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Accidents happen every day, and some cause injuries far worse than others. When catastrophic injuries occur, a victim’s life can be unexpectedly changed forever, affecting not only them but their family as well. When an accident caused by someone else’s negligent behavior results in a catastrophic injury, victims may have the right to pursue a financial recovery.

If you are wondering what steps to take after suffering a catastrophic injury, contact Flora Templeton Stuart Accident Injury Lawyers for help. Our Kentucky catastrophic injury lawyers will evaluate your case for free and determine if you are entitled to compensation.

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What our Warren County clients are saying
We were rear ended and had to go to the hospital. They came right to the hospital, made sure I received good medical treatment and I received a nice settlement. Anytime I had a question everyone was able to to help me. I would highly recommend Flora and her staff to anyone in a car wreck. Candyce Zlatovic | Bowling Green
They were very friendly and helpful. Got more than I thought and very fast. While I don't ever want to be in another wreck, I would definitely call Flora if I was. Lakisha Hamilton | Bowling Green
When I was taken to the hospital they were there within 30 minutes of my calling them. They met my expectations far beyond what I ever though they would. They did the job rather well. Steven Thomas | Bowling Green
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When she’s not engaged in her legal practice, Flora is giving back in the Warren County community, helping in the schools, charities, and fundraising events. If you’ve been out and about, you might have seen her law firm’s mascots, Poppy and Pixie, the raccoons. She has donated over $200,000 to charities and fundraisers over the years including: BG OnStage, Kiwanis Club, Stuff the Bus, Lions Club, Toys for Tots for Southern KY, International Center of KY, Band Together BG, Poppy Field Trips, Thunderfest, Holy Spirit Catholic Church, South Central KY Kids on the Block, Operation Stand Down, Buddy Walk, and Save Our Kids Coalition.

Why Choose Our Kentucky Catastrophic Injury Lawyers?

  • We have a record of being successful in 90 percent of our cases.
  • When we cannot reach a settlement with an insurance company, we take cases to trial in order to secure the compensation catastrophically injured clients are owed.
  • Our personal injury attorneys have a 45-year history of obtaining favorable outcomes to cases, totaling more than tens of millions of dollars in results.

Emma’s Story: Case Study in Catastrophic Child Injury

Image of Catastrophic Child InjuryFlora Templeton Stuart Accident Injury Lawyers took the case of a young girl who sustained extensive injuries to her face and body. The child, Emma, was only a few months old at the time of the incident and was living at a rental property she shared with her family. While bathing, the water heater maintained by the property owners malfunctioned causing the scalding water to pour out on Emma. A family member who was supervising Emma was unable to react quickly enough to remove Emma from the tub, causing her to sustain extensive scarring to her face and body.

Read the Full Case Summary Here.

What is a Catastrophic Injury?

Catastrophic injuries produce long-term repercussions and are often permanently disabling physically or psychologically.

Some of the most common categories of catastrophic injuries include:

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)

TBIs can vary in severity. Effects may include severe headaches, issues with memory, cognitive deficits, abnormal speech and language, personality changes, emotional problems, and other lifelong difficulties.

Spinal Cord Injuries

Can include partial or complete paralysis, which has a devastating impact on the life of the injured person. The ability to physically function, work and enjoy life and relationships will all be affected.

Severe Bone Fractures, Crush Injuries, or Amputations

These types of injuries often happen in motor vehicle and workplace accidents. 

Burn Injuries

Thermal, electrical, and chemical burns can all lead to infections, limb loss, and other permanent scarring and disfigurement.

Toxic Chemical Exposure

Exposure to toxic substances can cause hypoxia (lack of oxygen to the brain) or permanent organ damage.

Limb Loss/Amputation

There are a variety of accidents that can lead to the loss of a limb or a required amputation. In addition to physical limitations, the loss of a limb can lead to emotional and psychological challenges for amputees, as well as the people in their lives.


Injuries such as burns or deep lacerations can produce visible and permanent scarring, which can negatively impact an injured person psychologically in addition to physically.

Wrongful death

When negligent actions cause the death of another person.

