Personal Injury Cases Handled By Flora Templeton Stuart
The experienced legal team at Flora Templeton Stuart Accident Injury Lawyers is qualified to handle all types of personal injury cases. However, we do handle some types of cases more frequently than others. Below are some of the most common practice areas in which we advocate for injured clients:
Kentucky Car Accident Lawyer
According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s most recent data, approximately 160,000 traffic accidents occur on Kentucky’s roads and highways each year. many of these accidents only lead to property damage, and tens of thousands lead to injury and hundreds to death.
Car accidents occur for many reasons, but most are preventable. negligent drivers who don’t follow traffic laws, drive under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and succumb to common driving distractions put others with whom they share the road at risk. Drowsy driving can also cause a driver to nod off or fall asleep at the wheel, potentially leading to a treacherous car accident. Our firm helps car accident injury victims hold negligent drivers accountable and get eh compensation that they deserve.
Kentucky Semi Truck Accident Lawyer
A fully0loaded semi0truck weighs up to 80.,000 pounds, causing massive amounts of property damage and injuries if it collides with another vehicle. More than 10,000 trucks were involved in crashes on Kentucky roads in one recent year, which included about 1,600 crashes resulting in injuries and more than 100 fatal collisions. Almost 40 percent of truck accidents in Kentucky resulted from inattentive driving, and in 30 percent of crashes, drivers didn’t have adequate control of their trucks.
When negligent truck drivers cause accidents, they often walk away while those in the other vehicles suffer life-threatening injuries. The weight of a semi-truck causes a forceful impact, which typically results in far more serious injuries than a collision between two cars. additionally, truck accidents or us accidents are more likely to lead to death than other motor vehicle collisions.
Kentucky Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Several hundred motorcycle collisions occur on Kentucky roads and highways each year. Bikers, especially those who have been riding for a long time, are typically safe riders who know how to drive defensively. Many motorists don’t pay close enough attention to motorcycles on the road, which sometimes leads to serious accidents. Even the safest drivers don’t always check their blind spots and look for motorcycles in their mirrors.
Negligent drivers who get behind the wheel without enough rest or after they have been drinking alcohol put other drivers at risk for dangerous crashes. Bikers aren’t afforded the same protection as those who are riding in cars, so these types of traffic accidents are often treacherous. When another vehicle strikes a motorcycle, bikers are at risk for catastrophic injuries, such as rain injuries and spinal cord injuries.
Bikers in traffic accidents are also at risk for road rash, which can leave permanent scars. Flora Templeton Stuart helps bikers hold careless drivers accountable for causing motorcycle accidents.
Kentucky’s small towns and large cities are full of pedestrians. Some might be taking a leisurely walk or run, and others walking to or from work or school. Pedestrians don’t have protection when inattentive or reckless drivers strike them in a crosswalk or on the side of the road. This leads to severe, sometimes fatal, injuries.
If a pedestrian strikes his or her head on the pavement, a traumatic brain injury can occur, leaving the victim to cope with lifelong difficulties. Pedestrians might also experience multiple fractures, back injuries, spinal cord injuries, and other potentially catastrophic and life-altering injuries.
In severe cases, pedestrians can suffer some of the most costly injuries, easily exceeding any health insurance policy, especially if victims have injuries that require amputation or are confined to a wheelchair. Victims need to consult with a personal injury attorney to seek compensation for damages to ensure that they have the money they need (and will need in the future) for medical expenses.
Premises Liability Accidents
Kentucky property owners have a legal duty to maintain a safe environment for visitors. This means that they must warn visitors of hazards on their properties and fix any known issues to prevent accidents from occurring. Visitors can suffer severe injuries when property owners don’t comply with the law.
Slip and fall accidents are the most common premises liability accidents that lead to injury. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 20 percent of all slip ad fall accidents result in serious injuries, such as broken bones and head traumas. Slip and fall accidents might occur in old and unkept buildings with loose steps and flooring or when a business fails to clean up we or dry spill. Uncleared ice and snow can also lead to serious slip-and-fall accidents.
Other types of premises liability accidents include swimming pool accidents, theme park accidents, horseback riding accidents, and elevator accidents.
Most employees spend a third or more of each day at their jobs, making it highly likely that they will suffer some kind of injury at work during their lives. Many workplace injuries are minor and might only require missing a day or two of work for recovery.
Others who get injured on the job aren’t as fortunate. Severe injuries in the workplace can be monumental life events that devastate victims and their families. Work environments vary greatly, but some examples of scenarios that might cause a workplace injury include exposure to dangerous substances, equipment failure, and falling tools or objects.
Even when employees work in obviously hazardous positions, they are still entitled to workers’ compensation if they’re injured on the job. Workers’ compensation doesn’t cover all lost wages, and injuries can still leave employees with a pile of medical bills. In these cases, a personal injury attorney can help navigate the claims process and possibly seek damages from a third party.
Kentucky Wrongful Death Lawyer
If you lost a loved one as a result of life-threatening injuries from any of the previously listed types of accidents or injuries, Kentucky law generally allows you to seek compensation for damages related to your loss from the at-fault party. A personal representative of the estate of the decedent must bring the suit. Any settlement or court-awarded damages are distributed to eligible surviving family members in accordance with Kentucky law.
If you are an eligible family member, you may receive compensation for unpaid medical expenses and lost wage until the time of death, pain and suffering until the time of death, loss of consortium with a spouse, funeral expenses, and burial or cremation costs. parents who lose a minor child can also receive compensation for their losses.
Each wrongful death case is different, so consult an attorney as soon as possible to determine the right course of action for you and your family.