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“Favorite Attorney”

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Meet Attorney Frank Jenkins

Vehicle Accidents Lawyer

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Vehicle accidents are among the most common and dangerous causes of personal injury in Kentucky. There were more than 150,000 traffic collisions in our state during 2006, causing the deaths of 913 people on public roads – that’s one out of every 5,300 Kentucky residents.

If you’ve been injured in a vehicle accident and have legal questions, you need to contact the Frank Jenkins Law Office today. Call us now at  859-389-9344 or contact us.

Why are there so many accidents involving cars, trucks and buses on Kentucky roads?

According to the Kentucky Transportation Center, the leading factors contributing to these collisions include:

  • Inattention
  • Failure to properly control the vehicle
  • Failure to yield the right of way
  • Speeding
  • Alcohol

The dangers of drunk driving are widely known, but drivers of all vehicles continue to drink before getting behind the wheel of a car, truck or motorcycle. The result is that 24 percent of all traffic fatalities during 2006 involved a drunk driver.

Vehicle accidents primarily involve passenger cars, but automobiles are not the only vehicles traveling across our county roads, highways and interstates. Commercial trucks carrying heavy freight also pose a risk. Their inability to turn or stop with the same ease as a smaller car, combined with their greater size and weight, creates enormous potential for deadly accidents.

Motorcycles are another source of dangerous vehicle accidents in Kentucky. Drivers of other cars and trucks often fail to notice motorcycles, and when a cycle enters the blind spot of another vehicle, tragedy can occur. The driver of the motorcycle has little protection against the metal and weight of a heavier car, and the bulk of fatalities in motorcycle accidents are the motorcyclists themselves.

Regardless of the vehicle involved, the results of a serious traffic accident are often the same; severe injuries requiring extensive medical care – and an overwhelming claims process to collect insurance benefits. The very companies that drivers pay for vehicle coverage often try to deny benefits or pay only the minimum amount – often obtaining releases from victims before they understand the full extent of their injuries. Complicated coverage questions often arise when an uninsured motorist is at fault in a car wreck.

Contact a Lexington Vehicle Accident Attorney

If you were seriously hurt in a vehicle accident, legal action probably isn’t your first priority, but it may be necessary to force an insurance company to pay out damages for your injuries. The experienced legal team of Frank Jenkins Law Office can conduct an immediate investigation of the accident scene, interviewing key witnesses and documenting evidence before it is lost or destroyed. We can also deal directly with the insurance companies involved to obtain a settlement or present the best case in court on your behalf.

If you have been injured in a vehicle accident and have legal questions, contact the Frank Jenkins Law Office today at  859-389-9344 or contact us.