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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.

Giving Back to Our Community

by Staff Blogger | September 28th, 2016

When we first opened the doors at Ponce Law, we had to choose what kind of law firm we were going to be. We didn’t want to be known only for the legal services we provided the Nashville community. We wanted to become a contributing part of that community as well. That’s why we dedicate so much of our time to giving back to the community as a firm and encourage each of our staff members to do the same outside of work as well.

Why is community service so important to us? Because we believe in giving back to the community that has given us so much. Over the years, we’ve had the privilege of helping our clients through some of the toughest times in their lives. But in serving them, they’ve also served us. They’ve enabled us to fulfill our mission of securing justice for the injured people of Nashville, and for that, we owe them a debt of gratitude. That debt is paid by volunteering at Second Harvest Food Bank; by sponsoring events such as Pedal for Paws; and by donating thousands of dollars over the years to Nashville charities.

As volunteers, we give back a small portion of what Nashville has given us. As personal injury lawyers, we do the same on a daily basis by providing experienced legal help to those who need it. If you’ve been injured, call the experienced personal injury attorneys at Ponce Law. We’ve helped so many over the years, and we’re ready to help you as well.

Why Our Community Matters

by Staff Blogger | February 15th, 2016

Running a law firm as successful as Ponce Law requires a large staff of legal professionals working long hours to help our clients get the results they deserve. We’re proud of the hard work each of our staff members puts into every case, and given the impact they make, it would be easy to stop there. After all, isn’t being the advocate of thousands of Nashville’s injured people enough of a contribution to the community?

Not in our book.

We believe it’s just the start. Over the years, we’ve taken every opportunity we can to give back to our community, because that same community has given so much to us. Our success is built on the relationships we’ve nurtured over the years with those who needed our help. We have always done our best for them, often resulting in outcomes that exceed their expectations. However, the opportunity to help is a gift in itself. Every time someone turns to us for help, they’re giving us an opportunity to do good, and we’re so thankful for that opportunity.

That’s why at Ponce Law, we dedicate time and resources to community efforts such as Nashville Rescue Mission and Room in the Inn. These incredible initiatives are changing lives for the better in Nashville, and we’re so proud to play a small part in their success.

“Speak Up” Event Helps Tennessee Teens Avoid Car Accidents

by Staff Blogger | November 6th, 2015

Teens tend to be involved in a disproportionate number of motor vehicle crashes. Data indicates a total of 357 teens between ages 15-19 were killed in Tennessee car accidents between 2010-2014. Drunk and distracted driving was also found to play a role in a large number of these crashes.

To help raise awareness about teen drunk driving accidents, as well as the dangerous distractions using handheld electronic devices can cause, a program will be held this Saturday, Nov. 7, at Monroe Carrel Jr. Children’s Hospital Vanderbilt at Williamson Medical Center. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

According to the Franklin Home Page, the “Speak Up” event will feature:

  • Performances by local and regional recording artists
  • Rock climbing
  • Games
  • Bounce houses
  • Face painting

More importantly though, the event will focus on eliminating distractions and driving sober through a crash simulation. A mock crash scene will be set up with actors portraying the victims and real emergency crews responding to the scene. The simulation will end with a landing and takeoff of a LifeFlight helicopter. The hope is that those who witness the event will think twice about their actions behind the wheel.

There will also be several workshops taking place that discuss the risks of drinking and distracted driving.

Keeping drivers safe on our state’s roads is a top priority for the Nashville car accident lawyers at Ponce Law. That’s why our team encourages you to attend “Speak Up” with either by yourself or with a young driver in your life.

Ponce Law Voted “Best Law Firm” in the 2015 Toast of Music City Awards

by Staff Blogger | October 2nd, 2015

The people of Music City have spoken, and the Nashville personal injury lawyers at Ponce Law are honored to have been voted “Best Law Firm” as part of the 2015 Toast of Music City Awards.

As many as 200,000 votes were cast in more than 100 categories to determine the best of what Nashville has to offer. Those who received the most votes in each category were then honored at a reception held at War Memorial Auditorium on Sept. 24.

The Tennessean holds the awards annually, and the publication offers a complete list of this year’s winners in a recent article. This was the eighth year the newspaper has asked the public for nominations in each category. Each category is selected based on reader interest.

We can only be as successful as the people who support us. That’s why the entire staff at Ponce Law would like to thank each and every Middle Tennessean who made this achievement possible for us.

We also hope to honor the spirit of the 2015 Toast of Music City “Best Law Firm” award by continuing to help our neighbors and give back to our community. Check out our Ponce Law in the Community page to learn about our commitment to making Middle Tennessee a better place to live and work.

