Personal Injury Attorney in Elizabethtown, Kentucky
Hughes & Coleman has worked hard in the Elizabethtown community since 2011 helping accident and injury victims through hard times. Elizabethtown is a relatively small community that has drawn many residents looking to settle down and raise their families in beautiful central Kentucky surroundings since the mid 1800’s. We’re proud to be a part of and support this community. When Elizabethtown residents come to us for help, we take great pride in how we represent them and help them defend their rights to compensation.
When should I file a personal injury claim?
Any time a personal injury is sustained that is at least partly the fault of another party, a personal injury claim can be filed. In the context of personal injury law, the injury can include not only physical damage to one’s person, but also mental, emotional, and property damage.
Victims can file a legal claim against whomever may have been at fault for their injuries. If a case can be built, a victim may be able to receive monetary damages for their losses. These losses include lost wages, loss of enjoyment of life, and other negative effects of the accident or injury.
How does a personal injury lawyer help?
A personal injury lawyer represents you in matters of tort. A tort is essentially an action (or sometimes an inaction) that results in the violation of another person’s rights. Usually, the violation in a personal injury case is the right to be free from harm caused by other people.
A personal injury lawyer will use his or her knowledge of tort law to build a case around a client’s injury. He or she can then present the case in a way that satisfies the requirements to exact damages from the at fault party.
How does a personal injury lawyer prepare a case?
The process of preparing a personal injury case for trial will vary depending on the unique factors of the incident. A lawyer may need to interview witnesses, gather and analyze medical records, obtain documentation about other losses, or speak with the police department to obtain an accident report. Some cases will require the testimony of an expert to contribute their insight about some aspect of the incident or a specific medical condition. An experienced personal injury attorney will know what types of information should be obtained and presented to put the case in the best light possible for negotiations or trial.
Can I use any attorney for my personal injury case?
Lawyers almost always focus on one or a few areas of the law. The reason is simple. Any area of the law is complex and there are so many countless factors that go into successfully representing a client. The difference between an attorney who takes any and all cases and those who focus on a section of the law mainly comes down to experience. The more experience an attorney has in any particular area of the law, the more adept he or she will be in strategies for that particular case type. For personal injury cases it is important to hire a personal injury attorney rather than a general practice attorney as they will have experience with similar cases and be much more experienced with the process, the insurance companies, and in this type of litigation if needed.
The attorneys at Hughes & Coleman are extremely well-versed in many areas of personal injury law, including some of the most common case types: auto accidents, workplace injuries, slip and fall accidents, and wrongful death. But they also have experience that comes with having built a large firm such as mass tort involving cases against big pharmaceutical companies.
Hughes & Coleman injury lawyers know how to help you in any injury case from the simplest vehicle accident to the largest, most complex lawsuit.
What makes a good personal injury lawyer?
Experience and knowledge are perhaps the most important qualities of a personal injury attorney. The manpower behind the firm can also make a big difference in an attorney’s ability to be effective. We have the team and staff to handle any injury case.
Reputation is also extremely important. Hughes & Coleman encourage our potential clients to set up a free consultation with one of our team members in our Elizabethtown office. This is your opportunity to get to know us. Every client relationship is a partnership, and we look forward to meeting you.
Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers 2110 N Dixie Hwy #102 Elizabethtown, KY 42701 Phone: (270) 737-0640 View Map
Closest hospitals to our offices
Hardin Memorial Hospital Locations/Phone #
– 521 Robinbrooke Blvd Elizabethtown, KY 42701
– 110 Layman Ln, Elizabethtown, KY 42701
– 913 N Dixie Ave, Elizabethtown, KY 42701
(270) 706-1640 ER
(270) 737-1212 Main
– 1107 Crown Pointe Dr. Elizabethtown, KY 42701
– 1370 Rogersville Rd, Radcliff, KY 40160
Emergency Information for Elizabethtown, KY
270-360-0207 (admin/public information/records)
270-360-0303 (detectives section)
270-360-0403 (public safety garage)
300 South Mulberry Street
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
(Headquarters) 380 Ring Road
(Station #2) 621 E. Dixie
(Station #3) 1850 Ring Road
Phone 270-765-6121 Emergencies: 911
270-765-6121, ext. 4230