Lexington Personal Injury Attorneys
Injured in Lexington? Here’s What We Can Do for You
Lexington, by its own admission, is organized like a wagon wheel – with “spokes” running from the city center out into horse country. The main urban road circling Lexington to its south, Man o’ War Boulevard, is named after one of the greatest Thoroughbred racehorses in history!
If you’ve been hurt in an accident, you probably don’t care about that. You care about feeling better and getting those bills paid as quickly as possible. We’re here to help. The Lexington-area law firm of Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC, knows the claims process inside and out. Call (859) 388-9393 and we can get you started today.
What Types of Accidents Can Lead to Legal Claims?
Usually, an accident can lead to a claim for damages.
Here are some common causes of personal injury claims:
- Bus accidents
- Car accidents
- Child-involved accidents
- Dog bites
- Motorcycle accidents
- Premises Liability
- Slip and Fall
- Truck accidents
- Worksite accidents
- Wrongful death
Premises liability claims involve injuries that occurred on someone else’s property because of dangerous conditions. Slip-and-falls are a good example.
Product liability deals with injuries caused by dangerous drugs or defective products.
Medical malpractice is a specific type of personal injury involving a doctor or medical provider breaching the “standard of care.” If a baby suffers a preventable birth injury (like cerebral palsy), that would be cause for a medical malpractice case.
Wrongful death is a tragedy that can arise from any of the above situations.
How Are You Most Likely to Get Hurt in Lexington?
Kentucky estimates that it has about one horse for every 12 people…and most of them are born, bought, raced, and retired in Lexington. The horse industry in Lexington does $4 billion annually. Being the Horse Capital of the World comes with certain risks, however.
More tourists are drawn to the area and infrastructure projects clog the city streets. With a growing population, Lexington has been seeing more vehicle collisions – and not just downtown. A recent deadly crash on Paris Pike from Iron Works Pike left one man dead and another injured. A truck hit the two men in their car on the way to work at a horse farm.
More Traffic Accidents, More Injuries
In 2015, traffic accidents accounted for 23,803 non-fatal injuries. And that was just on public roads across Kentucky. 161,393 collisions were reported total; 707 of them fatal. These statistics were generated in Lexington’s own Kentucky Transportation Center, University of Kentucky.
“Accidents” were the fourth most common cause of death in Kentucky in 2014, accounting for 2,622 deaths. According to the Kentucky Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program, 90 of these deaths were work-related…and almost 30% due to motor vehicle collisions. Even when you’re at work, the most danger comes from the road.
Help for People Injured in Lexington
Whether you’re a true-born Kentuckian or a horse fan here to visit Keeneland, when something goes wrong and an injury knocks you out through no fault of your own, you need strong legal guidance.
At Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC, we handle personal injury claims throughout Kentucky and Indiana. In Lexington, one of our clients was a 23-year-old woman whose ankle and foot were damaged because a hotel stairway collapsed under her. It wasn’t her fault – why should she have to pay for her injury treatment? We settled her case for $125,000, covering her medical bills and other expenses.
When you call “the Tiger,” you’ll be speaking to a personal injury attorney. Unlike many TV lawyers, we – Marshall, Cara, Kerstin, Matt, Jimmy and Jacob – are involved in the day-to-day business of our law firm. You can reach us at Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC, at (859) 388-9393 or toll-free (800) 937-8443.