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Your Demand Met with a Wall of Silence

After you have hired a personal injury lawyer, the lawyer will work on your case to establish liability and prove damages.  In many instances, before a suit is commenced negotiations are started with the responsible parties or their insurance companies before a lawsuit is filed.  This is often called pre-suit negotiations.  Sometimes pre-suit negotiations are effective and bring your claim to a resolution.  In other cases, pre-suit negotiations are started and in return…

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The Impact of a Recall on Product Liability

Manufacturers recall defective products through the prompting of the government or at their own choice.  However, this does not amount to an automatic admission of product liability.  Many courts will allow the evidence of a recall to reach the jury to assist with a finding that the product was defective.  Even with a recall, the plaintiff must still establish the legal elements of a prodcut liability claim.

On the other hand, the fact that the product was recalled does…

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Personal Injury and Property Damage from a Fire

After a fire, the firefighters and insurance companies involved will want to know why the fire started.  This is called an origin and cause investigation.  The determination of how the fire started will have a great impact on the legal right's of the victims of the fire.  Once the origin of the fire is determined then responsibility can be assessed to the appropriate parties.

At Herrick & Hart, we often work with cases involving those impacted by fire damage.…

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Who is Responsible for Defective Machinery?

Defective machinery can pose a significant risk for serious injury or wrongful death.  A machine that is poorly designed, maintained or manufactured can cause great harm.  Determining if a claim exists for  defective machinery requires a personal injury attorney to investigate the facts of the injury and make decisions as to whether a viable claims exists.  A personal injury attorney can find the relevant standards for the industry in which the machine was manufactured and…

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Vertigo from a Car Collision

Cervicogenic dizziness, commonly referred to as vertigo, can follow as one of many injuries caused in a car collision.  Damage to the neck region is often the cause of vertigo.   Vertigo causes a sensation that makes a person feel like the floor is wobbly or the room is spinning. People with vertigo describe themselves as being pulled one way or another.  Nerves located in a person's spine allow a person to navigate in the dark or with their eyes shut.  These nerves…

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Statute of Limitations

Every civil claim has a statute of limitations.  Watch and listen to Attorney Jay Heit discuss define and discuss the statute of limitations:



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Herniated Disc Caused by a Car Collision

One of the many injuries that can happen to the back is a herniated disc.  A herniated disc occurs when the jelly-like center of the disc ruptures and begins to leak.  After rupture, the herniated disc can irritate the surrounding nerve.  When the disc pushes on a nerve, it can cause pain to the back and legs.  The location where the person feels pain will depend upon the area of the back where the disc is herniated.

In a car collision, force is applied to the…

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Custody and Placement Explained

Attorney Allison Shepard takes the time to explain custody and placement.  Ms. Shepard is an experienced family law attorney at Herrick & Hart.

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Slip and Falls 101

Watch Jay Heit, an attorney experienced in personal injury law, discuss the basics of a slip and fall case.  If you've been injured in a slip and fall, take the time to contact Herrick & Hart S.C. to schedule a free personal injury consultation.

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Your Right to a Civil Jury Trial

Attorney Jay Heit, took the time to discuss a person's right to a civil jury trial in the State of Wisconsin.  You can watch the video by following the following link.  The video is found on the firm's YouTube Channel.

If you have additional questions about your right to a civil jury trial, take the time to contact Herrick & Hart.

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