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Crash alert: Road in Brentwood to be closed for widening project

by Ponce Law | July 3rd, 2020

BRENTWOOD, TN – A portion of a road in Brentwood will be shut down on Monday as part of a widening project, the Williamson Herald reported.

The work on Sunset Road will start at about 5:30 a.m. and run as late as 8 p.m. The road will be closed from the Ragsdale Road intersection north to Colonel Winstead Drive.  It will remain open from Colonel Winstead Drive to Concord Road.  Residents living nearby are advised to plan alternate routes.

Officials hope to complete the work in one day.  The Sunset Road project, from Owl Creek to Concord Road, is due to be completed later this summer.

If you were hurt or if you lost a loved one in a collision in Nashville, contact Ponce Law right away for help. Our Nashville car accident lawyers have more than 25 years of experience helping people like you get the justice and fair compensation they deserve when someone else’s negligence causes them harm. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Crash alert: New laws provide funds for ambulance services

by Ponce Law | July 2nd, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Medical services in Tennessee, including ambulances, will receive continued financial support under new laws that took effect Wednesday, 1057 News reported.

Three bills passed by state lawmakers extend assessments that are used to draw federal matching funds, providing funding for hospitals, nursing homes and ambulance services.

One such measure is the Tennessee Hospital Assessment Act, which will raise a combination of state and federal funds totaling $1.7 billion for the TennCare program.  Without the assessment, lawmakers said a number of vital hospital and medical programs would be affected.

If you were hurt or if you lost a loved one in a collision in Nashville, contact Ponce Law right away for help. Our Nashville car accident lawyers have more than 25 years of experience helping people like you get the justice and fair compensation they deserve when someone else’s negligence causes them harm. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Crash alert: State “Slow Poke law extended

by Ponce Law | July 2nd, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Among the new laws taking effect Wednesday in the state of Tennessee was a change to the so-called “Slow Poke” law to cover more roads.

1057 News reported that the measure has now been extended to divided highways with two or more lanes in each direction. It previously applied only to divided highways of three or more lanes. Drivers are subject to $50 fines for driving in the left lane if they are not passing other vehicles, or if the road is under construction or repair.

The “Slow Poke” law was enacted due to the dangers of those who drive too slowly, which can cause highway accidents.

If you were hurt or if you lost a loved one in a collision in Nashville, contact Ponce Law right away for help. Our Nashville car accident lawyers have more than 25 years of experience helping people like you get the justice and fair compensation they deserve when someone else’s negligence causes them harm. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Crash alert: Tennessee DOT celebrates opening of revamped I-440

by Ponce Law | July 2nd, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Tennessee’s largest road construction project is complete and the revamped Interstate 440 is now open to motorists, the Tennessean reported.

This is an update to a previous story.

Work began in 2019 on the $152.9 project, the most expensive in the history of the state Department of Transportation. The reopening of the roadway is being celebrated Thursday with a caravan event hosted by the TDOT.

The I-440 reconstruction work was finished a month ahead of schedule. Drivers will be seeing new lanes, landscaping and lighting, overhead message boards and ramp safety improvements.

If you were hurt or if you lost a loved one in a collision in Nashville, contact Ponce Law right away for help. Our Nashville car accident lawyers have more than 25 years of experience helping people like you get the justice and fair compensation they deserve when someone else’s negligence causes them harm. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

I-440 reconstruction completed ahead of schedule

by Ponce Law | June 25th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Drivers will be seeing major improvements on Interstate 440 now that the largest project in Tennessee Department of Transportation history is complete, according to a report by WKRN.

The $154.8 million reconstruction of I-440 was finished a month ahead of schedule, the TDOT said.  The project included new lanes, lighting and landscaping, along with color overhead message boards and improvements in ramp safety.

On Wednesday night, TDOT crews began the process of opening all lanes following over a year of closures and shutdowns along the highway.

The I-440 corridor will be fully open on July 2 for the 100,000 drivers who use the roadway each day.  The TDOT will be holding a caravan that day to celebrate the completion of the project.

If you were hurt or if you lost a loved one in a collision in Nashville, contact Ponce Law right away for help. Our Nashville car accident lawyers have more than 25 years of experience helping people like you get the justice and fair compensation they deserve when someone else’s negligence causes them harm. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

The Awardees of Our Thank a Veteran Tribute Are…

by Staff Blogger | November 21st, 2019

Thank you to everyone who honored a Tennessee veteran in our Thank a Veteran Tribute.

