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Hopkinsville KY Personal Injury Lawyer

Flora & Kent workingWHY CONTACT A HOPKINSVILLE KY PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER IMMEDIATELY?

Flora Templeton Stuart Accident Injury Lawyers, with an office nearby in Bowling Green, can meet with our injured clients after they have been injured in car accidents, semi-truck accidents, or any other serious injury. We travel to our injured clients who cannot come to us and can meet with you at the scene, in the hospital, or in your home.

With country roads abundant and Christian County residents frequently traveling Highway 68 serious accidents are seen every day. Christian County alone averages close to 2,000 car accidents each year, and about 25% of these collisions result in serious injury or death according to the Kentucky Transportation Center.

Our law firm has also represented families who have lost loved ones through no fault of their own which can be devastating. These are wrongful death claims. We have represented clients in Christian County who have been seriously injured while riding motorcycles, cars and trucks.

Representing the injured is our passion. Providing the best legal services is what we do for our clients. Call us and we are available 24/7 to meet with our Christian County clients who have been injured.

A law firm with big results who provides personal representation sets us apart from many other firms. Check out the testimonials from our Christian County clients and call us today to see if we can help you.

We take calls seven days a week, travel to our injured clients and only charge a fee if we win your case. We have collected millions for our injured clients in our over 45 years of representing the injured.

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What Our Christian County Clients Are Saying
"They met with me in Hopkinsville. It was a pretty quick settlement and I am very pleased with the experience. I would recommend Flora to anyone in a wreck." Seth R. | Hopkinsville
"Flora is a very nice person who got the job done and she was very patient with me as client! Thanks Flora & Staff." Brandon F.
"Took all the leg work out of my wreck. Took care of the insurance, the bills and I didn't even have to find a doctor they recommended the best! All I needed to do was concentrate on getting better. Flora and her staff were awesome." Derik B.
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When she’s not engaged in her legal practice, Flora is out in the community, helping in the schools, charities, and fundraising events. Flora Templeton Stuart has served as President of the Noon Lions Club, serves as Vice Chair of the International Center Board, sponsor for Toys for Tots, and numerous other charities serving our community and Kentucky.

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 A Devastating Hopkinsville Car Accident To A New Beginning

DUI Case HopkinsvilleFlora 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.

Read the Full Case Summary Here.

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.

 

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