Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Hancock County
“Rhoads & Rhoads will step up and fight for you, in small court cases as well as the Supreme Court. This firm understands how large corporations forget about the employees that get injured. I recommend Rhoads & Rhoads to represent you in your time of need.”
Living in Hancock County
Hancock County is quintessential Kentucky – hard-working people, small-town Americana, beautiful countryside and great living conditions with easy access to good jobs and quality schools. Fewer than 7,000 residents worship at 26 churches in Handcock County. The natural scenery along the Ohio River and elsewhere is enhanced by the presence of several historically significant homes, including the Pate House in Lewisport, where Abraham Lincoln argued his first court case defending himself, having been accused of operating a ferry across the Ohio River without a license (Lincoln won). It is also an area that saw battle during the Civil War, as Confederate guerrillas found shelter in Hawesville and Lewisport, a base of operations against Union steamboats plying the Ohio. Some buildings in Hawesville still bear marks of cannon fire from Union guns, and there is a large cypress tree in the center of Lewisport that purportedly dates back to the Civil War times.
While statistically considered part of the Owensboro area, Hancock County can boast of its own large employers such as Aleris, Domtar, Southwire and Century Aluminum. The Ohio River provides the northern border for the county, allowing for ample recreational and fishing opportunities – just a few of the relaxation options available to residents and visitors alike.
Driving in Hancock County
U.S. Route 60, which is 2,670 miles long and runs from Virginia to Arizona, crosses the county from east to west, bisecting Hawesville in route to Owensboro. It’s one of the options for getting to Louisville or Elizabethtown from the county as well. Predictably, US 60 is the location of many traffic accidents, especially in past three years, with nearly 40% of the county’s injury accidents taking place along that roadway. Two vulnerable intersections along US 60 are at KY 657 coming out of Lewisport (four injury accidents over three years) and at Harrison Street in Hawesville, site of three injury accidents. Other locations for multiple accidents resulting in injury include KY 69 just south of Tick Ridge Road and KY 71 between Hilldale Road and Oak Road.
There are a wide range of causes for roadway accidents in Hancock County. Sometimes things completely out of a driver’s control cause auto accidents, such as black ice, tire blowouts, a literal deer in the headlights and others. But far too often, vehicle collisions are caused by negligent behavior on the part of a driver – distracted driving, speeding, disobeying a stop sign or stop light, intoxicated driving, etc. If you are the victim of a driver whose negligence has resulted in your injury, or the injury or death of a loved one, you have the right seek compensation. The firm of Rhoads & Rhoads, with offices conveniently located in Owensboro, offers Western Kentucky’s most experienced lawyers and support staff for people who have been injured in an auto accident.
Count on Rhoads & Rhoads for Experienced Legal Representation
Rhoads & Rhoads law office over 45 years of experience in legal representation for a broad range of personal injury law, which typically involves the negligence (in legal parlance, a failure to provide a level of care that a prudent individual would provide) of someone else resulting in injury or death for a victim or victims. In addition to motor vehicle accidents, Rhoads & Rhoads helps families in Western Kentucky who have suffered brain injury, which can be life-altering in more extensive ways than standard injuries, and sickness or death due to defective drugs, medicines or other products, called product liability.
Rhoads & Rhoads also represents Hancock County residents who are victims of nursing home negligence, where a care facility has failed to live up to its obligation to care for your loved ones, and premises liability, referring to situations where someone is injured or killed on someone else’s property.
Social Security disability disputes are another specialty area, as clients due benefits from Social Security can often find that securing those funds can be a difficult and frustrating process. Construction and industrial accidents is an area centered around workplace injury, including workers compensation benefits filing. Medical malpractice, the area most commonly associated with personal injury law, is when a medical professional is thought or is proven to have acted (or not acted) in a way that causes injury or even death. Wrongful death litigation involves compensation when someone else’s negligence results in the death of a loved one. Rhoads & Rhoads attorneys work in these cases to secure funds for you that cover the myriad of expenses and financial pitfalls, both short and long-term, that come with the death of a family member.
Emergency Contact Information
In an emergency, always call 911.
Hawesville Volunteer Fire Department – (270) 927-8498
Lewisport Volunteer Fire Department – (270) 295-3321
South Hancock Volunteer Fire Department (Pellville) – (270)233-3473
Dukes Volunteer Fire Department – (270)927-8575
Hancock County Sheriff – 270-927-6247
Hawesville Police – 270-927-8707
Lewisport Police – 270-295-6188
Owensboro Health Regional Hospital – 270-417-2000
Hancock County, Kentucky Injury Lawyers
A U.S. News & World Report top-rated law firm, Kentucky-based Rhoads & Rhoads is dedicated to providing the best possible legal representation to our neighbors in Hancock County, whether you live in Hawesville, Lewisport, Patesville, Pellville, or elsewhere in the county. We will give you the expert guidance you need to win or settle cases of appropriate compensation for injuries sustained in accidents involving automobiles, motorcycles or semi-trucks, worker’s compensation and Social Security disability as well as representing families in the event of wrongful death. When faced with all the disruptions that court cases like these bring to your life, the last thing you should worry about is the competence of your attorneys. With a history of successful representation for the people of western Kentucky, Rhoads & Rhoads is the firm you want on your side. Call us at 1-888-709-9329 for a free initial consultation. We don’t charge you until we’ve successfully won or settled your case.
You know it’s really been a pleasure to be able to represent so many people in Hancock County over the last 45 years with our firm. We’ve tried a number of cases in the court system in Hancock County, we’ve had great results, we’ve represented many people that have been involved in automobile accidents, or workplace injuries. Got a lot of friends that we’ve made through our representation, folks all over the county, including Lewisport, Hawsville, all across the county. Actually I got my black Lab from Hancock County, so it’s an extra special place for us. But there’s a lot of folks that we’ve represented, steel workers, union workers there and it’s just really a special place to our firm.