Nashville Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

Crash alert: Lawsuit filed over crash that killed Nashville pedestrian

by Ponce Law | September 21st, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – A lawsuit has been filed in connection with a crash that killed a young man walking on a street in south Nashville last year, WSMV reports.

The fatal incident occurred at about 9:15 p.m. on Feb. 19, 2019 on Hamilton Church Road. 19-year-old Dwayne Sims of Antioch was walking when he was fatally struck by a Nissan Altima.

The lawsuit was filed against Nashville Electric Service and claims that streetlights were not functioning at the time of the accident. The driver of the car that hit Sims was also named in the suit.

In response, Nashville Electric Service says it did not receive a report of a streetlight outage for that location near the time of the crash and said it is sympathetic to what occurred, but would not comment further.

When you’ve been injured by a negligent motorist as a pedestrian, you deserve compensation for the harm done to you and the disruption to your life. At Ponce Law, our Nashville pedestrian accident attorneys have experience investigating the causes of pedestrian accidents and holding the responsible parties accountable for their actions.   Call us 24/7 at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online for a free consultation.

Crash alert: Search on for hit-and-run driver following death of pedestrian in Nashville

by Ponce Law | September 17th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – According to WKRN, a search is underway for the driver responsible for a deadly hit-and-run accident in west Nashville.

Police were called to the area of Charlotte Avenue and Lellyett Street at about 9 p.m. Monday night, where a pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle.

The victim, identified as 67-year-old David Haskins of Foundry Drive, was pronounced dead at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. It is not yet clear whether Haskins was walking on Charlotte Pike or trying to cross the roadway when he was hit.

Police say the driver involved left the scene. Evidence gathered by investigators indicated the vehicle may have been a white 2005-2010 Toyota Scion tC. Anyone with information on the incident was urged to contact Metro Nashville police.

Pedestrian laws keep people safe on roads and sidewalks. If you’ve been injured by a motorist who violated these laws, you have legal rights to compensation. At Ponce Law, we’re here to protect those rights. Our experienced Nashville pedestrian accident lawyers can help you get the money you’re owed for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering, so that you can focus on getting better. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

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: Pedestrian struck and killed by motorcycle in Nashville

by Ponce Law | September 7th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – A pedestrian walking in Nashville Friday night was struck and killed by a motorcycle, the Tennessean reports.

The incident happened on Myatt Drive, where police say a man riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle northbound struck the pedestrian at the crosswalk.

The victim, identified as Randy Shatto Jr. of Nashville, was pronounced dead later at Skyline Medical Center.

The motorcycle rider, 64-year-old Richard Tipton of Nashville, suffered injuries that were not regarded as life-threatening. There were no signs that either man was impaired at the time of the accident, Metro Police said.

Pedestrian laws are meant to keep people safe on roads and sidewalks. If you’ve been injured by a motorist who violated these laws, you have legal rights to compensation. At Ponce Law, our Nashville pedestrian accident attorneys are here to help you get the money you’re owed for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering, so that you can focus on getting better.  We’ll work hard to hold the responsible parties accountable for their negligence.  To learn more about what we can do to help, call us 24/7 at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online.

Crash alert: Pedestrian struck by vehicle in Lake Tansi

by Ponce Law | August 24th, 2020

LAKE TANSI, TN – Authorities said a man was hurt when he was struck by a vehicle in Cumberland County Friday afternoon, 1057 News reported.

The incident on Natchez Trace in Lake Tansi was believed to have started with a domestic dispute, according to initial reports. The man was hit by a woman driving a Dodge Dart who fled the scene afterwards.  She was stopped by police a short time later in the area of Highway 70 East and Peavine Road, and was booked into the Cumberland County jail.

The man was reported to be bleeding but refused medical treatment.  The crash marked the fourth incident in the past month in Cumberland County involving a pedestrian struck by a vehicle, authorities said.