A catastrophic injury is more than just “severe,” as they often have lifelong effects. When determining the value of a claim, future difficulties must be taken into account.

Accidents Leading to Catastrophic Injuries

There are many different types of accidents that can lead to catastrophic injuries, including the following:

Accidents that are preventable, yet caused by the negligence of another person, give victims the right to take legal action and recover compensation from the responsible party.

Frequently Asked Questions About Catastrophic Injuries

What is a catastrophic injury?

A catastrophic injury is a sudden, life-shattering injury that frequently leads to long-term impairment. These are some of the most tragic cases—affecting not only the victim but his/her family as well. A person who was once able to care for his/her family suddenly can no longer contribute in a meaningful way. Victims of catastrophic injuries must not only contend with the ongoing physical or mental effects of their injuries, but they frequently develop emotional conditions such as depression or anxiety.

What causes catastrophic injuries?

We frequently represent clients who have sustained catastrophic injuries due to the negligence of another through car accidents, semi-truck accidents, motorcycle wrecks, medical negligence, pedestrian accidents, workplace accidents, fire and burn injuries, child injuries, nursing home abuse, or other personal injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury due to the negligence of another, contact our catastrophic injury lawyers for a free case evaluation.

What are some examples of catastrophic injuries?

Any sudden, long-term, life-altering injury could be considered a catastrophic injury. Some common examples include:

  • Paralysis, paraplegia, and quadriplegia
  • Amputation or limb loss
  • Loss of an organ
  • Brain injury
  • Spinal injury
  • Severe burns
  • Multiple severe bone fractures

What are some of the effects of a catastrophic injury?

Victims of catastrophic injuries may require multiple surgeries, special adaptive equipment, extensive therapy or rehabilitation, long-term care, and ongoing medical treatment. They may need emotional support from psychiatrists or they may need help doing everyday tasks that once were easy to accomplish. Every aspect of the victim’s life could be affected by a catastrophic injury.

What compensation is available in a catastrophic injury case?

Compensation for any catastrophic injury case should take into account the immediate needs of the victim and his/her family as well as all future expenses including medical bills, rehabilitation or therapy, adaptive equipment, lost earning capacity, and long-term care if needed. Victims may also be entitled to seek punitive damages, pain and suffering, and other compensation against the at-fault party. In some cases, the victim’s family can seek restitution for loss of consortium (companionship) or a wrongful death claim if the injuries lead to the passing of their loved one. Contact an experienced catastrophic injury attorney today to evaluate your case and help you get all the compensation you are entitled to.

The insurance company has made an offer to me. Should I accept it?

Never accept any payment from the insurance company before consulting with an attorney – especially if you or your loved one has suffered a severe injury. If you accept compensation now, you may be giving up your right to file additional claims in the future. Only an experienced catastrophic injury attorney can help you determine the full value of your case in terms of past, present, and future medical bills, past, and future lost income, and additional losses for you and your family. Call us immediately to investigate your catastrophic injury claim to ensure you get all the compensation you deserve.

How do I pay for an attorney in a catastrophic injury case?

Flora Templeton Stuart Accident Injury Lawyers works on a contingency fee basis. That means we only get paid if you get paid in your catastrophic injury case. Call catastrophic injuries attorney Flora Templeton Stuart at (888) 782-9090 for a free initial consultation twenty-four hours a day/seven days a week.

Contact Our Bowling Green,KY Catastrophic Injury Lawyers Today

Our team of catastrophic injury attorneys at Flora Templeton Stuart Accident Injury Lawyers understand how tough it is to fight for the compensation you deserve when you’re already fighting to recover after a catastrophic injury. Let us advocate for you while you focus on healing. We will not charge any legal fees unless we win, as we will work for you on a contingency fee basis. We proudly serve areas in Bowling Green, Glasgow, and Greenville Kentucky. Call us today at (888) 782-9090 and schedule a free case evaluation.

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“I was hit head on and taken to Ohio County Hospital. I laid in the hospital praying about what should I do… I called her and they came to the hospital the same day… They have been a great help to me and my family getting my bills paid… I am really happy and my deepest thanks to Flora and her staff for a job well done.” – Wilda K.


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