Haug Law Group, LLC

Haug Law Group, we focus on litigating cases and achieving maximum results for clients. With an excess million dollar verdict and millions in settlements contact us toll free at 1-844-Haug-Law (1-844-428-4529). We will come to you.

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Firm Overview

James R. Haug is dedicated to having his firm achieve true value on all of his client's cases. He seeks to maximize his client's recovery against big insurance companies. James handles personal injury cases for his clients, including wrongful death cases, catastrophic injury cases, medical malpractice cases and auto accident cases.

If you feel that you have an injury that needs to be fully compensated please feel free to contact James R. Haug at Jhaug@hauglawgroup.com or contact him at 404-577-8111 or fax 404-577-8116.

James R. Haug regularly litigates very complex and major cases. James Haug works in close associate with his mentor and friend, Eric J. Hertz, the author of the Georgia Law of Damages.
Main Office

Contact James R. Haug:
james@hauglawgroup.com
4036 Wetherburn Way
Norcross  GA  30092

Phone
  • 844-428-4529
Fax
  • (404) 577-8116
Nursing Home
It is important that you consult an attorney immediately if you suspect that your loved one may be a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect. Our attorneys are standing by to evaluate your case now. Call (404) 577-8111 to speak with us.
At the law firm of Haug Law Group, LLC, we know that elder abuse can come in many different forms. A recent study suggests that only 1 in 14 cases of nursing home abuse or neglect is reported, and these statistics are more upsetting when isolated to patients suffering from mental disabilities.

Possible forms of nursing home abuse include:

Physical abuse by a caregiver may be used to coerce or inflict bodily harm, or to willfully deprive a resident of essentials such as food, water and medication.

Emotional abuse includes harassment or intimidation that causes mental anguish or isolation, diminishing a resident’s dignity.
Sexual abuse occurs more often than one might expect. Any sexual act of which the victim does not have full knowledge or does not give full consent is abusive.

Financial abuse or exploitation can also occur. Staff members may use trickery to extract finances from your loved one, or may be stealing from them while remaining undetected.

General neglect occurs when a caregiver refuses to perform essential duties to the extent that it harms or threatens an older or disabled adult.

Inadequate fall interventions can cause your loved one to suffer serious injuries from a fall that could have been prevented.

Understaffing or inadequate maintenance can occur as budgets tighten. Unfortunately, this may mean that your loved one is living in a facility that cannot meet the needs of its residents.
How We Help:

Nursing home abuse and neglect in Georgia is on the rise. There are an array of factors that may contribute to your loved one being the recipient of less than adequate care in one of Georgia’s nursing homes or elder care facilities. We provide experienced legal representation as one of Atlanta’s most trusted law firms. We offer free consultations and claim evaluations to those who suspect that inadequate care has caused their loved one to suffer a serious injury or wrongful death.
Medical Malpractice
It is important that you consult an attorney immediately if you suspect that you or a loved one may be a victim of medical negligence. Our attorneys are standing by to evaluate your case now. Call (404) 577-8111 to speak with us.
James Haug recently secured a medical malpractice verdict in excess of one million dollars in Cobb County. James currently works closely with his friend and mentor, Eric J. Hertz to fight big insurance companies and receive fair compensation for his clients.

It is important to act quickly. Malpractice cases have short deadlines and it is very rare to be able to extend these deadlines. Medical Malpractice cases require significant time and financial investment to prepare. Big insurance companies know this so be careful that the medical malpractice attorney has the ability to go the distance. James has a proven track record and will get you fair compensation.

Evidence can be lost. Evidence can be destroyed. The earlier you hire an experienced malpractice law firm, the better your chances are for success.

Most doctors and medical professionals are admired citizens of our communities and honest. They want to take action to correct a medical mistake. However, medical malpractice insurance companies play by different rules.

Insurance companies are in business to make money. They will delay and deny your claim. They know malpractice cases are complicated. They know malpractice cases are costly.

