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Experienced New Orleans personal injury lawyers fighting for people just like you.


Experienced New Orleans personal injury lawyers fighting for people just like you.

Louisiana Personal Injury Claims

Choosing the Best Venue for Your Lousiana Lawsuit

If you’ve suffered a personal injury in Louisiana, you may need to consider a lawsuit in order to get compensated for your injuries. Feeling overwhelmed or confused about how to go about filing a personal injury lawsuit? That’s where Herman Herman Katz can help. Our experienced New Orleans personal injury lawyers can walk you through the legal process and make the right decisions for your case. Here are some other things to consider when deciding where and how to file a personal injury lawsuit in Louisiana.

Filing in State or Federal Court: A personal injury suit will typically be filed in the venue where the incident occurred. In Louisiana, you can file in state or federal court, depending on the circumstances of your case. If the value of your claim exceeds $75,000 or the claims arise out of federal law or statute, you can file in federal court. Otherwise, you will need to file in state court.

Choosing the Right Venue: Sometimes, it makes sense to file your personal injury lawsuit against a defendant in another state or location. For instance, if a manufacturer or distributor of a dangerous product is located in another state, you may be able to file suit there. The decision to file in another state should be carefully weighed, considering factors such as the time limitations for filing a claim, the jury pool that would decide the case, and the location of witnesses and material evidence.

Working with a Personal Injury Law Firm: At Herman Herman Katz, our New Orleans personal injury attorneys have the experience and knowledge to help you navigate the legal system and get the compensation you deserve. We understand that every case is unique, and we will work with you to determine the best course of action for your specific situation.

Contact Herman Herman Katz to learn more about your options for filing a personal injury claim and get the legal support you need to fight for your rights.

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Can I Hire HHK If I Live In Another State?2023-02-25T00:08:11+00:00

With the advent of technology and the ability to travel, hiring an attorney for their expertise makes sense, even if you don’t live in the same state. While our firm is based in Louisiana, many of our lawyers are licensed to practice law in other states, and we regularly work with litigators outside of Louisiana. You can schedule a consultation to learn more about our firm and where we practice, even if you don’t live in Louisiana. 

Do You Charge for Consultations?2023-02-24T21:46:10+00:00

Most of our work is contingency-fee-based, meaning we only get paid if you do. Initial consultations are free. They allow us a chance to answer your questions and evaluate the case. Some firms charge upfront fees, but our attorneys at HHK will happily discuss your case at no cost to you.

How Many Lawyers Do You Have?2023-02-24T21:45:30+00:00

HHK has seven partners, two associates, and six lawyers who are of counsel. Our team size allows everyone to be involved in the process, and our HHK partners are often the attorneys who take on the cases. 

How Much Experience Does HHK Have?2023-02-24T21:43:24+00:00

Our team has represented plaintiffs in some of the most noted cases in Louisiana dating back years, and many of our lawyers have decades of experience. Some of our attorneys have practiced law for more than 50 years. Before choosing a law firm, you must ensure they have enough experience to represent you well.

What Areas of Louisiana Do You Represent?2023-02-24T21:39:16+00:00

We represent clients across central and north Louisiana, including Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Monroe, New Orleans, Shreveport, and Natchitoches. This isn’t an exhaustive list; our attorneys also represent clients who live in other areas of Louisiana and the U.S. 

What Should I Expect from an HHK Attorney?2023-02-24T21:52:31+00:00

Honesty, communication, and aggressive advocacy are what you’ll find with the attorneys at HHK. An attorney is doing you a disservice if they do not honestly convey to you the strengths and weaknesses of your case. Your HHK attorney may often have to tell you hard truths about your case so that you can make an informed decision. Once you have made your decision about the goals of your case, we will aggressively pursue those goals on your behalf.

What Types of Cases Does HHK Handle?2023-02-24T21:42:41+00:00

Our lawyers have ample experience in different specialties. We frequently represent personal injury victims who sue a negligent party after experiencing an injury. Below are some of the most common personal injury cases we handle.

  • Brain injuries
  • Burn injuries
  • Car and truck accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Dangerous products
  • Electrocutions
  • Offshore accidents 
  • Workplace accidents
  • Wrongful deaths

Along with personal injury, HHK represents sex abuse survivors who experienced abuse in churches, nursing homes, college campuses, youth organizations, and workplaces. Our team of attorneys also represents plaintiffs who lose income and property due to natural disasters like hurricanes. Additionally, our lawyers are experienced with mass tort cases resulting from products harming many people, like Roundup and paraquat, popular herbicides that have caused health issues, baby formulas, and toxic exposure events such as the water contamination at Camp Lejeune

When Was HHK Founded?2023-02-24T21:38:26+00:00

In 1942, brothers David and Harry Herman founded the New Orleans law firm now known as Herman, Herman & Katz. More than 80 years later, the firm is still family-led, and three generations of the Herman family have practiced law at HHK. 

Why Should I Trust HHK With My Case?2023-02-24T21:44:44+00:00

Simply put, we get results. Since our founding, we’ve recovered billions of dollars for our clients. Our attorneys have negotiated large settlements, including the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, and have won awards for their tenacity. We have your best interests in mind and won’t stop fighting until you see justice. 

