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Crash alert: Rutherford County road closed after dump truck rollover

by Ponce Law | September 24th, 2020

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN – Rutherford County Fire and Rescue tweeted that a road was shut down Wednesday afternoon due to a dump truck accident.

The vehicle rollover led to the closure of East Jefferson Pike at River Walk.  Minor injuries were reported in the crash, but no further details were released.

Drivers were advised to prepare for delays and seek alternate routes if possible to avoid the area. The road was reopened several hours later.

If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. But filing a claim requires determining who was responsible for your accident. At Ponce Law, our experienced Nashville truck accident attorneys know the wide variety of truck accident causes and can gather the evidence needed to create a strong claim on your behalf. Give us a call 24 hours a day, seven days a week at (844) 204-6765 or fill out a free initial consultation form to get the legal help you deserve, today.

Crash alert: Woman, 2 children injured in Crossville car accident

by Ponce Law | September 24th, 2020

CROSSVILLE, TN – According to 1057 News, three people were hospitalized after a car ran off the road and crashed in Cumberland County Monday night.

The accident happened on Highland Lane near Dallas Smith Road in Crossville. Authorities said Christina L. Webb was driving a Chevy Cruze north when she tried to avoid a dog that reportedly ran in front of the vehicle.

The car went off the roadway and through a fence before coming to rest on its side. Webb, of Crossville, and two small children sustained injuries that were not considered life-threatening. They were transported to Cumberland Medical Center.

When you are injured in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your injury-related expenses.  At Ponce Law, we can help you pursue money for your medical bills and any lost wages resulting from the accident. Contact our Nashville car accident lawyers so that we can help you build a strong claim. We’re available to take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online.

Crash alert: Widow of Brentwood officer killed in crash files lawsuit

by Ponce Law | September 24th, 2020

BRENTWOOD, TN – A lawsuit has been filed by the widow of a Brentwood police officer who was killed in a crash in June, WSMV reports.

This is an update to a previous story.

Officer Destin Legieza was killed when his patrol car was struck head-on on Franklin Road by a Jeep Liberty driven by Ashley Kroese. Investigators said her blood alcohol level at the time was twice the legal limit.

The officer’s widow, Heather Legieza, has filed a $7 million lawsuit against Kimbro’s Pickin’ Parlor in Franklin, where Kroese had been drinking before the crash. Kroese is charged with vehicular homicide by intoxication.

The lawsuit claims an employee at the business continued to serve alcohol to Kroese even though she was visibly intoxicated, and that the business violated state law.  The suit says that the officer’s death directly resulted from Kroese’s consumption of alcohol.

Losing a loved one is always difficult, but when the death is caused by someone else’s negligence, it can be even more devastating for your entire family. Not only are you grieving your loss, but you also have to deal with the impact of funeral costs, lost income, and loss of companionship and support. If your loved one died because of another person or party’s carelessness, the Nashville wrongful death lawyers at Ponce Law will work hard to build a strong case for your claim.  Call us 24/7 at (844) 204-6765 or fill out a free initial consultation form to get started.

Crash alert: Motorcycle and SUV collide on street in Crossville

by Ponce Law | September 23rd, 2020

CROSSVILLE, TN – A collision between a motorcycle and an SUV in Crossville left a man hospitalized early this week, according to 1057 News.

The incident happened Sunday in the vicinity of North Main Street and Interstate Drive. Authorities said 75-year-old Jerry Tittsworth was operating a Suzuki motorcycle when it hit a Chevy Equinox driven by 81-year-old Norma Tabor.

Tittsworth, of Sparta, sustained minor injuries and was taken to an area hospital. Tabor, of Crossville, was not injured in the crash.

Police said Tittsworth told them the sun was in his eyes and he believed he had the green light at the time the accident occurred.

Motorcycles are popular on our area roadways, but they don’t always provide enough protection for their riders — leading to tragic and frequently preventable accidents. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle crash caused by someone else, you may be entitled to financial compensation for a variety of expenses. Our Nashville motorcycle accident lawyers are fully committed to obtaining the best possible results for our clients. We’re here take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can call us at (844) 204-6765 or complete a free initial consultation form.

Crash alert: Young woman killed when SUV runs off road on Highway 76

by Ponce Law | September 23rd, 2020

SPRINGFIELD, TN – Authorities say a young woman was killed in a weekend SUV crash in Robertson County, the Smokey Barn News reports.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol identified the victim as 21-year-old Kaly Renee Wright of Ashland City, Tennessee.

The accident happened at about 9 p.m. Saturday, as Wright was driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee on Highway 76 near Savage Creek Drive, between Springfield and Whitehouse.

Investigators said she was unable to negotiate a curve, which caused the SUV to go off the road and into an embankment. The vehicle then struck a mailbox and hit two trees. Wright was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities said she was wearing a safety belt, and the accident report made no mention of drugs or alcohol use.

At Ponce Law, we understand the devastating consequences that can result from an auto accident, and we are committed to obtaining the best possible results for our clients. We’ll take the time to get to know you and your needs, and we’ll do everything we can to get the results you deserve. Let our experienced Nashville car accident attorneys fight for you if you’ve been affected by an accident. Call us 24/7 at (844) 204-6765 or fill out a free initial consultation form to get started.

