It’s a situation no one wants to find themselves in: the victim of a car accident that occurred because of the careless or reckless conduct of another driver. The statistics, however, don’t lie, and they show that car accidents are unfortunately common. The United States sees about 2.35 million injuries from car accidents every year and over 37,000 fatalities. In addition to the mental and physical toll caused by car accidents, they also present a huge financial burden. In the U.S., road crashes cost over $230 billion per year.
As a victim of a car accident in Glasgow, Kentucky or in the broader Barren County region, you likely feel pain, stress, and confusion about the physical, emotional, and financial impact the accident will have on your life. With an office in Glasgow, Flora Templeton Stuart helps clients in Glasgow and surrounding areas seek compensation for car accident injuries and losses. Contact Flora Templeton Stuart today at (888) 782-9090 or at her website for a free case consultation.
In addition to serving clients with compassion and commitment, Flora Templeton Stuart gets results. Her firm has a long history of helping car accident victims recover compensation for the injuries they suffered because of someone else’s careless, reckless, or intentionally-harmful conduct. A few examples of results we have secured for our clients in motor vehicle accident matters include:
The results above reflect past cases handled by our firm. Although there is no guarantee of a financial recovery in any specific case, Flora Templeton Stuart works tirelessly to bring her expertise and personal attention to every case she handles. Our firm develops a comprehensive case strategy for each individual client and strives to secure the maximum possible compensation for clients’ physical, emotional, and financial injuries.
In Kentucky alone in 2018, there were more than 150,000 vehicle collisions resulting in more than 650 fatalities and nearly 35,000 injuries. Over 1,300 of these collisions occurred in Barren County. By these numbers, 1 in every 128 Kentucky residents was injured in a traffic accident that year.
The most common accidents in Kentucky involve collisions between two vehicles or between a vehicle and a fixed object. However, other types of traffic accidents also take a heavy toll. For instance, the Bluegrass State also witnessed over 1,000 collisions between a vehicle and a pedestrian in 2018, resulting in the death of 79 pedestrians.
The most common contributing factors to car accidents in the Glasgow, KY area are:
In other words, various driver errors cause devastation of traffic accidents in Glasgow and the greater Barren County region.
In order to hold someone accountable for a tragic car accident, a lawyer must first figure out who that “someone” is. Flora Templeton Stuart and her team work with injured clients to identify all individuals and corporate entities who may have legal responsibility for an accident. These may include:
Based on the data for vehicle collisions in Kentucky, it is clear that negligent drivers cause many devastating car accidents. Kentucky law treats a driver as having acted “negligently” whenever the driver failed to exercise a reasonable standard of care behind the wheel, such as when the driver:
These represent just a few examples of “negligent” driving. Any conduct behind the wheel of a motor vehicle that puts others on the road at unreasonable risk for an accident and injury can constitute “negligence.” Speak with our team to learn about whether a negligent driver caused the car accident that injured you or your loved one.
A local government’s negligence can cause a car accident, such as when a municipality fails to design, construct, and maintain safe roads for the public. Pursuing a legal claim for damages against a government entity can get complicated, because governments themselves set the rules for when and how someone can sue them. Anyone injured in a car accident should always seek the services of an experienced Kentucky motor vehicle crash injury attorney who knows the ins-and-outs of pursuing a claim against any legally-liable party, even if that party is government entity.
If a vehicle crashed because it contained a defective part that malfunctioned, the manufacturer of that vehicle or part may have legal liability to an injured accident victim. As lawyers for accident victims, we have seen this happen time-and-again with vehicle components as diverse as brakes, tires, and airbags (among many others).
It takes skill and know-how to analyze and prove that a defective part caused a Glasgow-area car accident. Flora Templeton Stuart has the resources accident victims need to prove those defects and hold manufacturers accountable.
These are just a few of the many, many parties who could face legal liability for causing a Glasgow car crash. Speak with our team to figure out who might have legal liability to you for the injuries and losses you have needlessly suffered because of someone else’s dangerous, reckless conduct.
Car accidents cause a host of devastating injuries that can take a lifelong toll on victims and their families, including:
Many of the injuries resulting from a car accident require extensive medical treatment, including hospital stays and long-term rehabilitation. Some may leave victims with lifelong health challenges, limiting the injured individual’s ability to perform their job or live life as they did before the accident.
Flora Templeton Stuart works with her clients to understand how a car accident has impacted every aspect of their lives, so that they can seek compensation that accounts for the full-measure of “damages” a Glasgow car accident causes. These damages may include compensation for:
You may have heard of “punitive” damages, which seek to punish a defendant in a car accident case. In Kentucky, punitive damages are recoverable when a defendant acted with “oppression, fraud, or malice.” Speak with our experienced car accident team to understand whether your case has the hallmarks of one in which a court might award punitive damages.
Car accident victims often feel overwhelmed and confused about where to turn for help. We invite anyone who has suffered injuries in a Glasgow car crash to call our office. In the meantime, however, car accident victims can also take steps on their own to protect their own health, wellbeing, and legal rights, such as:
The steps above can help you protect your health, wellbeing, and rights. They are, however, general suggestions. To learn about specific steps you should take in your particular case, contact Flora Templeton Stuart and her team as soon as possible. We have decades of experience guiding frightened, overwhelmed car accident victims through the process of putting their lives back together. We understand what you are going through, and we have the resources and know-how to help.
Flora Templeton Stuart and her team work with clients to manage the stressful and complicated process of securing compensation for devastating and life-disrupting injuries after a car accident. We take a client-centered approach to every case, and focus on making sure our clients understand every step we take to help them through a difficult and upsetting time in their lives.
We are committed to making a difference for our community and our clients. If you have sustained injuries in a Glasgow-area car accident, contact us today for a free, confidential, no-obligation case review with one of our caring, compassionate team members.