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Nashville Personal Injury Attorney

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Flora Templeton Stuart Accident Injury Lawyers have been representing the injured in Nashville, Tennessee and Kentucky for over 45 years. With offices throughout Kentucky and Tennessee, we can get to you quickly after an accident to refer you to excellent physicians, preserve evidence, obtain witness statements, and begin building a case on your behalf. We go the extra mile to make sure your medical bills are taken care of while you get the treatment you need.

Attorney Flora Templeton Stuart provides personal representation and fights to obtain maximum recovery for our clients who have been seriously injured in car accidents, semi-truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, wrongful deaths, slips & falls, dog bites, or any incident where the negligence of another causes severe injury. Be sure to read below what our clients are saying about our representation.

We only get paid if we are successful, so you pay nothing unless we win your case.

When you call our office, you can speak with Flora personally who is a dedicated Nashville personal injury lawyer and truly cares about you. We travel to our injured clients when they cannot come to us. Call us for your free case review.

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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 | Tennessee
"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 | Tennessee
"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 | Tennessee
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Personal Injury Practice Areas

Although accidents happen every day, most people aren’t prepared for the physical, emotional, and financial toll that these accidents can have on your health and well-being. The weeks or months following an accident can be extremely stressful, which is why our Nashville personal injury lawyers are always close by to help ease some of the burden that these accidents cause.

For over 45 years, our team has successfully represented thousands of personal injury victims throughout Tennessee and Kentucky, and we have recovered millions for our clients. If you have been injured due to the negligence of another in Nashville or throughout Davidson County, contact our experienced attorneys today.

Personal Injury Cases We Handle

We understand that a sudden injury can turn your life upside down, which is why our team is dedicated to protecting the rights of our injured clients. These injuries can be traumatic and can have a lasting impact of you and your family. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured, a personal injury claim can provide a way to alleviate some of the emotional stress and financial pressure caused by someone else’s negligence. At Flora Templeton Stuart Accident Injury Lawyers, we handle a wide variety of personal injury cases in Nashville, including:

If you have been injured by one of these accidents or any other type of accident that was caused by the negligence of another, contact our Nashville personal injury lawyers today at 888-782-9090.

Time to File A Personal Injury Claim in Nashville

Injuries that are sustained due to someone else’s negligence are difficult to prepare for and can be extremely overwhelming after the initial shock wears off. Although it is understandable to prioritize your health after an accident, it is important to begin considering the other practical matters in your life sooner rather than later.

Aside from serious injury, these accidents can also create financial burdens for victims in the form of medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. To receive compensation for these damages, a personal injury claim must be filed within a certain period of time known as the statute of limitations. By failing to do so in time, you may forfeit your right to pursue compensation and be forced to pay out of pocket for something that wasn’t your fault.

In Tennessee, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is only one year from the date of the accident, according to TN Code § 28-3-104. This includes motor vehicle accidents, which is the most common type of personal injury claim.

There are some exceptions to this rule, such as if the accident results in a fatality, however most personal injury claims must be filed within 365 days. Once that date has passed, your case will likely be invalid and you will no longer be eligible to obtain compensation.

If you have been injured due to the negligence of another in the past year or believe that your case is an exception to the one-year rule, contact our Nashville personal injury lawyers today. We offer all of our clients a free case evaluation and can answer all the questions you may have. If we determine that you have a valid case, we will immediately begin gathering evidence and building a case to give you the best chance at full compensation.

Car Accidents

If you have been seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident, you likely face various insurance, legal, and financial challenges that requires an experienced team to resolve. Flora Templeton Stuart Accident Injury Lawyers has represented thousands of car accidents victims who have been seriously injured due to the negligence of other drivers. Our Nashville car accident lawyers have recovered millions in compensation on behalf of our clients and we know how to maximize your recovery.

We understand how these accidents can affect your physical, mental, and emotional health, which is why we handle all the details of your case so you can focus on getting back on your feet. Contact our law firm today at 888-782-9090 or submit the online contact form at the top of the page for free legal advice and see how our injury attorneys can help you.

Richard’s Story: Nashville I-65 Rear-End Collision

Nashville Rear End Accident

Flora Templeton Stuart Accident Injury Lawyers recently took the case who was seriously injured in an automobile collision in Nashville, Tennessee. Our client, Richard, was traveling southbound on I-65 near Nashville and slowed to a stop due to traffic congestion. Another vehicle failed to notice that traffic had halted and struck Richard’s vehicle in the rear at high speed.

We immediately traveled to our client at his home to begin working on his case, including investigating the accident, obtaining police reports, and handling all communication with at-fault driver’s insurance company.

In addition to successfully negotiating a favorable settlement on our client’s behalf, we also referred Richard to excellent physicians & chiropractors to treat the severe pain that he was experiencing.

Read the Full Case Summary Here.

Nashville Car Accident Statistics

When it comes to car accidents, the city of Nashville ranks first in the state in several categories related to crash frequency, driver safety, and injury/fatality rates. Unfortunately, being number one isn’t always a good thing, especially when considering the alarming rates that motor vehicle accidents occur in Davidson County.

