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Personal Injury Cases Handled By Flora Templeton Stuart Accident Injury Lawyers

June 3, 2021 By Kent Ryan Brown

attorneys kent brown and flora templeton stuart carrying briefcases and standing on a sidewalkAt Flora Templeton Stuart Accident Injury Lawyers, we have over 50 years of experience handling personal injury claims of all kinds. If you or a loved one has been injured due to someone else’s negligence, contact our law firm right away to find out how we can help. We fight for our clients, and provide personal representation that other national law firms do not.

What Kinds of Personal Injury Cases Does Flora Templeton Stuart Accident Injury Lawyers Handle?

Some of the many kinds of cases Flora Templeton Stuart Accident Injury Lawyers handle include, but are not limited to:

Car & Semi-Truck Collisions

Unfortunately, Car and Semi-Truck wrecks are a common occurrence. According to the Kentucky State Police, there were 158,171 total reported collisions in 2018. That is an average of over 433 accidents per day! Nationally, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reported that there were 127,000 crashes involving large trucks and buses in 2018.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an automobile collision, it is important that you seek medical treatment and contact an experienced accident injury attorney immediately. Our Law Firm promptly investigates the details of the wreck, establishing liability and investigating all potential insurance coverage, as well as getting you to the right treatment providers. We know that this is a difficult time for you and your family, so we take the burden of dealing with insurance companies off your shoulders. Whether its medical bills, lost wages, or getting a rental vehicle, we can help. Contact Flora Templeton Stuart Accident Injury Lawyers right away to find out how we can help.

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle crash victims are often some of the most injured clients that our law firm deals with. Without the protection of an enclosed motor vehicle, if you are hit by a negligent driver while on a motorcycle, the results can be disastrous. In 2019, there were a reported 8,596,314 registered motorcycles in the United States, with an injury rate of 975 per 100,000 registered motorcycles. Often times, our injured motorcycle clients are flown to Trauma Facilities in Nashville, TN or Louisville, KY with broken bones and other serious injuries. Insurance requirements are different for motorcycles than they are for motor vehicles, and our experienced accident injury attorneys can help guide you through the process and help you get the recovery you deserve.

Premises Liability

Property owners owe a duty to those invited onto their property, to keep things reasonably safe and to avoid negligence. If a property owner is negligent, causing injuries, then they could be liable for all damages associated to those injuries. The Center for Disease Control reported that over 800,000 patients are year are hospitalized because of a fall injury. Premises liability can be complex, so call our accident injury attorneys to discuss your potential slip and fall or premises liability claim. Premises liability claims are not only limited to “slip and fall” but can also include many areas of injury. Our firm has successfully handled gunshot/shooting cases, swimming pool accidents, playground accidents, burn cases, assault cases and more. Premises liability can also include claims like “Dram Shop” where an individual is over-served alcohol in violation of Kentucky Law.

Workplace Injuries

Work injuries are extremely common. According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 38,000 nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses were reported among Kentucky’s private industry employers in 2019. Whether or not someone else was negligent may not matter in most instances, as the fact that you were injured on the job is sufficient to establish a Workers Compensation Claim in Kentucky. Work place accidents and injuries can be catastrophic, leaving the injured party with an inability to work and provide for themselves and their families. It is important to see the help of an experienced work accident lawyer to help you through this challenging time. If you have been injured at work, contact Flora Templeton Stuart Accident Injury Lawyers to see how we can help.

Wrongful Death

When a loved one passes due to someone else’s negligence, it is one of the most traumatic things you can go through. Flora Templeton Stuart Accident Injury Lawyers intend to seek justice against those individuals or companies who are at fault. We fight on behalf of our grieving families, both inside the court room and out. An action for wrongful death can be brought about by the personal representative of the estate when the death of a person results from an injury inflicted by the negligence or wrongful act of another. KRS § 411.130. Our attorneys are experienced in automobile and semi-truck crash wrongful death, motorcycle wrongful death, drunk driver wrongful death, workplace wrongful death, and premises liability wrongful death, among others. Most wrongful death claims have a statute of limitations of one year, but that may be extended in some circumstances. It is important to contact an experienced wrongful death attorney as soon as possible to preserve your claim and hold those responsible accountable for their actions or failure to act.

Dog Bite

Dog bite attacks and injuries can leave permanent damage and lasting scars, both physically and psychologically, and can even be fatal. Annual data from 2019 shows that 27% of dog bite fatality victims were children ages 9 years and younger, while 6% were ages 10 to 18, and a 67% were adults, ages 19 years or older. Kentucky has a “Strict Liability” dog bite law (KRS 258.235(4)), which means that the owner of the dog is solely responsible for the injuries that their dog may inflict. Our firm works hard to find any potential insurance coverage, and performs asset checks on the dog owner to examine any potential for recovery. Injury claims related from a dog bite have a one-year statute of limitation (which begins to run at age 18 for minors), so calling an Accident Injury Attorney as soon as possible is critical to preserve your claim.

Pedestrian & Bicycle Accidents

Drivers these days have more distractions than ever, which can create more risk to bicyclist and pedestrians. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that there were 6,205 pedestrian fatalities in 2019, while there were 846 bicyclist killed in traffic crashes in 2019. In Kentucky, if you are struck by a motor vehicle while a pedestrian or bicyclist, you are entitled to that vehicles Personal Injury Protection or “PIP” benefits. These “PIP” or “No-fault” benefits will pay the first $10,000 in medical bills and lost wages. Of course, pedestrians and bicyclist who are struck by motor vehicles often suffer serious injuries, requiring extensive medical treatment. Our office works diligently to get you the medical treatment you need, along with lost wages if a physician removes you from working due to your injuries.

After I Contact Flora Templeton Stuart Accident Injury Lawyers What Happens Next?

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Once a client or loved one contacts our firm for representation of a personal injury claim, we promptly meet with the client at their home, or one of our many offices. We then investigate your case, often using our team of investigators and reconstructionist to help prove liability on your behalf by obtaining witness statements, photographs of the scene, and more. Our experienced accident injury attorneys further investigate any potential insurance coverage available to you to ensure you get the most of any settlement. Our office further helps clients get the medical treatment they need, while ensuring that their needs are met. Our experienced accident injury attorneys guide you through the entire process, and advise when you should make a demand against the insurance company and for how much.

We thoroughly evaluate each case for settlement negotiations or potential court action. Many cases are settle outside of filing a lawsuit, but in some instances it is in your best interest for an attorney to file suit on your behalf. Many personal injury claims in Kentucky and Tennessee have a statute of limitation of only one year. This means, if you claim is not settled, or a lawsuit is not filed, you may lose your right to recovery for your injury. It is important that you speak to an experienced accident injury lawyer as soon as possible. Our accident injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we don’t recover our fees unless we win your case. Contact us today so we can help you fight for justice and your maximum compensation, 1-888-782-9090.

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Kent Brown

Kent has years of experience negotiating, litigating, and fighting for his clients, both inside the courtroom and out. Kent brings this same determination and fights for injured clients every day with the Flora Templeton Stuart Accident Injury Lawyers.  He is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association.