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Scottsville Personal Injury Lawyers

Flora & Kent workingWHY CONTACT A SCOTTSVILLE PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER IMMEDIATELY?

The Law Firm of Flora Templeton Stuart has served the Scottsville, Allen County community since she began practicing as the first female attorney in Bowling Green a little over four decades ago. One of her first clients was an Allen County native she obtained national recognition when she won the case. With offices nearby in Bowling Green and Glasgow, our team is always close by after an accident. When you call us after you have been injured in a car, semi-truck or other accident we can get to you quickly with our main office located in Bowling Green. Local attorneys are able to provide personal representation. With experienced personal injury attorneys we have collected millions for our injured clients.

Flora Templeton Stuart is part of the Scottsville community where she frequently visits both her clients and the schools with Poppy’s Field Trip. Helping others and our injured clients is our passion. Our goal is not only to obtain maximum recovery, but good, quality medical care with physician referrals along with payment of medical expenses and lost income for clients so they can get what they need during these difficult times. If you or a loved one has been injured in a vehicle accident or suffered another type of serious injury call the law firm that cares about you. You can call us 24/7 and there is no fee unless we recover for you.

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Testimonials
What Our Allen County Clients Are Saying
"Very much pleased with the results of my accident case, no complaints here." Pauline Willoughby | Scottsville
"Answered all our questions in a timely manner and regularly kept in touch to update us on our case. Very friendly and polite and helped us more understand the process. I would recommend them if you have been in a car wreck." Aubrey Scott | Scottsville
"I have never been so thankful for someone to help me. This has been the easiest process thanks to Flora & her staff. Car accidents are terrifying!" Ashley Heatherly | Scottsville
"Flora is so kind. She does so much in our community that people don’t see. She works hard helping others and truly cares. It’s not about being a lawyer it’s about being a good person." Phillip Smith | Scottsville
"Loved my experience with the law firm. Flora and Leeann were very helpful. If you have been in a wreck, I highly recommend Flora and her staff." Stacy Thomas | Scottsville
Community Service
Flora and Poppy visit Allen County Primary Center
Flora and Poppy visit Allen County Primary Center
Flora and Matt visit Allen County CTC to present Poppy's Leadership Award
Flora and Matt visit Allen County CTC to present Poppy's Leadership Award
Flora and Poppy visit Allen County Primary School to present Poppy's Leadership Award
Flora and Poppy visit Allen County Primary Center to present Poppy's Leadership Award

MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN ALLEN COUNTY

As a local personal injury lawyer, Flora is out in the community, helping in the schools, charities, and fundraising events. Flora created Poppy’s Field Trip with WBKO to recognize schools, students, and staff members who give back to the community and demonstrate leadership qualities. Recently, we visited Allen County Career & Technical Center and Allen County Primary Center to present them with Poppy’s Leadership Award! We also recognized Tracy Butler of Allen County Intermediate Center as Today’s Leader for helping her exceptional students overcome a variety of challenges.

Personal Injury Practice Areas

Flora Templeton Stuart is a local personal injury lawyer who has represented the injured in Allen County for over 44 years. We have collected millions for our injured clients and fight to maximize your recovery. We will review your case for free and never charge any legal fees unless we are successful in your case. Our lawyers are highly skilled and are successful in over 90% of our cases. We handle all types of personal injury claims, including 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. Call us today to see if our Scottsville personal injury lawyers can recover for you.

What Is A Personal Injury Lawsuit?

Personal injury claims are meant to provide compensation for a victim’s losses when an accident occurs. These claims have two main components- liability and damages. When another party is liable for the damages you have sustained, it is our job to determine the extent of the liability and damages in your case to ensure maximum recovery. Some of the damages that we can recover in a personal injury claim include:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Property Damage
  • Pain & Suffering
  • Emotional Distress

Car accidents are the most common accidents cited in a personal injury claim, but our firm also handles semi-truck accidents, motorcycle crashes, dog bites, wrongful deaths, slips & falls, pedestrian accidents, and other personal injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured, contact our Scottsville personal injury lawyers for a free case evaluation and find out what your case is worth.

Am I Eligible To File A Case?

Even if you have sustained injuries in an accident, certain conditions must be met to have a valid personal injury case. Negligence is the key piece to your personal injury claim; without it, there are no grounds to receive compensation. A viable case must meet all four elements of negligence – duty, breach, cause, and damages. As Scottsville personal injury lawyers, it is our job to establish liability for the accident and prove negligence by meeting the following criteria:

Duty: The first step when assessing a negligence claim is to prove that the defendant owed a plaintiff a legal duty. This is typically the duty of care, which is a legal obligation requiring an individual, business, or other entity to adhere to a certain standard of reasonable care. This essentially means that the other party involved had an obligation to ensure your safety and avoid causing you harm.

Breach: The next element that must be present is a breach in the duty of care by the at-fault party. This includes both acting in a certain manner or failing to act, resulting in an injury. Recklessness or negligent behavior that a reasonable person would not engage in would both qualify as a breach of duty.

Causation: Once we have proven that the at-fault party owed you a duty and that the duty was breached, a direct line must be drawn between your injuries and their failure to exercise reasonable care. Even if they are not solely responsible for the accident, it only needs to be proven that their negligence directly contributed to your injuries.

