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Meet Attorney Frank Jenkins

Lexington Car Accident Lawyer

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A serious car crash can turn your life upside down in a fraction of a second, causing serious injuries and creating financial stress and uncertainty. If you have been injured in a car accident, receiving medical treatment and recovering your health are understandably your main focus. But if you sustained serious injuries or incapacitating injuries and are unable to work for an extended period, you may have questions about how you will pay the stack of unanticipated medical bills. If another driver’s careless actions or negligent behavior caused your injuries, you should not be saddled with paying the medical bills. Let our experienced Lexington accident attorneys assist you in dealing with insurance companies and seeking compensation.

frank-jenkins-car-accident-01The car accident lawyers at Frank Jenkins Law Office in Lexington can help you seek compensation for injuries in a car accident in Kentucky that was caused by another motorist. Our attorneys have been assisting injured motorists for more than 20 years. We understand the challenges of recovering from severe injuries. We recognize that your family may be going through a difficult time financially and that you do not need an attorney’s bills right now. We offer a courtesy consultation to review the facts surrounding your accident and discuss your legal options. We are available to do the initial consultation in our Lexington law office, at your home if your injuries make it difficult to travel, or at a medical facility where you may be staying after the accident.

Please contact us with any questions you have about your case. Call us at 888-676-0188 or email us using our online contact form. You do not owe an attorney’s fee unless we obtain compensation for you.

How Can a Lexington Auto Accident Lawyer Help You?

If we accept your case, the attorneys at Frank Jenkins Law Office will perform a thorough investigation of the car accident that caused your injuries, whether it was caused by an inattentive driver, speeding, distracted driving or another reason.

Our experienced legal team will examine the crash scene, interview police, gather statements from witnesses and preserve evidence. We will do a careful analysis of the accident to identify all the potentially liable parties. The identification of potentially liable parties is an important step in the process of preparing a car accident claim. It may broaden the sources of insurance compensation available to pay for your injuries.

In some accidents, a party such as the manufacturer of a defective product that caused harm may be partly responsible for a personal injury. For example, a truck driver may have lost control of a tractor trailer and caused an accident involving multiple cars. A tire blowout caused by a defective truck tire may have contributed to the crash. The truck driver and the tire manufacturer may be jointly liable for the injuries.

It takes an independent investigation by a knowledgeable personal injury attorney to determine all the potentially at-fault parties and the insurance policies available for compensation.

Our car accident attorneys at Frank Jenkins Law Office often settle injury claims out of court. With some claims, we can negotiate a settlement with an insurer without having to file a civil lawsuit. You will receive the compensation you need more quickly if a fair settlement can be negotiated. Unfortunately, insurance companies sometimes refuse to offer a fair settlement. When an insurance company refuses to reach a just settlement, our attorneys are ready to file a lawsuit and seek justice for you through the Kentucky court system. We are confident in our litigation skills and ability to present a strong case for compensation after a personal injury accident.

How Does Kentucky No-Fault Insurance Affect My Car Accident?

Kentucky requires that all motor vehicles have basic Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Coverage to cover minor injuries. This is often referred to as no-fault Insurance. Personal Injury Protection Coverage pays up to $10,000 per person per accident to cover medical expenses, lost wages and other out-of-pocket costs related to the accident.

frank-jenkins-car-accident-quoteAn injured person files a claim for basic PIP benefits with the insurer of the vehicle in which the injured person was riding. If the vehicle is uninsured, the injured individual can make a claim for PIP benefits through his or her own no-fault insurance policy.

It is important to understand that Kentucky no-fault insurance includes some limits on an individual’s right to sue an at-fault party. An injury victim cannot recover compensation for medical expenses, loss of wages or pain and suffering unless the injuries exceed certain thresholds. The thresholds are $1,000 in medical expenses, a broken bone, permanent disfigurement, permanent injury or death, according to Kentucky’s Motor Vehicle Reparation Act.

Our Lexington accident attorneys at Frank Jenkins Law Office are available to review the facts of your accident free of charge and explain your legal rights to seek compensation.

How Long is Allowed to File a Car Accident Lawsuit in Kentucky

In Kentucky, the statute of limitations for filing a car accident lawsuit is two years — either from the date of the accident or the date of issuance of the last no-fault Personal Injury Protection insurance payment.

If you do not file a lawsuit within this time period, you lose the opportunity to bring legal action against the driver or any other party responsible for your injuries.

Investigating and preparing a car accident claim can be complicated and time consuming. It is important to contact a Kentucky car accident lawyer as soon as possible after an accident to review your legal options.

Common Causes of Car Accidents

Traffic accidents causing serious injuries and fatalities are on the increase in Kentucky.

One of every 145 people in Kentucky was injured in a traffic collision in 2015, according to Kentucky traffic statistics.

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More than 23,800 people sustained injuries in car crashes in Kentucky in 2015, an increase of 3.7 percent from the previous year. The 761 highway fatalities in 2015 represent a 13.2 percent compared to the prior year.

There are a number of common causes of car accidents. Two thirds of accidents reported in Kentucky involve cars colliding with another motor vehicle. In most cases, some type of driver error caused a collision. If you have been harmed by another driver’s negligence or recklessness, you may have a legal right to hold the at-fault driver legally accountable for the harm caused, including injuries, property damage and other losses that you have sustained.

Among the common causes of car accidents are:

frank-jenkins-car-accident-02Speeding, including exceeding the posted speed limit or driving too fast for conditions;

frank-jenkins-car-accident-03Aggressive driving, including behavior such as tailgating, frequent lane changes, improper passing, failure to yield the right-of-way, and running stop signs and traffic lights;

frank-jenkins-car-accident-04Drunk driving or impaired driving after drinking that does not reach the .08 blood-alcohol content level;

frank-jenkins-car-accident-05Drugged driving, including driving under the influence or illicit, prescription or over-the-counter drugs;
frank-jenkins-car-accident-06Distracted driving, including texting while driving and otherwise using a cellphone or other electronic devices;
frank-jenkins-car-accident-07Drowsy driving, which slows reaction time to avoid traffic hazards.

In some cases, the cause of an accident is negligence on the part of someone or some organization that was not driving. They may include:

frank-jenkins-car-accident-08Defective auto parts, such as faulty brakes, tires, steering systems, airbags, or ignition systems. The car manufacturer or the parts maker or distributor may be held liable for injuries caused by defective auto parts.
frank-jenkins-car-accident-09Road defects, including faulty design or maintenance work. In cases where the physical condition of a roadway contributes to an accident, a contractor or a local government responsible for the road’s design may be held liable for accidents.

 

Contact Our Lexington Car Accident Lawyer Today

The Frank Jenkins Law Office has represented many individuals and families in Kentucky injured in car accidents. We know how to build a strong case for full compensation for those who have been injured. We are familiar with insurance company tactics and we use our experience to negotiate more effectively with insurers to obtain the maximum compensation for our clients.

At no charge to you, the Frank Jenkins Law Office will conduct a thorough assessment of your case and review all available legal options to build a strategy with your best interests in mind. We handle most cases on a contingency basis*. That means that you pay nothing up front and only pay an attorney fee if we obtain an insurance settlement or a jury verdict on your behalf.

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Kentucky allows only a certain amount of time to file a personal injury claim for compensation. Don’t let Kentucky’s statue of limitations deprive you of the opportunity to obtain the compensation that you deserve. Contact the Frank Jenkins Law Office today at 888-659-4240 or contact us online for a free initial consultation.

*Court costs and case expenses will be the responsibility of the client.