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New Study Finds Texting and Road Rage Common Among Commuters

by mdp | July 31st, 2012

accident2According to a recent survey, employees who commute to work each day are participating in two hazardous driving behaviors: road rage and texting while driving. The survey was conducted by Harris Interactive for CareerBuilder, and involved workers over the age of 18 who work full-time, are not self-employed, and have non-governmental jobs. Apparently, employees in the U.S. who commute to work are at risk of experiencing road rage and often practice texting while driving, both of which increase the chances of being involved in a serious car accident. If you have suffered injuries in a car accident in Nashville or elsewhere in Tennessee, contact our experienced car accident lawyers at Michael D. Ponce & Associates today.

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Tennessee Car Accident Fatalities Exceed 500 and Continue to Rise

by mdp | July 23rd, 2012

emergencyPreviously reported data predicting a rise in Tennessee car accident deaths in 2012 has been supported by recent information documented by the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Recently-released TN car accident fatality data indicates that the number of deaths caused by Tennessee car accidents so far in 2012 has now exceeded 500, representing an increase in the rate of fatalities when compared to the same time frame in 2011. Serious car accidents result in catastrophic injuries and tragic loss of life in Tennessee and across the United States every year. If you have been injured in a Tennessee car accident, or if you lost a loved one in such an accident, contact our skilled car accident lawyers at Michael D. Ponce & Associates today.

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DOT Puts the Brakes on Tennessee Trucking Company for Federal Violations

by mdp | July 17th, 2012

trucl_accident_overturnTennessee trucking company, Three Angels Farms, has been shut down by the U.S. DOT’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, after an extensive review uncovered numerous federal violations concerning driver qualification requirements, hours-of-service compliance, vehicle maintenance and even drug and alcohol testing. Trucking accidents account for a significant number of serious injuries and tragic loss of life in Tennessee and across the United States every year, due in large part to the failure of trucking companies to adhere to federally-mandated safety regulations in favor of making a profit. If you have suffered injuries caused by a trucking accident in Tennessee, contact our qualified trucking accident lawyers at Michael D. Ponce & Associates today.

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Twenty Percent of Fatal TN Accidents Due to Cell Phones, Tennessee Highway Patrol Reports

by mdp | July 9th, 2012

accident1According to a recent report issued by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, 20% of all fatal accidents occurring in Tennessee over the past five years have been associated with the use of a cell phone by at least one driver. Cell phone use is only one type of distracted driving, a type of negligence that leads to devastating injury and tragic loss of life in Tennessee every year. As more and more drivers use GPS navigation, cell phones and other technological devices while driving, other motorists on Tennessee roadways are put at an increased risk of TN car accidents, injuries and wrongful death. If you have suffered injuries caused by a distracted driver in Tennessee, contact our skilled car accident attorneys at Michael D. Ponce & Associates today.

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Woman Awarded $9 Million in Damages For Tennessee Drunk Driving Accident

by mdp | June 28th, 2012

justive_gavel_thumbA Circuit Court jury awarded $9.25 million to the victim of a 2008 drunk driving accident in Tennessee, representing perhaps the largest award for drunk-driving damages in Tennessee history. Jessica Volz was reportedly driving home from a high school basketball game on Mountain View Road in 2008 when a drunk driver hit her car head-on. Last Tuesday, a Hamilton County Circuit Court jury awarded the record amount to Volz in a civil lawsuit against the drunk driver, Kevin Davis, including $350,000 in past damages, $150,000 in future damages and $8.75 million in punitive damages, court documents show. If you have suffered injuries caused by a TN drunk driving accident, contact our skilled DUI accident attorneys at Michael D. Ponce & Associates today.

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Fatalities from Tennessee Car Accidents Expected to Be Staggeringly High in 2012

by mdp | June 15th, 2012

Drinking_Driving_PicTennessee law enforcement officials have voiced serious concerns about a recent analysis of TN car accident fatality data so far in 2012. Since the beginning of this year, there have been more than 330 reported road deaths in Tennessee, a figure which represents a 13% increase compared to the same time last year. Authorities are uncertain as to why this spike in car accident fatalities has occurred, but many have put the blame on an increase in speeding or drunk driving. To help reduce the incidence of traffic deaths, state troopers have begun posting current fatality counts on state highways, hoping to promote safe driving practices among Tennessee motorists. If you have been injured in a TN car accident, or if you lost a loved one in such an accident, contact our qualified car accident attorneys at Michael D. Ponce & Associates today.

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TDOT Reminds Tennessee Drivers to Slow Down in Work Zones

by mdp | June 4th, 2012

hwyaccidentWith the influx of motorists expected to hit Tennessee this summer, the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is reminding drivers to slow down and drive attentively in work zones. Motorists in Tennessee admit that construction zones are a driving distraction that makes them nervous when on Tennessee roadways. If you have been injured in a car accident in Tennessee, consult our skilled car accident lawyers at Atkins & Markoff to discuss your legal options. You may have grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit against the person found at-fault in the accident, in order to pursue financial compensation for your injuries and medical bills. Our law firm is located in Nashville, and our attorneys can help you seek fair and timely reimbursement and protect yourself from further harm.

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Preventing Tennessee Swimming Pool Accidents During the Summer Months

by mdp | May 21st, 2012

SwimminininThe official first day of summer is only a month away, and the warm weather in Tennessee is sure to be celebrated by adults and children alike with dips in residential and community swimming pools. Unfortunately with an increase in swimming pool activities comes an increased risk of swimming pool accidents in Nashville and across the country, which account for significant injury and tragic loss of life every year. If you have suffered from an injury caused by a swimming pool accident in TN, or if you lost a loved one in such an accident, contact our experienced swimming pool accident attorneys at Michael D. Ponce & Associates today. You may be entitled to critical financial compensation, which you can pursue by filing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit against the person found to be at fault in the accident.

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Traffic Accident Fatalities on the Rise in Tennessee

by mdp | May 15th, 2012

accident2According to the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), the rate of traffic accident fatalities in Tennessee has increased significantly over the past year, when data from 2011 is compared to data from 2012 so far. For example, recently-released statistics show that 331 people have been killed in Tennessee auto accidents so far in 2012, which represents a 13% increase in the amount of deaths caused by traffic accidents in TN at this point last year. Traffic accidents are a major cause of injury and fatality in Tennessee, most often caused by avoidable circumstances like distracted driving and speeding. If you have suffered injuries caused by a motor vehicle accident in Tennessee, contact the Nashville personal injury attorneys at Michael D. Ponce & Associates for legal help.

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Two Proposed Bills Could Affect Aftermath of Tennessee Car Accidents Involving Uninsured and Unlicensed Drivers

by mdp | May 8th, 2012

CarCrash11Two bills are currently making their way through Tennessee legislature that would influence how local authorities act in the aftermath of Tennessee car accidents involving drivers who don’t have a driver’s license or car insurance. Car accidents continue to be a major cause of injury and death in Tennessee and across the United States, as the incidence of traffic accidents is on the rise. In Tennessee alone, a total of 875,545 people were involved in auto accidents between the years 2003 and 2007, resulting in more than 5,000 fatalities. If you have suffered from injuries caused by a TN car accident, or if you lost a loved one in such an accident, contact our experienced car accident attorneys at Michael D. Ponce & Associates today.

 

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