Auto Accident Injuries

First Responder Training Facility Opens in Nashville

by Staff Blogger | November 7th, 2014

Being a first responder is one of the most dangerous jobs one can have. From the risks posed by rescuing others to the chances of being struck by vehicles, emergency crews face a plethora of hazards on a daily basis.

Our state is dedicated to offering the best training available to first responders so they can better help those who’ve suffered auto accident injuries. That’s why a new facility was opened in Nashville.

According to Clarksville Online, the new facility is located off of Stewarts Ferry Pike and is home to a connected system of short roadways that allow emergency crews to train for nearly any situation they could find themselves in. The roads range in size from two-to six-lanes and are equipped with guardrails and intersections as well.

During the grand opening ceremony on October 20, the new facility was dedicated to the dozens of men and women employed by the Tennessee Highway Patrol or Department of Transportation who lost their lives in the line of duty.

At Ponce Law, we understand how better training for first responders can help lead to less on-the-job accidents, as well as better care and treatment for accident victims. That’s why our team of Nashville personal injury lawyers would like to applaud state officials for making the new facility at top priority.

Tennesseans Working To Reduce Auto Accidents Caused by Distracted Driving

by Staff Blogger | November 5th, 2014

Distracted driving poses a serious threat to anyone on the road, but  teen motorists are at the greatest risk of injury or death. Estimates from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show as many as 20 percent of teenage drivers admit to texting behind the wheel of a vehicle.

Teens in Tennessee are beginning to fight back against distracted driving though, with many joining or creating groups focused on raising awareness of the problem within their communities. One of those teens, a junior at Cookeville High School, explains the auto accident injuries her sister suffered at the hands of a distracted driver inspired her to join TEST Club.

The group was founded by the Cookeville Police Department and is now more than 500 members strong. Participants spread the word about the dangers of distracted driving through campaigns and the sharing of information at a grassroots level.

According to the Herald-Citizen, the TEST Club was recently awarded the Gold Safety Award from the Governor’s Highway Safety Office for their work with the “Reduce TN Crashes” program.

At Ponce Law, we recognize the need to educate the public about the dangers of distracted driving. That’s why our Nashville personal injury lawyers congratulate the TEST Club on their latest achievements. We would also encourage others who wish to fight against distracted driving to get involved with a group like the TEST Club.