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Gallatin Personal Injury Lawyers

Gallatin Personal Injury LawyersWhy Hire the Law Firm of Flora Templeton Stuart Gallatin Injury Attorneys?

Accident injury lawyer, Flora Templeton Stuart puts her 45 years of experience to work to represent clients injured in Gallatin, Hendersonville, and Sumner County in car and semi-truck accidents.

As a local attorney with an office at 126 E Main Street in Gallatin, Tennessee, she provides personal representation to obtain maximum recovery for our injured clients in vehicle accidents, wrongful death, slip and fall, dog bites or any injury due to the negligence of another person.

Flora Templeton Stuart Accident Injury Lawyers does not get paid unless we recover for our clients. When you call our injury accident law firm you will get personal representation from a local attorney who cares. With our office in the heart of Gallatin, we are close by to help our clients and travel to our clients when they cannot come to us. Injured? Call us 24/7 so we can help.

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Testimonials
"They have been very helpful. Every time I called they answered my questions, and at one time it felt like we had ESP going! I have been very pleased with how they handled my case." Melinda Wiley | Cottontown
"After being hit by a semi while at a truck stop off the interstate in Franklin, TN, they met me at Greenview hospital. Flora and her staff did a great job on my case, they returned all my calls, and they got me a settlement really quick." Virgil Nuckols | Portland
"Very nice experience with both Flora and her staff. They were extremely speedy in settling my case and everyone was very polite. I would recommend her if you have been in a wreck." Jessica Newhouse | White House
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MAKING A DIFFERENCE

When she’s not engaged in her legal practice, Flora is out in the community, helping in the schools, charities, and fundraising events. Flora and mascot Poppy enjoy being part of the community and met many wonderful people in Gallatin at the Christmas parade. She was recognized as Attorney for Justice by the Tennessee Supreme Court for her pro bono services, as well as the Melvin Jones Fellow Award for her dedicated humanitarian services through Lion’s Club International.

OUR TEAM OF EXPERTS

Our accident injury attorneys have longstanding relationships with investigators, accident reconstructionists and expert witnesses. They obtain statements from the at-fault parties and any witnesses, photograph the scene or vehicles involved. Our expert reconstructionist and engineers can help prove liability against the at-fault party, whether it be a semi-truck, commercial vehicle, motorcycle or passenger car. It is important that you contact our firm right away, so that our team can get started examining evidence before it is lost or destroyed. Evidence is essential to prove your case.

OUR RELATIONSHIPS

Our attorneys have years of experience handling cases, and it is very common for us to encounter the same insurance companies and adjusters on multiple occasions or even a consistent basis. It is a tremendous advantage if your attorney has experience with a particular insurance company or adjuster, so they can better advise you on the actions or offers that the adjuster may make.   They know we will fight for our clients.

OUR EXPERIENCE

Flora Templeton Stuart has four decades of experience, working hard on behalf of her clients; winning jury trials, litigating, negotiating, and settling thousands of cases over the years. Flora Templeton Stuart is licensed in Tennessee and Kentucky and has been recognized by the Tennessee Supreme Court with A Tennessee Pro Bono Award. Flora is a member of numerous national and state trial associations and is a member of The Academy of Truck Accident Attorney Litigation Group. Flora is also recognized as a “Super Lawyer” and honored with awards throughout her career.

Her partner, Accident Injury Attorney Kent R. Brown has over a decade of experience fighting for his clients, both inside the courtroom and out. Kent is a member of the Kentucky Bar and The Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys and has negotiated hundreds of cases with years of trial experience.

Don & Rebecca’s Story: $200,000+ for family involved in 5-car collision

Recent Gallatin Car Accident

Flora Templeton Stuart Accident Injury Lawyers took the case of two people who were involved in a 5-car pile-up in Gallatin, Tennessee.

Our clients, Don and Rebecca, were stopped at a red light when another vehicle rear-ended them at a high rate of speed.

