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How Do I Know I Have the Best Car Accident Lawyer in Bowling Green?

December 16, 2020

floraNo matter how safely you drive, an accident could occur at any time. According to data from the Kentucky State Police, there were 4,732 collisions in 2019 within Warren County, Kentucky.

The aftermath of an accident is a difficult time, and dealing with insurance and medical care can be overwhelming.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you can make sure you receive proper compensation by hiring an attorney. But not all attorneys are equal, and you shouldn’t settle for anything less than the best.

At Flora Templeton Stuart Injury Accident Lawyers, we provide unparalleled client-focused legal representation to every one of our clients. In our 44 years of experience, we’ve recovered tens of millions of dollars for thousands of clients. You will know you have the best car accident lawyer in Bowling Green when you see our results.

We Have Extensive Experience Representing Clients Injured in Bowling Green Car Accidents

Because car accidents take many different forms, attorneys must be able to handle the unique challenges present in a case. For example, due to the large size of commercial vehicles, even low speed accidents involving semi-trucks are often much more severe than accidents involving sedans or SUVs. Additionally, the company for whom the driver works, rather than the driver, usually owns the trucks.

Even if you cannot recover damages from the driver, you may be able to hold the company vicariously liable for your injuries. We know how to deal with these companies who will do their best to pay you as little as possible. We’ve helped thousands of clients injured in many types of vehicle accidents, including

  • Bus accidents;
  • Car and motorcycle accidents;
  • Truck accidents;
  • Pedestrian and cyclist accidents;
  • Accidents involving commercial vehicles; and
  • Accidents involving taxicabs or rideshare services including Uber and Lyft.

No matter what kind of accident caused your injury, we will approach your situation with care and compassion. We give personalized attention to every one of our clients, and we will fight to ensure your medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages are taken care of.

We’ve Obtained Tens of Millions of Dollars in Settlements

Our clients often ask us how much their case is worth. The truth is that the value of any individual case depends on many different factors. In general, however, we can estimate the value of your case by looking at:

  • Liability (you are not at fault);
  • Medical treatment and documentation;
  • Treatment immediate after accident;
  • Any pre-existing issues;
  • Amount of insurance to collect;
  • How serious your injuries are and the medical expenses you’ve incurred;
  • If your injuries prevent you from working, how long you will be out of work;
  • Your earning capacity before and after the accident;
  • The damage to your vehicle caused by the accident and the cost of repairs or replacement; and
  • Non-economic damages for pain and suffering or lost companionship.

Each case is different, and the specific damages available to you will depend on the circumstances surrounding your accident. We conduct thorough investigations for our clients, allowing us to build strong cases and obtain appropriate settlements. We’ve helped thousands of clients recover a total of tens of millions of dollars. Some of the settlements we’ve obtained include $2.825 million for a client permanently injured in an accident and $2 million for a family who was run off the road by a semi-truck.

At Flora Templeton Accident Injury Lawyers we often refer clients to reputable physicians and providers to make sure they get good documentation and medical treatment for their injuries which is crucial in valuation of claims.  We send out investigators to establish liability and we explore all insurance policies to collect the most we can for our clients.

Many Insurance Companies and Adjusters Know Our Firm

flora with clientsThey know we will fight for our clients. We have a good reputation.

Because our firm is nationally recognized for our work representing injured clients, having us in your corner tells the insurance companies that you are serious and won’t back down.

We make an effort to settle as many cases as possible out of court. However, we are not afraid to take your case to trial when necessary. We get paid only if you win your case, so you never need to worry about the cost of your trial.

We are only here to represent you in your accident claim. Through our personal and compassionate service, we make sure that you feel safe and confident with how we handle your case. After an accident, the last thing you want is to deal with an attorney who adds more stress to your situation. While the vast majority of cases settle out of court, those that do go to trial may last for months or years. You need an attorney you can trust and feel comfortable with throughout the entire process.

