Our personal injury lawyers that service Alexandria, LA and its surrounding communities of Pineville, Marksville, and Bunkie have years of experience fighting for clients whose lives have been devastated by tragic accidents caused by the negligence of others.
Our track record of success includes a $7.45 million jury verdict for the widow and children of an offshore worker from Marksville that died tragically while on the job. Unfortunately, this type of recovery does not come easy. Corporations and insurance companies that put profits ahead of public safety often refuse to acknowledge their mistakes and accept responsibility.
LEADING THE FIGHT AGAINST BP
Our firm’s experience fighting corporate giants led the court overseeing the BP Oil Spill litigation to select HHK partner, Steve Herman, as Co-Lead Counsel for the victims of the spill. The BP Oil Spill 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.
INJURY CASES OUR ATTORNEYS HANDLE
When looking for an Alexandria personal injury lawyer, you need to select a team of trial lawyers that have a tradition of fighting powerful corporations. For over 70 years, Herman, Herman & Katz, LLC has fought for folks that have been devastated by personal injury caused by the negligence of others.
At Herman, Herman, & Katz, LLC our personal injury lawyers servicing Alexandria handle the following types of accident lawsuits:
- Brain Injury
- Burn Injury
- Car Accidents
- Dangerous Products
- Industrial Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Offshore Maritime
- Wrongful Death
- 18 Wheeler Trucking
WHEN CAN I FILE AN INJURY LAWSUIT?
The majority of injury claims allege that another individual or corporation was negligent and caused the victim’s injuries. For example, a car accident victim may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against a driver that ignored a traffic signal, rear ended them, and/or otherwise acted carelessly and caused an accident. Likewise, an offshore worker may be able to pursue a personal injury claim against the employer of a fellow worker that acted carelessly and caused him to be injured.
If the personal injury victim can prove his/her case, he/she may be able to recover certain monetary damages from the negligent party and/or their insurance company. These monetary damages are intended to “make the victim whole” or in other words place the victim in the position that he/she would have been in had the accident not occurred. Monetary damages for a personal injury victim might include past and future medical expenses, lost wages/earning capacity, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life. A number of factors will determine how much your case is worth, including the severity of the injury and any fault you may have in causing the accident.
If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury and live in Alexandria, Pineville, Marksville, or Bunkie, learn about your legal rights from an experienced Louisiana personal injury attorney by calling 504-581-4892 or by filling out our free, no obligation case review form.