Madison County & Richmond & Berea, Kentucky
Madison County, Kentucky was established when the Transylvania Company procured 20,000 acres of land west of the Appalachian Mountains from the Cherokee Tribe in 1774. Madison County was named after James Madison, who went on to be the fourth president of the United States of America. Twenty four years later, in 1798, Richmond, Kentucky was founded by John Miller, a soldier who fought in the Revolutionary War. Berea was established in 1850, but was initially known as the Glade. The area had two churches, a tiny village and Berea College. Berea College was the only college that was integrated and coeducational in the South for about 40 years. Berea is now recognized as the Folk Arts and Crafts Capital of Kentucky.
As of 2010, Madison County had a population of over 82,000, Richmond’s population was over 31,000, and Berea has a growing population of over 13,000. Madison County, Berea, and Richmond are steadily growing as of today. Berea is the fastest growing city in Kentucky at a rate of 27.4% since 2000. The main campus of Eastern Kentucky University is in Richmond. It is well known for its superior education program and police academy. Eastern Kentucky University now has the EKU Center for the Arts and it has recently brought in nationally acclaimed shows such as The Lion King, Jerry Seinfeld, The Nutcracker, River Dance and The Temptations. Since Richmond has developed the Richmond Center, more shopping and entertainment is available. JC Penney’s, a brand new Cinemark, Belk, Meijer, Hastings and several restaurants have been built in the past 5 years which has helped Madison County become one of the fastest growing counties in Kentucky.
In 2013, there were 2,440 traffic accidents including truck wrecks, automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents and other motor vehicle accidents that occurred in Madison County, Kentucky.
It is important to call a Kentucky attorney to handle your claim for injuries suffered as a result of an accident. Although many firms from outside Kentucky advertise that they can represent you in your case in Kentucky, firms in other states may not have experience in local courts with local judges and juries. Also, since each state has its own specific laws and court rules which are different from those in other states, lawyers from firms outside Kentucky may not be familiar with Kentucky laws and rules that apply to your case. All of the lawyers at Varellas & Varellas have practiced law in Kentucky in state and federal courts during their entire careers and have the skills and experience to protect your rights and maximize your recovery.
The accident and injury attorneys at Varellas & Varellas have represented clients in Richmond and Madison County, Kentucky and surrounding counties for over 75 years. Our lawyers have represented thousands of clients in injury cases and have collected millions of dollars for our clients. We offer free consultation for all injury cases and, if your injuries prevent you from visiting our office, we can make arrangements to meet you at a convenient location. Call or e-mail our attorneys today.