Our Firm

Navigating the complex system of courts and insurance claims is a daunting task for anyone. People who have suffered from personal injuries are particularly vulnerable, and need skilled and experienced representation. In a 1999 study, the Insurance Research Council found that, on average, injured people who use a lawyer receive three and a half times more money than those who do not.

Based in Louisville Kentucky, the highly experienced legal team at Meinhart, Smith & Manning helps people who have suffered from a wide variety of personal injuries – including those caused by negligence, malpractice, and auto accidents – get the compensation they deserve.

Convenient and affordable, there is no cost for your initial consultation. If we take your case, there are no fees unless we settle your claim or win your case in court. For clients who are unable to travel to our offices, we can arrange to come to you. We offer services to clients in every county within the state of Kentucky.

Chris MeinhartPatricia A. SmithEthan T. Manning

As the 1999 study showed, it is virtually impossible to receive the maximum value of your personal injury claim without an attorney. Although some people try to handle their own cases and negotiate settlements on their own, insurance company representatives are extremely skilled at negotiating minimal payment benefits. Typically, when an insurance company provides a payment to an individual without legal representation, it is a fraction of its value when a skilled attorney is involved.

We have experience handling a wide variety of personal injury claims. Some of the types of accidents and injuries we encounter include:

Meinhart, Smith & Manning will work hard to collect all the money you deserve for losses and injuries sustained in an accident.


You may be entitled to financial compensation not only for your physical loss, but also for the mental stress endured as a result of the incident and other damages, which may include but are not limited to:

  • All property damage, including repair to your vehicle or equipment
  • Use of a rental car
  • Time spent traveling to the doctor, clinic or therapist
  • Recovery for lost wages
  • Transportation costs for visits to the doctor or clinic
  • All medical bills
  • Any physical or mental disabilities
  • Scars
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering from trauma, intrusion, inconvenience and anguish of the accident
  • Loss of future ability to earn an income and future cost of care
  • Consortium claim (loss of the benefits of a family relationship) by spouse or children
  • Financial compensation as a result of a permanent injury
  • Punitive damages against the wrongdoer in gross negligence cases

*Each case is different and the collection of damages is based on many factors, such as insurance coverage, the extent of your injury and the unique facts of your case.

What Our Clients Are Saying About Us:

Average Rating / 2 Total Testimonials

5.0 Out of 5 Stars

Meinhart Smith & Manning, PLLC

5.0 out of 5 stars

Chris Meinhart has been my “go to” attorney for several years now, and has been invaluable on a number of different levels. He is able to navigate the system of courts, other attorneys, judges etc to the benefit of his clients in a expeditious and ethical way, always having his client’s best interest in mind. When I need a legal opinion, Chris is always my first call.

– April 25, 2016

5.0 out of 5 stars

Chris and his associates came to our house during a family low time and crisis. He gave our spirits a lift, not with promises, but with his high level of confidence. While working together w/Chris, I felt he put the well being of our son (his client) first. He provided my wife and I with details of a legal case, issues and facts while explaining both good and bad outcomes. I never felt at any time that discussing money was his first priority, rather, the business at hand was essentially first. Chris and staff were curtious, put us at ease and the took the time (a lot of it out of the office) for us. Predictions about case outcome were spot on, mainly because he had prepared us and himself beyond my expectations. He is knowledgeable in court and seems to know everyone in the courthouse. Chris probably earned my respect as an attorney and a person more than anyone I have met in the last 15 years. I still carry his card, not because I think I will need it but because I remember the positive, expert and caring individual he is. I would recommend Chris Meinhart to any of my family and friends and told them to drop their attorneys to meet with Chris.

– April 25, 2016

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