Welcome to the website of The Herman Law Firm, a law firm founded by attorney Jonathan Herman. With offices in New York and Atlanta, The Herman Law Firm is one of the most aggressive personal injury attorneys known for the tireless and effective legal representation. Our experienced and aggressive personal injury team is dedicated to handling quality, legal representation for injured people, their families, and the ordinary citizen.
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The at-fault party’s insurance company will immediately launch an investigation into the accident in an attempt to reduce the amount they may have to pay out. While this investigation proceeds, it is important for your Atlanta attorney to complete a thorough investigation of his or her own. The strength of your case will ultimately rest on your attorney’s ability to collect and present evidence that illustrates that the other party was negligent and therefore responsible for your damages.
Truck & Tractor Trailer Accidents
If you or a loved has been injured in a truck accident, it is important that the attorney you select to handle your claim has experience handling cases involving this specific type of motor vehicle accident. In Georgia, truck and tractor trailer accident lawsuits can become complicated due to intertwining state and federal laws, as well as the number of parties who can be held liable for a crash. At the Herman Law Firm our attorneys are well-versed in these laws and how they may overlap, and are also skilled in handling negotiations with multiple parties simultaneously. Our Atlanta truck accident attorneys have established a track record of successfully navigating these often complex cases, collecting the damages our clients need to recover from the crash with the truck or tractor trailer.
Our Atlanta team has extensive experience thoroughly preparing cases for trial, gathering persuasive and supportive evidence during investigations, and only accepting settlements if they are in our client’s best interests. If negotiations for a settlement fail, our Atlanta trial lawyers are prepared to take our cases to court to recover proper compensation for our clients. While every case is different, our Atlanta motorcycle accident attorneys have a history of successfully recovering multi-million dollar results to help our clients regain financial stability.
Bus accidents occur all too frequently on America’s streets and highways. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately three hundred fatal bus crashes occur annually. In bus accidents with no fatalities, the damage to property and the cost of severe injury and disability is high. If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in a bus accident, a caring, compassionate, and aggressive motor vehicle accident attorney can help you and your family through this difficult time so you can focus on healing. Leave the legal part of your trauma to us.
“Driving Under the Influence” (DUI) and “Driving While Intoxicated” (DWI), are the terms for alcohol-related driving behavior, responsible for nearly 1/3 of all traffic deaths in the United States. Frequently, these impaired drivers are repeat offenders according to the National Department of Transportation. Their habitual destructive and devastating behavior inflicts a heavy burden of death and/or injury to not only to themselves, but to innocent victims as well. DUI Accident Lawyers fight to make sure these innocent victims are compensated for the selfish and reckless act of DUI and DWI offenders.
According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving(MADD), over 1.4 million drivers are arrested annually for driving under the influence. The group further explained that 30-35% of all traffic deaths can be connected to a driver who had drugs or alcohol in their system when behind the wheel.
Sadly, the problem is habitual, as about 1/3 of all DUI arrests are repeat offenders. In addition, this behavior is strongly connected to age. Those between 21-25 years old commit 24% of the incidents and the rate declines steadily for each age group older than 25 according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Anyone who causes an accident while driving under the influence of alcohol or another substance is considered negligent. Sadly, this is of little comfort to those who endure serious injury or loss of a loved one in alcohol-related accidents. Serious compensation, while owed to these victims, may never make up for the physical and emotional costs endured. A driver convicted of DUI has the liability to pay for all damages, but may not be the only person considered negligent or liable.
Third Party Liability
Providing the alcohol may also serve as grounds to be considered negligent and liable for damages. Many states have laws that impose liability on bars, clubs, restaurants, or hotels which supply liquor improperly. In such cases, a business is expected to exercise due care and not to serve anyone who is obviously drunk. Even someone outside of such a business may incur liability for supplying liquor to a driver who subsequently has an accident that injured or killed another. The host of a party may be liable in some states if he or she continues to allow a guest to imbibe after it is obvious the guest is intoxicated.
Property owners have certain obligations under local, state and federal laws. While these laws vary, the basic underlying fact of them is similar regardless of where you live: property owners have an obligation to keep their land and the buildings on top of it safe for authorized visitors and those with business there.
When they fail to do so, innocent people can suffer devastating personal injuries.
Premises liability covers a wide range of case types:
- Slip and fall cases
- Staircase accidents
- Electricity and electrocution
- Defective sidewalks
- Insufficient security
Premises liability cases are often caused by:
- Snow or water left on walkways
- Defective electrical wiring
- Poor construction
- Shoddy materials
- Building code violations
Our premises liability lawyers will investigate your injury to determine its cause, then pursue compensation on your behalf.
Coping with the loss of a loved one can be one of the most trying times of your life. When your family member’s death was caused by another party’s negligence or wrongdoing, the grieving process only intensifies In these instances, you may have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit and receive the closure and financial compensation to which you and your family are entitled.
How Wrongful Deaths Occur
By definition, a wrongful death is when a person is killed due to the negligence or misconduct of another party. Those who were dependent on, or a beneficiary of, may be entitled to monetary damages.
While states across America have passed wrongful death statutes in order to compel manufacturing companies, hospitals, and doctors to act carefully in their professional responsibilities, wrongful deaths do occur in situations such as:
- Emergency Room Medical Malpractice Wrongful death lawsuits can stem from hospital workers negligence in the emergency room, such as performing surgical errors, misdiagnosing a health condition, or prematurely discharging a patient
- Anesthesia Malpractice If an anesthesiologist fails in their professional responsibilities and administers a fatal, anesthetic dosage
- Vehicle Accidents Automobile companies may be held responsible for defective products in their automobile, while trucking companies may be held accountable for truck accidents if their employee breaks trucking regulations
Compensation for Wrongful Death
Each state allows the heirs of a family to file a wrongful death lawsuit in the event of another party’s negligence causing the death of a loved one. Factors that courts consider when determining wrongful death damages one may receive include:
- The amount of money earned by the deceased
- Loss of companionship
- The savings of the deceased
- The degree to which survivors were financially dependent on the deceased
- Expenses incurred by survivors for medical and funeral costs
While no amount of financial payment can ever compensate for the loss of a loved one, being financially secure in your future and the comfort of responsible parties being brought to justice can provide a sense of closure and security to survivors.
The laws involved in wrongful death lawsuits are complicated and vary in each state. During your grieving period, consideration of a wrongful death lawsuit may not seem urgent-however, wrongful death cases must be filed within a specific time period or you risk losing your right to financial compensation.
You need the help of an experienced, wrongful death lawyer to guide you through the process and help you to receive the monetary damages you are entitled to.