Nashville Car Accident Lawyers

Crash alert: Police report several accidents with injuries

by Ponce Law | July 3rd, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Police in Nashville responded to a number of accidents with injuries reported on Friday.

Several of the crashes occurred between 12:06 p.m. and 1:24 p.m. at the following locations:

– Lebanon Pike/Stewarts Ferry Pike in Donelson.

– Shute Lane/Old Hickory Boulevard in Old Hickory.

-Sylvan Street/S 7th Street in East Nashville.

-Lebanon Pike/Fairway Drive.

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.

Crash alert: New laws provide funds for ambulance services

by Ponce Law | July 2nd, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Medical services in Tennessee, including ambulances, will receive continued financial support under new laws that took effect Wednesday, 1057 News reported.

Three bills passed by state lawmakers extend assessments that are used to draw federal matching funds, providing funding for hospitals, nursing homes and ambulance services.

One such measure is the Tennessee Hospital Assessment Act, which will raise a combination of state and federal funds totaling $1.7 billion for the TennCare program.  Without the assessment, lawmakers said a number of vital hospital and medical programs would be affected.

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.

Crash alert: State “Slow Poke law extended

by Ponce Law | July 2nd, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Among the new laws taking effect Wednesday in the state of Tennessee was a change to the so-called “Slow Poke” law to cover more roads.

1057 News reported that the measure has now been extended to divided highways with two or more lanes in each direction. It previously applied only to divided highways of three or more lanes. Drivers are subject to $50 fines for driving in the left lane if they are not passing other vehicles, or if the road is under construction or repair.

The “Slow Poke” law was enacted due to the dangers of those who drive too slowly, which can cause highway accidents.

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.

Man killed when pickup crashes into UPS truck on I-24

by Ponce Law | June 29th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – A man was killed when his pickup truck collided with a UPS vehicle on Interstate 24 in Nashville Friday night, News Channel 5 reported.

The crash involved a Ford F-150 and a UPS double trailer semi truck. It happened at about 11:30 p.m. on I-24 West at mile marker 49 near Shelby Avenue.

According to police, the Ford crashed into the back of the UPS truck’s second trailer after it stalled out just before the exit.

The driver of the Ford was removed from his vehicle and taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

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.

Several accidents with injuries in Nashville area

by Ponce Law | June 26th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Several motor vehicle accidents in the area with injuries were reported Friday morning by police in Nashville.

The incidents were reported between 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

They occurred at the following locations:

–3505 Mays Street in Woodbine.

–Old Hickory Boulevard and Andrew Jackson Parkway in Hermitage.

–3065 Fieldstone Drive in Priest Lake.

–Interstate 24 West, Exit 46 in Clarksville.

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.

I-440 reconstruction completed ahead of schedule

by Ponce Law | June 25th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Drivers will be seeing major improvements on Interstate 440 now that the largest project in Tennessee Department of Transportation history is complete, according to a report by WKRN.

The $154.8 million reconstruction of I-440 was finished a month ahead of schedule, the TDOT said.  The project included new lanes, lighting and landscaping, along with color overhead message boards and improvements in ramp safety.

On Wednesday night, TDOT crews began the process of opening all lanes following over a year of closures and shutdowns along the highway.

The I-440 corridor will be fully open on July 2 for the 100,000 drivers who use the roadway each day.  The TDOT will be holding a caravan that day to celebrate the completion of the project.

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.

Man indicted in crash that killed 2 students in Nashville

by Ponce Law | June 25th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – A man has been arrested in connection with a 2019 crash in South Nashville that killed two college students, WKRN reported.

27-year-old David Torres was indicted earlier this month on two counts of vehicular homicide by intoxication.  The charges stem from an accident last November 28.

Police say Torres was behind the wheel of a pickup truck that crashed into a car near the intersection of Nolensville Pike and Harding Place. The driver of the car, 26-year-old Vybhav Gopisetty, and his passenger, 23-year-old Judy Stanley Pinheiro, were both killed. They were students at Tennessee State University.

Torres was jailed Tuesday, with bond set at $300,000.  A date was not immediately set for his first court date.

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.

Driver in crash that killed cop had blood alcohol over twice legal limit

by Ponce Law | June 23rd, 2020

BRENTWOOD, TN – Court records show that a woman had a blood alcohol level over twice the state’s legal limit when she got into an accident that killed a Brentwood police officer, according to a report by wsmv.com.

This is an update to a previous story.

The driver, 24-year-old Ashley Biance Ruth Kroese of Thompson’s Station, crossed the center line on Franklin Road in Brentwood on June 18 and hit a police car driven by Officer Destin Legieza.  Legieza, who had been heading back to his precinct after an overnight shift, was pronounced dead at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Kroese has been charged with vehicular homicide. Her blood was drawn upon request by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, and showed a level of 0.166.  Tennessee’s legal limit is 0.08.  Footage from a traffic camera showed her driving north in the southbound lanes of Franklin Road without any headlights, authorities said.

Kroese was released from the hospital Sunday and was subsequently arrested. Bond was set at $750,000 when she appeared in court on Monday.

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.

Driver killed in Bellevue accident identified

by Ponce Law | June 22nd, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Authorities have released the identity of a driver killed in a collision in Bellevue early Friday morning, according to wsmv.com.

This is an update to a previous story.

The crash was reported at 12:11 a.m. on Highway 100 and Temple Road.  The victim was identified by Metro Nashville Police as 20-year-old Anna Miller of Franklin.

According to investigators, she was driving a Honda Accord south on Temple Road when she reportedly stopped in the intersection for a flashing red light. At that point, her vehicle was struck by a Mercedes sedan which had a flashing yellow light, police said.

Miller was pronounced dead at Vanderbilt Medical Center. The driver of the Mercedes and his passenger were not seriously injured.  Police will conduct toxicology testing on the Mercedes driver, but the initial investigation showed “no evidence of alcohol involvement”.

Authorities said that Miller’s failure to yield the right of way was considered a preliminary contributing factor in the accident.

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.

Driver facing charges in Brentwood crash that killed police officer

by Ponce Law | June 22nd, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – A woman is facing charges in connection with a crash that killed a Brentwood police officer June 18, according to a report by newschannel5.com.

This is an update to a previous story.

Investigators with the Tennessee Highway Patrol say 24-year-old Ashley Kroese was traveling north in the southbound lane of Franklin Road in Brentwood when she crashed head-on into the vehicle driven by Officer Destin Legieza.

Legieza and Kroese were both taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Legieza died at the hospital, while Kroese is recovering with injuries described as non-life-threatening.

She was served with a warrant for vehicular homicide by intoxication.  Once she is released, she will be taken to the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Justice Center for a court appearance, officials said.

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.