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      Hopkinsville Personal Injury Attorneys


      With offices in Hopkinsville at 1002 Virginia St. and nearby in Greenville our team is always close by to assist our injured clients. We represent clients injured in car accidents, semi-truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, DUI accidents, pedestrian accidents, wrongful death, premises liability/slip & fall, and other personal injury cases. If you’ve been injured, you can call us 24/7 at 1-888-611-5406 for a free consult. We travel throughout Christian County and Kentucky to provide caring representation.

      With close to 50 years experience representing the injured, Flora Templeton Stuart Accident Injury Lawyers have collected millions in settlements for our clients. We get results with compassion and you never pay unless we win.

      Call Us 7 Days a week, even on weekends At (888) 782-9090

      Flora meets with her clients to make sure they get the medical treatment they need and the settlement they deserve.
      Personal Injury We travel to our injured clients when they cannot travel to us.
      Our team of investigators will be on the scene immediately for our clients injured in semi-truck accidents.

      What Our Clients Say

      “They always returned my calls; they were very kind and would talk to me when I would get upset.” Sandy Sandy
      “I called on a Saturday and I figured that maybe they’d call on Monday. She has returned my call within 15 minutes.” Michelle Michelle
      “It’s not like going and talking to a stranger, it’s like talking to someone you’ve known forever.” Ellis Ellis
      "It was such a big case after I got with them, it was just like talking to your family." Bruce Bruce
      "She's helped me a great deal. She's determined and that's what it takes. Daniella Daniella
      "We were set up into just as good if not better shape after the accident as we was before" Jolin Jolin


      Hopkinsville KY Personal Injury Practice Areas

      Flora Templeton Stuart is a Hopkinsville KY personal injury lawyer who has represented the injured in Christian County for over 45 years. Our firm represent those who have sustained serious injuries or lost loved ones due to the negligence, carelessness, or recklessness of others. We are here to protect the rights of victims who have been injured in car accidents, semi-truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, DUI accidents, pedestrian accidents, wrongful death, premises liability/slip & fall, dog bites, nursing home abuse, and work injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured, contact us today for a free case evaluation. We have recovered millions for our injured clients and are successful in over 90% of our cases. 

      How Much Compensation Can I Recover?

      While this is the most common question that our clients have, the answer is more difficult than it may seem. There are a variety of factors that will impact the amount of compensation that you can recover in a personal injury claim. This includes the nature of your injuries, the type of medical treatment you receive, recovery time, and the long-term effects of the personal injury.

      Our Hopkinsville personal injury lawyers can examine all of the elements in your case to determine which damages to pursue against the at-fault party. Some of the damages that can be collected in a personal injury claim include:

      • Medical Bills
      • Lost Income
      • Property Damage
      • Pain & Suffering
      • Emotional Distress
      • Loss of Enjoyment of Life

      Another factor that can drastically impact the value of your case is the attorney that you choose for representation. Many law firms are in the volume business. They focus more on the number of cases they take on rather than pursuing the best possible outcome for their clients.

      At Flora Templeton Stuart Accident Injury Lawyers, we believe in putting our clients first and will fight for maximum compensation.

      Car Accidents

      Serious injuries and fatalities from car accidents occur on Kentucky roads every day. The majority of these accidents were caused by distracted driving, drunk driving, and other negligible actions by the at-fault party.

      Not only do car accidents cause physical damage, but they can also create a financial and emotional burden that you cannot prepare for. Our job is to take care of your case so you can focus on taking care of yourself. We are highly skilled Hopkinsville car accident lawyers who have decades of experience helping accident victims and their families in Christian County.

      We believe that those injured due to no fault of their own deserve to be made whole again after an accident. Our firm will fight for maximum recovery and never collect a fee unless we win your case.

      Types of Car Accident Cases We Handle

      Distracted Driving Accidents: Any activity that takes the drivers attention away from the road is considered distracted driving. Not only is distracted driving the leading cause of car crashes, but the problem continues to worsen due to the increased usage of mobile devices and other distractors. Other examples of distracted driving include eating, applying makeup, or reaching into the backseat or floorboards.

      DUI Accidents: Driving under the influence has become a serious problem in Christian County and across the country. In 2018, 96 accidents were caused by impaired drivers in Christian County alone. If and when these accidents occur, they can have serious consequences for everyone involved.

      Head-On Collisions: When two cars that are moving in opposite directions collide, the results can be catastrophic. Common causes of head-on collisions include driving while fatigued, driving under the influence, poor weather conditions, passing/overtaking, or driving while distracted.

      Rear-End Collisions: Rear-end collisions are the most common type of car accident in the United States. Not only are rear-end accidents dangerous, but they can be extremely difficult to avoid even for defensive drivers.

      Hit-and-Run Accident: There are a number of reasons why drivers flee after an accident including driving without insurance or engaging in illegal behavior. If you were involved in a hit-and-run, document as much information as possible and speak with potential witnesses. If the at-fault driver is found, you may be able to pursue both criminal and civil charges.

      Fatal Car Accidents: Fatalities on our roadways occur every day. If you have lost a loved one due to another driver’s negligence, contact our Hopkinsville car accident attorneys to discuss your options.

      In addition to the accidents above, we also handle sideswipe collisions, multiple vehicle collisions, highway accidents, DUI crashes, rollover crashes, and reckless driving. 

      Jason’s Story: From Devastating Hopkinsville Accident to a New Beginning

      DUI Case Hopkinsville
      Flora Templeton Stuart personally met with Jason, a car accident victim hit by a drunk driver, when our team traveled to Jennie Stuart Hospital where he was receiving medical treatment. Jason had sustained a massive tear to his rotator cuff when the drunk driver crashed into several vehicles waiting at a stoplight on the opposite side of the road. These injuries not only required surgery, but extensive physical therapy to repair the damage to his arm. During this period, Jason was unable to return to work as a technician and was forced to go over seven months without any income. As a result, Jason was on the verge of losing his home and everything that he worked so hard for his entire life.