Over 80 Years Of Experience

Located in the New Orleans Central Business District, just a few blocks from the United States District Court, State District Court, Court of Appeals, and the Federal Fifth Circuit and the Louisiana Supreme Courts.

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  • The False Claims Act protects whistleblowers and allows them to file qui tam lawsuits on behalf of the U.S. government.

  • The firm handles a variety of sex abuse cases, including those involving the Catholic Church, college campuses, and children.

  • HHK has been helping personal injury victims since 1942 and has recovered billions of dollars for victims and their families.

  • Unlike class action lawsuits, mass torts are separate cases that may have different damages depending on the injury.

  • The firm approaches litigation as a business matter, analyzing options, costs and risks, and recommending approaches to achieve goals.

  • HHK is experienced in dealing with hurricane insurance cases involving property damage, business interruption, and bad faith.

The attorneys and support staff at Herman Herman & Katz are exceptional! They have excellently represented us since 2003, not just with legal matters, but as business counselors and mentors. Their professionalism and knowledge of the law and business is second to none.

Theos Pizza

I couldn’t be more thankful for Jed Cain and all the help and information he was able to provide while I was his client. He is very professional and an all around great person to work with. I felt very confident with as his client and couldn’t ask for better representation. I would recommend Jed and this firm to anyone who needs their service.

William Willis

I was very grateful for this law firm in helping me with my personal injury claim. My attorney (Jed Cain) and paralegal (Erica Smith) were so professional, kind, helpful, and successful at meeting my needs and in achieving my desired outcome. They were organized, patient in answering my many questions, and always willing to help! I’d highly encourage anyone I know to go to them for any legal needs!

Elianna Wasserman

Jed and his staff were very understanding. They listened to my family’s concerns, kept us informed, and did whatever they could to help us out. He wasn’t just a lawyer, he treated us like a friend. Everyone of the staff that I had the pleasure of speaking with was helpful and kind. Thanks again Jed for the wonderful support we received.

Jay Lefort

I had to help select a firm to represent my stepfather after his offshore injury. I was impressed with the response time and also how personable Jed and his partner were. They truly seemed to care how things were handled. They sent a flower arrangement to my stepdad in the hospital. The plant, like my stepfather, are still both alive and well. I hope we never need their services again, but if so, I’d definitely call Jed!

Mary Wheat

Herman Herman Katz Attorneys

Ready To Serve You

At Herman Herman Katz, we’re dedicated to holding wrongful parties accountable and helping victims get the compensation they deserve. Our Louisiana personal injury law firm handles cases involving personal injury, product liability, sexual abuse, offshore accidents, wrongful death, and more. We have a compassionate team of lawyers who create meaningful connections with clients and handle every step of the legal process, from the initial consultation to settlements or jury verdicts and beyond. Here’s why we’re the top personal injury law firm in New Orleans.

Experience and Results: Our attorneys have achieved outstanding settlements and case victories that amount to billions of dollars, including some notable verdicts such as $85 million after an industrial accident, $9 billion (estimated) after the BP oil spill, and $47 million+ after an offshore accident. While many of these cases involved several plaintiffs and were class actions, our lawyers have also had countless individual case victories that resulted in multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements. We pride ourselves on developing solid cases and being ready for every scenario. Our attorneys have received numerous awards for legal excellence and leadership, including being recognized as some of the best litigators and trial lawyers.

Legal Leaders: Our attorneys have proven themselves as legal leaders in Louisiana and the U.S. We’re frequently sought after to speak at conventions and have authored many papers, books, and magazine articles. Our attorneys regularly create webinars and other helpful resources to share our expertise with other personal injury lawyers. Several of our attorneys are also guest lecturers and faculty members at law schools and continuing education programs. Our attorneys are members of numerous legal organizations at the local, state, national, and international levels, including the American Association of Justice (AAJ), Louisiana Association of Justice (LAJ), Federal Bar Association, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and the New Orleans Bar Association.

Membership and Leadership in Professional Associations: HHK lawyers hold and have previously held various positions within these organizations. Some of these roles include President of the AAJ, board members of the AAJ and LAJ, President of the Civil Justice Foundation, and committee members for the New Orleans Bar Association and Louisiana State Bar Association. Sharing our knowledge and skills that have led to great successes and making vital connections thanks to these memberships and roles keep us – and the firm as a whole – at the top of our field.

Dedication to Our Community: At Herman Herman Katz, we’re committed to helping others beyond the negotiating table and courtroom. As a community-focused personal injury law firm, we’re involved with several causes close to our hearts, including the Children’s Hospital of New Orleans, Habitat for Humanity, the American Cancer Society, the Jewish Endowment Federation, and The Pro Bono Project. We regularly give back and support charities through committing time, advocacy efforts, and financial contributions.

If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence in Louisiana, you need an experienced and dedicated legal team. At Herman Herman Katz, the top personal injury law firm in New Orleans, our compassionate lawyers have the expertise and track record to get you the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help.

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