Truck Accident

Crash alert: Pedestrian killed by pickup truck on I-40

by Ponce Law | August 7th, 2020

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, TN – A pedestrian was fatally struck by a pickup truck in an accident that shut down a highway in Cumberland County Wednesday night, according to 1057 News.

The incident happened on westbound Interstate 40 at the 327 mile marker. The Tennessee Highway Patrol said 52-year-old Richard Dennis Dell Turner got out of his Ford super duty truck when it broke down on the roadway. The vehicle started to roll and was hit by an oncoming Ford F-250 pickup truck. Turner, a resident of Evansville, Indiana, was struck by his truck and killed.

Westbound lanes were closed for hours near the scene for the accident investigation.

If you’ve been injured by a motorist who violated the laws that keep pedestrians safe, 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 will take the time to get to know your needs, as well as work hard to achieve them. We’re here 24/7 to take your call. You can reach us at (844) 204-6765 or online.

Crash alert: Fatal pickup truck accident in Crossville

by Ponce Law | August 6th, 2020

CROSSVILLE, TN – An accident involving a pickup truck claimed the life of a man in Cumberland County.

According to 1057 News, the incident happened Wednesday morning on Genesis Road in Crossville. The Tennessee Highway Patrol said 77-year-old Arlen D Aytes of Crossville was driving a Ford Ranger south when he went off the road and then overcorrected. The truck ended up going across the highway, off the side of the road and into a ditch before overturning and hitting a tree.

Aytes, who was restrained at the time, died of injuries sustained in the crash.

If you or a loved one were hurt in a truck accident, we can help you get the compensation you deserve for your medical bills and lost wages. The experienced Nashville truck accident lawyers at Ponce Law are dedicated to holding trucking companies accountable when their negligence leads to serious accidents and injuries. We’re 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 hurt in collision with box truck in Nashville

by Ponce Law | August 6th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – A driver was injured in a collision with a box truck in Nashville Monday morning, according to Fox 17 News.

The accident occurred at 2150 Brick Church Pike just past Avondale Circle. A preliminary investigation indicated a Nissan Altima crossed over a center lane and sideswiped a Cintas truck, police said.

The Nissan driver was initially trapped inside the vehicle following the accident. The person was then hospitalized with injuries that were described as life-threatening.

No details were released on whether the truck driver was injured.

When you’ve been injured in a truck accident, you can call any lawyer. But when you call Ponce Law, you’ll get a law firm that will take the time to get to know you and your family. You’re not just a case number to us—you’re someone who needs help. Our experienced Nashville truck accident lawyers will help you get the compensation you need for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Crash alert: Overturned tractor-trailer on I-440 East

by Ponce Law | August 5th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Authorities were on the scene of a tractor-trailer accident that tied up traffic in Davidson County on Tuesday night.

Fox 17 Nashville reported the truck overturned just before 8 p.m. on I-440 East near the Murphy Road exit in the West End area. Police said the crash resulted in injuries but no details were immediately released on the severity of the injuries or how many people were hurt.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation said the roadway was closed, affecting eastbound traffic, but officials estimated the scene would be cleared by about 10 p.m.

When you’ve been injured in a truck accident, you can call any lawyer. But when you call Ponce Law, you’ll get a law firm that will take the time to get to know you and your family. Our Nashville truck accident lawyers know how to handle truck accident claims. Let us help you get the compensation you need for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We’re 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.

Truck Accident Injury? The Law Firm You Choose Matters.

by Staff Blogger | August 5th, 2020

Truck accidents are a big deal for everyone involved—in many ways.

First, they’re more likely to result in serious injuries and death than other types of accidents. That’s because big trucks outweigh even the largest passenger vehicles 15 times over. When they collide, surviving or escaping severe injuries is often a matter of luck.

Second, there are more potentially liable parties in truck accidents. The truck driver, owner, and company all may be involved. In addition, other drivers can be liable if they caused a chain-reaction crash that involved a big truck.

Finally, big truck collisions often involve large settlements—and insurance companies are even more reluctant to pay those settlements than they are to pay settlements after crashes involving passenger vehicles. Because of that reluctance, they spend more time, energy, and resources on reducing or denying truck accident claims.

When you get an experienced Nashville truck accident lawyer on your side, you can level the playing field or even put the advantage in your corner. And at Ponce Law, that’s exactly what we’re here for. We know both Tennessee truck accident laws and federal truck accident laws, which are established and upheld by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

That means we can quickly and effectively review all the evidence to determine who was at fault and why, even if it appears one or more parties weren’t liable at first glance. Don’t settle for a law firm that takes truck accident claims without understanding them and their unique challenges. Contact our legal team today for a free consultation. We’re ready to help you get the money you’re owed.

Crash alert: Man injured in accident involving UTV

by Ponce Law | July 31st, 2020

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, TN – Authorities in Cumberland County have released details of a recent accident involving a utility terrain vehicle.

1057 News reports that 57-year-old Charles S. Meyers was driving a UTV through a field near Wilson Cemetery Road when he made a turn and the vehicle rolled over.

Deputies and medics were called to the scene and found that the man’s lower left leg had been crushed underneath the UTV. Meyers was hospitalized at University of Tennessee Medical Center.

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 motor vehicle 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: Overturned tractor-trailer shuts down I-24 east

by Ponce Law | July 31st, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – A stretch of Interstate 24 in Nashville was closed for hours Thursday morning after an accident involving a tractor-trailer, WSMV reported.

The vehicle overturned shortly before 7:30 a.m. on I-24 eastbound at Exit 50 B. Officials said the tractor-trailer was hauling a forklift when it flipped over.

Traffic was impacted for both eastbound and westbound drivers with right lanes and an off-ramp blocked. It took until noon for the highway to be reopened.

A portion of road damaged by the incident was repaired by maintenance crews.

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 truck 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: Man injured when SUV overturns in Kingston

by Ponce Law | July 28th, 2020

KINGSTON, TN – At least one man was injured when a vehicle crashed while towing a trailer on Interstate 40 in Roane County.

1057 News reported the accident happened Sunday on I-40 near mile marker 352 in Kingston. 46-year-old Joseph Sneed was driving a GMC Yukon that was pulling a trailer with a Dodge Avenger. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Sneed lost control of the Yukon and it went off the road. The vehicle overturned in the median, as did the trailer and the Dodge.

Authorities said 21-year-old Andrew Sneed, a passenger in the SUV, was injured in the accident. There were no immediate details on whether Joseph Sneed was hurt.

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: Woman killed when vehicle hits semi-truck on I-40

by Ponce Law | July 28th, 2020

DONELSON, TN – A woman was killed in an accident involving a car and a semi-truck on Interstate 40 in Donelson early Monday morning. WKRN reported the incident occurred at about 3:15 a.m. on a ramp from I-40 West at the exit for Donelson Pike.

Police said the woman was in a red Honda when it struck the semi that was parked on an off-ramp on the side of the highway. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The ramp was closed to traffic for several hours before reopening shortly after 7:30 a.m.

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: Car rear-ended by tractor-trailer on I-40

by Ponce Law | July 27th, 2020

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, TN – Two drivers escaped injury after their vehicles were involved in an accident in Cumberland County, 1057 News reported.

The crash happened Sunday afternoon on Interstate 40 at mile marker 316. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a Toyota Camry driven by 50-year-old Scott Ray Hanley was rear-ended by a Freightliner tractor-trailer driven by 44-year-old Ramon Luis Rodriguez Velazquez.

Hanley, from Metropolis, Illinois, and Velazquez, of Dallas, were restrained at the time and neither driver was hurt. Velazquez was charged with following too close, troopers said.

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.