“Having spent 38 years as a practicing attorney in Kentucky, I have had the opportunity to see how all of the attorneys at McCoy and Sparks operate behind the scenes. I have never seen anything but maximum effort and dedication from any of them. When my mother and mother in law needed legal work done, this is the firm I sent them to without reservations. I would urge all of my former clients to give McCoy and Sparks a call if they need an attorney.” —McCoy & Sparks Client
Life in Franklin County
Home to Kentucky state capital Frankfort, Franklin County originated in 1795 as the 18th county of Kentucky. Rich with history, Franklin County is named after Founding Father Benjamin Franklin, and the county boasts impressive industry, arts, culture, and education systems. It’s truly a wonderful place to live, raise a family, and retire. Nestled in the north central section of the Commonwealth, Franklin County is home to premiere Kentucky bourbon distilleries, beautiful horse farms, and rolling hills—it is truly the heart of the Bluegrass region.
Franklin County is the proud home of booming economic industries such as Buffalo Trace Distillery and Jim Beam Suntory, manufacturers Montaplast of North America, Topy America, and HTNA, as well as the thriving communities of Bridgeport, Forks of Elkhorn (The Forks), Jett, Switzer, Peaks Mill, and Bald Knob.
In the 2010 census, Franklin County had a population of just over 49,000. The population swells through the week, as thousands of state workers descend on Frankfort. In the last ten years, Frankfort and its surrounding areas has been named one of the top small communities in the United States for business expansion, and the county continues to grow in many ways, with the median household income at a 2% per year growth rate.
Franklin County Roads
Many Franklin County residents commute to work, with the average commute time being 18.7 minutes. While this may not seem like much of a commute, it means Franklin County residents spend approximately 3/4th’s of an hour commuting each day, allowing ample time for accidents on Franklin County roads.
Between 1996 and 2017, 57.4% of all accidents in Franklin County happened during the daylight, with 29.3% happening in the dark with no lighting. Surprisingly, 77.9% of all accidents also occurred in clear weather, with 10.6% happening in the rain.
Automobile accidents can be life-altering and, at their worst, fatal. Because of Frankfort being the state capital and the county’s popular distilleries and idyllic landscape, Franklin County has multiple major roadways, from interstate highways to state roads. In particular, interstate 64 (I-64) or the Purple Heart Trail, connects Frankfort to other major Kentucky cities such as Louisville, Lexington, and Ashland.
In addition to I-64, the following are some of the most major roadways in Franklin County, Kentucky:
- US 127
- US 60
- US 421
- US 460
- KY 676
In 2020, US 460 has seen one fatal accident near Woodlake Rd, and in 2019, I-64 saw two fatal collisions within Franklin County.
Because of its interstates, Franklin County roadways can also be home to construction and work sites. It is especially important to follow posted signage for work zones, be on the lookout for workers, and avoid speeding. Highways under construction can also cause sudden and unexpected slowdowns, which can result in horrific accidents if drivers are not paying attention.
Additionally, Franklin County truck routes mean that a potential life-changing accident with a commercial truck could occur. Because of their large size and weight, trucks and tractor-trailers can cause extensive damage to vehicles and their occupants, and often result in fatalities.
Frankfort and the communities of Franklin County have seen multiple fatal accidents over the years. From 2010-2017, the following Frankfort roads and intersections saw one or more fatal accidents, making them some of the most dangerous in the county, statistically:
- US 60
- US 60 and Country Lane
- US 60 and Lyons Dr
- US 60 and SR 676
- SR 676
- SR 676 and US 127
- US 127
- US 160
- SR 420
- Excel Ct
- Schenkel Ln
- Kings Daughters Dr
It is important to note that because of farms and recreational areas, the possibility of ATV accidents, snowmobiles, and tractor and farming equipment is also something Franklin County residents should be aware of and prepared for. For instance, one of the 2020 fatalities involved a utility vehicle as opposed to a car.
Franklin County Medical Care
Franklin County is home to the Frankfort Regional Medical Center which provides locals and visitors alike excellent care. Patients of this medical facility include victims of car and truck accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, and other personal injuries such as slip and fall accidents, dog bites, and premises and product liability cases due to its emergency room and trauma center.
Unfortunately, sometimes even trusted healthcare providers can make mistakes or act in error. In these cases of medical malpractice, it is important to have an attorney in Franklin County to help you fight for compensation.
Medical malpractice can take many forms, including but not limited to:
- Failing to provide accurate diagnosis
- Performing a medically unnecessary surgical procedure
- Performing incorrect surgical procedure
- Making surgical errors
- Prescribing or administering incorrect medicines or dosages
- Failing to take proper patient history
- Failing to maintain, clean, and inspect tools and equipment
- Failing to give patient the opportunity for informed consent
- Improperly discharging
- Failing to follow-up
If you or a loved one has experienced medical malpractice that resulted in injury or death, call McCoy & Sparks Law Office at (844) 4KY-WINS today because time is of the essence.
Franklin County Resources
In the event of an emergency, call 911.
Frankfort Regional Medical Center — (502) 875-5240
Franklin County Health Department — (502) 564-7382
Franklin County Sheriff — (502) 875-8740
Frankfort Police Department — (502) 875-8523
Frankfort Animal Control — (502) 875-8582
Franklin County Fire Department — (502) 695-1617
Frankfort Fire & EMS — (502) 875-8511
Your Personal Injury Attorneys
Though our office location is based in Nelson County, McCoy & Sparks are top-rated personal injury lawyers serving all of Central Kentucky. Developing a strategy to win your case and get you the best result, we offer a risk-free consultation for your Kentucky personal injury, including:
- Auto Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Wrongful Death
- Medical Malpractice
- Insurance Bad Faith
- Dog Bites
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Premises Liability
- Product Liability
After an accident and injury, it can be hard to get back on your feet. Allow us to help you regain control of your life, provide you the best options for your situation, and recover compensation for what you and your loved ones have lost financially, physically, and emotionally.
Trust McCoy & Sparks—Premier Personal Injury Attorneys in Nelson County
Recognized as Nelson County’s best law firm for over a decade and counting, McCoy & Sparks works to help people in trouble, representing thousands of clients in Central Kentucky with a focus on providing premium service and delivering superior results. Our legal services also cover additional practice areas. If you need legal assistance with one of the following areas involving family or criminal law, please reach out to our experienced criminal defense attorneys, and family law attorneys to seek the legal advice needed for your case.
Regardless of the type of case, our goal is to develop a strategy that best serves your personal needs, then draws upon our courtroom skills to help you reach the best possible result. We start by getting to know you. Next, we will explain all your options, giving you the pros and cons of each choice so that you will be empowered to make informed decisions.
You owe us nothing unless we recover compensation for you. Make the right call to 844-4KY-WINS for a risk-free consultation with one of our attorneys today.