Insurance companies will try to make your case so frustrating, time-consuming, and expensive that you want to give up.

Don't let them.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, you should speak with an Atlanta malpractice attorney. Call 404-577-8111 to speak with us.
Wrongful Death
It is important that you consult an attorney immediately if you suspect that you or a loved one may have passed due to someone's negligence. Our attorneys are standing by to evaluate your case now. Call (404) 577-8111 to speak with us.
James Haug averages millions in settlements a year for his clients. James currently works closely with his friend and mentor, Eric J. Hertz to fight big insurance companies and receive fair compensation for his clients.

It is important to act quickly. Wrongful Death cases have short deadlines and it is very rare to be able to extend these deadlines. Wrongful death cases require significant time and financial investment to prepare. Big insurance companies know this so be careful that the wrongful death attorney has the ability to go the distance. James has a proven track record and will dedicate himself to getting you fair compensation.

Evidence can be lost. Evidence can be destroyed. The earlier you hire an experienced malpractice law firm, the better your chances are for success.

In Georgia, only certain individuals are entitled to recover for the loss of a loved one. Generally, when the deceased person is an adult, his or her spouse or children have the right to seek a legal recovery when a loved one has died due to negligence or an intentional act. The spouse is required to share a portion of the proceeds from any legal action for wrongful death with the children, but is guaranteed a one-third of any recovery for wrongful death. When the death of a minor is involved, the right to recover belongs to the child's parents. In the event a person is not survived by a spouse, child or parent, then the right to pursue a wrongful death action belongs to the deceased person's estate.

Under Georgia law, individuals have the right to recover "the full value of the life of the decedent without deducting for any of the necessary or personal expenses of the decedent had he lived." O.C.G.A. S 51-4-1. The "full value" is not limited to those items having proven monetary value, such as lost earnings, but include the loss of intangible items whose value cannot be precisely quantified. In the end, the judge will tell the jury that the amount to be awarded should be determined by their "enlightened conscience."

In addition to a claim for "wrongful death" for the full value of the person's life, the estate of the person also has a right to seek recovery for pain and suffering, if appropriate, and for economic losses such as medical and funeral expenses. Depending on the circumstances, a claim for punitive damages may also be brought.

Determining the appropriate value of a claim for "wrongful death" and for the estate's claim is complicated. It involves evaluating the nature and extent of the injury which led to the person's death, the economic losses that are recoverable, and the liability issues related to the situation. The location where a trial would take place and the person's health are issues that are also factored into any evaluation of a wrongful death claim. Our office utilizes our experience as well as multiple national databases to properly evaluate each of our cases.

Since insurance companies have vast experience in evaluating personal injury claims and will seek to obtain the lowest settlement possible, it is important to have a person with considerable experience dealing with insurance companies on your behalf. Generally, it is best to retain an attorney who regularly handles wrongful death claims and will be prepared to institute litigation on your behalf if the insurance company is unwilling to settle your claim for a fair value.

Insurance companies are in business to make money. They will delay and deny your claim. They know malpractice cases are complicated. They know malpractice cases are costly.

Insurance companies will try to make your case so frustrating, time-consuming, and expensive that you want to give up.

Don't let them.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, you should speak with an Atlanta malpractice attorney. Call 404-577-8111 to speak with us.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

My firm is dedicated to helping those who have been severely injured and big insurance companies whose sole goal is to not properly compensate those who have been injured.

I have seen over and over how insurance companies see weakness in the injured as their advantage. They see that they have the money and time and can wait out those who have been injured who need medical treatment and need help now.

I have dedicated my firm to helping those who have been permanently injured and to those who need a voice and need to be heard now and not when the insurance companies get around to it. My firm presses the issue to help those whose lives have been permanently altered due to the negligence of the insurance companies defendant(s).

