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Gallatin Personal Injury Lawyers

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

Accident injury lawyer Flora Templeton Stuart, with an office close by at 126 E Main Street in Gallatin, TN, can get to you quickly to gather evidence and start building your case as soon as possible. As a Tennessee accident law firm, we handle serious injuries resulting from car accidents, semi-truck accidents, wrongful death, and personal injury cases to include slip & fall and dog bites. We have collected millions for our injured clients and work on a contingency-fee basis, meaning that we only get paid if we are successful in your case.

With an office conveniently located in Gallatin, we can get to you quickly to gather evidence and start building your case as soon as possible. If you are unable to travel to us, we can meet you at the hospital, in your home, or at the scene. We are here for our clients throughout Sumner County and Tennessee, including Gallatin, Hendersonville, Mitchellville, Goodlettsville, Portland, Millersville, and White House. Call us today for a free case evaluation and see how our Gallatin injury lawyers can help you.

Personal injury law is complex, but we make it easy for our clients. Not only will our law firm fight to recover the maximum value of your case, but we fight to make our clients whole again after an accident. From the time you first contact us until the last bill is paid, our Gallatin injury lawyers will be with you every step of the way. Personal representation is our promise.

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What Our Sumner County Clients Are Saying
"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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When she’s not engaged in her legal practice, Flora is out in the community, helping in the schools, charities, and fundraising events. 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.

Personal Injury Practice Areas

 

Personal Injury

As a Springfield personal injury lawyer, Flora Templeton Stuart represents those who have been injured due to the carelessness or intentional act of another. We have represented thousands of people who have been injured in all types of accidents, including:

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Dog Bites
  • Slips & Falls
  • Work Injuries
  • Wrongful Death

If you have been seriously injured due to the negligence of another, you have the right to pursue compensation.

How Long Do I Have To File A Personal Injury Claim?

Those who have been injured in Tennessee due to another party’s negligence may file a personal injury lawsuit to recover damages for their injuries and other expenses. Unfortunately, victims only have a certain amount of time to file these claims before they are no longer to pursue a legal remedy for the incident. If the lawsuit is not submitted within this time frame, you may be responsible for any past or future expenses relating to the accident. This includes medical bills, physical therapy, property damage, and lost wages.

Tennessee has one of the shortest windows in the country for filing a personal injury claim. The statute of limitations for a personal injury lawsuit in Tennessee is just one year from the date of the incident. There are some exceptions to the one-year deadline, such as if the injured party is a minor. In this case, a minor may pursue a personal injury lawsuit for one full year after their eighteenth birthday. Although certain scenarios allow injured parties to pursue compensation beyond the one-year deadline, most personal injury lawsuits must be filed within 365 days of the incident that caused the injury.

Car Accidents

Since 1976, Flora Templeton Stuart Accident Injury Lawyers has been fighting for the rights of her injured clients in Kentucky and Tennessee. We know the importance of hiring an experienced attorney after an accident, which is why Flora represents her clients personally. As a Gallatin personal injury lawyer, Flora is passionate about delivering justice for her Sumner County clients. If you have been injured in a car accident due to the negligence of another, contact us today for a free case evaluation.

Common types of car accidents

There are a variety of different factors that come into play for the injuries sustained in a car accident. Things like speed, the position of the vehicle, weather conditions, and rection time can be the difference between walking away from the scene and leaving in an ambulance. If you have experienced any of these accident types, contact us immediately for your free case evaluation:

  • Rear-End: A rear-end collision occurs when one vehicle crashes into the vehicle in front of it. These types of crashes commonly result in whiplash injuries due to the victims being jolted forward with considerable force and without warning.
  • Side-impact: Side impact collisions, also known as T-bone or broadside collisions, often occur at intersections or parking lots where one vehicle turns in front of oncoming traffic. These types of crashes can be severe depending on the speed and position of the vehicle.
  • Head-on: When two vehicles heading in opposite directions collide with one another, the force that is generated is enough to be fatal for both of the drivers and their passengers. Head-on collisions are often caused by intoxicated drivers or distracted drivers who veer out of their lane and into oncoming traffic.
  • Vehicle Rollover: Vehicle rollovers are some of the most violent and dangerous types of crashes that can occur. The driver and the passengers can easily be thrown from the vehicle or thrashed with enough force to cause serious injury or death. Certain vehicle types are more prone to rollover collisions, however driver behavior and the environmental conditions at the time of the crash are also common causes. Rollover crashes are typically single-vehicle accidents where the driver loses control or gets distracted and runs the vehicle off of the road.
  • Hit & Run: In some cases, drivers who are uninsured or do not want to be investigated by police flee the scene of the crash. Unfortunately, a relatively small number of hit-and-run cases are solved. Without Uninsured Motorist (UM) and/or Under Insured Motorist (UIM) coverage, it may be difficult to recover compensation for your medical bills or property damage.

Semi-Truck Accidents

Flora Templeton Stuart Accident Injury Lawyers have been representing those injured in semi-truck accidents for over 44 years. These types of accidents represent some of the most serious cases our firm handles due to the size and weight of commercial vehicles. Many victims suffer from injuries that require long term medical care and physical therapy which can add up quickly. These accidents can also be extremely complex due to the number of parties involved in the accident including the driver, trucking company, manufacturer, maintenance company, and countless others. If you or a family member has been injured in a semi-truck accident, contact our team of experienced Gallatin semi-truck accident attorneys immediately.

Should I Settle With The Trucking Company?