This caused a chain reaction where a total of five vehicles sustained damage with multiple parties requiring medical treatment, including both of our clients.

Our team immediately performed a thorough investigation to determine liability in the accident, which included obtaining witness statements, hiring crash experts and accident reconstructionists, and working with the Gallatin Police Department to corroborate the facts of the collision. After building a case and preparing for litigation in the Sumner County court system, we successfully negotiated a six-figure settlement with the at-fault driver’s insurance company.

Read the Full Case Summary Here.

Types of Cases Flora Templeton Stuart Accident Injury Lawyers Handle

We handle a wide variety of claims which include but are not limited to the following:

    • Car Accidents: Sumner County experienced well over 8,000 car accidents in 2019 alone, according to the TDSHS. Of those accidents, 1,552 resulted in injury to a driver or passenger, which is why having a dedicated team of attorneys close by is so crucial for those living in Gallatin and throughout Sumner County. Car wrecks the most common type of personal injury claim that our office handles, so we know how to maximize recovery and deal with the insurance company.
    • Semi-Truck and Commercial Vehicle Accidents: As a member of the Trucking Litigation Group we are well versed and experienced in representing people seriously injured by big trucks on the road. These cases are often tragic in their consequences. Our investigators are on the scene immediately following these collisions once we are retained.
    • Motorcycle Accidents: These often result in catastrophic injuries since the bike is so much smaller than the vehicle it hits. We have collected millions for motorcycle riders injured through no fault of their own by big vehicles on the road.

Pedestrian Accidents: Pedestrian accidents are more common than you may think and often have devastating consequences. Drivers have a responsibility to operate their cars safely, but some don’t pay as much attention to the road as they should. Our Gallatin accident lawyers are here to guide you through the legal process and hold negligent drivers responsible for the injuries they cause.

  • Wrongful Deaths: When a family member dies in a wrongful death accident usually the surviving family member such as a grown child or spouse is appointed to handle the claim. These are tragic accidents where our law firm does everything we can to make the family whole and collect the damages that are deserved such as medical expenses, loss of future earnings, loss of services, pain, and suffering, and consortium claims of spouse and children.
  • Premises Liability (Slip & Fall Cases): Any time you are on someone else’s property, the owner of that property must demonstrate reasonable care to maintain safe conditions for any invited guests. If they fail to do so, you may be eligible to recover compensation for your injuries and losses. Our attorneys have decades of experience holding property owners accountable for their negligence and can help you pursue a claim for compensation.
  • Work Accidents: When you are injured on the job or develop work-related medical conditions, you may be entitled to worker’s compensation benefits. While construction workers are often seen as the main source of work injury claims, injuries can happen to anyone in any industry. Contact us online to schedule your free case evaluation and find out if you qualify for compensation.

 

If you or someone you care about has been injured due to the negligent, careless, or reckless acts of another, our dedicated attorneys are standing by to take your call. We have a long track record of success and we are ready to put our knowledge and experience to work for you. Contact us today at 888-782-9090 or by submitting the case evaluation form at the bottom of the page.

How Do I Pay My Medical Bills After An Accident in Tennessee?

If you have been injured in a car accident in Tennessee, you may be wondering how your bills are going to be paid. Many crash victims rack up tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills alone for a wreck that wasn’t even their fault.

Unlike Kentucky and many other states who offer Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage, Tennessee law requires accident victims to initially pay for their own medical expenses. Car accident settlements can months to finalize, and most providers may not wait that long for payment. Fortunately, there are several options available for drivers and passengers to pay their medical bills in the event of an accident, including:

    • Health Insurance: Ideally, your health insurance should pay for your immediate care and any new expenses incurred during treatment. This approach can prevent crash victims from taking on debt and potentially ruining their credit scores. Once your personal injury claim is settled, your health insurance company may seek subrogation from the at-fault driver’s insurance policy.

