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Firefighters Work Hard And Sometimes Pay For It With Their Lives
Each year in Texas, a significant number of firefighters’ injuries are catastrophic, despite injury prevention programs. There are myriad occupational hazards for firefighters.
Whether training for their arduous job duties, traveling on the way to a fire, responding to emergency incidents, fighting a structural fire, car fire or a forest fire on the ground or rescuing people, a firefighter’s injuries result in costly medical expenses, rehabilitation, lost time at work, emotional trauma and even death.
Dealing with medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering can be overwhelming without the guidance of an experienced personal injury attorney.
We work hard to help our clients get the wages they are owed and the compensation they deserve for their injuries or the wrongful death of their loved ones.
Through negotiation and litigation, we have successfully obtained favorable results for our clients so they can pay their doctors, get rehabilitative equipment and obtain other money damages for their pain and suffering.
In an appeal to the United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit in 2001, The district judge found that “the skill in managing the precise factual evaluation of 2600 cases and the skill that [Blakeney] brought to the labyrinth of governmental employee relations law was of the highest order required.” Vela v. City of Houston, 276 F.3d 659 (2001).
Attorneys Who Fight For What Is Right
Our lead attorney, E. Troy Blakeney, received a Purple Heart following his tour of duty in Vietnam serving in the U.S. armed forces. He knows how devastating injuries can take a toll on an individual, their families and their careers. He was one of the fortunate ones and dedicates his practice of law to helping others get the money they need for all the services they will require for healing.
Working closely with The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), Texas State Association of Fire Fighters and the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association, IAFF Local 341, our firm has built a well-respected reputation for obtaining favorable results through meticulous attention to detail, research and our negotiation and litigation strategies.
We offer our legal services not only to emergency responders, but also to their families and friends who may be suffering injuries from a catastrophic accident caused by someone else’s negligence. We tailor our assistance to meet our clients’ needs whether working to get the maximum compensation for their injuries or addressing wage and hour claims.
Mr. Blakeney is pictured here speaking and discussing issues with the Houston Firefighters.
Appellate Court Recognition
In an appeal to the United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit in 2001, the district court stated for the record: “Mr. Blakeney is extensively experienced in his factual field and his legal field and has a reputation commensurate with his experience and his high ability.” Vela v. City of Houston, 276 F.3d 659 (2001).
Speak With A Knowledgeable Personal Injury Attorney
Firefighters and emergency medical responders are in a hazardous profession. Most are not in it for the money. They have a warrior spirit with a heart set on serving vulnerable people and communities in danger.
We founded our law firm to help those warriors and others in the community who are suffering catastrophic injuries due to another’s negligent actions. Call [nap_names id=”FIRM-NAME-1″] in Houston at [nap_phone id=”LOCAL-REGULAR-NUMBER-1″] or send us an email to speak with our experienced and knowledgeable attorneys. We build long-term relationships with our clients who often refer our law firm to others facing severe accident injuries.