Practice Areas

The San Francisco law firm of Hersh & Hersh has represented clients from all over the United States in individual cases, mass tort litigation and other personal injury matters for nearly 40 years. It is not surprising that one of the firm's founders received a 2010 lifetime achievement award from the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association for groundbreaking work.

The firm prides itself on its passionate representation of its clients, taking a level of personal interest in every client and every case. This personal attention sets the firm apart and creates a culture of care and concern that is unsurpassed. And our results are, in fact, historic.

The following list contains the practice areas of the firm. The trial lawyers at Hersh & Hersh collectively have decades upon decades of experience in these areas. When you contact our law firm for an evaluation of your situation, you will speak with an attorney and it is free of charge.

If you have suffered injury or believe you are entitled to compensation for harm done to you, please let us know how we can help you as we have so many others in the most difficult times in their lives and that of their families.

Here are some myths and truths about accidents and insurance.

  • Myth #1: When I am in a car accident, I can successfully deal with the other driver’s insurance company myself.

    Wrong. That’s what insurance companies hope you do! Very often, clients tell us they called the other driver’s insurance company to try to settle their case only to get the "run around. Without an attorney, insurance companies take advantage of you by having you give a taped statement concerning the accident and your injuries, or by having you authorize them to get your private medical and employment records. They do these things so they can use that information against you, not so they can fairly settle your case. Protect yourself and call an attorney immediately after you or a loved one is in an accident.

  • Myth # 2: If I am injured on the job, I can only get workers compensation benefits.

    Wrong. In some cases, your on the job injury may have been caused by someone or some business entity, for example, a supplier of a product or equipment, other than your employer or co-employee; in that case, you may be able to file a civil lawsuit. In a civil lawsuit, you would not be limited to workers’ compensation benefits. This is important because workers’ compensation does not provide compensation for your pain, suffering and emotional distress. When you are injured on the job, consult with an attorney immediately to determine if you have a right to bring a civil lawsuit in addition to your workers’ compensation claim.

  • Myth # 3: I don’t need Uninsured/Under-Insured motorists coverage on my car because the law requires all drivers to have insurance.

    Wrong. Believe it or not, there are still many drivers without insurance and many more with insufficient coverage to pay the full amount of your damages if you are injured. What the insurance companies don’t tell you is that UM/UIM coverage is relatively inexpensive to purchase. Don’t be penny wise and pound foolish. Buy sufficient UM/UIM coverage to protect yourself in the event you suffer severe injuries that the other driver’s insurance can’t cover. In fact, buy as much as the company will sell you. They do not tell you how inexpensive it is nor do they promote it because it is so inexpensive. Unfortunately, many if not most drivers carry the lowest legal limit possible, or $15,000.00. This would never compensate you for a serious or catastrophic injury.

  • Myth #4: If a product complies with all industry safety standards, it must be safe.

    Wrong. Industry standards are minimal standards usually established by the manufacturers themselves.They do not guarantee that the product is safe and will not provide a defense to a lawsuit if you are injured by the product. Before buying a product do your research. Check Consumer Reports and other Internet consumer sites and find out if the product you want performs as safely as advertised. In the event you are injured from a product, report it immediately to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission and contact an attorney. This includes drug products and medical devices, including those used in surgeries or implanted into your body.

Hersh & Hersh is dedicated to providing quality legal representation. We represent consumers across the United States injured in car accidents, at the work place, and from dangerous products and drugs.When you need an attorney, we are always here to protect and fight for your rights.

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