Newton County


NEWTON County, Kentland, Indiana Disability Attorneys

The Original Newton County was formed by statute on February 7, 1835 that encompassed what is now the northerner half of the country and the northern half of Jasper County as well as a large section to the north of the county.  The northern border was cut back to the Kankakee River on February 1, 1836, with all land north of Kankakee going to Lake and Porter counties.  The county was abolished and combined with Jasper Counter in 1839.  On December 8, 1859, the county was re-created to what is essentially its current state.

Newton County is named after Sgt. John Newton, who served in the American Revolutionary War. It is adjacent to Jasper County, which was named after Sgt. William Jasper, whose story is similar to Sgt. John Newton. At least four other states, Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri and Texas, have adjacent Jasper and Newton Counties, as though these two were remembered as a pair  Upon its re-creation, Newton County was the last county to be organized in Indiana.

Kentland was founded in 1860 as “Kent” in honor of its founder, Alexander J. Kent who purchased the then marshy plat of land and prepared it for development for cattle.  The town’s name was later lengthened, and is now an agricultural community with a diversifying economy with the motto “Where Agriculture and Industry Meet”.  The town holds an original Carnegie library built with donations from Andrew Carnegie a Scottish-American philanthropist. 

Long Term Disability

O’Ryan Law Firm focuses mainly on long term disability claims, representing policyholders across Indiana.  We understand the challenges and frustrations in pursuing a disability claim.  We also understand insurance companies and how they operate.  If you have a claim that has been wrongfully denied, O’Ryan Law Firm can assist you in enforcing your rights under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) or state law.  Without a lawyer, this can be a tiring and confusing process.   We try to resolve cases as quickly as possible because we understand that you need the money quickly to help with medical bills and lost income.  

Life Insurance

When you purchase a life insurance policy, you should be assured of the financial help you need when a loved one passes away. If you have lost a loved one and the insurance company is denying your claim, O’Ryan Law Firm can help. Bridget O'Ryan, is familiar with how the insurance industry will try to keep you from getting the benefits you need and deserve. Some insurance companies may claim that the coverage had lapsed, the death was not accidental, 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, life insurance benefits, or Social Security Disability benefits we can answer all your questions. There is no charge for a free initial consultation. Contact O’Ryan Law firm either online or by phone at (317) 255-1000

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