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Helping a Person with a Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injuries can happen in many ways.  A person who suffers a direct blow to the head can suffer a traumatic brain injury.  A person who suffers from a traumatic brain injury may appear to be healthy.  However, those who are around the injured person will begin to point out their changed behavior.

There are many ways you can help a person with a traumatic brain injury.  If the injured person is married, you might ask their spouse how you can be of help.…

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Fibromyalgia from a Car Collision

Medical science has shown that fibromyalgia can be caused from the traumatic injury that comes from a car collision.  Fibromyalgia that is caused by trauma is called posttraumatic fibromyalgia.  Fibromyalgia is known as a disease of amplified pain.  Fibromyalgia does not cause the destruction of pain pathways in the body.  Instead, fibromyalgia causes chronic changes along the pain pathways of the body which results in chronic pain.  The result of fibromyalgia is…

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Speak to an Experienced Lawyer

At Herrick & Hart, we take pride in our long tradition of standing up for those who have been injured by the negligence of others.  We have been on the side of the injured since 1951.  When you take the time to contact Herrick & Hart, you will be talking to an experienced personal injury attorney.  We are not a "sign & settle" law firm that takes the first offer put out by the insurance company.  Instead we take the time to examine an injured person's claim and…

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Insurance Disputes

Insurance polices can be difficult to figure out for those not familiar with the language of the policies.  To complicate things further, the law has particular rules on just how to read and interpret the language of insurance policies.   There are many times when an owner of an insurance policy may find themselves in a dispute with their own insurance company over what coverages are available in their insurance policy.   This comes as a new experience to most…

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What is Distracted Driving?

Distracted driving is the engagement in another activity while driving.  Some examples of distracted driving are eating, making a phone call, sending texts, receiving texts and interacting with the radio.  A driver who is distracted could have their attention to the road impaired.  The impairment of attention can considerably increase the risk of causing a collision with a motor vehicle.

Distracted driving is a great danger of the roadways.  Each year distracted…

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My Child was Bitten by a Dog

Every parent of a young child confronts at some point a dog who is threatening to the child.  Most of these incidents end without harm.  Some, on the other hand, end tragically with life threatening injuries and scars.  As a society, we have made a choice to allow dogs to live with us.  They are traditionally known as "man's best friend."  With that choice that society has made, homeowner's policies typically insure against a dog bite.  Sadly, many of the victims…

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Putting Together the Documentation For a Personal Injury Claim

A personal injury claim is document intensive.  In putting together a claim, just a few of the documents that a personal injury attorney collects include medical records, medical bills, collision reports and wage loss verification.  The documents are evaluated and then the personal injury attorney makes additional decisions as to what documents to collect in order to make a full assessment of the claim.  The claim may submitted to an insurance company or go directly into…

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Propane Tank Injuries

Propane is a type of gas that is sold for residential and commercial uses.  Propane is pressurized into a liquid state for transportation and storage.  Because the propane is pressurized, even a small leak of propane can create a serious safety hazard.  If the leaking propane ignites, an explosion can follow that can cause serious personal injury and even death.

A common use of propane is for grills and outdoor heaters.  These are the twenty-pound small propane…

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Locking Out a Dangerous Machine

A personal injury attorney will at times work on injuries caused by dangerous machines.  Even if an injury occurs at work, an employee may still have a claim against the machine manufacturer or the distributor of the machine.  One of the concerns that is addressed with evaluating a claim against a machine manufacturer is whether the machine was capable of being "locked out."  A machine is capable of being "locked out" if it meets one of the following requirements: …

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The First Lawyer I Called Declined My Case, Should I Call Another?

At Herrick & Hart, we often receive calls from injured persons who have been told by the first lawyer that they talked to that they do not have a personal injury case.  An injured person should realize that a second opinion, just like a a doctor's opinion, can differ from attorney to attorney.  We have successfully represented many individuals who were told by a prior attorney that they did not have viable personal…

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