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Dealing with the aftermath of a catastrophic accident can be overwhelming. A family’s income may be drastically reduced if a father or mother is unable to work. Families are forced to dip into savings and retirement accounts to pay for necessary medical care. The financial and emotional strain can be unbearable.

During this scary time, it may be easier to simply hope and pray that the responsible party will “do the right thing,” accept responsibility, and compensate your family for the injuries it caused. Unfortunately, this is not likely to occur.

The only recourse that injury victims have against negligent corporations and profit motivated insurance companies is the court system. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury or wrongful death as a result of suspected negligence, you should contact an attorney immediately.


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When choosing a Louisiana lawyer to represent you in a personal injury case, only one thing should matter – RESULTS. Our firm is proud to have recovered over $35 billion from negligent corporate defendants. Our attorneys have been at the forefront of fights against Big Oil, Big Tobacco, and Big Pharma.

The compensation recovered for our personal injury clients has changed the trajectory of lives. It has provided injured offshore workers with the ability to sustain their families while they are unable to work. It has provided high quality medical care to young people severely injured as a result of car accidents. It has provided women widowed by industrial accidents with a means to provide for young children left behind.

Unfortunately, these recoveries do not come easy.   Corporations and insurance companies that put profits ahead of public safety often refuse to acknowledge their mistakes and accept responsibility. Instead, they deny legitimate personal injury claims for as long as possible in hopes that weary families will eventually give up and settle for less than they deserve. Insurance companies attempt to manipulate the court system to prolong the process and protect their profits at the expense of personal injury victims. Insurance companies even stoop so low as to attack the integrity of personal injury victims.

When filing a personal injury claim, you need to work with trial lawyers that have a tradition of fighting powerful corporations.


HHK was founded by brothers David and Harry Herman in 1942. The brothers were born at the turn of the 20th century to immigrant parents in the Irish Channel of New Orleans. Their personal injury practice quickly took on the tough and gritty characteristics of their immigrant upbringing.

For over 70 years, under the leadership of three generations of Hermans, our firm has stood shoulder to shoulder with families devastated by personal injury caused by the negligence of others. Our attorneys are proud to have a full bodied understanding of personal injury law that encompasses injury caused by the following:


Deepwater HorizonOur firm’s experience and reputation of obtaining results on behalf of our clients, led the court overseeing the Deepwater Horizon litigation to select HHK partner, Steve Herman, as Co-Lead Counsel for the victims of the spill.

The Deepwater Horizon catastrophe is widely considered to be the worst offshore maritime disaster in American history. Eleven offshore workers died and many more were severely injured. As Co-Lead Counsel, Steve is leading the charge to hold BP accountable for its gross failures that led to this tragic offshore maritime accident.

Our firm was instrumental in negotiating the uncapped, multi billion dollar settlement with BP. The settlement ended up being so favorable to victims of the spill that BP actually took the unprecedented step of appealing the terms of a settlement that it actually agreed to in writing.

Our firm was also instrumental in spear heading the BP trial, which many consider to be the largest maritime trial in American history. The first phase of the trial focused on identifying the causes of the blowout, explosion, and subsequent oil spill. The second phase of the trial focused on determining how much oil actually spilled into the Gulf of Mexico.

When deciding on a law firm to represent you and your family in an offshore maritime injury case, it is important to select a firm that understands the complexities of the unique maritime laws that govern your claim.


A trial lawyer must be willing and able to push a personal injury case to trial in order to maximize a client’s recovery. Corporate defendants employ armies of attorneys to delay the process and frustrate injured families. Our lawyers take on the biggest corporations and try the toughest personal injury cases. Every case is prepared as if it will eventually be tried so as to maximize every client’s recovery.

Our attorneys have achieved extraordinary verdicts and settlements on behalf of our personal injury clients. Our success on behalf of our clients is attributable to our dedication, preparation, and innovation. Our attorneys utilize the most advanced technology in presenting our clients’ cases to juries at trial.

Our firm’s investment in innovative technology increases the likelihood of our clients recovering the compensation they deserve at trial.


Family PhotoCorporations pay armies of attorneys by the hour to delay the process and frustrate personal injury victims into submission. Most injured people don’t have the money to pay a lawyer by the hour.

At HHK, we work on a contingency fee basis. Our fee is contingent on recovering compensation for you. In other words, you don’t pay us anything until we recover something for you. As your New Orleans personal injury lawyer, we will work with you to take care of your immediate medical and financial needs while we prepare your case for trial. Our firm advances the expenses associated with your case including court filing fees, expert witness fees, and deposition expenses. If we recover funds on your behalf, our fee is a percentage of the total amount recovered. If we are unsuccessful, you pay nothing.

We are committed to helping you regain your life after a tragic event such as a personal injury or wrongful death.

Learn about your legal rights from an experienced New Orleans personal injury lawyer by calling 504-581-4892 or by filling out our free, no obligation case review form.

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