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Florence Personal Injury Lawyer

If you have ever driven past Florence on I-71/I-75, you have likely seen the water tower with our local motto, “Florence Y’all,” painted on the side – a motto which says it all about the local culture we value so much. Florence may be one of the fastest-growing cities in the State of Kentucky, close enough to Louisville to enjoy most big-city perks, but it also offers residents the laidback, downhome feel of living in the country.

Accidents resulting in serious injury can happen unexpectedly at any time or place in Florence. You could be in a car accident while commuting to work, slip and fall on a grocery store floor, or get attacked by a neighbor’s dog while out for an evening walk. The effects of a severe accident can ripple through the entire family, causing immense grief, and financial turmoil. The personal injury lawyers at Hughes & Coleman understand what you are going through, and we want to help you get your life back on track. 

If you or someone you love has been a victim of unjust personal injury or death caused by the careless actions of another party, contact an attorney at our law office today. Our law firm is proud to serve the residents of Florence, KY, and the surrounding communities of Crescent Springs, Fort Mitchell, and Highland Heights. Call us today at 800-800-4600, email us, or fill out the online evaluation form to schedule a free case consultation. You can reach us 24/7.

Why is Proving Negligence Essential to My Personal Injury Claim and How is It Established?

You may not be able to recover financial compensation for your injuries after an accident until you can first prove negligence on the part of the responsible party. Negligence is a legal term used to describe individuals who failed to act with a certain amount of care in a situation. 

For example, all property owners in Boone County, KY, are required to maintain their properties and keep them free from hazards. If a property owner or manager fails to do so and someone gets injured in an accident due to his or her negligence, there may be grounds for a premises liability claim. 

In order to prove negligence, your Florence personal injury attorney will need to prove the following four elements.

 

  1. Duty: First, it must be proven that the person you’re bringing the claim against owes you a legal duty of care. (For instance, a doctor owes competent medical care to each patient.) The outcome of most personal injury cases depends on whether the duty of care can be established. 

 

  1. Breach of duty: Next, your attorney must be able to prove that the responsible person (or entity) breached his or her duty of care. A person breaches this duty by failing to exercise reasonable care in fulfilling the duty. In other words, it must be shown that a rational person would have known that someone might have been injured as a result of his or her actions or inaction. 

 

  1. Causation: Then, your Kentucky personal injury lawyer must prove that the responsible party’s negligence is what caused you harm or injury. Also, it must be shown that the defendant could have reasonably foreseen that his or her actions might cause injury. For example, a person who texts and drives should have been able to foresee that his or her actions could result in an accident. 

 

  1. Damages: Lastly, the extent of the damages you sustained due to the defendant’s breach of duty must be shown. An injury victim’s damages may include medical bills, property damage, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other expenses. An experienced Florence, KY, injury attorney at Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers can determine what your claim is worth and offer legal advice as to how much to pursue in damages. 

Hughes & Coleman serves clients throughout Kentucky and Tennessee. Contact us at 800-800-4600 to schedule a free personal injury case consultation. There is somebody from our legal office available to take your call 24/7.

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Types of Claims Our Florence, KY Personal Injury Law Firm Handles

If you’ve been injured in any sort of accident in Florence, KY, your primary focus should be on your recovery. Sadly, healing usually requires long hospital stays, doctor’s visits, rehabilitation, time away from work, and countless other expenses. If the accident that caused your injuries was due to the negligence of someone else, you shouldn’t have to shoulder the financial burden of your damages. 

The legal team at Hughes & Coleman can offer you support and legal representation during this difficult time. We handle personal injury cases for clients in Boone County, Campbell County, Crescent County, Kenton County, and throughout northern Kentucky. The experienced personal injury lawyers at our law office can help you identify responsible parties, prove fault, place a value on your claim, and get you the compensation you deserve. 

The following are some of the types of personal injury cases the attorneys in our law office handle.

Car accidents

Car accidents occur frequently on I-75 and right here in Florence. Fortunately, many of these accidents only cause minor injuries, however, other accidents are serious and leave injury victims with altered lives. Under Kentucky state law, you have the right to pursue a lawsuit for your accident if your injury reaches a certain threshold. 