The drawing is complete, and the awardees are:

Angela Price (Coast Guard, 12 years of service) – $500 prize

Oscar Talley (Marine Corps, 20 years of service) – $500 prize

Michael Crockett (Air Force, 22 years of service) – $500 prize

Willard Ratliff (Army, 3 years of service) – $500 prize

Congratulations to all of the awardees!

At Ponce Law, we love honoring and giving back to veterans any way we can—and we’re proud to give back this Veterans Month by awarding these veterans!

Announcing Ponce Law’s Thank a Veteran Tribute

by Staff Blogger | November 6th, 2019

At Ponce Law, we don’t just help injured Tennessee veterans navigate the disability claims process. We also believe in honoring them any way we can.

This year, that means spotlighting nominated veterans on our website and holding a drawing for 4 veterans to receive $500 each.

If you know a deserving veteran who should be honored for their service and entered for a chance to receive $500, submit their information, including their name, photo, and service branch, on our nomination page.

All honorees must be received by Nov. 18, 2019. We’ll announce the winners on Nov. 20, 2019. Be sure to tell your veteran to check our Facebook page and their inbox to find out if they won!

4th of July Safety Tips

by Staff Blogger | July 1st, 2019

July Fourth is just around the corner, and in Tennessee, like elsewhere in the U.S., we love to celebrate Independence Day with fireworks and get-togethers with friends and family. But it’s important to know the unique risks many common holiday activities can pose to those celebrating. As you plan this year’s festivities, keep the following safety tips in mind for both you and your loved ones so you can enjoy the day safely.

Holiday Safety Tips

The team at Ponce Law has seen ordinary Tennesseans of all stripes suffer from lasting pain and left unable to work after sudden injury when proper safety precautions aren’t taken. We believe that when your injuries are no fault of your own, you don’t deserve to have to pay the resulting medical bills out-of-pocket. That’s why we help injury victims fight to get compensation from the insurance company of those responsible. Contact our legal team today for a free case review.

Michael Ponce and Ponce Law Recently Honored With Three Awards

by Staff Blogger | December 6th, 2017

Ponce Law is honored to announce that our law firm recently received three significant awards. First, Michael Ponce was named Best Local Attorney, while Ponce Law was named Nashville’s Best Law Firm. In addition, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) presented Ponce Law with its prestigious Torch Award for Ethical Commerce.

The awards were chosen by Middle Tennessee’s Toast of Music City Readers’ Choice Awards. 2017 marks the second year in a row that Ponce Law was chosen Best Law Firm in the city. The Toast of Music City Reader’s Choice Awards are presented by First Tennessee and have been recognizing the best of local businesses for the past eight years.

The BBB’s Torch Award is presented annually to companies that demonstrate best practices, leadership, social responsibility, and high standards of organizational ethics that benefit their customers, employees, suppliers, shareholders, and communities.

Thank you to all Nashvillians and Middle Tennessee residents who voted for Michael Ponce and Ponce Law. We’re thrilled and honored to receive these awards. As always, our Nashville personal injury lawyers are ready to help if you or someone you love was injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault. Call today for a free consultation.

3 Safety Tips for Nashville Swimming Pool Owners

by Staff Blogger | May 15th, 2017

Summer is just around the corner, which means swimming pools will soon be open for the season. Although swimming pools can provide hours of summer fun for your family and the community around you, it’s important that you take necessary precautions to ensure the safety of those who use it.

Here are 3 safety tips for Nashville pool owners:

  1. Keep your pool locked and secured. Many of the deaths that occur in swimming pools happen when there’s no supervision present. Keep the gate to your pool locked at all times when you are not using it. If you don’t currently have a gate around your pool, consider putting one up before the summer season. It could save a life.
  2. Never leave children unattended. Even a momentary lapse of concentration when supervising children swimming can lead to disaster. Make sure you’re alert and aware while your children are swimming and never leave swimmers unattended, even for a few minutes.
  3. Learn CPR. Being prepared in the event of an accident gives you the best chance of saving a life. Get certified by a reputable organization. Some very basic CPR knowledge can go a long way in an emergency.

Summer is such a special time in our children’s lives. If you have a swimming pool, help us make this summer accident free for Nashville by being prepared now.