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Hodges Trial Lawyers send local Boys and Girls Club members to Rocket City Classic

Boys and Girls Club Basketball

Our firm was proud to donate tickets to the local Boys and Girls Club so that sixty-five (65) boys and girls can attend tonight’s matchups featuring Alabama vs. Mercer and UAH vs. Shorter. Jeremiah is pictured here with Patrick Wynn, President of the Boys and Girls Club. Mr. Wynn stated that “The boys and girls were very excited to attend the games at the VBCC.” Our firm is honored to have the chance to put smiles on little faces. Roll Tide and Go Chargers!

DID YOU KNOW WE OFFER FREE SERVICES FOR EXISTING AND FORMER CLIENTS?

Free Legal Services

Up to Two Page Contract Review – We can review simple contracts for you to make sure you are not signing away rights without good reason.  During this process, we can explain some of the legalese to make sure you understand your agreement and any consequences.

Will/POA Review – As things change in life, wills and Powers of Attorney can become obsolete.  Why not be sure that your paperwork is consistent with your current needs and be sure that your children are protected in case something happens to you.

Insurance Declarations Page Review – Sometimes people have inadequate coverages for their specific needs.  Lack of the right coverage, especially uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, can have devastating consequences.  Sometimes our clients have coverages that they really don’t need, but not ones that are critical.  We can review your declarations page and give you advice at no cost.

Notary Service (In Office) – Need a document notarized?  Call and set up a time that fits your schedule.

Fifteen (15) Phone Consultation on General Legal Issues – This can solve the simple legal questions when you just are not sure what to do.  We are here to help.

DePuy Attune Knee Replacement System


We are currently investigating potential claims on behalf of adults that had a knee replacement using the DePuy Synthes Attune Knee Replacement System.

A recent study published recently by the Journal of Knee Surgery identified an unusually high rate of early failures of this device. The study notes an failure with regards to breakdown of the bond of the tibial implant-cement interface. Many patients who have received the Attune knee implant system have had problems with instability and weakness in the knee joint, swelling beyond expected swelling, loss of range of motion, and significant long term pain,

If the DePuy Synthes Attune Knee Replacement System fails, a revision surgery will most likely be required. Typically, re-doing a previous surgery can be more involved and invasive than the first. Failure also leads to significant scarring from the additional incisions. If you or a family member has a DePuy Synthes Attune Knee Replacement System that has failed, we can help. Call or text our office at 256-539-3110 today.

Continuing Legal Education Event

Our firm is co-hosting a Continuing Legal Education event and reception in Atlanta Labor Day weekend.  If you were considering going to the Alabama-Florida State game and need CLE credits, why not make your trip a business expense?  Our speakers will cover topics including personal injury, the physical mechanics of injury, worker’s compensation, ethics, and property law issues.  For more information, call or text 256-539-3110 or drop us an email.  We will post details regarding location and more in a few days.  Mark your calendars now!

Are TV lawyers charging unethical fees?

The following is an excerpt from an actual TV personal injury lawyer’s fee agreement or contract.

 Reduction of Medical Bills. Liens and Subrogation Amounts. The parties agree that upon Client’s consent, Attorneys will attempt to mitigate all medical bills and subrogation amounts due and owing. Any resultant savings will be divided between Client and Attorneys.

 Translation: After TV lawyer settles your case (because we know he or she won’t go to trial), said TV lawyer’s staff will attempt to negotiate down your medical or subrogation expenses.  Per the agreement, TV layer gets ½ of any savings.

 The Alabama State Bar has now banned this practice because, essentially, TV lawyer was getting paid twice on the same dollars.  If your lawyer has to be regulated by the Alabama State Bar to keep from ripping you off, do you really think that lawyer has your best interest at heart?  If you prefer lawyers whose trial skills are superior to their jingle writing abilities, call Hodges Trial Lawyers.