Franklin County & Frankfort, Kentucky
In 1795 Franklin County was formed from sections of Woodford, Shelby and Mercer Counties and was named after one of the most famous American inventors, Benjamin Franklin. Frankfort serves as the county seat of Franklin County and the state capital of Kentucky. As of 2010, the population of Frankfort was over 25,000. Kentucky State University was founded in Frankfort in 1886 and was originally an institution of higher learning for those of African American decent. To this day, more than half of the students enrolled are African American. The city of Frankfort is believed to have garnered the name from an event that took place sometime in the 1780’s. It is said that one of several British American pioneers, Steven Frank, was making salt at a ford in the Kentucky River when a group of Native Americans attacked and Steven Frank was killed. That area of the Kentucky River became known as “Frank’s Ford” and eventually was shortened to Frankfort. Frankfort is also home to a few major distilleries of the famous Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey, including Buffalo Trace. The Rebecca Ruth Candy Factory was established in 1919 and is still one of Frankfort’s business staples. The New Rating Guide of Life in America’s Small Cities named Frankfort one of the country’s 20 best small cities to live in. Frankfort boasts a low crime rate, is affordable, and convenient as it is close enough to a big city for all the shopping and entertainment needs, but still maintains that small town charm. Site Selection Magazine also named Frankfort as one of the top 75 small towns for corporate expansion.
There were 1,454 motor vehicle accidents in 2013 in Franklin County, Kentucky including semi tractor trailer accidents, motorcycle wrecks, car accidents and fatal accidents.
If you suffer injuries in a car accident or other motor vehicle wreck where someone else was at fault but the person at fault has no insurance or too little insurance, you should call or e-mail the attorneys at Varellas & Varellas to discuss your claim since you may be able to recover for your injuries from the uninsured or underinsured policy for a vehicle owned by you or a family member with whom you reside. It is even sometimes possible to increase the recovery for your injuries by stacking the insurance coverage for 2 or more vehicles.
Lawyers at our firm offer free consultation for all Frankfort and Franklin County, Kentucky injury clients and would like to talk with you about the injuries you suffered in a wreck involving an airplane, motor vehicle, truck, motorcycle or bicycle, injuries from an animal attack or dog bite, or injuries suffered because of medical malpractice or nursing home abuse or neglect.
Our attorneys can also help you with your disability claim, whether social security disability or other type of disability. If you have been injured at work, we will be happy to talk with you about your workers’ compensation claim. Call our attorneys to discuss your rights if you believe you have a fatal accident or wrongful death claim for the death of a loved one.