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Crash alert: Vigil held for Nashville mother and daughter killed in crash

by Ponce Law | November 26th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Family and friends gathered at a candlelight vigil to remember a woman and her daughter killed in a car crash in Nashville, according to a report by WKRN.

This is an update to a previous story.

La’Mara McClain and her mother Shonda Corlew died in the accident last Friday night on Interstate 24 east near Antioch Pike. A total of nine vehicles were involved in the wreck.

The vigil was held Wednesday night as loved ones gathered to remember the two victims and released balloons in their honor.  Another of Shonda Corlew’s daughters, Aysia, told a reporter, “It’s hard. It’s gotta be the hardest thing we’ve ever had to deal with.”

Metro Police said the crash was caused by a 17-year-old driver who was charged with driving without a license and not having insurance.

Losing a loved one in a car accident can be a devastating ordeal for family members left behind.  Not only are you grieving, but you also have to deal with the impact of funeral costs, lost income, and loss of companionship and support. If the death occurred because of another person or party’s negligence or carelessness, the compassionate Nashville car accident lawyers will build a strong case for your claim and help you obtain compensation. We’re here to 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: Woman arrested following crash of stolen car in Cumberland County

by Ponce Law | November 25th, 2020

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, TN – A woman driving a stolen car crashed on a road in Cumberland County this week and was arrested, 1057 News reports.

According to the police report, the incident happened as 36-year-old Racheal G. Hill was driving a Subaru on the 400 block of Rector Road. She was attempting to negotiate a turn when she hit a utility pole.

Authorities said a check revealed that the car had been stolen, and the owner then reclaimed possession of the vehicle.  Hill, a Crossville resident, was arrested on charges of theft of property and driving on a suspended license.

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, the Nashville car accident attorneys at Ponce Law can utilize their experience to help pursue the compensation you are entitled to. We will investigate who caused the accident, calculate your injury-related expenses and negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf. And you don’t owe anything unless we get money for you.   See how we can help by calling for a free consultation at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online.

Crash alert: Police identify woman killed in wrong-way crash on I-640

by Ponce Law | November 25th, 2020

KNOXVILLE, TN – Police have identified a woman killed in a wrong-way accident last weekend in Knoxville.

According to WATE, the victim was 52-year-old Deborah Hinkin. The crash happened Saturday on Interstate 640 West near Buffat Mill Road.

Police said Hinkin entered I-640 driving east in the westbound lanes and hit a vehicle, which then hit another vehicle.

Hinkin, a Knoxville resident, was pronounced dead at an area hospital.  Investigators are trying to determine why she was driving in the wrong direction.

Traffic fatalities continue to be on the rise this year on the roads and highways of Tennessee. If you or someone you love was hurt or killed in a car accident, it is important to have a legal advocate on your side right away. The Nashville car accident lawyers at Ponce Law stand ready to help you get the money you’re owed following a crash, so call today. To learn more about our services, call us at (844) 204-6765 or contact us online.

Crash alert: Head-on collision in Robertson County leaves 1 dead, 3 injured

by Ponce Law | November 25th, 2020

ROBERTSON COUNTY, TN – A crash in Robertson County Tuesday night left one person dead and three others injured, according to the Smokey Barn News.

Authorities say two SUVs collided head-on in the area of Tom Austin Highway and Cave Springs Road at about 8 p.m. One man was killed in the crash.  Another man was hospitalized with injuries that were not critical. Two male juveniles were also taken to the hospital. One of them was seriously injured, while the other sustained non-critical injuries.

The area around the crash scene was shut down, and drivers were advised to expect delays while emergency crews responded.

No details were immediately released on the cause of the accident.

In the aftermath of a serious car accident, our experienced and compassionate Nashville car accident attorneys at Ponce Law can help you navigate the legal system. We are committed to helping those who have been affected by an accident obtain the financial compensation they deserve. Let us fight for you during this difficult time.  To learn more about how we can help, contact our legal staff by calling us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online.

Don’t Take Safety for Granted on Nashville’s Sidewalks and Crosswalks

by Staff Blogger | November 25th, 2020

There’s no safer place for pedestrians in Music City than sidewalks and crosswalks. But too many pedestrians view these areas as impenetrable forcefields that protect them from any and all dangers. While they’re certainly safer than walking on shoulders or jaywalking, you’re still at risk, and that means you must remain vigilant.

The biggest self-inflicted risk factor that pedestrians face is distraction. Locals who enjoy walking and running may think nothing of using ear buds or even chatting on the phone while they’re out and about. Tourists may have their eyes glued to their phones while they look up directions, hail rideshares, or book reservations.

All of these activities can be dangerous when you’re walking, even if you’re on a sidewalk or crosswalk. That’s because drivers aren’t always paying attention to where they’re going or whether pedestrians are in their path. That means it’s up to you to make sure the coast is clear when you’re walking with both your eyes and ears.

Look both ways before crossing the street, even if you have a “Walk” signal. Keep checking lanes of traffic as you cross. In addition, avoid listening to music while walking, as doing so can block important traffic noise and the sounds of approaching vehicles. Finally, keep your head up and eyes pointed forward the entire time you’re walking, so that you have a better view of your surroundings.