According to the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, Davidson County experiences over 33,000 accidents resulting in injury, fatality, or property damage each year. Not only does the Nashville area experience more accidents than anywhere else in Tennessee, but the TDSHS reports that Davidson County leads the state in overall crash rate, injury crash rate, speeding crash rate, young driver crash rate, and senior driver crash rate.

With the sheer number of serious accidents occurring in the area, it is crucial to have a team close by that can meet you at the scene, in the hospital, or at your home. We have offices throughout Kentucky and Tennessee, including our Gallatin and Bowling Green offices. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a car accident in Nashville, contact us today for a free case evaluation.

Common Causes of Car Accidents in Nashville

Although the number of accidents in Nashville may be concerning for many Davidson County residents, it is important to understand how and why these accidents occur so you can protect yourself and your family. The TDSHS reported the following driver actions that contributed to over 60% of driver-caused motor vehicle accidents in 2019:

  • Following Improperly (9,266 accidents)
  • Failure to Yield Right of Way (5,175 accidents)
  • Failure to Keep in Proper Lane or Running Off Road (2,353 accidents)
  • Improper Lane Changing (2,026 accidents)
  • Failure to Obey Traffic Controls (1,913 accidents)
  • Improper Turn (1,079 accidents)
  • Speeding (983 accidents)

If you have been injured in a car accident in Nashville, contact us today at 888-782-9090 to discuss your case and learn how we can assist you.

How Can A Lawyer Help After A Car Accident in Nashville?

Once the initial shock of a car accident passes, it is easy for car accident victims to get overwhelmed by just how much of an impact these crashes can have on their life. Not only can the injuries sustained in car accidents threaten your physical health, but they are often expensive as well. Many victims are unable to return to work in the weeks or months following the wreck and are left to pick up the pieces on their own.

At Flora Templeton Stuart Accident Injury Lawyers, we believe in doing all the heavy lifting on your case so that you can focus on healing. With offices throughout Kentucky and Tennessee, we are always close by after an accident and will travel to meet you at the scene, at the hospital, or in your home. We offer a free case review to all of our clients and work on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you pay nothing unless we win your case.

We will fight to recover full compensation for any damages that you suffered at the hands of the negligent party, including:

  • medical bills
  • lost wages
  • pain & suffering
  • long-term treatment for permanent disabilities
  • property damage

In addition to getting your medical bills paid, we refer our clients to excellent physicians and handle all negotiations with the insurance company. You can call us 24/7 at 888-782-9090 to see how we can help you.

Semi-Truck Accidents

Accidents involving semi-trucks tend to be among the most serious we handle. Due to the weight and size of these large trucks, many semi-truck accident victims sustain severe, permanent, or life-threatening injuries. Most of these accidents occur when inattentive drivers take their eyes off the road or lose control of their vehicles. Suddenly, other drivers in the area at the mercy of an 80,000-pound vehicle that can take over 6 seconds and more than 500 feet to come to a halt.

Not only can these accidents cause serious injury, but they are also costly and recovering compensation can be a challenge. Having the necessary resources and experience in trucking litigation are essential to obtaining fair compensation for your injuries and losses. Our Nashville semi-truck accident lawyers not only have over 45 years of experience handling these types of accidents, but we know the best ways to secure a favorable outcome for our clients. We have obtained millions for our truck accident victims, including:

  • A 2.825-million-dollar settlement for young man who suffered permanent brain damage and a crushed skill in a semi-truck accident.
  • A 2.0-million-dollar verdict for a family of four involved in a roll over collision caused by a negligent semi-truck driver.
  • A 1.7-million-dollar settlement for clients who were rear-ended by a commercial vehicle.

Causes of Nashville Semi-Truck Accidents

To have a valid case after a Nashville semi-truck accident, there must be some type of negligence involved that directly contributed to the crash. Negligence comes in many forms, but most truck accidents are caused by the truck drivers themselves. This is known as driver error and includes various types of driver misconduct, including:

  • distracted driving
  • driver fatigue
  • driving under the influence
  • failure to yield
  • excessive speed

Additionally, some truck accidents are caused by other factors outside of the driver’s control. Eighteen wheelers have a lot of moving parts that can weaken over time and cause mechanical problems. Mechanical problems cause thousands of accidents each year, which is why the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requires big rigs to undergo regular maintenance.

Aside from mechanical issues, the cargo itself can pose a threat to other motorists on the road. If the cargo is not secured properly or becomes loosened and falls onto to the road, the cargo can create serious road hazards that can be impossible to avoid.

Who Else May Be Held Liable in a Semi-Truck Accident?

As opposed to standard car accidents, the driver is not the only one who can be found negligent if a semi-truck accident occurs. Several groups are tasked with maintaining the safety of a semi-truck and must work together to ensure that the vehicle is operating as safely and efficiently as possible. If any of these groups fail to perform their duties or behave negligently, then they may be found partially responsible for the accident.