When an accident involving a semi-truck occurs, the trucking company may contact the victims to offer a settlement for their injuries and/or other damages. The initial offer typically comes when you are still shaken up from the accident and ready to move on. These settlement offers may sound substantial, but they typically represent just a fraction of the actual value of your injury claim. By acting quickly, the trucking company is hoping to limit liability for the accident and settle before the victim’s true losses can be realized. Our team of Gallatin semi-truck accident lawyers at Flora Templeton Stuart will immediately travel to the scene to preserve the evidence.

Due to the size and weight of commercial vehicles, injuries in these types of accidents are often serious and require ongoing medical attention. After a settlement has been reached, the trucking company is no longer liable for any future expenses resulting from the accident. Any other medical bills and expenses incurred after the settlement will be left for you to cover.

If a trucking company representative reaches out with an offer to settle your case, contact our experienced semi-truck accident lawyers as soon as possible. We will review the offer and guide you through the process to make sure that you are receiving a fair settlement.

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle riders are at a major disadvantage on our roads and highways. Due to their size and open-air design, motorcycles lack the proper safety measures in place to protect riders in a crash. Many drivers also report having trouble spotting motorcycles on the road. Because of the dangers associated with riding a motorcycle, motorcycle accidents produce some of the most catastrophic injuries that we see. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact our Gallatin motorcycle accidents lawyers for your free case evaluation. 

What Damages Can I Collect After A Motorcycle Accident?

Riders who have been injured due to the negligence of another may be eligible to receive compensation for their injuries and the pain & suffering that they experienced as a result of the crash. Tennessee law permits injured motorcycle riders to pursue both economic and non-economic damages, as well as punitive damages for particularly egregious offenses.

Economic Damages, also known as compensatory damages, are the damages awarded to compensate victims for monetary losses stemming from the accident. Some common economic damages awarded in motorcycle accident claims are:

  • Medical Bills
  • Long-Term Medical Care
  • Rehabilitation/Physical Therapy
  • Prescription Medication
  • Lost Wages/Loss of Earning Capacity

Non-Economic Damages, or general damages, compensates victims for the mental, emotional, and physical suffering that is endured due to the accident. As opposed to medical bills and other economic damages, these damages are more difficult to calculate because they do not have a specific value assigned to them and are largely subjective. The most common non-economic damages awarded to motorcycle accident victims include:

  • Pain & Suffering
  • Mental Anguish/Emotional Distress
  • Loss of Consortium
  • Loss of Enjoyment of Life 

Whether the losses that you have incurred because of the accident are economic or non-economic in nature, we will fight for maximum recovery for our injured clients. We know that trauma that is felt after a motorcycle accident extends far beyond the financial

Slips & Falls

 Businesses and property owners are required to provide a safe environment for invited visitors thanks to premises liability laws. When a guest is injured on private property due to the negligence of the property owner or their employees, they may be liable for the injuries and damages sustained by the victim. Although slip and fall accidents happen suddenly, they can have a lasting impact on your health and well-being. If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident, our Gallatin slip and fall lawyers are here to help.

Common Injuries in Slip & Fall Accidents

Every year, millions of Americans end up in the hospital because of a slip and fall injury. A slip and fall can result in a number of different injuries ranging from mild to severe. Some of the most common types of injuries in slip and fall accidents include:

  • Spinal Cord Injuries: One of the most severe injuries in a slip and fall accident is damage to the neck, back, and/or spinal cord. The impact of these types of injuries can be felt for years to come in terms of chronic pain, ongoing rehabilitation, and medical expenses. We regularly see clients suffering from slipped discs, fractured vertebrae, chronic back pain, and even paralysis after a fall.
  • Head Injuries: There is no such thing as a minor head injury. Even a mild concussion can cause serious damage and long-term side effects including memory problems, trouble sleeping, and depression. A hard fall can even cause a traumatic brain injury leading to permanent health problems.
  • Hip Injuries: A broken hip is one of the most serious types of slip and fall injuries, especially for those over the age of 55. Since a slip and fall happens so quickly and violently, many people are unable to brace for the impact and land on their backside with the full weight of their body in tow. These injuries usually require surgery or an artificial hip implant, which can take months to rehabilitate.
  • Soft Tissue Damage: Sprains and ligament tears may not be visible to the naked eye, but they can be extremely painful and can limit mobility for years to come. Symptoms may not appear for a long time after an accident, so it is important to get checked out by a medical professional soon after the accident.
  • Broken Bones: A slip and fall can generate more than enough force to cause broken bones. A broken bone and damage to the surrounding tissue can leave you with chronic pain and a lengthy recovery time. Due to our natural instinct to break our fall with our hands and feet, broken wrists and ankles are among the most common in slip and fall cases.

Slip and fall injuries are often painful, debilitating, and may take extended periods of time to recover from. Some never fully recover from a fall and can be left with permanent damage or chronic pain for the rest of their lives. We may not be able to heal you, but we can get you the compensation and justice you deserve for your injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured in a fall due to the negligence of the property owner, contact our Gallatin slip and fall lawyers today. We will review your case for free and offer you guidance and expertise in your time of need.

Talk to A Gallatin Injury Lawyer Today

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured due to the negligence of another, don’t wait. Flora Templeton Stuart is standing by ready to help those injured in Sumner County. We use our 44-plus years of experience to protect our client’s rights to full and fair compensation. Our Gallatin personal injury lawyers strive to make the whole process as stress-free as possible so you can focus on healing. 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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