Experienced Natchitoches Personal Injury Attorneys Ready To Fight For Your Rights
Natchitoches, Louisiana, founded in 1714, is the oldest municipality in Louisiana. The town is home to Northwestern State University as well as natural attractions such as Cane River Lake. After serving as the small-town setting for the film “Steel Magnolias,” it was referred to as “the best little town in the USA” by Oprah Winfrey. We concur.
With all that to be proud of, it is still no surprise that residents of Natchitoches are just as acquainted with the harsher aspects of life as people anywhere else are. Those harsh realities include personal injury and accidental death, including work-related accidents at the Port of Natchitoches and beyond.
Our Practice Areas
Our Natchitoches personal injury lawyers have recovered a staggering $35 billion (and counting) for our clients, and this is because we handle each case as if we, ourselves, were suffering right along with you. The following is a description of some of the most common types of cases we handle:
Offshore Accidents: Our firm enjoys extensive experience in cases involving offshore accidents. Partner Steve Herman, for example, was named co-lead counsel for the victims of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Other lawyers of our firm were also deeply involved in this case, which yielded a multi-billion dollar settlement.
Auto Accidents: Our firm has been handling auto accident claims for over seven decades now, and we know just how to handle stingy insurance companies. Unlike many firms, we enjoy a strong track record of winning in court – which, ironically, means that insurance companies are more willing to settle out of court with us.
Semi-Truck Accidents: 18-wheel trucks are speeding missiles that kill nearly 4,000 Americans every year. Although compensation claims tend to be largely due to the seriousness of the injuries involved, truckers also tend to be well insured. It often takes skilled negotiation, however, to squeeze a generous settlement out of an evasive insurance company.
Wrongful Death: A wrongful death is a wrongful death, regardless of whether it happened on the operating table, in a vehicle accident, or as a result of a defective prescription drug. Louisiana’s wrongful death law allows close relatives of the victim to seek fair compensation.
Brain Injury: The brain is the body’s command and control center, and an injury to the brain is no laughing matter. Consequently, our firm’s brain injury team includes Joseph A. Kott, who not only graduated from law school but also practiced neurosurgery for many years.
Burn Injuries: Burn injuries can leave lifelong scarring, and the intangible effects of this scarring must be taken into account when determining the amount of compensation. It is absolutely critical that you calculate your past, present, and future medical expenses so that you will receive a fair settlement or verdict.
Contamination: Toxic contamination can be deadly to local communities. An example of such a case was the Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill case, for which our firm played a vital (and very successful) role.
Dangerous Products: Can you count the number of products you used last week? Everything from your toothpaste and the brake drums in your car to your prescription medication can hurt you if it is defective. We can help you identify the culprit and prove your case.
Construction Site Accidents: Accidents in construction sites are perhaps the most common type of work-related accident. Although many of these cases are resolved through workers’ compensation, others can be resolved through ordinary personal injury claims (for which greater compensation may be available).
Electrocution: The danger of electrocution posed by electrical lines is often invisible, which justifies the great safety responsibilities that electric utility companies bear. Our firm has won some of the highest electrical accident verdicts in Louisiana history.
Industrial Accidents: Industrial accidents occur in all types of settings, especially in so-called “blue-collar” occupations. Our firm will fight hard to ensure that you are fully compensated for all of your damages, including lost earnings.
Medical Negligence and Malpractice: Doctors are not expected to be perfect, but they are expected to be competent – after all, the stakes are often life and death. When they fail to meet this minimum standard, they can justly be held liable to the people they have harmed.
Now Is the Time to Get Moving
If you have suffered a personal injury that you believe may be attributable to someone else’s negligence or culpable misconduct, or if your loved one has died in such an accident, it is almost certain that you are going to need legal assistance to secure just compensation. Contact the skilled Natchitoches personal injury attorneys at Herman Herman & Katz, LLC at 318-562-2365, or fill out our online contact form.
We serve clients throughout Natchitoches Parish, including Ashland, Vienna Bend, Goldonna, Point Place, and elsewhere in the area.