If you have been involved in an auto accident or sustained a personal injury in Albany, Kentucky, contact us for a free and confidential consultation. You will be connected directly to one of our experienced attorneys immediately.
We have a long history of obtaining verdicts and settlements for our clients all over the entire state of Kentucky and southern Indiana as well. We handle all types of personal injuries including auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, premises liability, farming accidents, medical malpractice, worksite injuries and wrongful death claims.
Driving In Albany, Kentucky
Located in the south-central part of the state, Albany Kentucky is the county seat of Clinton County. Incorporated in January 1838, the city of Albany covers approximately 2.25 square miles and has a population of about 2,200 people. Located on US127, this rural town is about six miles north of the Kentucky-Tennessee border. Drivers headed to Albany will notice acres of rolling pasture on both sides of the bypass, cattle and horses are abundant as are more exotic livestock that can occasionally be seen.
The Bluegrass Stockyards are located on KY90 about a mile past the three-way stoplight for the US127 turnoff. Cattle sales are held each Wednesday morning and special sales are posted on their website. It’s important to note that the county line between Wayne County and Clinton County marks the entry to a different time zone. Clinton County is on central time and Wayne County observes eastern time.
Semi trucks are infrequently seen because the roads are too narrow. However, Albany is a farming and ranching community so you’ll find stock trailers of all sizes traversing the bypass. There’s also the occasional John Deere tractor or other large farm vehicle on the bypass and the outlying side streets, but their drivers are usually considerate and try not to impede your forward progress.
Winters in this town are mild but summers are usually hot and humid. Although not a go-to destination for tourists, Albany receives tourists who are en route to Tennessee from Somerset and other northern Kentucky cities. Traffic is generally light except during August. The 127 Yard Sale is billed as the world’s longest yard sale, extending 690 miles from Addison, Michigan to Gadsden, Alabama and is usually held during the first weekend of August. Vendors line both sides of the street and cars are parked along both sides. Traffic is usually slow and congested. Pedestrians as well as bargains are plentiful so drivers should exercise caution.
From early spring to early fall, weekend flea markets and yard sales can yield one-of-a-kind bargains from decades past and some beautiful antique furniture.
Albany hosts the Clinton County Fair in June of each year with food, attractions, rides, and fun for everyone. Events include an ATV rodeo, a lawnmower pull, dirt drag racing, beauty pageants, a horse show, exhibits, and a demo derby. This family friendly fair will take you back in time and is a small town tradition.
October brings the Foothills Festival which offers entertainment for all ages. Food, fireworks, music, games, and handcrafted treasures will delight the senses amid the changing colors of autumn in Kentucky. Most years, Hunter’s Bar-B-Q has a presence at the Foothills Festival. If you’re visiting at other times, be sure to stop in this family owned restaurant that offers massive amounts of spectacular barbecue at very reasonable prices. Have a seat outside in one of their handcrafted chairs or at one of the tables and benches. All of Hunter’s food is made from scratch, you won’t find any pre-packaged, convenience food here.
Hunter’s has scrumptious, homemade desserts but if you want a quick ice cream cone, there’s a Dairy Queen on the south end of town.
Drivers who venture onto the business route of US127 will find tree-lined streets and quaint houses that are interspersed with many small businesses. Pride of ownership is evident in both the businesses and the residences and everyone is friendly. If you need directions or your car breaks down, you’re sure to find a friendly and helpful passerby to assist you.
Streets are usually one or two lanes and many are one way, particularly in the downtown area. There are few hazardous intersections in this small and friendly burg, but as you’re coming into town, there are several businesses on both sides of the street and vehicles tend to have higher speeds. Caution is advised because of vehicles entering and leaving the fast food parking lots and the shopping center parking areas.
The downtown area can be tricky because of the one-way streets; make sure you’re heading in the correct direction. The town isn’t laid out in a strictly east-west north-south pattern so you may find yourself inadvertently exploring the town. If you get lost, ask a local. They’re friendly and will be happy to put you back on the correct road.
Many of the downtown businesses operate in buildings that are quite old, and their architecture alone makes a visit to Albany worthwhile. If you’re looking for a glimpse into small town life and want to experience a small town, laid back vacation, stop into Albany, Kentucky for a visit. You’ll find all the amenities you need and a genuinely nice and caring group of locals.
Damages in a Personal Injury Claim
We work with all types of personal injury cases, not just car accidents. We also work with pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, motorcycle accidents, premises liability, worksite injuries and wrongful death.
After an injury, many insurers try to delay or deny claims and work against you. Our job is to work for you. Compensation for your injury claim are losses known as damages. Damages we may seek could include compensation for:
- Past and any future medical bills
- Past and any future lost earnings
- Permanent disfigurement, if any
- Permanent disability, if any
- Rehab and recovery expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial costs in a wrongful death case
Contact an Albany Personal Injury and Auto Accident Lawyer
The best thing that you can do after being injured in any accident is to contact us by phone or email and arrange for a free consultation and case review with an experienced and effective personal injury attorney from our offices. Contact us today for a free consultation.