A thorough investigation is necessary to indicate if one or more parties should be held accountable for the crash, including:

  • the trucking company
  • the cargo shipper/loader
  • the truck mechanics
  • the manufacturer of the truck or its parts
  • government agencies/contractors

For example, a trucking company can be found negligent if they hire an inexperienced driver or drivers with poor training. They may also share liability if they fail to properly manage a driver’s schedule. Federal regulations govern the number of hours that a driver can spend on the road to ensure that they are well-rested and able to safely perform their duties. If the trucking company fails to maintain a safe driving schedule or force their drivers to stay on the road longer than the FMCSA allows, they may be liable for any damages sustained by the victims.

In semi-truck accidents, fault can also be attributed to multiple parties simultaneously for the same accident. For example, if an inexperienced driver runs into mechanical problems and crashes, the driver, trucking company, mechanics, and parts manufacturer may all share some blame for the accident.

In these situations, only an experienced Nashville semi-truck accident lawyer can determine who exactly is at-fault and what percentage of the total damages they are required to provide compensation for. If you or a loved one has been injured in a semi-truck accident in Nashville, contact our team immediately and speak directly to an attorney today.

Motorcycle Accidents

At Flora Templeton Stuart Accident Injury Lawyers, our Nashville motorcycle accident attorneys have over 45 years of experience representing motorcyclists who have been seriously injured due to another party’s negligence. We know that even when riders do everything correctly, other drivers on the road don’t always exercise the caution they should when driving near these small vehicles.

Routine driving behaviors, such as opening car doors without looking or changing lanes without checking blind spots may seem harmless, but many motorcycle accidents are caused by innocent actions like these. When they do occur, they tend to have devastating consequences for riders. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident in Nashville, contact our attorneys for a free case evaluation and see how we can help you.

How Can Our Nashville Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Help You?

There are over 25,000 people in Davidson County with Class M licenses– the type of license required to operate a motorcycle. With this many motorcycle operators, it is no surprise that Nashville also leads in state in the number of yearly accidents involving motorcycles, with over 327 in 2019, according to the TDSHS.

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a motorcycle accident, we can help you hold the negligent parties accountable for their actions. We provide our clients with skilled, honest, and reliable legal services to recover compensation for their injuries and losses. Our team can get your medical bills paid, recover lost wages, refer you to quality physicians, and handle all communication with the insurance companies. Contact our experienced Nashville motorcycle accident attorneys today for a free case evaluation and see how we can secure a favorable outcome in your case.

Wrongful Death

When you lose a loved one to a fatal accident, it can be hard to look towards the future. There are suddenly new challenges in your life that you must face and a slew of new responsibilities to take on. Adjusting to this new way of life is difficult for anyone, but it can more difficult knowing that your loss could have been prevented if not for someone else’s negligence.

Losing a loved one changes your life in ways you may have never considered before. In the blink of an eye, you can be robbed of that person’s love, companionship, and assistance- both emotionally and financially. While nothing can bring back a loved one or fill that void they left behind, Nashville wrongful death laws allow the surviving family to hold the negligent party responsible for their actions and assist the family with any expenses related to the accident.

The experienced team at Flora Templeton Stuart Accident Injury Lawyers has provided compassionate and skilled legal representation for clients and their families for over 45 years. We believe that giving families the financial support they need to survive is the first step in moving forward in their new life. We act quickly to protect your legal rights and fight to get your loved one the justice they deserve. Contact our Nashville wrongful death lawyers today for a free consultation at 888-782-9090 or by submitting the contact form at the top of the page.

Pedestrian Accidents

Whether people are heading out on foot for leisure, exercise, or to get from point A to point B, no one prepares for a collision to occur the same way that they do when they get behind the wheel. Most people assume that going for a walk or a jog is a relatively safe activity and is certainly not as dangerous as operating a motor vehicle. The fact of the matter is, pedestrians are actually 1.5 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in a car accident, according to the CDC.

Pedestrian accidents are also more common than you may think, with Davidson County alone experiencing over 450 pedestrian accidents in 2019, according to TITAN. While occupants of passenger vehicles have a metal frame to absorb the bulk of the impact in a collision, pedestrians have nothing to protect themselves when they are struck by a motor vehicle. The impact can have devastating consequences on their body and injuries are often severe or even catastrophic.

If you or a loved one has been injured by a negligent driver, contact an experienced Nashville pedestrian accident lawyer today to discuss your case. We can determine if you are eligible for compensation and will build a case that offers you the best chance of securing a favorable outcome. We have extensive experience representing clients who have been seriously injured by negligent drivers and we are dedicated to obtaining justice for our clients and their families. Call 888-782-9090 or submit the form at the top of the page to speak directly with a Nashville wrongful death lawyer today.

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.

Get The Legal Help You Need From A Nashville Personal Injury Lawyer

If you have sustained serious injuries due to the negligent, reckless, or careless acts of another, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries and losses. Thousands of people in Kentucky and Tennessee have turned to us in their time of need because we know how to maximize compensation for our clients while holding the at-fault party accountable for their actions.

Contact us online or at 888-782-9090 to schedule your free case evaluation and get free legal advice from a Nashville personal injury lawyer who cares about you.

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