Fayette County & Lexington, Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky is the second largest city in Kentucky with a population of over 301,569 in the 2011 Census. Lexington is located in Fayette County and is widely known as the “Horse Capital of the World”. Fayette County, named after Marquis de Lafayette, is actually part of one of the three original counties made from Kentucky County, Virginia. Once known as the “Athens of the West” because of its strong diversity, Lexington continues that tradition today by bringing people from all over the world to experience horse racing on two historic race tracks, Keeneland and The Red Mile. In order to preserve the historic and scenic horse farms that are located throughout the city, Lexington is strictly zoned. Lexington is also known for its economic diversity, as well, and because of this, Lexington and the surrounding areas have fared better during the recent economic downturn. The city and county governments in Lexington and Fayette County became Kentucky’s first merged government in 1972 and the government is now known as the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government.
Forbes has named Lexington a top community for retirement, as well as a top community for finding a job. Lexington, also known as the “Big Blue Nation” is also the home of the University of Kentucky Wildcats. Currently, the Wildcats have won 8 NCAA Championships and the University of Kentucky is the most decorated program in the history of college basketball.
The University of Kentucky and Transylvania University, as well as six other colleges call Lexington home. That means that there are 301,569 people residing in Fayette County, plus everyone that commutes to school and/or work on a daily basis. In 2013, there were 123,258 car accidents, truck wrecks, motorcycle accidents and other motor vehicle accidents in Kentucky with 12,228 of those being in Fayette County.
Our Lexington, Fayette County, attorneys practice a variety of accident and personal injury cases, including car wrecks, airplane accidents, automobile crashes, truck accidents, motorcycle wrecks, boating accidents, dog bites, animal attacks, workers’ compensation, disability (including social security and long-term disability), nursing home abuse, nursing home neglect, fatal accidents, and wrongful death. For guidance on actions you need to take before and after a motor vehicle accident, read our Accident Survival Guide or, to receive a copy of the accident guide, call our office and we will be happy to mail copies for you to keep in your vehicles so you will know what to do if you or a loved one is involved in a car wreck or other type of vehicle accident.
If you or a family member or loved one has been injured in an accident, the lawyers at Varellas & Varellas can take quick action to investigate and preserve evidence that will be important to your case. Our attorneys can help you maximize your recovery and prevent mistakes that can hurt your claim. For injured clients who were not at fault, we generally seek to recover money to compensate our clients for damages they have suffered, such as lost wages, past medical expenses, future medical expenses, past and future pain and suffering, punitive damages, impairment of earning ability and loss of companionship.
You need Kentucky lawyers to represent you in your claim for injuries after an accident that causes you to suffer injuries. Firms from outside Kentucky may advertise that they can represent you in a Kentucky case, but the laws and court rules in Kentucky are different from those in other states, and firms in other states may lack experience with the local judges and juries and with the local courts. Lawyers from firms outside Kentucky may not be familiar with Kentucky rules and laws that will be important in your case. The lawyers at Varellas & Varellas have spent their entire careers practicing law in federal and state courts in Kentucky, and our attorneys have the knowledge and skill to help you maximize your recovery and protect your important rights.
Our lawyers are experienced in handling unpaid wage claims, and can help you in pursuing your claim for workers’ compensation, social security disability and long-term disability benefits. Contact our criminal defense attorneys if you are facing misdemeanor or felony criminal charges or if you are seeking expungement of a criminal charge or conviction.
Call or e-mail our attorneys for a free initial consultation for your injury case or send us an email inquiry. If travel to our office is difficult because of your injuries, our lawyers are willing to meet you at a location that will be convenient to you. We have collected millions of dollars for our injury clients, and we will aggressively pursue your claims on your behalf.