The threshold for Kentucky injury victims is:

  • Medical expenses over $1,000
  • A broken bone
  • Permanent injury or disfigurement
  • Death

Once these thresholds are met, an experienced Kentucky personal injury lawyer can file a lawsuit against the negligent party or insurance companies to seek financial compensation on your behalf. The attorneys in our law office know how to identify all liable parties after a car accident. Aside from the other driver directly involved in the collision, other parties such as passengers, third-party drivers, and even government agencies responsible for maintaining roads could also be held accountable. 

Motorcycle accidents

Many residents of Boone County enjoy riding motorcycles during the warm weather months. While motorcycles can be a great way to enjoy the beautiful countryside in northern Kentucky, a motorcycle accident can take what started as a beautiful day and turn it into a nightmare. Motorcycles offer riders little protection from the impact of a crash, so injuries involving them tend to be more severe. 

Our personal injury law firm represents motorcycle accident victims in Florence, and we have clients throughout Kentucky and Tennessee. Insurance companies may offer you a quick settlement after your motorcycle collision, but remember: they are not on your side. The goal of the opposing party’s insurance company is to get you to settle for the smallest dollar amount possible. 

You can have peace of mind knowing that you aren’t being taken advantage of when you have an experienced Kentucky injury lawyer from our law office on your side. He or she can advise you of your financial and legal options. 

Medical malpractice

When we consult a doctor or other medical professional in Kentucky, we have the right to expect a high level of care. Medical malpractice may come in the form of a misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose a serious condition, prescribing the wrong medication, misread x-rays, or a host of other medical errors that lead to a patient’s injury or death. Victims of medical errors may have the right to file a lawsuit against the negligent party. 

When you file a lawsuit against a prominent hospital or doctor, you can be sure that the other party will have professional personal injury attorneys standing by. For this reason, it’s essential to have a skilled lawyer on your side. The attorneys at Hughes & Coleman have taken on many complicated medical malpractice lawsuits. The members of our personal injury law office know what is needed to win these types of claims. 

Your time to file is limited – contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

Nursing home abuse

When your elderly loved ones move out of the comfort of their own home and into a nursing care facility, you expect them to be treated with kindness and respect. There are several nursing homes and long-term care facilities in Florence, KY, and in surrounding cities such as Fort Mitchell, Crescent Springs, and Highland Heights. Most of these facilities provide residents with a high level of care, but sadly, in some nursing homes, residents may be neglected or abused. 

If you know or suspect that someone you love is being neglected or abused in a Northern Kentucky nursing care facility, don’t hesitate to contact the proper authorities. 

The Florence personal injury lawyers at Hughes & Coleman work hard to advocate for nursing home residents, including those who are injured and not able to speak for themselves. Our law firm can provide you or your loved one with legal representation and fight to hold the nursing home liable for the injuries and losses suffered. 

Wrongful death

The loss of someone you love can be one of the hardest things anyone must face in life. Those painful feelings may be heightened when the death of our family member was caused unexpectedly due to negligence or unsafe actions of another. While our injury attorneys understand that no amount of financial compensation can bring back your loved one or take away your pain, it can give you the financial stability you and your family need to continue moving forward. 

The person or company responsible for the death of your loved one may deny responsibility. An attorney from our personal injury law office can evaluate the circumstances surrounding the death, determine if you have a wrongful death claim, offer you legal advice, and handle all settlement negotiations. 

In Kentucky, there is a strict statute of limitations on filing a wrongful death claim: You have 1 year since the person you loved passed away, in most cases. Contact an attorney from our law office today to pursue your legal options.

Contact a Florence, KY Personal Injury Attorney Today To Get the Compensation You Deserve

When it comes to personal injury claims, having strong legal representation can be the difference between receiving the compensation that you need to recover or being left with endless medical bills and other expenses. The experienced lawyers at Hughes & Coleman have helped clients in Boone County, Kenton County, and Campbell County recover maximum compensation for their personal injury accidents. 

We don’t charge anything for your initial consultation, and each attorney in our law office works on a contingency fee basis. That means that if you don’t receive compensation, you don’t have to pay an attorney fee. We care about our clients, and we will stand beside you and fight to get the full financial compensation you deserve. Our award-winning attorneys are prepared to take your case all the way to trial if necessary.

If you have been injured in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Our experienced personal injury attorneys are proud to serve clients in Florence and throughout Kentucky,  Don’t allow yourself to be taken advantage of by greedy insurance companies. Call our law office at 800-800-4600, email us, or fill out the online consultation form.

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