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Meet Attorney Frank Jenkins

Personal Injury Lawyer in Lexington, Kentucky

personal injury law firmThe recovery from an injury can be a stressful time as you wonder how you’ll get back on your feet and medical bills accumulate.  You should not have to worry about paying medical bills for injuries caused by someone else. Kentucky law allows people who have been injured as a result of others’ negligence the legal right to seek compensation to be made whole. If you have sustained any type of serious personal injury caused by someone else’s carelessness or misconduct in Kentucky, you have a right to seek compensation. We understand that legal action is not your first thought after a serious accident. But understanding your legal options is an important step if you are facing injuries and expenses caused by another. You should schedule a courtesy consultation with a qualified personal injury attorney.

The Frank Jenkins Law Office in Lexington has had the privilege of representing victims of personal injury throughout Kentucky for more than 20 years. We are dedicated to the principle that people who are injured should be treated fairly. We do not represent clients based on their financial income or ability to pay. If your case is the type that we handle, we will offer to represent you on a contingency fee basis. You will not owe us any fee unless we obtain a settlement or verdict on your behalf.  We are strong believers that your money should not determine your access to your legal rights. We will handle your case on a contingency fee basis. We can help you and your family move forward after a serious personal injury has put your future in doubt.

Personal Injury Cases We Handle

A personal injury is a legal term that describes a serious injury suffered by one person that is caused by the negligence or wrongful conduct of another person or company. Personal injuries can be caused in numerous ways—from traffic accidents to dangerous worksites to vicious dogs to medical errors.

The attorneys at Frank Jenkins Law Office handle a broad range of personal injury claims including:

Car Accidents

Serious injuries in car accidents caused by other drivers produce many personal injury and wrongful death claims. Fatal traffic accidents in Kentucky increased by 13 percent in 2015. More than 750 Kentuckians lost their lives in traffic accidents in 2015, according to federal data. More than 23,000 people sustained injuries in traffic accidents, according to Kentucky State Police. Friday is the day of the week when most crashes occur.

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Motorcycle Accidents

Many motorcycle crashes result from other drivers’ failure to see motorcycles or failure to yield to motorcyclists. Motorcyclists sustain more serious injuries in collisions because they lack protection and are ejected from the motorcycle by the force of the impact. Head injuries and broken bones are common in motorcycle crashes.

Truck Accidents

Large trucks are disproportionately involved in fatal collisions in Kentucky. In fact, trucking company and commercial truck drivers must carry higher amounts of liability insurance than automobile drivers because of the harm trucks can cause. A truck driver, truck company or cargo shipper all may be partly at fault after a truck crash.

Uninsured Motorist

Kentucky has been cracking down on uninsured motorists. If you have been injured by an uninsured motorist, you may be entitled to compensation from your own insurance company through UM/UIM coverage. A knowledgeable car accident attorney can review your accident and explain your legal options.

Slip and Fall

If you fell and sustained an injury on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to claim compensation if the accident was caused by the property owner’s negligence. Property owners and business owners have a duty to exercise reasonable care in the upkeep and management of their premises to prevent accidents and injuries.

Workers’ Compensation

Kentucky’s rate of work-related injuries and illnesses exceeds the national average, according to the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center. Employees who are injured on the job are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. The Kentucky Department of Workers’ Claims hears more than 4,000 injury claims each year. In some cases, an injured worker may file a personal injury claim against a third party at fault in the accident in addition to receiving workers’ compensation benefits.

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Dangerous Drugs and Products

Drug manufacturers have a legal responsibility to make and market drugs that are safe when used as directed and to warn adequately of known risks of taking the drug. Still, many drugs have harmful side effects. If you or a loved one has been harmed by an unsafe drug, you may have a right to seek compensation.

Medical Malpractice

If you suspect that you or your loved one has been harmed by a doctor error or hospital error, you will need an experienced medical malpractice lawyer to assist you. The health care provider will have lawyers defending their interests. You need a lawyer advocating on your behalf.

Dog Bite

If you were bitten by a dog in Kentucky, you may have a dog bite claim. A dog bite claim can help cover the costs of your medical treatment, lost wages and possible pain and suffering. An experienced personal injury attorney who has handled dog bite cases can help you seek the compensation that you need.

Social Security Disability

If a personal injury accident or medical condition has left you unable to return to work, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits.

Mass Torts

If many people have been harmed in a similar fashion by a dangerous product, toxic chemical or man-made disaster, the injuries may lead to a mass product injury claim or mass tort claim.

Wrongful Death

A wrongful death as defined in Kentucky law is the death of a person due to the negligence or malicious conduct of another person or party. A car accident, a drunk driving accident, a medical error, a slip and fall accident or a dog attack may result in a wrongful death claim. Frank Jenkins Law Office has handled many wrongful death claims on behalf of Kentucky families dealing with the loss of a loved one.

Regardless of the cause, the consequences of a severe personal injury may be life altering. You may suffer long-term pain and suffering. You may lose the ability to work and earn income—affecting the financial security of entire families. If your family’s future depends on the outcome of your claim, choose a Lexington personal injury attorney with the experience to make a positive difference in the outcome of your case.

How Can a Lexington Personal Injury Lawyer Help Assist?

If we accept your case, the attorneys at Frank Jenkins Law Office will perform a thorough investigation of your personal injury accident, whether it is a car accident, slip and fall, or other type of injury.

Our experienced team will examine the scene of the accident, interview any witnesses, act decisively to secure evidence and identify all the potentially responsible parties. The analysis of all potentially at-fault parties and their insurance policies is a critical step in the development of a personal injury claim. It can broaden the sources of compensation available to you if you have been harmed.

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. But a tire blowout cause 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.

The legal team at Frank Jenkins Law Office often is able to settle personal injury claims out of court. With some claims, we can work out a just 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 focuses only on its profits and what is fair, 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.

Contact a Kentucky Personal Injury Lawyer

If you or your loved one has sustained a personal injury caused by another’s negligence in Lexington or elsewhere in Kentucky, an attorney at Frank Jenkins Law Offices can help you seek the compensation that you deserve. There is no charge for the initial consultation with an experienced Lexington personal injury lawyer. If we handle your case, we will not charge any legal fee unless we obtain compensation for you.