We Go Above and Beyond to Investigate Your Case

Building a strong case is crucial to a fair settlement. Once we begin representing you, our firm will hire investigators to revisit the scene of your accident and collect evidence. Our investigators will take photographs and inspect the vehicles for evidence to determine who was at fault and get witness statements. We work quickly to collect the evidence we need to build a strong case and we preserve evidence.

We will also work to preserve evidence beyond the immediate accident scene. Trucking companies, for example, equip their trucks with a “black box” similar to the type found in commercial airliners. These boxes record driving data used to determine the speed of the truck, brake usage, and other information important in the aftermath of an accident. In some cases, we will obtain cell phone records to help build your case.

Once we have all relevant evidence, our firm will review it and any insurance information. This allows us to gauge the scope of your damages and formulate the best plan moving forward. No matter what kind of accident you’re in, we will thoroughly investigate it to determine what happened and how to make it right.

Proving Fault in a Bowling Green Car Accident

Proving fault is one of the most important parts of any car accident case. Under the law, your damages in a car accident are directly related to your level of responsibility for the accident. Kentucky is a “pure comparative fault” state as defined in KRS 411.182. This means that the amount of damages you can recover in a Bowling Green car accident is reduced by the same percentage as your level of fault in causing the crash.

For example, if you are determined to be 50% at fault, your damages will be reduced by 50%. In contrast, some states follow a “modified comparative negligence” rule which means you may be unable to collect damages at all if you are determined to be 50% or more at fault.

This is why thoroughly collecting evidence is so important to your claim. A strong evidentiary basis can establish that you were not at fault and refute claims by an insurance company or other party that you were.

Evidence at a car accident scene is easily lost or destroyed when the scene is cleaned up, so it’s important to contact our law firm immediately after you’ve been in an accident. We will hire investigators to examine the scene as soon as possible and use the evidence they collect to work out what happened and who was at fault.

We Provide Personalized Attention to Every Case

At Flora Templeton Stuart Injury Accident Lawyers , we understand that no two clients are alike. We want to make sure you feel comfortable and understood throughout the claims process. Do you want to settle the case as quickly as possible, even if it means a lower damages award? Or do you want as large a settlement as possible, even if the case lasts for months or years? We work with you to understand exactly what a “win” for you looks like. And because we work on a contingency basis, we won’t get paid unless you win.

What really sets us apart from other law firms is our commitment to your recovery after an accident. Immediately after you’ve been injured, your primary focus should be recovering. Our law firm will provide you with a referral to a reputable physician who will assess and treat your injuries. And if you’re unable to travel to our office, we won’t settle for just a phone call; we will travel to visit you at your home, the hospital, or another location that’s more convenient for you.

We Give Back to Our Community in Bowling Green, KY.

Our philosophy is that being a lawyer requires more than just meeting with clients and filing lawsuits. It also means that we exhibit the same care and compassion we have for our clients toward our community.

We believe that the best lawyers actively engage in their communities, whether through local bar associations, charity events, or volunteer work. Flora Templeton Stuart Injury Accident Lawyers takes an active role in our community. We’ve participated and organized over 45 charity and community events. Flora serves as the president of the Bowling Green Noons Lion Club in Kentucky and is the founder of several outreach and educational organizations, including BG OnStage and Band Together BG.

We are committed to engaging with the Bowling Green community we serve along with advocating for victims injured in car accidents.

Contact Flora Templeton Stuart Injury Accident Lawyers Today

flora and clientWe have 44 years of experience representing clients in car and truck accident cases. In court and out, it is our mission to make a positive difference in the lives of our clients.

Our compassionate approach to representing you will give you confidence that you’ve hired the best car accident attorneys in Nashville. Contact us today or give us a call at 270-782-9090 for a free case review.  We travel to our injured clients who cannot come to us.

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Flora Templeton Stuart

Flora Templeton Stuart is the lead attorney and founder of the law firm Flora Templeton Stuart For the Injured, established in 1976. She is a nationally recognized personal injury lawyer with over 40 years of experience. Her story has been featured on Fox, The New York Times, ABC, Time, and NBC.