Can I Collect on a Personal Injury Judgment?

This is a complicated question with many factors.  The first thing that has to be assessed is the financial situation of the person that harmed you.  The person who harmed you may or may not have sufficient insurance to pay for the damage that has been caused.  In an automobile crash, an inquiry is made […]

Texting While Driving

The popularity of mobile devices has had some unintended consequences on our streets and highways.  In many cases, mobile devices have been linked to serious automobile accidents.  These accidents have resulted in serious injury and loss of life.  The National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that in 2010 driver distraction was the cause of 18% […]

Spinal Cord Injuries Worldwide

  Spinal cord injuries can be devastating.  The effects of spinal cord injuries are felt worldwide.  Here are some facts reported by The Prevention Committee of the International Spinal Cord Society    In Western Europe and Japan, where the populations are more greatly aged, the leading cause of spinal cord injuries are falls to the […]

Criminal Defense Team

  At Herrick & Hart, we have experienced criminal defense attorneys.  Brian Wright is a former District Attorney of Eau Claire County.  Richard Eaton is a former Assistant District Attorney in Rusk County.  Jay Heit was certified by the Wisconsin State Public Defender’s Office for both Homicides at the Trial and Appellate Levels.  Dave Rice […]

National Safety council releases new driving statistics

Many individuals are aware that both distracted driving and drunk driving are responsible for a high number of motor vehicle accidents.  The National Safety Council recently released some new safety statistics regarding both of these dangerous activities. Some of the new statistics that were reported include: Motor vehicle accidents remained the number one cause of […]

An Organization for Justice

The Wisconsin Association of Justice is an organization of lawyers which promotes a fair and effective justice system for consumers and plaintiffs.  The Association also publishes the quarterly publication The Verdict.  The Wisconsin Association of Justice provides lobbying efforts to battle the forces of tort reform.  Many of the attorney’s at Herrick & Hart, S.C. […]

“I’m sorry” bill is ready for Walker’s signature

Under the terms of a new bill, ready for Governor Scott Walker’s signature, Wisconsin medical professionals will now be able to express condolences and apologize to patients and families when things do not go right following a medical procedure.  The bill would prohibit these remarks from being admissible as evidence of malpractice in potential future […]

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Dangerous Dog Breeds

Dangerous Dog Breeds   Dogs are called man’s best friend.  Anyone familiar with dogs, knows that some breeds are more aggressive than others.  Other factors can sometimes weigh into a dog’s behavior including training and spaying/neutering.  In any event, it is always best to be careful around a strange dog.  Some insurance companies will even […]

Man starts dog awareness group after dog bite death

An East Troy man, along with his wife, has started a non-profit campaign aimed at educating the public and spreading awareness regarding the danger of dog bites.  The couple’s son was killed approximately one year ago when the couple’s 14-month old infant was attacked by dogs while in the care of the family babysitter.  The […]

Neighbors advocate for speed bump after child’s death

A Milwaukee neighborhood is grieving after an eight year old boy was killed after being struck by a vehicle on a recent Sunday evening.  The boy allegedly ran between parked cars into the street before being hit.  The driver has been arrested and will potentially be charged with operating after suspension, causing death.  One of […]