 

Expect Traffic and Route Changes During Bonnaroo and CMA Fest

by Staff Blogger | June 8th, 2015

It’s going to be a busy week around Middle Tennessee with Bonnaroo and CMA Fest—two of our state’s largest music festivals—taking place over the course of the same four days. With so many residents and out-of-towners attempting to get to their destinations, you can count on traffic patterns being altered. The Nashville car accident lawyers at Ponce Law would like to let you know about some of the changes you can expect.

Downtown Nashville will see lane and street closures stemming from CMA Fest. Law enforcement shut down Broadway from First to Second Avenue last night at midnight. The road will remain closed throughout the remainder of the week and officials have stated other roads will be closed in the area as the opening of the festival approaches.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol and Department of Transportation will be keeping traffic moving along I-24 as attendees for the annual Bonnaroo Music Festival begin to arrive in Manchester. WKRN 2 News has provided details about what attendees can expect as they begin to make their way closer to the farm.

At Ponce Law, we know the risks that traveling in high traffic volumes can pose. That’s why our Nashville personal injury lawyers are encouraging motorists to stay safe by buckling up, slowing down, and driving defensively during this weekend’s festivities.

Nashville Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Urge Citizens to Attend Safety Event

by Staff Blogger | May 29th, 2015

Being one of the largest metropolitan areas in Tennessee and one of the state’s largest tourist destinations, Nashville has its fair share of pedestrians. In fact, statistics show that as many as one in four Nashville residents walk to work or to events around town at least once a week.

The Nashville pedestrian accident lawyers at Ponce Law point out that we also see a high number of collisions between vehicles and people. In 2014, there were a total of almost 300 pedestrian accidents in Davidson County.

To help reduce the number of Nashville pedestrian accidents, an event is scheduled to be held at Hume-Fogg High School in downtown Nashville that will raise awareness about pedestrian safety. The event will be held in the library at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, May 29.

According to WKRN 2 News, crosswalk safety will be the main topic of discussion. The event will also feature local officials, including current city legislators as well as candidates running for local offices. Law enforcement and public works representative will also be on hand to offer their perspectives on the topic.

At Ponce Law, we recognize the risks that can come with walking busy city streets, and our Nashville personal injury lawyers would like to encourage anyone who regularly walks and is free to consider attending this event.

Charity of the Month: Thistle Farms

by Staff Blogger | April 6th, 2015

Sex trafficking, prostitution, drug addictions, and homelessness are four major problems that Nashville and the surrounding areas of Middle Tennessee are facing today. Data from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation shows that each year, thousands of women fall into life on the streets as a result of these issues.

Luckily, there are organizations out there that work to give these women their lives back, and the Nashville personal injury lawyers with Ponce Law are proud to be sponsoring one of these groups as our April Charity of the Month.

Thistle Farms is dedicated to providing jobs and business opportunities for many of the women who make their way into the community of Magdalene. Magdalene offers two years of housing, food, medical care, therapy, education, and job training for women in need. Thistle Farms raises money to support these programs by selling products manufactured and packaged by women from Magdalene.

Thistle Farms products can be found at hundreds of retail outlets around Nashville, but we have another way you can support this wonderful organization financially. Simply visit our Facebook page and click on the “Like” button. For each new “Like” we receive during the month of April, we will donate $1 to Thistle Farms.

We hope you’ll do your part to help support Thistle Farms!

Charity of the Month: HomeSafe

by Staff Blogger | March 4th, 2015

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation estimates that, each year, tens of thousands of men, women, and children living in our state become victims of domestic violence and abuse. In fact, a total of 275 Tennesseans lost their lives as a result of domestic violence between 2010-12.

To help victims of domestic abuse, the Nashville personal injury attorneys with Ponce Law are sponsoring a local organization that can provide shelter and resources to victims of domestic violence in Middle Tennessee.

HomeSafe was created in 1983 to offer assistance to survivors of domestic violence and abuse regardless of their race, gender, age, religion, or ethnicity. Since that time, the organization has helped more than 39,000 individuals find freedom and security from their abusers.

This non-profit organization depends on public donations to continue operating. The attorneys at Ponce Law explain how you can help this wonderful organization meet their financial needs by participating in our firm’s “Charity of the Month” program.

All you have to do is go to our Facebook page and hit the “Like” button. For each new and unique “Like” we get during the month of March, we will donate $1 to HomeSafe.

We believe in giving back to the community we serve at Ponce Law, and we hope you will join us in supporting an organization that is vital to many members of our community.