Lawrence County was formed in 1818 from land given by Orange County Indiana. It was named after Captain James Lawrence who spoke the famous words “Don’t give up the ship” after being mortally wounded during the War of 1812. Several native residents have become astronauts including Virgil “Gus” Grissom (Apollo 1), Charles “Charlie” Walker and Kenneth “Kenny” Bowersox.
Bedford Indiana is the county seat for Lawrence. The town of Bedford is known as the “limestone capital of the world” and is surrounded by limestone quarries. Much of the limestone used in the construction of monuments in Washington, D.C. was quarried in the Bedford area. Limestone from the “Empire Quarry” in Bedford, was used to build the Empire State Building in New York City.
In 1979, Bedford received over $700,000 in government grants to build an 8-story replica of the Great Pyramid of Cheops as well as a 650-foot-long rendition of the Great Wall of China, out of native limestone. Work began but funds quickly ran out in 1982 and the construction stopped. The remnants of the pyramid can be seen to this day though foliage and trees have grown around it.Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
O’Ryan Law Firm specializes mainly on long term disability claims, representing policyholders across Indiana including Lawrence County. We understand the emotional calamity and challenges in pursuing a disability claim. If you have a claim that has been wrongfully denied or need assistance in filing a disability claim, O’Ryan Law Firm can assist you in enforcing your rights under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) or state law. We work hard to resolve cases as quickly as possible because we understand that you need the money quickly to avoid financial devastation.Life Insurance
When you purchase a life insurance policy, you should be secured of the financial help you need when a loved one passes away. If you are a beneficiary and the insurance company is denying your claim, O’Ryan Law Firm can help. Bridget O'Ryan, is skilled with the workings of the insurance industry and will fight to collect the benefits that you and your family are qualified.
If you have been denied long term disability, short term disability, medical coverage, or life insurance benefits we can answer all your questions. O’Ryan Law Firm offers a free initial consultation. Contact O’Ryan Law firm either online or by phone at 317.255.1000.