Your Murray Law Firm for General Legal Matters Including Personal Injury, Real Estate, Estate Planning and Probate, Collections and Criminal Defense
The legal practice at the Hatfield Law Firm encompasses several aspects of Kentucky civil law. Practical advice and counsel to clients seeking the best course of action is provided; offered is effective representation in business transactions; and service as strong advocates in matters requiring litigation. Below is a brief overview of how clients are helped in some of the main areas of practice. If you have a legal need in one of these areas or another civil legal matter in Murray or surrounding areas in western or central Kentucky, call at 270-759-3954.
If you have been injured because of the negligence or wrongful conduct of another, you may be entitled to recover compensation from the responsible party for all your legal damages, which can include present and future medical expenses, lost income for time you missed work or if you have become disabled from working, pain and suffering, and more. Before you can obtain this compensation, however, you have to be able to prove every aspect of your case, including the other party’s negligence or fault and the extent of your injuries and costs. If an appropriate settlement cannot be worked out with the insurance company, it may be necessary to go to court and fight for the compensation you deserve. There is very limited time to file a claim in personal injury cases. If your claim is not filed or settled within the applicable limitations period, your claim will expire. The specific time frame depends on the type of case and a variety of factors. Don’t delay, call now for a confidential consultation.
At the Hatfield Law Firm, we understand the legal issues unique to your particular situation, such as when you can pursue a no-fault versus a fault-based claim for a car accident, whether you should file a workers’ compensation claim or civil lawsuit following an on-the-job injury, or whether a doctor’s treatment fell below the acceptable medical standard. We handle cases involving the most serious or catastrophic injuries, as well as wrongful death. Our personal injury practice encompasses a wide variety of situations, including all of the following:
- Car, Truck and Motorcycle Accidents
- Slip & Fall/Premises Liability
- Dog Bites
- Farming Injuries
- Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse
- Workplace Accidents/Worker’s compensation
- Brain and Spinal Injuries
- Wrongful Death
The real estate legal practice includes representing buyers, sellers and lenders in all manner of residential and commercial property transactions. The Kentucky real estate practice performs title searches and examinations and issue title opinions, and provide title insurance to lenders and owners. Negotiations, prepare and review all necessary deeds, contracts and mortgages, and manage closings is to ensure a smooth and successful transaction.
Every piece of property is unique, and you have spent too much time and energy working on your real estate deal to let it fall apart because some aspect of the transaction was not handled appropriately. Let the Hatfield Law Firm guide you through all the critical stages of your transactions, ensuring that your rights are protected and your best interests are considered throughout the process.
Estate Planning and Probate
The Hatfield Law Firm helps people with estates of all sizes and at all stages of life plan for the future with comprehensive, effective estate planning. Time is taken to sit down with you and discuss your needs for the present and your goals for the future. With the right combination of properly-drafted wills and trusts, you can rest assured that your wishes will be carried out and your estate will be distributed as you intend it to be. In addition, the law firm will create the living wills, advance healthcare directives, powers of attorney and other documents necessary to make sure your healthcare and financial affairs are managed according to wishes by people you trust, in the event you ever become incapacitated and unable to care for yourself for an extended period.
Estate planning practice seeks to minimize probate to the extent that is consistent with your needs and goals, probate is rarely avoided entirely. As the personal representative of an estate, an executor or administrator has a duty to perform the tasks of estate administration to the best of his or her ability, and getting help from attorneys, accountants or other professionals as needed is often recommended. Hatfield Law Firm assists the personal representative in many aspects of testate or intestate administration, including locating and proving the will or litigating will contests; paying and collecting debts of the estate; litigating or resolving estate-related claims; managing and distributing assets; and more.
The law office is experienced in representing creditors and debtors in a variety of collections matters, including exhausting all available remedies to collect receivables, and litigating matters involving the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA) or wrongfully-instituted proceedings.
Experienced Representation for your Kentucky Legal Matter
In Murray or throughout the commonwealth of Kentucky, call the Hatfield Law Firm at 270-759-3954 for knowledgeable advice and effective representation designed to get you results and meet your legal needs.