Newsworthy Cases

Although Eric J. Hertz has tried over a hundred jury trials, below is a small selection of the many cases that received media publication.

$40,000,000 Verdict
Wrongful Death Relief Given

A jury in Cobb County, GA returned a massive verdict for wrongful death in a dram shop case.

$11,000,000 Verdict
Tractor-Trailer Liable for Crash

A jury in Fulton County, GA awarded a verdict for a man who suffered brain-damage because of a collision with a tractor-trailer. The original offer to settle by the defense before trial was only $150,000.

$2,750,000 Verdict
Driver Moved into Truck's Path

A jury returned a large verdict even though the defense only offered $100,000 to settle prior to trial.

$2,150,000 Verdict
Record Verdict in State Court

A jury in Fayette County, GA awarded a client received a large verdict for a severe leg injury suffered during a motorcycle accident.

$800,000 Verdict
Record Verdict in Walton County

A jury in Walton County awarded this verdict for a back injury in a case in which causation was disputed. The award is thought to be the largest back-injury verdict ever recorded in Walton County, GA.

$300,000 Verdict
DUI Award Called Historic

Another example of a record verdict in a small county.

$220,000 Verdict
Record Verdict for Broken Finger

This is believed to be a record-high verdict for a broken finger case.

$100,000 Verdict
Jury Awards Verdict to DUI Victim

Many of our cases involve suing drunk drivers.

$1,000,000 Verdict
Nursing Home Verdict

Assisted-living facility / hospice-care negligence jury trial in Cobb County involving resident whose arm was broken during transfer. Resident did not receive proper medical treatment in days following her injury and incurred medical bills totaling $3,729.60 (Three Thousand Seven Hundred Twenty Nine Dollars and Sixty Cents). Due to loss of resident’s dignity in her final days, the jury awarded verdict in the amount of $1,000,000.00 (One Million Dollars) to resident’s family.

Celebrity Assaults

While readily engaging in complex litigation, Eric J. Hertz also represents clients with claims against celebrities.

Rich Homie Quan Punch & Run

Rapper Rich Homie Quan allegedly punched a security guard who refused him entry to a club before running from the scene.

Tim McGraw Slap of a Fan on Stage

Singer Tim McGraw was caught on video slapping a fan after venturing out into the crowd during a performance. TMZ 7/24/14

$40,000 Verdict
Kid Rock's Waffle House Brawl

Artist Kid Rock allegedly sparked a fight inside a waffle house after admitting being intoxicated.

$6,400,000 Verdict
Da Brat Bludgeoned with Verdict

Rapper Da Brat struck an Atlanta Falcon’s cheerleader with a bottle.


Although Eric J. Hertz has settled hundreds of cases, resulting in multi-millions of dollars in recoveries for his clients, below is a selection of the many cases that received media publication.

Settlement After Jury Selection

This was a case handled by Eric J. Hertz, P.C. in South Carolina. The attorneys handle cases throughout the southeast.

Inmate Found Hanged in Cell

This was one of the largest jail suicide settlements for Gwinnett County. Gwinnett Daily Post 1/9/01

It's Just Inexcusable to Me

This is case where multiple child clients received burned on their feet while walking on a deck outside a Loganville day care center. AJC 7/2/1998

Wreck Takes Life of Student Leader

This was a products liability case that claimed the life of a 16 year-old that ended in a confidential settlement. AJC 12/5/96

Sailors' Kin Sue Israelis Over Deadly Ferry Accident

This international lawsuit involved 19 soldiers who were killed overseas. After years of litigation, Eric J. Hertz, P.C. was able to help all of the clients achieve a confidential settlement.

Suit Filed in Cobb Crash that Killed Teens

This was a case of a crash that claimed the lives of three 15-year-old Cobb County girls on Halloween Eve. This case received national attention. AJC 12/17/96

Veteran Firefighter Hit by Car While Battling Blaze

Having written the Punitive Damages book for Georgia, we take on many cases where there the defendant’s action is punitive in nature. AJC 8/2/03

In Tears, Atlanta Officer Gives His Account of Wreck

An Atlanta Officer took the stand in his own defense in a case that involved the death of a young child. AJC 5/19/99

Lawrenceville Man Rear-Ends Patrol Car

We have represented numerous police officers who were injured while on or off duty. Gwinnett Daily 9/16/03

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