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Bowling Green Drunk Driver Accident Lawyer

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly 30 people are killed in drunk driving accidents every day in the U.S. In the state of Kentucky alone, alcohol was involved in 5,350 collisions in 2017. If you have been severely injured or lost a loved one due to the drunken negligence of another, speak to our Kentucky drunk driver accident attorneys at the Law Firm of Flora Templeton Stuart. We will give your case the attention it deserves as we fight to recover the full and fair compensation you and your family are justified. Call (888) 782-9090 today for a free consultation or reach out to us online through our contact form.

Why Choose Our Law Firm of Flora Templeton Stuart

Our firm is nationally recognized and our founder, Flora Templeton Stuart, is known as the first woman to try a personal injury case in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Even with these acknowledgments, we strive to support local residents and provide each case with individualized attention and legal strategies. We also: 

  • Will work for you on a contingency fee basis and will not expect any legal fees unless we win.
  • Have more than 42 years of experience defending the rights of drunk driver accident victims.
  • Have successfully secured tens of millions of dollars in settlements, judgments, and verdicts for clients.

Common Injuries from Drunk Driver Accidents

When collisions don’t result in fatalities, drunk driving crash victims often suffer severer injuries than auto accidents involving sober drivers. The injuries commonly include:

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Back or neck injuries (including damage to the spine or herniated discs)
  • Broken collarbones or arms
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Strains and sprains
  • Wrongful death

The number of people injured in alcohol-related accidents in the U.S. is staggering. Eight hundred people a day, or one person every two minutes, are injured as the result of drunk drivers, according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).

Compensation after a Drunk Driver Accident

Following a drunk driver accident, victims have the right to seek the following damages from the at-fault driver:

  • Payment for all current and future injury-related medical bills or expenses, including therapy and rehabilitation costs.
  • Lost income for the period of time the victim is unable to work.
  • Pain and suffering, including emotional distress and a loss of quality of life.
  • Disability.
  • Property damage, such as vehicle repair or replacement, plus any additional property destroyed in the accident.
  • Wrongful death, in which families can recover funeral expenses and loss of consortium (companionship).
  • Punitive damages, which are meant to punish the defendant for a particularly egregious act. Though these damages are not normally requested in every case, judges or juries are often compelled to grant them in drunk driver accident cases.

In addition to the at-fault driver, some situations may allow for a lawsuit to be filed against the bar or alcohol vendor which served the intoxicated driver. An accident attorney experienced in drunk driving cases will have the ability to evaluate your case and determine all liable parties.

Why You Need a Kentucky Drunk Driver Accident Attorney

Choosing to work with a drunk driver accident lawyer in Kentucky will maximize the amount of compensation you receive. Insurance companies will often try to settle claims outside of court when their policyholder involved was driving drunk. It is typically within their best interests to do so, as drunk driver claims that do end up in court regularly conclude with insurers paying out very large judgments or verdicts. Due to these factors, having an experienced accident attorney evaluate your claim and determine its worth will be critical in avoiding a settlement offer that is too low for the level of injuries you have suffered. Skilled drunk driver auto accident lawyers can also offer a unique insight on how insurance companies work, ensuring that you are treated fairly, compensated fully, and if needed, advocated for in court.

The Law Firm of Flora Templeton Stuart Cares About You

We understand the devastation that can emanate from a drunk driver accident. When our Bowling Green drunk driver accident attorneys take on your case, it is our goal to protect the wellbeing of you and your family with the use of our skills and decades of experience. While you focus on recovering, we will put forth all of our efforts towards holding the negligent party accountable. Contact the Law Firm of Flora Templeton Stuart today for a free consultation, call (888) 782-9090 or fill out our online contact form. We proudly serve Bowling Green, Greenville, and Glasgow Kentucky.