The Gertler Law Firm was established in 1975, by Judge David Gertler and his son, M. H. "Mike Gertler. Louis Gertler joined the firm in the 1990's and Josh Gertler in 2010. Today, the Gertler Law Firm, L.L.P. is a prominent New Orleans law firm in the field of toxic torts, product liability and personal injury. Today, the firm has six attorneys serving the residents of New Orleans, the state of Louisiana and other plaintiffs across the country. Our reputation with mesothelioma, product liability and wrongful death claims has enabled our firm to move into other injury and accident areas and to date, we have assisted thousands of clients. In the state of Louisiana, the Gertler firm prosecuted some of the first asbestos personal injury suits including mesothelioma and asbestosis claims, the first silicosis suits, and the first product liability suits against respirator manufacturers. Our firm also was a leader in a group of prominent Louisiana law firms that obtained a groundbreaking and unprecedented judgment against the tobacco industry, which ordered the tobacco companies to establish a $591 million cessation program for the citizens of Louisiana.
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Specialties of Gertler Law Firm:
- Accident Lawyers
- Asbestos & Mesothelioma Lawyers
- Personal Injury Lawyers
- Product Liability Lawyers
- Tort Lawyers
- Vehicular Accident Lawyers
Accident Lawyers: The word accident is not a technical legal term with a clearly defined meaning. Speaking generally, but with reference to legal liabilities, an accident means any unintended and unexpected occurrence which produces hurt or loss. But it is often used to denote any unintended and unexpected loss or hurt apart from its cause; and if the cause is not known the loss or hurt itself would certainly be called an accident. The word accident is also often used to denote both the cause and the effect, no attempt being made to discriminate between them.
Asbestos & Mesothelioma Lawyers: Litigation related to asbestos injuries and property damages has been claimed to be the longest-running mass tort in U.S. history. Since asbestos-related disease has been identified by the medical profession in the late 1920s, workers' compensation cases were filed and resolved in secrecy, with a flood of litigation starting in the United States in the 1970s, and culminating in the 1980s and 1990s. A massive multi-district litigation (MDL) complex filing has remained pending in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania for over 20 years. As many of the scarring-related injury cases have been resolved, asbestos litigation continues to be hard-fought among the litigants, mainly in individually brought cases for terminal cases of asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other cancers.
Personal Injury Lawyers
: A personal injury lawyer
is a lawyer who provides legal representation to those who claim to have been injured, physically or psychologically, as a result of the negligence or wrongdoing of another person, company, government agency, or other entity. Personal injury lawyers tend to practice primarily the area of law known as tort law. Even though personal injury lawyers are trained and licensed to practice virtually any field of law, they generally only handle cases that fall under tort law including work injuries, automobile and other accidents, defective products, medical mistakes, and slip and fall accidents.