ATV accident

Crash alert: 2 children hit by pickup while helping father push ATV

by Ponce Law | November 10th, 2020

JACKSON COUNTYH, TN – Officials said two children were critically injured in an accident involving a pickup truck and an all-terrain vehicle in Jackson County, WKRN reported.

The children, ages 7 and 11, were helping their father push the ATV Sunday afternoon after it became disabled on Stacy Cemetery Lane, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

The driver of the pickup struck the ATV and the children at about 1:30 p.m., pushing the vehicle off the road. The children were airlifted to a hospital, where they were listed in critical condition. The pickup truck driver was not hurt.

When you or a family member have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages and other costs. At Ponce Law, we have worked diligently to help thousands of injury victims. Our Nashville car accident attorneys will do everything we can to help you get the results you deserve. 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.

Who Can Be Held Liable for ATV Injuries?

by Staff Blogger | October 28th, 2020

Fall is here, and that means there’s no better time to ride an ATV through the beautiful Middle Tennessee landscape than right now. But it’s important for all ATV owners and riders to remember that these vehicles aren’t toys. When they aren’t treated with respect and extreme caution, serious injuries can and do occur to both drivers and passengers.

But what happens when someone is injured in an ATV accident—especially if it wasn’t their fault? At Ponce Law, we build claims for those victims just as we do for people who are hurt in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, bus accidents, and other vehicle accidents. That means we collect evidence to prove who was at fault, determine how much money our client is owed, and demand full payment from the insurance company.

Liable parties in ATV accidents can include:

  • ATV drivers—Many ATVs can comfortably seat two or even three people. Some utility ATVs even have backrows with seating up for four or more passengers. Those passengers trust the driver with their safety and even their lives, and when drivers fail to observe basic safety precautions, they can be held liable if they crash.
  • Passengers—Passengers aren’t always innocent after crashes. Sometimes, passengers do things that distract or interfere with drivers’ ability to safely control their ATVs. Common examples would be pulling on the handle bars or steering wheel or pushing/pulling drivers unnecessarily while the vehicle is in motion.

These are just two common examples. Other potentially liable parties include vehicle drivers, pedestrians, private landowners, and even governmental agencies. If you or someone you love was hurt in an ATV crash, contact our Nashville ATV accident lawyers today for a free consultation.

Crash alert: Retired Berry Hill police officer dies in utility vehicle accident

by Ponce Law | October 5th, 2020

ELMWOOD, TN – A retired Tennessee police officer who was serving as a Smith County Commissioner died in a utility vehicle accident last week, the Smith County Insider reports.

The victim was identified as David Gross, a retired Patrol Sergeant who worked for 20 years with the Berry Hill Police Department.  Authorities said he had been driving a Dodge Caravan that hit a pole on Sullivan’s Bend Lane in Elmwood last Wednesday. Gross was picked up and driven home by a passerby following the accident.

Gross then began heading back to the scene of the original accident in a side-by-side utility vehicle, but he crashed along the way and was killed.

Gross had been serving for the past 14 years as a County Commissioner for District 8.

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, our Nashville personal injury atttorneys will do everything we can to help you get the results you deserve.  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: Crossville man dies from injuries suffered in ATV accident

by Ponce Law | September 15th, 2020

CROSSVILLE, TN – A man has died of injuries suffered in an accident involving an all-terrain vehicle in Cumberland County earlier this month, according to 1057 News.

This is an update to a previous story.

20-year-old Lowell Scott Winningham of Crossville was injured Sept. 5 when his ATV ran off the roadway and flipped over on Newton Road near Buck Ridge Road.

He was transported to Erlanger Medical Center with serious injuries following the crash.

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. No matter what kind of injuries you suffered, our Nashville personal injury lawyers will use their legal knowledge and experience to build a strong case on your behalf. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Crash alert: Crossville man injured when ATV flips over

by Ponce Law | September 8th, 2020

CROSSVILLE, TN – A man was hospitalized following a crash in Cumberland County involving an all-terrain vehicle.

According to 1057 News, the accident happened Saturday night on Newton Road in the vicinity of Buck Ridge Road.  Authorities say 20-year-old Lowell Scott Winningham was riding south when he went off the road and his ATV flipped over.

Winningham, of Crossville, was believed to have sustained serious injuries, and was transported to Erlanger Medical Center.

Law enforcement agencies responded to the scene along with medics from Cumberland County.

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. No matter what kind of injuries you suffered, our experienced Nashville personal injury lawyers will work hard to build a strong case on your behalf. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.