 million settlement – Wrongful death resulting from an industrial accident. Attorneys' fees and case expenses totaled $517,500.
- $1.01 million settlement – Wrongful death resulting from an explosion of a biodiesel tank. Attorneys' fees and case expenses totaled $448,000.
- Products Liability - Mr. Hodges represented a worker whose dominant hand was cut off by a defective machine. The case settled for a confidential amount prior to trial.
David Hodges is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Less than 3% of lawyers in Texas are board certified in personal injury law. Texas Monthly and Thomson Reuters named him a Super Lawyer in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. He is an active member of many organizations, including:
- The State Bar of Texas
- Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
- The College of the State Bar of Texas
- Named a Texas Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters for 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011
- Named as "Top 100 Trial lawyers for 2011" by The National Trial Lawyers Association
- Lawyers Lifetime Achievement Society (Multi-Million Dollar Member), 2011
- Million Dollar Advocates Forum member
- Texas Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA PAC Chair, former Director, Board of Advocates)
- Christian Trial Lawyers Association
- Houston Trial Lawyers Association (Director)
- Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists
- District 4A Grievance Committee (Panel Chair)
Spotlight on David Hodges
"People often ask me what made me go to law school. I went to law school because of a mock trial we did in my senior government class. Although I thought I wanted to be a doctor, I discovered that my true calling in life was to be an attorney."
I had a somewhat rural childhood that occasionally included riding a horse for transportation. I was born in McAllen, Texas, but my family moved out to Cypress when I was seven. While Cypress is considered just another suburb of Houston now, it was not back then. Eventually, I traded in my horse for a motorcycle.
By the time I went to Cy-Fair Senior High School, my rural school system had become a little more urban. After high school, I attended Texas A&M University and was a member of the Corps of Cadets. I was also an NROTC scholarship recipient and recognized as a Distinguished Student.
I soon discovered that I really wanted to practice law for a living, but the Navy had other plans for me first. As a NROTC scholarship recipient, I had to fulfill my obligation to the Navy before I could attend law school. Upon graduating from A&M, I was commissioned and sent to the Navy and Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center, and then promptly sent to the Fleet, where I almost immediately deployed to the Persian Gulf. During Desert Storm, I often worked 20 hour days as an Aviation Intelligence Officer. Still, I would find a few minutes each day to read guides to law schools. My passion for the law grew daily. I was finally able to take that passion to the University of Houston Law Center after transferring from active duty to the Navy Reserves. During my time in the Navy I was awarded the Sea Strike Intelligence Officer of the Year Award.
At law school, I teamed up with my current law partner, Galvin Kennedy, and won the Hippard Mock Trial Tournament. I continued with mock trial, won a spot on the mock trial team and competed in nationals for two years. I was also an editor of the Houston Journal of International Law, head of the Order of the Barons (the Law Center's honor society) and a member of the National Order of the Barristers. I was able to balance my passion for trial advocacy and other extracurricular activities, including the U.S. Navy Reserves, and graduated in the top 10% of my law class.
After graduating with honors from the University of Houston Law Center, I began an almost six-year career of representing defendants and their insurers. I also practiced commercial litigation and gained substantial experience prosecuting, defending and trying claims for breach of contract, tortious interference, business disparagement, unfair competition, theft of trade secrets, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, deceptive trade practices, anti-trust, and construction litigation.
After graduating from law school I worked for several defense firms. Eventually, my enthusiasm for the law grew into enthusiasm for "the little guy." I firmly believed that the talents I was cultivating would be put to better use if I began representing victims rather than the victimizers. So, Galvin Kennedy and I started Kennedy Hodges LLP.
Contact a Houston personal injury lawyer from our firm for immediate legal counsel in all types of injury claims.
Please Call : 713-523-0001