Month: February 2019

Pool safety depends on attending to some rules

Watching children engage with water is interesting. Many take to the water naturally. Others come to the experience a little more hesitantly and need encouragement. In northern tier states like Indiana, water access is available through lakes, ponds, streams and, of course, pools – indoor, and in the summer, outdoor. Anyone who owns or operates […]


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Decisive action on injury claims is a virtue

You may have heard of statutes of limitations. These are protections built into the legal system to ensure that a threat of action doesn’t hang indefinitely over a possible defendant’s head. Whether criminal or civil in nature, if a prosecution of a case does not occur within the time frame established by law, it won’t […]


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Supreme Court to hear Social Security Disability case this fall

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is available when qualifying U.S. workers become totally disabled from working. The Social Security Administration determines whether applicants are disabled based on a combination of their medical information and an assessment of their realistic job prospects, considering their disability. That assessment is typically performed by a vocational expert. If a […]


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What is “vicarious liability” and how does it work?

Your car is, well, yours. You’re going to be behind the steering wheel nearly every single time that vehicle goes out on the road. However, there will be moments when someone else is driving your car. Perhaps your teenage son or daughter needs to take the car somewhere with their friends. Or maybe a friend […]


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When fun is dangerous

It’s fair season. States and counties all across the country are pulling out the stops to celebrate the industries and the people that make each of them unique. One thing that tends to be common to them all, however, is the amusement park. There is an art to this particular industry. The gauge of success, according to […]


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There’s settling a car accident claim, and collecting

Anyone who has been in a minor car collision in Indiana probably knows the drill. The crash happens. You and the others involved exchange essential data: insurance company name and policy number, vehicle registration material, and personal contact information. If conditions warrant, someone calls the police to the scene, but in most cases settling becomes […]


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SSDI denials are common, but not insurmountable

It is widely known among those who provide legal services for individuals seeking Social Security Disability Insurance coverage that obtaining the benefits can be challenging. The disability claimed must be on the designated list identified by the Social Security Administration. Proper medical documentation from your provider, according to SSA standards, is essential. You must demonstrate […]


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Your Wrongful Death Attorney

Unfortunately, at Gerling Law, our professional team is familiar with accidents that result in wrongful death. If you know someone who has passed away due to another person’s else’s negligent behavior, we offer our deepest apologies. This time is difficult, painful, and unfair. To make the situation worse, these particular types of cases are often […]


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