Damages: Finally, there must be verifiable damages as a result of the at-fault party’s negligence. By gathering evidence and detailing the financial losses, our Leitchfield personal injury lawyers are able to account for all economic and non-economic losses contributing the final value of your claim.

A successful claim is able to prove all four of these elements. It can be difficult to determine whether your case meets each of these conditions, so it is important to contact our Scottsville personal injury lawyers to determine if you have a viable case. Even if you are 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.

Can I Still Get Money If the Other Driver Blames Me?

Car accidents can be overwhelming, but they can also be frustrating when the other driver claims that the accident was your fault. Because car accidents can be extremely costly, some drivers will exaggerate or give false statements to avoid liability for the collision. Even if the accident was partially your fault, you may still be able to collect damages for your injuries and other expenses.

Kentucky is one of twelve states that are considered “pure comparative fault” states. These laws state that the damages that you are able to recover are reduced by your percentage of fault for the accident. For example, if a jury determines that you were 50% responsible for the accident and you had $10,000 in medical bills, you would still be able to collect $5,000 in damages. The same is true if you were 99% percent responsible or 1% responsible for the accident.

The best way to protect yourself and your settlement after an accident is to contact our Scottsville car accident lawyers. We will conduct a thorough investigation of the accident and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf. A successful car accident claim minimizes your percentage of fault and maximizes your recovery. With a success rate of over 90%, you can rest easy knowing that your case is in good hands.

Who Could Be Held Liable For My Injuries In A Semi-Truck Accident?

The vast majority of motor vehicle accident are the result of driver error. But with semi-trucks and other commercial vehicles, many different factors could have played a part in causing the accident. Multiple parties are responsible for ensuring the safety of these big rigs and their cargo, including:

The Truck Driver: Drivers who engage in risky behavior behind the wheel, such as speeding, distracted driving, or driving under the influence may share responsibility for the crash.

The Trucking Company: In some cases, the trucking company may be held liable for the accident. Hiring an unqualified driver, setting unrealistic deadlines, or engaging in unsafe cost-cutting measures are just a few ways that trucking companies demonstrate negligence.

The Owner of the Truck/Trailer: Many truckers do not own their vehicles and either lease them or are provided one by their employer. The owner of the vehicle may then have a responsibility perform general maintenance and inspections as required by federal law. If their failure to do so contributes to a collision, they may become liable for damages.

The Manufacturer: There are countless parts and components that go into the assembly of tractor-trailers. When a faulty or defective part causes an accident, the manufacturer may be held accountable.

The Cargo Loading Company: Cargo loaders must follow certain guidelines pertaining to the size and weight of the load. They must also safely secure the cargo to prevent the goods from falling off of the truck. Any time an overloaded or unsecured semi is involved in an accident, the cargo loading company shares responsibility for the damages.

If any of these parties fail to perform their duties, the results can be catastrophic. These cases are also unique since multiple parties can simultaneously share liability for any expenses or injuries sustained in a semi-truck accident. Our Scottsville semi-truck accident lawyers will investigate the accident, the vehicle, and the cargo to determine the cause of the accident. We believe in holding the at-fault party(s) responsible, especially when the crash results in serious injuries for innocent drivers. Contact us today for a free case evaluation and legal advice from a top-rated trucking attorney at Flora Templeton Stuart Accident Injury Lawyers.

Common Motorcycle Crash Injuries

 Compared to larger passenger vehicles, motorcycle accidents typically result in more serious and often life-threatening injuries. Some common motorcycle accident injuries include:

  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Neck & Back Injuries
  • Chest Injuries
  • Arm & Leg Injuries
  • Fractures
  • Burns & Road Rash
  • Amputations
  • Paralysis

If you or a loved one has experienced any of these injuries in a motorcycle wreck, our attorneys can help. Our Scottsville motorcycle accident attorneys can file insurance claims or personal injury lawsuits to recover compensation for your injuries. We will do all of the heavy lifting so that you can focus on healing. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.

How Long Do I Have To File A Wrongful Death Lawsuit

After losing a loved one, filing a wrongful death lawsuit may not seem like a priority. Most people need time to grieve and adjust to life without the deceased. Unfortunately, surviving family members are only given a certain period of time to file a lawsuit, known as the statute of limitations.

According to Kentucky law, wrongful death lawsuits must be submitted within one year from the date of the victims passing. By failing to submit a lawsuit within this timeframe, the family may forfeit their right to pursue compensation. There are some exceptions to the 1-year rule, however, including:

  • If the death was the result of a motor vehicle accident, the family/estate will have two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
  • If it is discovered that negligence contributed to the victim’s death after the statute of limitations has expired, the family may still be able to file suit.
  • If the victim has a child who is a minor at the time of death, the child may still file a lawsuit within two years of their 18th

While these deadlines may seem like adequate time to file a lawsuit, it is best to contact our Scottsville wrongful death lawyers as soon as possible so we can start building your case. We provide a no cost case evaluation and wont charge you any legal fees unless we are successful in your case. With a success rate of over 90%, you can focus on grieving while we take care of the rest.

Talk to a Scottsville KY Personal Injury Lawyer Today

If you or a loved one has been injured, don’t wait. Contact an experienced Scottsville personal injury 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 personal injury law firm goes the extra mile, using our 44-plus years of experience to right the wrongs and make our clients whole again. You can call us 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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