The Danger of Settling Your Claim Too Soon

The attorney’s of Herrick & Hart are sometimes contacted by people who have been injured by the negligence of another but have settled their claim.  The insurance companies have often made a small offer to the injured person days or weeks after the accident.  The injured person made the mistake of resolving their claim before […]

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New report shows increase in E.R. visits from TBI’s

Traumatic brain injuries, also known as TBI’s, can be extremely serious.  An individual who suffers a TBI must often deal with major physical, mental and emotional consequences.  TBI’s have received increased attention in the past decade, and the Centers for Disease Control has labeled TBI’s a serious public heath concern.  According to a new study […]


What Should I Tell My Doctor After I am Injured in an Accident?

After an accident the doctor will ask the injured person about their symptoms and how their symptoms began.  The injured person must understand that the doctor will be taking notes.  The notes will eventually turn into medical records.  Medical records are admissible into evidence under Wisconsin law.  Wis Stat. 908.03 (6m)  The injured person should […]

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Profiles of Our Personal Injury Attorneys

The firm of Herrick & Hart has been representing injured persons for over 60 years.  The firm handles many types of personal injury claims including car accidents, animal bites, slip and falls, construction accidents and wrongful death.  If you have doubt as to whether you have a claim, you should contact a personal injury attorney. […]


Selecting a Criminal Defense Attorney

The criminal justice system is complicated.  Navigating your way through the system alone is filled with peril.  The penalties of the criminal justice system can be devastating costing both a person’s liberty and money.  At the firm of Herrick & Hart, you will be guided through the criminal justice system by experienced defense counsel.  A […]


Should I Follow My Doctor’s Advice After an Accident?

It is important that you follow you doctor’s advice after an accident.  A doctor may recommend that you remain in bed, stay off work, take medication, go to physical therapy or do exercises.  A doctor may also recommend surgery or schedule future appointments. Insurance companies will be looking over your medical records prior to a […]


Some Tips for Fishing Safety

Fishing can be safe and fun.  When fishing, keep in mind the following safety tips to make sure your fishing trip is safe. –  Handle tackle responsibly.  Remember that hooks are sharp. –  Do no let children play in tackle boxes.  The various lures look like toys to children.  They will be attracted to tackle […]

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When Should I See a Doctor After an Accident?

If you were injured in an accident, you should go immediately to the nearest emergency room to report your injuries.  You should be extremely careful if there was any injury to your head.  If law enforcement comes to the scene of the accident, they can summon an ambulance to take you to the hospital. It […]


Wrongful Death Cases

A wrongful death claim is a case where it is alleged that a person died as a result of another’s negligence.  The deceased person’s surviving relatives, dependents, or beneficiaries may bring suit against the responsible parties.  Monetary damages will be sought for the loss from the death.  Each state has its own guidelines, principles and […]


How Much Should I Get For My Car Damaged in an Accident?

After a car accident, the amount of damage to your vehicle needs to be determined.  This is done through an estimate at a vehicle body shop.  If the other driver was entirely at fault, you have the right to either the cost of repair of your vehicle or the fair market value of your vehicle […]