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The Insurance Company Is Denying Your Injury Claim. What Now?

by Staff Blogger | September 23rd, 2020

You were just involved in a serious auto accident. You suffered injuries, you’ve racked up medical bills, and you can’t work. The insurance company is supposed to reimburse you for what you’ve gone through, especially if the other driver was at fault for the crash, but they aren’t cooperating. What are your options?

First, call a lawyer. At Ponce Law, our Nashville auto accident attorneys have many years of experience fighting for the rights of people who were mistreated by insurance companies. It’s not too late to get the money you’re owed, even if the insurance company already “denied” your claim.

Second, follow all of your doctor’s orders. Not only will doing so help you recover faster, but it will also strengthen your claim. When you follow up on your doctor’s appointments and do all of the recommended physical therapy, the insurance company won’t be able to write off your claim or say you’re exaggerating your injuries.

Finally, avoid talking about the accident as much as possible. Only discuss it with close family members and your lawyer. It’s important to avoid discussing it, especially on social media. Insurance adjusters comb through victims’ social media accounts to find potentially incriminating statements, even if it means taking them out of context. Don’t give them that luxury—stay silent until your case resolves!

Getting denied when you need money after an accident can be a big blow, but it isn’t a final decision. Our lawyers can step in and make the right situation for you and your loved ones. Call us today.

Crash alert: Driver facing charges in Nashville crash that killed passenger

by Ponce Law | September 18th, 2020

ROBERTSON COUNTY, TN – Police say a Robertson County man has been arrested and indicted in connection with a deadly accident last year, Fox 17 Nashville reports.

61-year-old Stephen Avrit was driving a van for a transportation service for the disabled when the crash occurred on July 11, 2019. Investigators say Avrit lost control while driving on Briley Parkway during a rainstorm, and the vehicle hit a rock wall. A passenger confined to wheelchair, 77-year-old Betty Clark, was injured and passed away several days later.  Avrit and Clark’s nurse were not seriously injured.

According to police, Avrit had a blood alcohol level of more than twice the legal limit on the day of the accident.  He has now been indicted on charges of vehicular homicide and vehicular assault.  Avrit was booked into the Metro jail on Wednesday.

Losing a loved one is always difficult — regardless of the circumstances.  If the loss occurred because of another person or party’s carelessness, the Nashville wrongful death lawyers at Ponce Law want to help you pick up the pieces. We’ll work hard to build a strong case for your claim and handle all the legal paperwork while you spend time with your family. To learn more about how we can help, call us at (844) 204-6765 or contact us online.

Crash alert: Pedestrian dies after being hit by vehicle on Brick Church Pike

by Ponce Law | September 16th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – According to Fox 17 Nashville, police identified a pedestrian who was fatally struck by a vehicle in Nashville over the weekend.

The victim was 50-year-old Charles Bumpus of Nashville.  The accident happened at about 1:40 a.m. Saturday as Bumpus was walking in the roadway on the 2400 block of Brick Church Pike.

Metro Police investigators said he was hit by a northbound vehicle driven by a 63-year-old woman.  Bumpus passed away the following day at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

The driver was not injured in the crash. She showed no signs of having been impaired at the time, police said.

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident due to someone else’s negligence, you deserve compensation for the harm done to you and the disruption to your life. At Ponce Law, our Nashville pedestrian accident attorneys may be able to help you acquire damages for past and future medical expenses related to the accident, lost wages while unable to work during recovery, and pain and suffering.  Call us 24/7 at (844) 204-6765 or fill out a free initial consultation form to get started.

Crash alert: Driver slams into apartment buildings in Antioch

by Ponce Law | September 15th, 2020

ANTIOCH, TN – A driver slammed into two separate buildings at a Nashville apartment complex Friday morning, WSMV reports.

The accident happened at the Villages of Meadowood Apartments in the city’s Antioch neighborhood at about 10 a.m.

Neighbors said the woman behind the wheel drove forward over a curb and then went into reverse, hitting both apartment buildings.

One person was reported injured, but no details were available on the severity of the injuries.

At least two people were home at the time their apartment was hit, but they were not hurt.  One of the buildings sustained significant damage in the accident.

When you need a legal advocate on your side, turn to Ponce Law. We’ve worked to help thousands of injury victims, and we are here to help you, too. Our experienced Nashville car accident attorneys are dedicated to helping accident victims get the compensation they deserve for injury-related expenses, such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We’re here to help and can take your call 24/7. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online.

Crash alert: Davidson County traffic slowed by several accidents

by Ponce Law | September 11th, 2020

DAVIDSON COUNTY, TN – Tennessee 511 alerted motorists to a number of accidents slowing traffic in Davidson County on Friday.

–A crash involving multiple vehicles was reported at 10:04 a.m. on Interstate 40 westbound at mile marker 212. Westbound traffic was affected with the right lanes blocked.

–A crash was reported at 11:33 a.m. on Interstate 65 southbound at mile marker 77. The right lane was shut down, impacting southbound traffic. The scene was expected to be cleared by 12:33 p.m.

