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Four Children Hospitalized Following Tennessee ATV Accident

by mdp | April 30th, 2013

ATV_AccidentFour children between the ages of 11 and 13 were involved in an ATV accident late last month near Norris Lake, Tennessee, and all four accident victims were hospitalized with serious injuries. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), approximately 700 children and adults are killed in ATV accidents every year in the United States, and another 100,000 are injured. If you have suffered injuries in a serious ATV accident in Nashville, or elsewhere in Tennessee, contact our reputable attorneys at Michael D. Ponce & Associates 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 expenses.

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TN Court Awards Workers’ Comp Benefits to On-Call Health Care Worker Injured on Way Home

by mdp | April 26th, 2013

crutches_thumbThe Supreme Court of Tennessee ruled last month in favor of an on-call surgical technician who was injured while driving home after assisting with an emergency surgery at a Tennessee hospital. According to the court, the injured worker is eligible for workers’ compensation benefits because she falls within an exception to the rule under the TN Workers’ Compensation Act that prohibits compensation when the employee is injured while traveling to or from work. If you have suffered injuries in a workplace accident in Tennessee, contact our reputable attorneys at Michael D. Ponce & Associates to discuss your legal options. You may be entitled to workers’ comp benefits for your injuries and medical expenses, which our experienced lawyers can help you pursue.

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Understanding the Importance of Disability Benefits for Injured Workers in TN

by mdp | April 24th, 2013

Social Security Disability insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are critical to the financial security of workers in Tennessee and throughout the United States. In fact, disability benefits replace up to 66% of a worker’s income if he or she becomes ill or injured and can no longer work and earn an income. Unfortunately, according to a new report by the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans, too few employees in the U.S. are covered by this important benefit at work. If you have suffered a serious injury or illness that keeps you from returning to work in Tennessee, contact our reputable attorneys at Michael D. Ponce & Associates to discuss your possible SSI or SSDI compensation options. You may be entitled to disability benefits in Tennessee through the Social Security Administration’s SSDI or SSI program, which can provide critical financial assistance for disabled workers and their families.

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Attorneys at Michael D. Ponce & Associates Warning TN Motorists About Sharp Increase in Teen Driver Deaths

by mdp | April 22nd, 2013

accident2Our personal injury lawyers at Michael D. Ponce & Associates would like to draw attention to a dramatic increase in the number of teen driver fatalities in Tennessee recently, and are urging parents, teachers and law enforcement to employ stronger safety efforts to curb the rate of car accidents, injuries and deaths involving teens across the state. If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries in a car accident in Nashville, or elsewhere in Tennessee, contact our reputable attorneys at Michael D. Ponce & Associates for legal help. You may have grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit against the person or party found at-fault in the accident, in order to pursue financial compensation for your injuries, medical bills, and pain and suffering.

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Tennessee Steel Company Receives Workplace Safety Award

by mdp | April 19th, 2013

workerscompIn the midst of stories highlighting the devastating consequences of Tennessee workplace accidents, it’s a relief to hear instead about a TN-based company that puts the safety of its workers first. The Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development announced last month that Nucor Steel Memphis, Inc. was chosen to receive the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) award for achieving a safe and healthy work environment for its employees. Unfortunately, not all Tennessee employers consider worker safety a top priority. If you have suffered serious injuries in a work-related accident in Nashville, or elsewhere in Tennessee, contact our reputable attorneys at Michael D. Ponce & Associates to discuss your legal options.

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Husband, Wife Killed in Deadly Motorcycle Accident in TN

by mdp | April 17th, 2013

motorcycle_accident_lawyer_nashville_jvlastnews_thumbA husband and wife were killed and several others were injured in a multi-vehicle collision in Tennessee that occurred when an SUV struck the motorcycle the couple was riding. According to the crash report, the Tennessee motorcycle accident took place in the eastbound lane of Highway 64, just east of Ezell Drive, near David Crockett State Park. In addition to the fatal injuries sustained by the husband and wife, three other people suffered non-life threatening injuries in the collision, including the driver of the SUV. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in Tennessee, contact our knowledgeable lawyers at Michael D. Ponce & Associates for legal help.

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Woman Killed When Cement Truck Crashes into TN Funeral Procession

by mdp | April 15th, 2013

trucl_accident_overturnA woman was killed while traveling in a funeral procession in Tennessee on the afternoon of April 13, when a cement truck lost control and collided with two other vehicles. According to the accident report, the driver of the cement truck failed to recognize that traffic was stopped ahead of him, and he struck the rear of a Nissan Maxima, at which point the truck rolled over on top of a Chevy Colorado, killing the 49-year-old woman inside. If you or a loved one has been injured in a trucking accident in Nashville, or elsewhere in Tennessee, consult our qualified lawyers at Michael D. Ponce & Associates to discuss your legal options. Our law firm is located in Nashville, and our legal team has years of experience protecting the legal rights of trucking accident victims throughout the state of Tennessee.

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TN Workers’ Compensation Overhaul Approved by House

by mdp | April 11th, 2013

disability_benefitsA bill to adopt massive changes to the state’s workers’ compensation system was approved by the House on April 11, and opponents claim the measure will only hurt injured workers in Tennessee. The legislation passed the House with an overwhelming 67-24 vote, and will advance next to Governor Bill Haslam for a signature after going back to the Senate for concurrence because of a minor change. If you have suffered injuries in a workplace accident in Tennessee, it’s important that you understand how the changes to TN’s workers’ compensation system proposed in this bill could affect you. Contact our reputable attorneys at Michael D. Ponce & Associates to discuss your compensation options.

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TN Law Enforcement Increasing Efforts to Crack Down on Drunk Driving

by mdp | April 10th, 2013

Drinking_Driving_PicLaw enforcement officials across Tennessee are ramping up efforts to curb the rate of accidents, injuries and fatalities tied to drunk driving and other unsafe driving habits. Late last month, the Governor’s Highway Safety Office oversaw the launch of increased traffic safety plans in Sullivan and two other counties in East Tennessee, which will result in more checkpoints for seat-belt usage, investigations for driving under the influence and officers keeping a more watchful eye out for distracted driving in Tennessee over the next six months. If you have suffered injuries in a drunk driving accident or another type of accident in Tennessee, contact our reputable attorneys at Michael D. Ponce & Associates for legal help.

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Determining Eligibility for Social Security Disability Survivor’s Benefits

by mdp | April 8th, 2013

SSD_ThumbThe death of a spouse can be devastating for a number of reasons, one of the most pressing being the potential loss of income. If your deceased spouse was receiving Social Security disability benefits, you probably have questions about whether or not you can continue to collect any of these benefits. If you have lost a spouse in Tennessee who was collecting disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA), and you think you might be eligible for survivor’s benefits, contact our experienced attorneys at Michael D. Ponce & Associates today. With the help of our Nashville-based legal team, you can determine if you are eligible for survivor’s benefits and collect the disability compensation you are entitled to.

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