MedPay: Many auto insurance companies offer an added layer of protection, known as Medical Payments Coverage, to help with bills resulting from motor vehicle accidents. MedPay provides coverage for the injuries that you or your passengers suffer in a car accident, regardless of who caused the collision. Since this is an optional add-on to your existing car insurance policy, only those who have purchased some form of MedPay coverage can collect benefits.

  • Medical Provider Lien: Another option for paying off medical bills after an accident is to obtain a medical lien from your health care providers. This is especially useful for those who have no health insurance, no MedPay coverage, or have reached their policy limits. It is important to note that these funds must be repaid from your personal injury settlement when your case is resolved, so be sure to consult with an experienced attorney before agreeing to this arrangement.
  • TennCare: Tennessee’s Medicaid program, TennCare, provides medical benefits to low-income individuals. Those who qualify for TennCare can submit their hospital bills to Medicaid for payment, who will then seek reimbursement for any money spent to cover your medical expenses. This process can be extremely complex, so it is important to speak with an attorney who has experience handling these types of claims.

 

How Long Do I Have To File A Case In Gallatin?

If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, a personal injury lawsuit is often the only way to ensure that you receive full compensation for your injuries and losses. Without litigation, you may be stuck paying for things like medical bills and property damage on your own.

Determining whether or not you qualify for compensation is the first step in the legal process, but the second step is making sure your lawsuit is filed within a certain amount of time. This deadline is known as the statute of limitations and it plays a crucial role in the validity of your case.

Most people have heard the term ‘statute of limitations’ before, but not everyone understands what it means or how it applies to car accidents and other types of personal injury cases. In short, each state places a deadline on the amount of time you have to file a personal injury claim. By failing to file suit within that period, you will forfeit your right to compensation regardless of who was at fault. In most states, the time to file is between 2-4 years from the date of the accident.

This is not the case in Tennessee, however, which is one of only three states in the country to use the one-year rule. This means that if you have been injured in a car accident, you only have one year from the date of the accident to file a personal injury claim. On day 366, your case will be considered invalid, and you are no longer eligible to recover damages from the at-fault party.

Because Tennessee’s statute of limitations provides only a short period of time to file a claim, it is imperative to contact our Gallatin car accident lawyers as soon as possible after a wreck. Our team will not only ensure that your case is filed in time, but we will handle all the details of your case so you can focus on healing. We always pursue maximum compensation for our injured clients and can help you get your life back on track.

Types of Motor Vehicle Accidents

Each and every accident in Gallatin, Tennessee is unique to the circumstances around it, the most common accidents we see happening on the road with our injured clients are as follows:

  • Drunk Driving Accidents: Unfortunately driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs account for at least 20% of car fatalities and wrongful death accidents.
  • Reckless Driving Accidents: This is seen most commonly with speeding as one of the most common accidents that you see in Gallatin and in Tennessee.
  • Bad Weather: Sometimes heavy fog, rain, or snow can cause slippery roads and decreased visibility for drivers. This is particularly common in winter months.
  • Distracted Drivers: Increased use of the cell phone while driving is a frequent distraction in addition to the radio, talking to passengers and other actions that keep the driver from watching the road.

Personal Representation Is Our Promise

What sets us apart is our personal representation with local attorney Flora Templeton Stuart.  Ms. Stuart personally oversees all injury cases and frequently consults with her injured clients.

Why Call Us?

If you or a loved one has been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you need an experienced Gallatin Tennessee Accident Injury Lawyer who will personally work on your case and fight for the full compensation you deserve.

When we receive a call from a client who has been injured even on the evenings and weekends we will travel to our injured clients to meet at our local office in Gallatin, Tennessee or where is convenient to meet for the client at the hospital or home.

We will spend the time needed to explain all the rights to our clients and how we will work to get them the maximum recovery they deserve.  We have collected millions for our injured clients for over 45 years to right the wrongs and make our clients whole again.

If you have been injured call us now at 888-782-9090 or contact us online today.

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