Our personal injury lawyers that service Shreveport and its surrounding communities 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 multi-million dollar verdicts achieved throughout the state on behalf of our clients. Unfortunately, these types of 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.
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 a Shreveport 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 Lafayette 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.
HOW CAN OUR PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS SERVICING SHREVEPORT HELP?
In handling your personal injury claim, our attorneys may perform the following services for you:
Investigate The Accident: In order to prove that your injuries were caused by the negligence of another, your personal injury attorney must investigate the accident and gather all available evidence. As part of this process, your attorney may photograph the accident scene, interview witnesses, and collect any accident report. Your personal injury attorney will also gather documents needed to prove your damages such as medical records and wage information.
Work With Experts: In a personal injury lawsuit, it is often necessary to work with special witnesses commonly referred to as experts. The experts may be used to gather and process evidence and offer their informed opinions about how and why an accident occurred and what damages you sustained as a result of the accident. Our injury attorneys work with some of the top experts in Louisiana to help us recover the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Negotiate A Settlement: The vast majority of personal injury lawsuits settle before an actual trial. Your personal injury attorney will likely deal directly with insurance company representatives on your behalf. Often the insurance company may offer a financial settlement rather than face the uncertainty of letting a jury decide the case. If a settlement offer is made, your attorney will work with you to help determine if it provides adequate compensation for your injuries. If the settlement offer is inadequate, your injury attorney may negotiate with the insurance company for a higher amount. If negotiations do not produce a settlement offer that is acceptable to you, your attorney will proceed to trial.
Proceed To Trial: If your case goes to trial, your Hammond personal injury attorney will help you prepare to testify about the facts of the accident that led to your injuries. Your attorney will also work with expert witnesses to prepare for trial. All of this preparation will culminate in the presentation of the evidence to a judge or jury.
WHAT DAMAGES CAN I RECOVER IN A PERSONAL INJURY LAWSUIT?
In a personal injury lawsuit, you may be able to recover the following types of monetary damages for the injuries you suffered in an accident:
Medical Expenses: In a personal injury lawsuit, you may be able to secure all medical expenses you incurred as a result of the accident, including and past and future expenses, such as the cost of surgeries, hospitalizations, and rehabilitation.
Lost Wages/Earning Capacity: After a serious accident that results in a personal injury, you may have to miss work. A personal injury attorney may be able to help you recover compensation for your lost earnings. If you are unable to ever return to work because of your medical condition, you may also be able to recover compensation for you lost earning capacity.
Pain And Suffering: Personal injury victims may be allowed to recover compensation for both the physical and mental pain and suffering they incur as a result of an individual or corporations negligence.
If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury and live in Shreveport or any of its surrounding communities, 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.