Pedestrian laws keep people safe on roads and sidewalks. If you’ve been injured by a motorist who violated these laws, you have a legal right to compensation. At Ponce Law, our experienced Nashville pedestrian accident attorneys are determined to help you get the money you’re owed for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering, so that you can focus on getting better. We’ll help prepare a strong claim on your behalf, and we’ll push back on the big insurance companies. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Crash alert: Pedestrian killed in Murfreesboro hit-and-run

by Ponce Law | August 17th, 2020

MURFREESBORO, TN – Police say a woman was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Murfreesboro Friday night.

According to WKRN, the accident happened at about 9:17 p.m. as the woman was attempting to cross Memorial Boulevard. She was struck by a southbound Nissan Maxima that then left the scene, police said.

The victim was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. She was identified as 73-year-old Elizabeth Jernigan.

Authorities say the 27-year-old man who drove the vehicle involved was stopped by police at Old Fort Parkway and Thompson Lane soon after the incident.

Pedestrian laws keep people safe on roads and sidewalks. If you’ve been injured by a motorist who violated these laws, you have legal rights to compensation. At Ponce Law, we’re here to protect those rights. Our experienced Nashville pedestrian accident lawyers can help you get the money you’re owed for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering, so that you can focus on getting better. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Crash alert: Pedestrian fatally struck in Nashville hit-and-run

by Ponce Law | August 4th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Police are searching for a hit-and-run driver after a pedestrian was fatally struck in Nashville Monday night, according to a report in the Tennessean.

The incident happened at about 8 p.m. in the area of Rosa L. Parks Boulevard and Monroe Street in the Germantown section.

The victim, 51-year-old Aaron Wilkerson, was spotted on the ground by another motorist and was pronounced dead later at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

The vehicle involved in the crash fled the scene but no description was immediately released. Anyone with information is urged to contact Nashville police.

Pedestrian laws keep people safe on roads and sidewalks. If you’ve been injured by a motorist who violated these laws, you have legal rights to compensation. At Ponce Law, we’re here to protect those rights. Our experienced Nashville pedestrian accident lawyers can help you get the money you’re owed for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering, so that you can focus on getting better. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Crash alert: Man critically hurt after being hit by car in Nashville

by Ponce Law | July 31st, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – First responders were called to an intersection in Nashville this week after a man was hit by a vehicle. WKRN reported the incident happened late Monday night at the corner of Murfreesboro Pike and East Thompson Lane.

Members of the Nashville police and fire departments responded to the scene, and the man was transported to the hospital. He was listed in critical condition.

The circumstances that led to the accident were not immediately clear. The driver involved stayed at the scene and was cooperative with officers, according to police.

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 pedestrian 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: Driver sought after hit-and-run injures man in Nashville

by Ponce Law | July 27th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Police are searching for a hit-and-run driver involved in an incident in Nashville, WKRN reported.

Authorities said the driver left the scene after a man was struck in the 200 block of Shelby Avenue in Central Nashville. The victim was hospitalized at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, but his injuries were not believed to be serious.

The vehicle involved in the crash was a white four-door sedan that will now have front end damage, according to investigators. Anyone with information is asked to contact Nashville police.

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 pedestrian 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: Man charged in fatal Clarksville hit-and-run

by Ponce Law | July 21st, 2020

CLARKSVILLE, TN – A man is facing charges in connection with an accident that killed a city employee in Clarksville last year, according to a report by News Channel 5.

On September 3, 2019, 34-year-old Jeffrey Prosecky was fatally struck by a tractor-trailer in the vicinity of Riverside Drive and College Street. Prosecky, a Street Department worker who was on-duty at the time, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said the vehicle involved was being driven by 63-year-old Jeffrey Dunn, and that Dunn did not stop following the accident.   Dunn has now been indicted by a Montgomery County grand jury on charges of criminally negligent homicide.  He was released from jail on a $25,000 bond.

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 pedestrian 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.