I am an experienced personal injury litigator who has averaged total in gross settlements over a million dollars a year and who achieved over a million dollar verdict in Cobb County in his first three years of practice. James Haug is a rising star in the Georgia legal community and seeks to aggressively represent each and everyone of his client's cases against big insurance companies.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

James has been in the trenches with his plaintiffs and has almost a perfect track record securing his client's settlements over what was offered by the insurance company and whose main goal is to get his clients the compensation they deserve.

Practice Area: Medical Malpractice

Outcome: Plaintiff's Verdict Over One Million

Description: Case involved a plaintiff who treated with a primary care physician who failed to meet the requirements of the standard of care by failing to treat my client. The doctor completely disputed liability and the case went to trial in Cobb County and resulted in a plaintiff's verdict for James' client. Reported on in the Daily Report.

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Practice Area: Personal Injury
Outcome: Plaintiff's Settlement for $325,000.00.

Description: Plaintiff had a pre-existing back injuries, plaintiff's case was based on aggravation of pre-existing injury and new injury to the L3-L4.

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Practice Area: Personal Injury
Outcome: Settled for confidential amount

Description: A young child tragically had her toe torn from her during a boating accident. Case settled for a confidential amount.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

My firm is dedicated to providing a voice to those who have been injured now. It is imperative that those who have been injured have been seen by the appropriate medical providers and that there case is presented in a manner that gets the outcome those who are injured deserve.

Certain types of injuries that may result from an automobile accident range from:

• Traumatic brain injuries: One of the most common and debilitating injuries suffered by drivers and passengers is an acquired brain injury caused by the head being hit or hitting an object violently (called a traumatic brain injury). Symptoms can be mild, moderate or severe, depending on the extent of damage to the brain and the area affected. Even when there is no visible sign of trauma (i.e., cuts or bruises), the brain may have been jostled inside the skull due to the force of impact causing bruising, bleeding and swelling of the brain.

• Spinal cord damage resulting in paralysis, paraplegia, quadriplegia or permanent damage: The damage to the spinal cord is caused when displaced bone fragments, disc material, or ligaments bruise or tear into spinal cord tissue, destroying axons, the part of our nerve cells that carry signals up and down the spinal cord between the brain and the rest of the body. Damage to the spinal cord often results in a loss of function or feeling.

• Back: The lower back is the most common site of back injuries, including sprains and strains, herniated discs and fractured vertebrae. These injuries can cause pain and limit your mobility. Sometimes the symptoms of even the most serious back injuries can take some time to show up after an accident. Unfortunately, back injury can cause long lasting pain and discomfort.

• Neck strains: Another common form of injury from a car accident is neck injuries, which can occur in more mild forms such as whiplash and neck strain, to more serious injuries like cervical dislocation and disc injury.

• Permanent scarring: In a car accident, injuries to the face are common and can be caused by the steering wheel, dashboard, airbag, windshield, side window, car seats or shattered glass. These injuries range in severity from scrapes and bruises, to laceration and fractures, even serious disorders affecting the jaw and dental injuries.

• Loss of limb or body part: The loss of limb, even of the smallest body parts can be severely debilitating to a person’s mental condition as well as more than likely requiring very intricate and expensive implants or prosthetics to allow a person to lead a normal life throughout the rest of that person’s life.

• Internal injuries: The impact of a motor vehicle accident can cause internal injuries, including injuries to bowels, kidneys, the spleen, liver, lungs, heart or aorta. Fractured ribs are also quite common, causing punctured lungs and other internal organs. Internal injuries are life threatening and should be treated by a medical professional immediately.

• Psychological injuries: Motor vehicle accidents involving severe injuries and even loss of life can result in drivers and passengers suffering short or long-term psychological injuries such as emotional distress, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), persistent anxiety and depression. These psychological injuries can affect every facet of a person’s life and have long-lasting effects.

• Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy syndrome: RSD is an older term used to describe one form of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). Both RSD and CRPS are nerve disorders characterized by chronic severe burning pain, pathological changes in bone and skin, excessive sweating, tissue swelling and extreme sensitivity to touch. RSD is unique in that it affects the nerves, skin, muscles, blood vessels and bones at the same time. RSD is is most often caused by trauma to the extremities, some conditions that can bring RSD about are sprains, fractures, surgery, damage to blood vessels or nerves and certain brain injuries.

Suffering from severe injuries like these result is loss in enjoyment of life and can be very complex to present in court. Our attorneys are skilled to present any type of injury to a jury so they can understand a plaintiff's injury.

Most personal injury cases result in general damages, but in serious injury cases, you need to make sure you hire the right personal injury attorney who knows how to handle situations like yours or your loved one because they will need to execute the appropriate strategies to show and convince the judge and jury that compensation is deserved.

James Haug's firm is dedicated to achieving that goal for each and every one of his clients.

James Haug

James Haug is a rising star of the Georgia Legal Community. Since being barred in Georgia, he has achieved major victories, including receiving a verdict in excess of one million dollars in one of the most difficult personal injury practice areas in one of the more conservative counties against one of the biggest medical malpractice insurance companies in the nation.

In 2013, James settled over a million dollars in catastrophic injury cases involving dismembering of body parts, disc fusion surgeries and other terrible injuries. James sole goal is to seek fair compensation for his clients and insure that the big insurance companies give the proper compensation for cases.

James works closely with the author of the Georgia Law of Damages and one of the preeminent trial attorneys in Georgia. Contact us 1-844-HAUG-LAW (1-844-428-4529) or via email at james@hauglawgroup.com to discuss your case.

Client Reviews
My family wanted to take the time personally and tell you how blessed we are to have your firm represent us. When we were in the wreck we didn't know which way to go. Since you have been working our case we know you have everything under control, and mostly you have showed us you care and are always there we when need someone. We look at you as a friend, and I would highly recommend you and your law firm to anyone. We have been so pleased the past few months working with you. Thank you so much for taking care of our family, being just and phone call away and a friend!!
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James Haug is very knowledgeable and dedicated to the interests of his clients. I would definitely recommend Haug Law Group to friends and family in need of legal services.
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The service provided by this law firm is incredible. Mr. James Haug represented me throughout my case and had my best interest in mind throughout the entire process. He was very professional and prompt when responding to any correspondence. I would definitely recommend this law firm if you are looking for a team of attorneys that will handle your case with compassion and take your needs seriously.
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They assisted me in every avenue of my auto accident in which I was rear ended; from traffic court to doctors appointments and insurance issues. At every point I felt as though I was their top priority. Their knowledge, service and professionalism is top notch. I recommend them and would use them again.
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Practice Area: Medical Malpractice

Outcome: Plaintiff's Verdict Over One Million

Description: Case involved a plaintiff who treated with a primary care physician who failed to meet the requirements of the standard of care by failing to treat my client. The doctor completely disputed liability and the case went to trial in Cobb County and resulted in a plaintiff's verdict for James' client. Reported on in the Daily Report.

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Practice Area: Personal Injury
Outcome: Plaintiff's Settlement for $325,000.00.

Description: Plaintiff had a pre-existing back injuries, plaintiff's case was based on aggravation of pre-existing injury and new injury to the L3-L4.

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Practice Area: Personal Injury
Outcome: Settled for confidential amount

Description: A young child tragically had her toe torn from her during a boating accident. Case litigated heavily and settled for a confidential amount.

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* Results do not predict the future of any case, no two cases are alike. These only show the past results James has received for his clients.
License
  • Bar Number: 940506
    Georgia , 2009
Education
  • University of Georgia
    Double Major: History and Religion , 2006
  • John Marshall Law School
    Juris Doctorate , 2009
  • University of Georgia
    Double Major: History and Religion , 2006
  • John Marshall Law School
    Juris Doctorate , 2009
  • University of Georgia
    Double Major: History and Religion , 2006
  • John Marshall Law School
    Juris Doctorate , 2009

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