And if you’re ever hurt in a pedestrian accident that wasn’t your fault, the Nashville pedestrian accident lawyers at Ponce Law are here to help you maximize your chances of getting paid. Call today for a free consultation.

Crash alert: Driver injured when car crashes into trees off I-40 east

by Ponce Law | November 24th, 2020

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, TN – A driver was hospitalized after a car accident on Interstate 40 late Monday afternoon.

According to 1057 News, 55-year-old Stephen Brown was driving a Chevrolet Corvette at a high rate of speed on I-40 east at mile marker 314 when he lost control of the vehicle.  The Tennessee Highway Patrol said the car went down an embankment and crashed into several trees.

Brown, of Cookeville, was transported to University of Tennessee Medical Center for treatment. No details were released on the extent of his injuries.  He was not restrained at the time of the crash.

Charges are pending in the case, state troopers said.

If you have been injured in a car accident due to the negligence or recklessness of another driver, Ponce Law is here to help. Our experienced Nashville car accident lawyers are committed to helping victims get the compensation they deserve for injury-related expenses, such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. See how we can help, learn what to do following an accident, and call us 24/7 for a free consultation. You can reach us at (844) 204-6765 or contact us online.

Crash alert: 2 dead after crash, shooting on I-24 in Nashville

by Ponce Law | November 24th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Police said two people died following an incident that involved a crash and a shooting in Nashville early Tuesday morning, the Tennessean reported.

Officials said a Ford F-150 pickup truck collided with the side of a tractor-trailer on Interstate 24 near Shelby Avenue at about 3:15 a.m. The shooting took place inside the pickup, which was reported stolen last week from outside a home on Cain Harbor Drive in South Nashville.

The driver and a passenger in the pickup died, while two other passengers, ages 16 and 14, were injured and taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  Investigators are trying to determine what led to the gunfire.

The incident shut down eastbound lanes on I-24 in downtown Nashville for several hours while authorities responded to the scene, slowing traffic at the Shelby Avenue exit.  The lanes reopened shortly after 7:30 a.m.

When you are injured in a car accident through no fault of your own, turn to Ponce Law for the help you will need in navigating the legal system. Our Nashville car accident attorneys will do everything we can to help you pursue compensation for medical bills and lost wages. We’re here to 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: Driver killed, 2 passengers injured in Perry County car accident

by Ponce Law | November 24th, 2020

PERRY COUNTY, TN – A car accident in Perry County Sunday night left one person dead and two others injured, WKRN reported.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol said a man was driving west on Hurricane Creek Road southeast of Linden when he was unable to negotiate a curve at about 6 p.m.

When the driver overcorrected, the vehicle overturned and the driver was killed.  He was identified as 24-year-old William Hickerson of Hohenwald.  Two passengers, a 24-year-old and a juvenile, were injured in the crash. No details were released on the extent of their injuries.

The THP is trying to determine what caused the accident.

When you have been injured or lost a loved one in a car crash and need a legal advocate on your side, turn to the legal team at Ponce Law. Our Nashville car accident attorneys help Tennessee car accident victims every day, and we want to put our knowledge to work for you to help obtain the compensation you deserve. To learn more about our services, call us today at (844) 204-6765 or contact us online.

Crash alert: Hit-and-run driver sought after pedestrian struck on Dickerson Pike

by Ponce Law | November 23rd, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Police are searching for the driver who struck a pedestrian in Nashville Friday night and then left the scene.

According to WSMV, 37-year-old Maurice Ferguson was hit by a car in the southbound lane of Dickerson Pike at about 9:30 p.m. Ferguson was standing outside of a crosswalk at the time, police said.

He was critically injured in the accident and transported to Skyline Medical Center. Investigators say the car involved in the incident fled the area. It was described as a 2006 to 2012 silver Chevrolet Impala.

Anyone with information about the crash or the vehicle was asked to contact Nashville Police.

When you have been injured in a pedestrian accident by a reckless driver who leaves the scene, you deserve financial compensation for the expenses you have incurred. At Ponce Law, our Nashville pedestrian accident attorneys may be able to help you acquire damages for past and future medical expenses related to the accident, lost wages while unable to work during recovery, and pain and suffering.  Call us 24/7 at (844) 204-6765 or fill out a free initial consultation form to get started.

Crash alert: Police identify worker fatally struck by pickup on Lebanon Pike

by Ponce Law | November 23rd, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Metro Police have released additional details about a worker fatally struck by a vehicle in Nashville last week, WKRN reports.

This is an update to a previous story.

Police identified the victim as 64-year-old Lawrence Bledsoe. He was picking up traffic cones on Lebanon Pike when the accident occurred in a construction zone Thursday at about 4:30 p.m.

According to investigators, Bledsoe was standing outside a stationary Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck when it was hit by another pickup, sending the Silverado into a spin and causing it to hit Bledsoe. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said the Silverado had a functioning arrow that was directing traffic to the left at the time.

The driver of the other pickup suffered minor injuries. He told police his view of the road was obstructed by the sun when the crash occurred.

Police said charges are pending, saying the driver was going too fast for the road conditions and failed to move over.

If you’ve been injured by a motorist who violated the laws that keep pedestrians safe on the roads of Tennessee, 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 stand ready to provide the legal help you need. We’re here 24/7 to take your call. You can reach us at (844) 204-6765 or online.