Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving is a leading cause of car accidents.  Wisconsin law requires that a driver safely manage and control their vehicle.  Distracted driving can be considered negligence which can subject the negligent driver to money damages. Distracted driving occurs when a driver takes his or her attention away from driving safely.  Driving distractions can be […]


The Cost of Ankle Injuries

An ankle injury can be costly.  When the ankle is working properly it allows for the foot to move in many directions.  The ankle also distributes the weight of the body over a small area.  The ankle also serves to stabilize the lower extremities.  There are wide range of ankle injuries going from the simple […]

When Should I Go Back to a Job After an Accident?

If you are injured in an accident, you should return to work when you are cleared by your doctor.  At Herrick & Hart, we prefer that our clients remain active and return to work when it is reasonable.  A doctor will sometimes clear a patient to work part-time and many times the doctor will include […]



Birth Injuries Caused By Medical Malpractice

An injury caused to a child at birth has not only physical and emotional consequences, but can place a great financial burden on the child’s family.  When a birth injury is caused by the negligence of a doctor or other healthcare provider, a claim may be brought under Wisconsin law.  To have a valid medical […]

About Herrick & Hart

The law firm of Herrick & Hart was found in 1951.  Since that time, the firm’s attorneys have worked hard for over a half century to earn the respect and trust of clients, judges and other attorneys.  The firm is located in downtown Eau Claire, Wisconsin,on historic Grand Avenue and less than one block from […]

Who Will Pay My Medical Bills After a Car Accident?

The question of medical bills always has to be answered after a car accident involving personal injuries.  The at-fault driver’s insurance company will not just pay the bills.  As a practical matter, they will not pay the bills until after a settlement is reached or a verdict is returned by a jury.  In the meantime, […]

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice claims are brought against healthcare professionals for harm caused to patients under their cares There are many ways that a healthcare professional can be negligent. When a healthcare professional is negligent, their conduct is said to be below the standard of care.  In the State of Wisconsin, specific rules apply to medical malpractice […]

Choosing a Law Firm

Our website and blog are full of information about the law firm and lawyers of Herrick & Hart.  By reviewing the information you can learn the work that we do and find out our qualifications and experience.  Our website provides the information for you to make an informed choice about hiring the right attorney.  Choosing […]

The Right to a Jury Trial

The right to a jury trial in civil disputes is guaranteed under both the United States and Wisconsin Constitutions.  In the United States Constitution, the right is set forth int the Seventh Amendment.  In the Wisconsin Constitution, the right is guaranteed in Article 1, Sec. 5.  The firm of Herrick & Hart has attorney’s who […]

Injury to the Posterior Cruciate Ligament

The knee is held together by ligaments.  One of the ligaments is the posterior cruciate ligament.  This ligament is also known as the PCL.  This ligament runs from inside the knee from the inside edge of the thigh bone to the back of your shin bone.  The ligament is called the posterior cruciate ligament because […]