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Summer Vacation Safety is a High Priority

On behalf of Gerling Law posted in on Tuesday, June 28, 2016. Summer Vacation is finally here! School is out, the days are long and sunny, and we are all on a different schedule than the one we keep the other nine months of the year. Summertime is prime time for travel for a lot of families, and even...

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Gerling Supports the Evansville Christian Life Center's Thanksgiving Outreach

Imagine the Thanksgiving holiday as a long day of celebration that excludes you. Imagine not being able to provide a Thanksgiving meal for your family. Imagine how dark and lonely that would feel. For many people living in the inner city, living in poverty, the holidays stand in sharp relief to their everyday existence. Thankfulness is difficult to muster...

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The Dangers of Defective Products

The news has been hard to ignore: recently, German automaker Volkswagen admitted to installing devices designed to circumvent emissions testing in millions of their automobiles. The resulting scandal has shaken up the management structure in the venerated manufacturer and has caused worldwide outcry from both consumers and environmental groups alike. While no one was directly injured by the automaker’s...

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The basics of Social Security disability benefits

This blog recently discussed what Social Security disability benefits are as it is also helpful to dispel myths about Social Security disability benefits. When it comes to Social Security disability or SSD benefits, it is important to separate myth from fact. The application process for SSD benefits can be challenging, so it is useful to have accurate information and...

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Take these steps after you're involved in a hit-and-run crash

You were making a turn at an intersection. You had the right-of-way, a green arrow to turn left. Despite this, a vehicle on the left failed to stop, hitting you in the middle of the intersection. Your tail-end was struck, so your vehicle spun. When it came to a stop, you took a few seconds to acclimate to your...

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Understanding what Social Security disability benefits are

Social Security disability benefits are important resources for disabled individuals and their families. Generally, there are two types of disability benefits available for disabled individuals through the Social Security Administration. Eligibility for the two types of benefits is different, and the two different types of benefits help disabled individuals and their families in different ways. Social Security disability benefits...

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Indiana high court allows medical malpractice claim

While patients across the nation expect to receive safe and proper care when entering a hospital or medical facility, this is unfortunately not always the case. Errors and negligence can occur, resulting in much harm to an unsuspecting patient. The Indiana Supreme Court recently found in favor of a man alleging medical malpractice in the death of his wife....

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During Distracted Driving Awareness Month, be aware of dangers

Motorists in Evansville and elsewhere are aware of the many risks that can occur on the roadways. Nonetheless, it is imperative that drivers understand these dangers. April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, which is a good time to understand the dangers of distracted driving. Distracted driving includes any activity not related to driving that removes the driver’s attention from...

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Rule change may make disability benefits tougher to get

A short while ago, this blog discussed the importance of understanding the application process to seek disability benefits afforded by government programs. The Social Security disability or SSD claims process can be challenging and the challenges may have just become greater thanks to a new rule change. The recent changes eliminate the rule referred to as the treating-physician rule....

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Understanding time limits on medical malpractice claims

This blog recently discussed the serious nature of medical mistakes for victims. There are important considerations to be aware of in medical malpractice situations. It is essential to understand time limits as they apply to medical malpractice circumstances, which are referred to as statutes of limitation. Statutes of limitation must be strictly followed and failing to file a claim...

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