June 18th, 2014|
The dangers presented by motorists on the road to pedestrians are present not only when walkers are crossing the street, but anytime they are in the vicinity of a moving vehicle. This was made abundantly clear by a Nashville pedestrian accident that claimed one man’s life and left a motorist facing criminal charges.
WSMV 4 News reports that on February 27th, the 23-year-old driver of a 2000 Toyota Camry was driving west along Church Street when he ran a red light. This led to the vehicle striking another car, which forced the Camry off the road. It then struck a 56-year-old man who was sitting on a sidewalk bench near the intersection.
The victim later died, which has led to the responsible driver being charged with vehicular homicide, reckless endangerment, and driving without proof of insurance.
The latter charge presents a significant threat to the family of the victim. If the driver was uninsured at the time of the crash, the family may have no means to collect compensation for their loss without filing civil litigation against the driver who caused the fatal crash.
At Ponce Law, our team of Nashville personal injury lawyers recognizes the struggles the families of accident victims may be facing. That’s why we are hopeful a decision in the case brought against the responsible driver for this crash brings a sense of closure to the victim’s family.
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.