Personal Injury

Crash alert: Teen charged with causing crash in stolen car in Murfreesboro

by Ponce Law | October 23rd, 2020

MURFREESBORO, TN – A young man was arrested following a crash involving a stolen car in Murfreesboro Tuesday, according to Fox 17 Nashville.

18-year-old Steven Birdwell was behind the wheel of a stolen Dodge Charger on Mercury Boulevard, police said. He allegedly drove through a red light and collided with two vehicles. There was no word on whether anyone was injured.

Police said Birdwell and a male passenger got out of the vehicle and took off on foot, but Birdwell was taken into custody at a gas station.  The passenger remains at large.

Birdwell now faces a number of charges, including theft, reckless driving and evading arrest.

If you have been injured in a car accident and someone else is to blame, the experienced Nashville car accident attorneys can help you pursue money for medical bills and lost wages. With over 20 years of experience helping injury victims in Nashville and throughout Middle Tennessee, we know what you’re going through and what you need next. We will listen, show you respect, and be with you every step of the way on the road to recovery. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Crash alert: Goodlettsville firefighter hurt while battling house fire

by Ponce Law | October 22nd, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – A firefighter was injured while battling a blaze in Goodlettsville on Wednesday afternoon, according to WKRN.

The firefighter was transported to TriStar Skyline Medical Center with a knee injury following the house fire on Ivy Hill Lane.

Fire crews from Goodlettsville and Nashville responded to the scene at about 2:40 p.m.  A house was engulfed in flames, and two neighboring homes were also damaged.

No other injuries were reported.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.

When you have been injured in the workplace, you may be wondering how you will pay your medical bills without a paycheck, and when will you recover from your injuries. At Ponce Law, our Nashville workers’ compensation attorneys are dedicated to helping people who suffer work-related injuries get the benefits they deserve. We’ll work hard to build a strong claim for you, and are 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: Driver injured in accident at Greenbrier auto repair shop

by Ponce Law | October 20th, 2020

GREENBRIER, TN – A driver was hurt in a motor vehicle accident at an auto repair shop in Robertson County Monday afternoon. According to WKRN, the vehicle crashed into the shop near Highway 41 in Greenbrier.

The driver was taken by ambulance to an area hospital. No information was immediately available on the severity of the person’s injuries.

Police have not yet released details on what may have led to the crash.

If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, the Nashville car accident attorneys at Ponce Law can utilize their experience and expertise 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: Pedestrian fatally struck by pickup truck on Bell Road

by Ponce Law | October 20th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – A man walking on a street in Nashville was killed when he was hit by a pickup truck early Monday morning, according to WKRN.

The incident happened in the 1100 block of Bell Road in Antioch at about 5:45 a.m. Police say the victim, 44-year-old Lynn Anderson of Murfreesboro Pike, was struck by the pickup while he was crossing the road.  He was outside of a crosswalk at the time.

Anderson was pronounced dead at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

There were no signs of drug or alcohol use by the driver, according to Metro Police. The driver said he did not see Anderson before the accident occurred.

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident due to someone else’s negligence, you deserve compensation for the harm done to you and the disruption to your life. 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: 2-year-old girl hit by vehicle on street in Springfield

by Ponce Law | October 8th, 2020

SPRINGFIELD, TN – A toddler was taken to the hospital after being hit by a vehicle in Robertson County Tuesday night. According to the Smokey Barn News, the 2-year-old girl was struck on Beechwood Drive in Springfield just before 6 p.m.

Fortunately, officials at the scene said the child’s injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, and that she was awake and talking following the incident.

The girl was transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center’s Children’s Hospital in Nashville for further evaluation. No information was immediately released on the vehicle that hit her.

Robertson County EMS responded to the scene along with the police and fire departments of Springfield.

If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident, do not hesitate to contact Ponce Law. Our skilled Nashville personal injury lawyers are ready to take the burden off your shoulders and help you get the results you deserve. No matter what kind of injuries you suffered, we’ll work hard to build a strong claim on your behalf. For more information on how we can help, call us at (844) 204-6765 or complete a free initial consultation form.

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: 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: Bulldozer driver arrested for crash into Spring Hill home

by Ponce Law | September 18th, 2020

SPRING HILL, TN – Police say a man is under arrest for driving a bulldozer into a home in Spring Hill last year, according to WKRN.

54-year-old Duane Larose was charged in connection with the September 11, 2019 incident. Larose drove the bulldozer through a home with a family inside on Spirit Court, authorities said. No one was injured in the accident but there was serious damage to the home.

Larose is charged with reckless endangerment. Police said toxicology results on him came back negative. The case will go to court in Williamson County later this month.

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 Nashville personal injury attorneys will work hard to build a strong claim on your behalf.   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.

What Are Non-Economic Damages in Injury Claims?

by Staff Blogger | September 10th, 2020

In personal injury claims, an injured person can demand compensation for the damages they’ve experienced because of someone else’s negligence. Damages can include medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering.

Determining damages stemming from medical bills and lost income isn’t necessarily easy, but it’s pretty straightforward. You’ll review the financial costs you’ve suffered (and will continue to suffer) and factor those “economic damages” into your claim.

But pain and suffering aren’t quite so simple. These damages aren’t financial in nature, and they’re referred to as “non-economic damages.” However, don’t let that term fool you. Your pain and your suffering have very real financial consequences, and they’re an essential part of your personal injury claim.

What Are Non-Economic Damages?

Non-economic damages are the consequences of a crash that aren’t financial in nature. Though the terms “pain” and “suffering” are frequently used to describe these damages, it’s important to know that these terms describe serious challenges.

Non-economic damages can include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Emotional distress
  • Disfigurement
  • Disability
  • Loss of life’s pleasures

In some ways, these challenges are even greater than the financial consequences of an accident. This is why you often see a plaintiff awarded a substantial amount of compensation for their pain and suffering.

Pain and Suffering Also Have a Financial Impact

Non-economic damages is a misleading term. Though pain and suffering are more difficult to put a dollar figure on than economic damages, they have financial repercussions, too.

Chronic pain, depression, and anxiety can be costly conditions to manage. They can also make it more likely that someone will suffer other dangerous medical conditions or find gainful employment.

Experienced attorneys know how important it is to factor in their client’s pain and suffering into the amount they demand from insurance companies.

If You Need Legal Assistance, Contact Ponce Law

At Ponce Law, we have years of experience helping our clients determine how much they deserve in pain and suffering, so we can demand the compensation they’re entitled to. If you’d like to discuss your case, contact our Nashville personal injury attorneys today to schedule a free, no-obligation case assessment.

Crash alert: 2 injured in Robertson County accident

by Ponce Law | August 11th, 2020

GREENBRIER, TN – An accident involving an all-terrain vehicle in Robertson County left two people hospitalized.

Smokey Barn News reported the incident happened Saturday night at about 7 p.m., when the ATV flipped over in the vicinity of Plumnelly Lane and Edgar Dillard Road.

Four people were on board the vehicle at the time of the crash. A female was transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center with an arm injury and was listed in serious condition. Another person, a male, was taken to an area hospital with injuries described as not life-threatening.

Local first responders were on the scene, along with the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office and the Robertson County Emergency Management Agency.  The cause of the accident was not immediately clear.

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.