Martin County Indiana was formed in 1820 from Daviess and Dubois Counties. It was named for Maj. John T. Martin of Newport, Kentucky. The county seat, Shoals, was incorporated on platted in 1844 under the name “Memphis” and is best known for the Jug Rock, the only free-standing table rock formation east of the Mississippi River.
Martin County was once a huge musseling industry. In 1915, Mr. Fabius Gwin, began an industry and used the shells from the mussels for pearl. Gwin was known as the “king of the button industry” in Indiana, and his factories paid well and employed over 300 people during the peak seasons as diggers. The shells from the White River were considered superior to Tennessee River shells, which is the major shell producing river in the United States. Gwin kept his company going until his death in 1947. However, when zippers and elastics were introduced to the market, buttons lost their popularity and the industry took a severe blow. Today, White River has a very bountiful supply of mussels but they have been protected.
Crane Naval Base, which is predominantly located in Martin County, started development during World War II, in 1940. Crane was one of many government production facilities across the Hoosier state, and started as a naval weapons depot. It was named in honor of Commodore William Montgomery Crane, the first head of the Navy’s Bureau of Ordinance.Long-Term Disability
O’Ryan Law Firm focuses mainly on long term disability claims, representing thousands of policyholders across Indiana including Martin County. We understand how confusing and frustrating it can be pursuing a disability claim. We also understand the complexities of insurance companies and how they operate. If you have a claim that has been denied wrongfully, O’Ryan Law Firm can represent you in enforcing your rights under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) or state law. O’Ryan Law Firm can help you navigate through the exhausting and confusing process. We try to resolve cases as quickly as possible because we understand that your need to regain financial stability quickly to help with medical bills and lost income.Life Insurance
Investments in a life insurance policy should give you the peace of mind and the certainty of the financial help you need when a loved one passes away. O’Ryan Law Firm can help if you have lost a loved one and the insurance company is denying your claim. Bridget O'Ryan, has several years of experience with the insurance industry who may attempt to keep you from getting the benefits for which you are entitled. Some insurance companies may claim that the coverage had lapsed, or that there was a change in the beneficiary. O’Ryan Law Firm utilizes forensic experts, pathologists and private investigators to prove that the insurance company's allegations are false and you are entitled to the life insurance benefits your loved one provided for your protection.
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.