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Types of Gallatin Car Accidents and Semi-Truck Accidents

flora stuartAccording to the U.S. Department of Transportation, motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of unintentional death nationwide. The State of Tennessee is no exception.

According to the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, there were over 200,000 motor vehicle accidents in Tennessee in 2019 alone. Over 48,000 of these accidents resulted in injuries, and 1,150 were fatal.

While the total number of accidents declined from 2018, motor vehicle collisions remain a prevalent problem in Tennessee.

Being involved in a motor vehicle accident can be painful, emotional, and financially burdensome. If you or someone you love has sustained injuries in a car or truck accident, contact Gallatin injury attorney Flora Templeton Stuart today. We’ll set up a free case evaluation to discuss your case and see how we can help you recover.

Types of Gallatin Truck Accidents and Car Accidents

When people think of motor vehicle accident personal injury cases, they might not realize how broad this category really is. In fact, there are many types of Gallatin car accidents and many types of Gallatin truck accidents. Below are nine types of accident cases we frequently handle.

If you or a loved one has sustained injuries in a Gallatin, TN, car, semi-truck, or other accident, contact the Flora Templeton Stuart Injury Accident Lawyer to discuss your case with a Gallatin accident attorney today.

Motorcycle Accidents

motorcycle accidentAccording to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcyclists are roughly 28 times more likely than a passenger car occupant to die in a motor vehicle traffic crash.

This is due in large part to the fact that riding a motorcycle takes great balance, skill, coordination, and judgment.

Additionally, the lack of safety features in a motorcycle plays a large role. In a passenger car, there is an exterior shell and air bags to prevent injuries in the event of a collision. In a motorcycle, however, there are no such barriers to keep you safe.

In Sumner County, the county in which Gallatin sits, there were 62 motorcycle-related crashes in 2019 alone. If you have sustained injuries in a motorcycle accident in or near Gallatin, Tennessee, Flora Templeton Stuart and her team are ready to help.

Bicycle Accidents

When a collision between a motor vehicle and a bicycle occurs, the bicyclist is unsurprisingly the party that is most likely to sustain injuries.

In Sumner County, Tennessee, there have been nearly 30 bicycle-related traffic injuries since 2016. As Gallatin-area bicycle-related accidents continue to rise, it is important to know where to turn if you are involved in an accident.

If you sustained injuries in a bicycle accident or lost a loved one in a biking accident due to the wrongful or negligent actions of another driver, you may have a claim for relief. The bicycle accident lawyers at the law firm of Flora Templeton Stuart can help you get the compensation you need to work toward your recovery.

Scooter Accidents

As the use of electric scooters has become more prevalent, so have scooter-related injuries. In fact, electric scooter-related injuries rose to nearly 40,000 per year in just four years.

Though this area of personal injury law may be relatively new, the basic rules remain the same. If you are injured in a scooter accident at the hands of another driver, a Gallatin personal injury attorney may be able to help.

Car/Passenger Vehicle Accidents

car accidentA Gallatin car accident can occur in the blink of an eye.

In July 2020, one person was killed and two were injured in a two-car wreck on State Route 109 in Gallatin, Tennessee. Unfortunately, accidents like this are all too common in Gallatin, TN.

Depending on the extent and severity of your injuries and property damage, you may need the assistance of a car accident lawyer to help get you back on your feet.

While this is probably the most common type of motor vehicle accident, being involved in one is always unexpected. After your accident, make sure to stay calm. Afterward, call Flora Templeton Stuart and her team.

Semi-Truck Accidents

truck accidentSemi-truck accidents can be some of the most devastating motor vehicle accidents of them all.

Due to a semi-truck’s size alone, involvement in a collision with one can result in severe and life-altering injuries or even death.

In Sumner County, there were 174 large truck accidents in 2019. The leading causes of truck accidents in Sumner County were:

  • Lane departure (13.61%),
  • Following improperly (6.51%),
  • Improper backing (5.92%),
  • Failure to yield (3.55%),
  • Improper lane change (2.96%), and
  • Speeding (2.96%).

Whether your injuries were the result of an improper lane departure, rollover, rear-end, or any other collision, our truck accident lawyers have the resources available to help you fight for your recovery.

Pedestrian Accidents

On average in the United States, one pedestrian is killed every 88 minutes in traffic crashes. In Sumner County alone, 24 pedestrians were involved in Tennessee traffic crashes in 2017.

It is crucial to take precautions as a pedestrian to prevent being involved in an accident with a motor vehicle. However, you may not always be able to avoid a crash. When an unexpected accident does occur, call our team to see how we can help.

Construction Accidents

Working in the construction industry can be extremely dangerous. But construction workers are at an increased risk of danger when performing their jobs near roadways and highways.

If you sustain injuries while on the job in a dangerous construction zone, contact Flora Templeton Stuart’s experienced construction accident team today.

Uber, Cab, and Bus Accidents

The use of public transportation, cabs, and ride-sharing services is a great way to save money and get where you need to go. However, these transportation services are just as susceptible to accidents as any other mode of transportation.

Contact an attorney today if you are injured in a car accident with a bus, cab, or rideshare driver.

DUI/Drunk Driver Accidents

NHTSA estimates that nearly 30 people die in drunk driving crashes each day and that these accidents claim more than 10,000 lives each year. In Tennessee, 7,776 crashes involved drivers who were under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

DUI accidents are some of the most egregious personal injury accidents due to the fact that they are so preventable.

For this reason, Tennessee law sometimes allows punitive damages in DUI cases. Where one party’s actions were malicious, intentional, fraudulent, or reckless, the injured party may seek punitive damages in the amount of $500,000 or two times the total amount of compensatory damages awarded, whichever is greater.

These types of damages are meant to punish, so they are not allowed in every case. However, an experienced Gallatin DUI attorney can help you determine whether you may be entitled to punitive damages in your case.

Sample Personal Injury Case Results

Flora Templeton Stuart has a strong record of success helping Gallatin, TN, accident victims in need. In our time as a firm, we have helped our clients recover millions of dollars in valuable compensation. Some of our results include:

  • $2.825 million jury award for a client who suffered permanent brain damage;
  • $2 million settlement for a family of four impacted by a semi-truck rollover collision; and
  • $1.7 million settlement in a commercial truck rear-end accident for a client who sustained severe injuries.

Regardless of the facts and circumstances of your particular case, Flora Templeton Stuart has the knowledge, resources, and experience to help you pursue your claim.

Get Your Questions Answered

flora stuartFlora Templeton Stuart has been helping accident victims in need for over 40 years. We know that a serious accident can turn your world upside-down, but we want to help.

If you are in need of a qualified, experienced, and compassionate accident attorney in or near Gallatin, TN, call Flora Templeton Stuart at 888-782-9090. We are available 7 days a week to get you answers and assistance.

We pride ourselves on getting the compensation our clients need. But more than that, we want you to know that we will care for you and be an advocate in your corner at every step along the way. Contact us today for a free case evaluation to discuss your case and see how we can help.

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