      Due to the extent of Jason’s damages, our team spent countless hours building a case and preparing for trial. A few weeks before trial and after extensive litigation by our attorneys, we were able to settle the case at mediation. The settlement could not restore Jason to his former self but was able to compensate him for his injuries caused by the gross negligence of an intoxicated driver. We made sure that all medical bills were paid on behalf of our client.

      Semi-Truck Accidents

      When an accident involving an 18-wheeler occurs, the results can be catastrophic. Commercial vehicles can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, or about twenty times heavier than the average car. Although the commercial trucking industry is heavily regulated to encourage safer driving, the smallest slip-up on behalf of truck drivers can have life-changing consequences for other drivers and passengers on the road.

      If you’ve been involved in an accident with a semi-truck or a big rig in Christian County, you need to speak with an experienced Hopkinsville truck accident attorney as soon as you can. 

      Common Causes of Semi-Truck Accidents

      According to the FMCSA, over 87% of accidents involving semi-trucks were caused by driver error. Although truck drivers are required to undergo extensive training, long hours and strict deadlines create the opportunity for potentially fatal mistakes. Below are the four primary causes of accidents due to driver error:

      Non-Performance: This refers to those who are unable to safely perform their duties as a driver due to a physical impairment. Drowsiness, fatigue, and poor driver health are examples of non-performance errors.

      Recognition: This category refers to drivers who are unable to identify changes in road conditions or recognize potential hazards and obstacles. Driver inattention and distracted driving are the most common recognition errors.

      Decision: When a driver’s decisions endanger others on the road, it is considered decision error. This includes tailgating, speeding, or misjudging speed and it is the most common driver error involving semi-truck accidents.

      Performance: Inexperienced or poorly trained drivers may overcompensate or panic leading to a collision. Performance errors are the result of poor execution and may include overcorrecting, freezing, or improper directional control.

      Regardless of the cause of the accident, it is important to seek legal advice from our experienced Hopkinsville semi-truck accident lawyers. Because we offer a free case evaluation to our clients, there is never any risk in calling to discuss your case.

      Attorney Flora Templeton Stuart will personally review the details of your case and provide guidance on how to proceed. Call us today to see why we have been trusted by Christian County clients for over 44 years.

      Motorcycle Accidents

      According to the KTC, there were over 130 accident involving motorcycles in Christian County between 2012-2016. These accidents often result in severe—and sometimes fatal—injuries to riders and passengers.

      Riders are aware of these risks and do what they can to protect themselves on the roads. Sadly, motorcycle operators can only do so much to ensure their own safety, especially when negligent drivers fail to do their part.

      With over 45 years of experience, our Hopkinsville motorcycle accident lawyers understand these dangers better than anyone. We have successfully represented hundreds of motorcycle accident victims and their families in their time of need. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.

      Motorcycle Accident Statute of Limitations

      After an accident occurs, victims only have a certain amount of time to file a personal injury claim. By failing to submit a claim within this timeframe, motorcycle accident victims may forfeit their right to recover damages from the wreck.

      In Kentucky, those who have been injured in a motorcycle crash have only two years from the date of injury or date of last no-fault payment to file a claim.

      While this may seem like a long time, it is important to get started on a claim as quickly as possible. Building a strong case and investigating the accident takes time, especially when the accident involves serious injury or death. Successfully establishing liability may require an examination of the vehicles for possible defects, performing accident reconstructions, or analyzing medical records.

      By speaking to our Hopkinsville KY personal injury lawyers soon after an accident, we are able to take every step necessary to maximize your recovery. 

      Premises Liability: Do I Have A Case?

      There are certain conditions that must be met to have a valid premises liability case. By proving negligence on behalf of the property owner under the following conditions, you may be entitled to receive compensation:

      Duty of Care: The first step when examining a premises liability claim is to prove that the property owner owed the victim a legal duty. This is typically the duty of care, which requires the individual, business, or other entity to maintain a safe premise and avoid causing you harm. This only applies to invited guests, as property owners have a minimal duty of care for trespassers.

      Breach: The next element that must be proven in a premises liability case is a breach in the duty of care. A breach can include acting in a certain manner or failing to act, resulting in an injury. A store owner who fails to put out a ‘wet floor’ sign after mopping has breached their duty of care.

      Causation: Establishing a direct link between your injury and the property owner’s breach is critical in a premises liability case. Causation can be extremely difficult to prove and will require a thorough investigation to determine which factors contributed to your injuries.

      Damages: Finally, there must be verifiable damages resulting from the negligence of the at-fault party. By gathering evidence and detailing the financial losses, our Hopkinsville personal injury lawyers are able to account for all economic and non-economic losses contributing the final value of your claim.

      Proving negligence in a premises liability case is difficult and requires a comprehensive understanding of applicable laws and procedures. If you are still unsure whether or not you have a case, our firm offers a free case evaluation and attorney Flora Stuart will review your case personally. Call us today for risk-free legal advice.

      Talk to a Hopkinsville KY Personal Injury Lawyer Today

      If you or a loved one has been injured, don’t wait. Contact an experienced accident lawyer immediately. When we receive a call from a client who has been injured, we go to work immediately to protect their rights to full and fair compensation. Our law firm goes the extra mile, using our 45-plus years of experience to right the wrongs and make our clients whole again.

      If you’ve been injured, contact us now. You can call our Hopkinsville KY personal injury lawyers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 888-782-9090. We travel to our injured clients and provide personal representation. Flora Templeton Stuart is a local attorney practicing law in your community.