Car Accident

Crash alert: 1 dead, 2 injured in Highway 68 accident

by Ponce Law | July 6th, 2020

CROSSVILLE, TN – One man was killed and two women were injured in an accident in Crossville Thursday night. The Crossville Chronicle reported the crash happened at about 9:15 p.m. at a bridge on State Highway 68.

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, 21-year-old Robert Jenkins of Crossville was driving a Buick LL3 at the bridge over Daddy’s Creek when it crossed over a center line.  48-year-old Vanessa Tays of Crossville, who was driving a Kia Sorento, swerved to avoid the vehicle.  Her SUV then struck a guardrail and was hit by the Buick.

The Buick went off the road and Jenkins was ejected from the vehicle, investigators said.  He was reportedly pronounced dead at the scene.

Tays and a passenger, 78-year-old Dorothy Trance, were both transported to a trauma center.

Authorities closed the road to allow a medical helicopter to land near the crash scene.

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.

Rental Car Accidents Are Complex. Get a Law Firm That Knows the Laws.

by Staff Blogger | January 20th, 2020

Whenever you rent a car, you’re required to sign documents that protect the rental car company from liability in the event of a crash. That doesn’t mean you have no option to get compensation after a car accident involving a rental car, but it does make the process more complicated. That’s because there are multiple potential sources of insurance coverage after a crash involving a rental car, and more than one type of coverage may apply for the same crash.

The main sources of potential compensation in a rental car accident include:

  1. Your personal auto insurance
  2. The other party’s auto insurance
  3. Insurance provided by the renter’s credit card company
  4. Insurance purchased from the rental company

The fact that there are so many layers of coverage and liability when it comes to rental cars makes accidents involving these types of vehicles exceedingly complex. For example, one type of coverage may provide compensation for property damage, but not for injuries, requiring victims to deal with multiple insurance companies to get the money they need. Ultimately, that often leads to innocent victims getting the runaround and even giving up before being paid any compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

If you’re ever involved in a crash involving a rental car, whether you were driving one, riding in one as a passenger, or struck by someone else driving a rental car, it’s important to have an experienced Nashville auto accident attorney on your side.

At Ponce Law, we know the laws, contracts, and insurance policies concerning rental cars, and we know how to build effective claims to get victims fair settlements after they’re hurt in crashes involving rental vehicles. Contact us today for a free consultation to find out how we can assist you.

Boy Scout Killed in Tennessee Hit-and-Run Car Accident

by Staff Blogger | April 14th, 2014

Michael Ponce and his team of attorneys at Ponce Law are actively involved in The Boy Scouts of America. That is why we were devastated to learn that a local scout was killed in a Murfreesboro Car Accident last week.

Reports indicate the crash happened at around 1:40 p.m. on April 9, along I-24 near Smyrna, Tennessee. An article from The Tennessean explains the 13-year-old victim was changing the tire on the front driver’s side of his mother’s vehicle when a 33-year-old driver swerved to the side of the highway, striking the boy and his mother. The victims were transported to a local hospital, but the boy died before he could receive treatment. Meanwhile, the  driver responsible was arrested and is facing multiple charges.

The Boy Scouts have stated they will honor the young man by posthumously awarding him the Spirit of the Eagle Award, which will recognize his progress towards becoming an Eagle Scout that was cut short by the accident.

To help prevent roadside accidents, the Nashville Personal Injury Lawyers with Michael D. Ponce & Associates would like to remind citizens who are stopping on the side of the road to:

  • Move as far to the right of the shoulder of the road as possible.
  • Make sure your vehicle’s emergency flashers are on.
  • Always assume other drivers are distracted.
  • Call for emergency help if needed.

The firm sends their deepest condolences to the family of the victims.