–Multiple vehicles were involved in an accident reported at 11:52 a.m. on Interstate 40 eastbound at mile marker 221. Eastbound traffic was delayed due to the shoulder of I-40 being blocked.  Officials estimated the wreck would be cleared by 1:52 p.m.

–Another crash involving multiple vehicles was reported at 11:40 a.m. on Interstate 40 westbound at Exit 212 for Fesslers Lane. The on-ramp was blocked, affecting westbound traffic. It was expected to take about two hours for the roadway to be reopened.

When you are injured in a car accident through no fault of your own, turn to Ponce Law. We’ve helped thousands of injury victims, and we are here to help you, too.  Our Nashville car accident attorneys will do everything we can to help you pursue compensation for medical bills and lost wages. We’re here to take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can call us at (844) 204-6765 or complete a free initial consultation form.

Crash alert: Antioch car crash leaves driver critically injured

by Ponce Law | September 4th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – A driver was critically injured when his car crashed in Antioch Monday morning, WKRN reported.

Police responded to the area of Murfreesboro Pike near Mt. View Road shortly after 3 a.m.

The driver, a man in his 20’s, had sustained life-threatening injuries in the single-vehicle crash, and was taken to an area hospital. He was listed in critical condition.

Authorities closed Murfreesboro Pike in both directions between Mt. View Road and Hamilton Church Road for the accident investigation.

At Ponce Law, our experienced Nashville car accident attorneys strive to provide each and every client with the finest legal representation available. We are committed to helping accident victims get the compensation they deserve for injury-related expenses, such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. To find out how we can assist you following an accident, contact our legal staff by calling us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online.

Crash alert: South Nashville crash injures police officer, driver

by Ponce Law | September 4th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Police responded to an accident involving a patrol car and another vehicle in South Nashville Thursday morning, according to WKRN.

The scene of the crash was the intersection of Celebration Way and Nolensville Pike, north of Lenox Avenue.

It happened at about 12:30 a.m. when authorities say a driver going at an excessive speed went over a hill and slammed into a Metro police cruiser.

The officer and the other driver escaped with only minor injuries. They were not taken to a hospital.

Authorities are investigating the crash.

If you have been injured in a car accident through no fault of your own, the experienced Nashville car accident attorneys can help you pursue money for medical bills and lost wages. With over 20 years of experience helping injury victims in Nashville and throughout Middle Tennessee, we will listen, show you respect, and be with you every step of the way on the road to recovery. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Crash alert: Woman sought in connection with fatal Nashville crash

by Ponce Law | September 2nd, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Police are searching for a woman wanted in connection with a fatal crash in Nashville in March.

According to WSMV, 29-year-old Derrica J. Johnson is being sought on a vehicular homicide charge. Authorities said she allowed 25-year-old Robert McMutuary to drive her Chevrolet Impala while drunk on March 21.

McMutuary was driving the car on Haywood Lane when he crossed over a double yellow line and slammed into a Nissan Altima. A backseat passenger in the Impala, 62-year-old Edward Wilkins Jr., was pronounced dead at the scene. Johnson was a passenger in the front seat. Two people in the Altima were not critically injured.

Investigators said McMutuary was driving with a blood alcohol level of more than three times the legal limit. He is charged with multiple counts of vehicular homicide as well as vehicular homicide by intoxication.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Johnson is asked to contact authorities.

Many drivers aren’t committed to safety when they get behind the wheel. Intoxicated, distracted, or reckless drivers can be held liable if they cause accidents that result in other people’s deaths. If your loved one died because of another person or party’s carelessness, the Nashville wrongful death lawyers at Ponce Law want to help you pick up the pieces. We’ll work hard to build a strong case for your claim and handle all the legal paperwork while you spend time with your family and friends. Call us 24/7 at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online for a free consultation.

Crash alert: Police search for driver involved in I-24 rollover in Antioch

by Ponce Law | September 2nd, 2020

ANTIOCH, TN – A search is underway for a driver who left the scene after a vehicle crashed and flipped Tuesday morning on a highway exit ramp in Antioch, according to WKRN.

Metro police said the driver crashed into a guardrail on the exit ramp from I-24 westbound to Bell Road at about 1:40 a.m.

First responders who were dispatched to the scene were able to find the vehicle but said they could not locate the driver.

Police have not been able to determine whether the driver was injured in the incident. An investigation continues into the cause of the crash.

When you are injured in a car accident through no fault of your own, you may wonder what type of compensation you’re eligible to receive. At Ponce Law, we can help you pursue money for your medical bills and any lost wages resulting from the accident. Contact our Nashville car accident lawyers to find out how we can help you improve your chances of getting the compensation you deserve. We’re available to take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online.

Crash alert: Search on for hit-and-run driver who struck pole in Nashville

by Ponce Law | August 31st, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Police were searching for a hit-and-run driver who struck a power pole and disrupted utility service in Nashville Saturday morning.

According to WKRN, the driver hit the Nashville Electric Service pole at about 2 a.m. on Murfreesboro Pike and Fesslers Lane at about 2 a.m. and then fled the scene.

Police officers found wires down when they arrived, and crews were on the scene working to restore power to the affected area. No further information was released on the vehicle involved in the accident.