Crash alert: Stretch of I-24 in Nashville shut down due to overturned tractor-trailer

by Ponce Law | September 23rd, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – According to WKRN, a stretch of Interstate 24 in South Nashville was shut down by a tractor-trailer accident Wednesday morning.

Police said the truck overturned in the westbound lanes of I-24 near the exit for Harding Place at about 3:20 a.m. The crash involved two other vehicles as well, but only minor injuries were reported.

The incident affected morning traffic as I-24 was shut down from Harding Place to the exit for Briley Parkway before reopening at about 5 a.m. The ramp from Harding Pike onto I-24 was reopened at about 7:15 a.m.

Big trucks are common sights on Tennessee’s highways and interstates but sometimes accidents can be caused by unsafe trucks and untrained drivers. If you or a loved one were hurt in a truck crash, the Nashville truck accident lawyers at Ponce Law can help you get the compensation you deserve for your medical bills and lost wages. Our legal staff is available 24/7 to take your call at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online.

The Insurance Company Is Denying Your Injury Claim. What Now?

by Staff Blogger | September 23rd, 2020

You were just involved in a serious auto accident. You suffered injuries, you’ve racked up medical bills, and you can’t work. The insurance company is supposed to reimburse you for what you’ve gone through, especially if the other driver was at fault for the crash, but they aren’t cooperating. What are your options?

First, call a lawyer. At Ponce Law, our Nashville auto accident attorneys have many years of experience fighting for the rights of people who were mistreated by insurance companies. It’s not too late to get the money you’re owed, even if the insurance company already “denied” your claim.

Second, follow all of your doctor’s orders. Not only will doing so help you recover faster, but it will also strengthen your claim. When you follow up on your doctor’s appointments and do all of the recommended physical therapy, the insurance company won’t be able to write off your claim or say you’re exaggerating your injuries.

Finally, avoid talking about the accident as much as possible. Only discuss it with close family members and your lawyer. It’s important to avoid discussing it, especially on social media. Insurance adjusters comb through victims’ social media accounts to find potentially incriminating statements, even if it means taking them out of context. Don’t give them that luxury—stay silent until your case resolves!

Getting denied when you need money after an accident can be a big blow, but it isn’t a final decision. Our lawyers can step in and make the right situation for you and your loved ones. Call us today.

Crash alert: Record number of pedestrian deaths in Nashville in 2020

by Ponce Law | September 22nd, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Statistics indicate a grim milestone for Nashville and the rest of Tennessee, with a record number of pedestrian deaths reported in 2020.

According to a report by WSMV, 102 pedestrians have been killed statewide as of last week and 25 have died while walking in Nashville. The most recent case involved a 60-year-old man who was struck while trying to cross Dickerson Pike. Those numbers represent the most pedestrian deaths in Nashville for this time of the year, and the most in Tennessee overall, even with three months left in the year.

The executive director of Walk Bike Nashville told WSMV the increase in fatalities can be attributed to poor lighting on streets, a lack of crosswalks and speeding motorists.

She called for improved lighting at crosswalks, and said the city’s public works department should implement a formal pedestrian safety program.

If you’ve been injured by a motorist who violated the laws that keep pedestrians safe, you have legal rights to compensation. At Ponce Law, we’re here to help you get the money you’re owed for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering, so that you can focus on getting better. Our experienced Nashville pedestrian accident attorneys will take the time to get to know your needs, as well as work hard to achieve them. We’re here 24/7 to take your call. You can reach us at (844) 204-6765 or online.

Crash alert: Police searching for driver who crashed into home in Adams

by Ponce Law | September 22nd, 2020

ADAMS, TN – Authorities say a driver left the scene after crashing into a home in Robertson County Sunday morning, according to the Smokey Barn News.

The BMW was heading east on Port Royal Royal Road and kept going across Kinneys Road before the driver went across the lawn and struck the home at about 7:30 a.m.

No injuries were reported to anyone in the home and police said the driver was apparently not seriously hurt. There was just superficial damage to the house.

A search for the driver was launched by the Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office.  One person was questioned following the incident.

An accident can leave you facing medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. But you shouldn’t have to pay for the costs of an injury that wasn’t your fault. At Ponce Law, it’s our goal to ensure your story gets heard by the legal system. Our experienced Nashville personal injury attorneys will work hard to build a strong claim on your behalf. See how we can assist you following an accident by calling us 24/7 at (844) 204-6765. Or, reach out to us online for a free consultation.

Crash alert: Sanitation truck hits bridge overpass on I-40

by Ponce Law | September 22nd, 2020

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, TN – According to 1057 News, a sanitation truck driver was hurt when part of the vehicle hit a bridge in Cumberland County.

State troopers said 75-year-old Franklin Cordell Hensley was driving a Mack GU7 Friday afternoon when the lift of the truck struck the underneath portion of an overpass bridge on Interstate 40 over Highway 70 East. The lift had not been properly secured, authorities said.

Hensley, of Crossville, sustained minor injuries in the accident. The Tennessee Department of Transportation worked over the weekend to clean up the scene and make repairs. One eastbound lane on I-40 and Highway 70 under the bridge were shut down for the repair work.

If you have been injured in an accident involving a truck, do not hesitate to call the experienced Nashville truck accident lawyers at Ponce Law.  When you call us, you’ll get a law firm that will take the time to get to know you and your family. You’re not just a case number to us—you’re someone who needs help.  To learn more about our services, call us at (844) 204-6765 or contact us online.