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Workers From Nashville Restaurant Consider Legal Action Over Unpaid Wages

by Staff Blogger | September 9th, 2013

September 9, 2013

The Nashville Employment Lawyers with Ponce Law explain that one of the most common reasons for legal disputes between workers and their employers are unpaid wages.

Such an issue has led a former employee of a Nashville restaurant to begin a picket line and consider legal action against the former owners of the eatery. She claims to be owed three weeks worth of wages.

An article from News Channel 5 explained that issues began for Chappy’s on Church began several years ago, when employees claim they would sometimes wait for weeks to be paid and even receive IOUs in lieu of a check. The problems came to a head when the federal government seized the restaurant because of failure to pay taxes. After the restaurant close, the owners disappeared.

Now, roughly 18 employees say they are still owed money from the owner as he prepares to open a new location in New Orleans. The employees are considering taking legal action against the restaurant and its owners if the matter is not resolved.

The Nashville Personal Injury Lawyers with Michael D. Ponce & Associates recognize the difficulties that failures to be paid for work can cause. The firm is here to help anyone who has not received fair compensation from an employer.

Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Numbers Allegedly Underreported in Tennessee

by Staff Blogger | September 6th, 2013

September 6, 2013

The Nashville Meningitis Outbreak Lawyers with Ponce Law explain that patients began reporting that they were infected with fungal meningitis after receiving a steroid injection in Sept. 2012. Now, officials are saying the number of patients killed or injured by the infection may have been underreported in Tennessee.

According to an article from The Republic, a complaint filed in a U.S District Court this week showed that a man from Goodlettsville passed away on Jan. 13 after developing fungal meningitis from spinal injections at a medical facility in Nashville.

However, the official death toll in Tennessee only shows a total of 15 deaths with no fatalities listed during the month that the man died. So far, it is estimated that more than 750 patients may have been exposed to the deadly disease through the contaminated injections.

In the wake of these findings, an increasing number of affected patients are filing lawsuits against the manufacturer of the injections and the facilities who administered the shots to patients.

Michael D. Ponce & Associates’ team of Nashville Personal Injury Lawyers is aware of the difficulties the victims of a fungal meningitis infection can face. The firm is here to help anyone who has been harmed as the result of contaminated medications.

Nashville Truck Accident Lawyers Discuss Dangers of Intersections

by Staff Blogger | September 4th, 2013

September 4, 2013

Highway intersections are notorious for causing high numbers of motor vehicle collisions due to changes in traffic patterns. The Nashville Truck Accident Lawyers with Ponce Law explain that an intersectional truck accident that occurred recently in Mt. Pleasant claimed the life of a 64-year-old man.

According to New Channel 5, the crash happened yesterday morning at the corner of U.S. Highway 43 and First Avenue. Reports indicate the victim was traveling along First Avenue in a black pickup. As he approached and entered the intersection with Highway 43, a tractor-trailer combination that was passing through the crossing collided with his pickup.

The impact pushed the vehicles off of the road and claimed the life of the pickup driver. Investigators are continuing to look into the cause of the crash.

News of the incident has left many citizens wondering what they can do to stay safe when traveling. Experts tend to agree that drivers should remain vigilant of safety at all times to help prevent intersectional accidents.

Michael D. Ponce & Associates’ team of Nashville Personal Injury Lawyers points out that drivers looking twice in both directions before entering an intersection can help achieve this goal. Eliminating distractions such as loud stereos, cellphones, and food or drink can also allow a driver to pay more attention to the road.

Nashville Dog Bite Lawyers Discuss the Effects Canine Attacks Can Have on Victims

by Staff Blogger | August 28th, 2013

August 28, 2013

A canine attack can leave a victim with both physical and emotional scars that often take a long time to heal. The Nashville Dog Bite Lawyers with Michael D. Ponce & Associates explain that this seems to be the case for a 66-year-old woman from Parsons, Tennessee, who was seriously injured as the result of an attack by a neighbor’s dog.

According to an article released by WBBJ 7 News, the victim had her dog tied up in her back yard when she noticed the neighbor’s animal had entered the rear of the residence and began attacking her dog. The woman hesitated to attempt to break up the fight, but exited her home and threw a bucket of water at the two dogs. That is when the neighbor’s animal lunged at the victim, biting her face and torso.

The woman suffered serious injuries that required reconstructive surgery and more than 300 stitches to repair the damage that was done. She now also has a fear of any dog that enters her yard.

The Nashville Personal Injury Lawyers with Michael D. Ponce & Associates are aware of the devastating effects an animal attack can have on a victim and his or her family. That is why the firm is here to help anyone who has been bitten by a dog.

Nashville Motorcycle Accident Claims Young Man’s Life

by Staff Blogger | August 26th, 2013

August 26, 2013

Summer is in full swing in Tennessee, and the volume of motorcycles operating on highways in the state has peaked. The Nashville Motorcycle Accident Lawyers with Michael D. Ponce & Associates explain the large number of bikes on the road can lead to an increase in the number of motorcycle accidents.

The serious risks posed by motorcycle accidents were underscored by a fatal crash in Tipton County last week. Reports indicate the collision happened last Monday, along Beaver Road in Munford, Tennessee.

A story from WMCTV 5 News explains the 22-year-old victim was riding along the road when he was struck by an SUV backing out of a driveway. The impact caused the young man to be ejected from his bike and he died a short time later. An investigation into the crash is ongoing.

A motorcycle safety study, called The Hurt Report, found a large portion of motorcycle accidents are caused by motorists who fail to yield to oncoming bikes. A common cause of these accidents is that motorists simply fail to see a motorcyclist coming.

Michael D. Ponce & Associates’ team of Nashville Personal Injury Lawyers recognize how difficult the loss of a loved one to a motorcycle accident can be, and they would like to send their sympathies to the family of the victim.

Nashville Immigration Lawyers Discuss Assistance Available To Undocumented Aliens

by Staff Blogger | August 23rd, 2013

August 23, 2013

A local member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Scott DesJarlais, was recently put on the spot at a town hall meeting held in Rutherford County by an 11-year-old girl asking how she could help keep her undocumented father in the United States. The Nashville Immigration Lawyers with Ponce Law say the clip has raised important questions regarding the assistance that is available to those who find themselves in the midst of an immigration claim.

The video clip shows the young girl coming forward and explain how she is documented, but her father is not. She goes on to ask what can be done to help keep her father in the country with her. The lawmaker then acknowledges the young girl’s bravery in coming forward to ask the question, but the responds with a statement explaining, “…we have laws and we need to follow those laws.”

While this statement is true, there is assistance available through the court system for undocumented immigrants. The process of determining how to go about receiving this assistance, through filings like asylum representations and family petitions, can be an extremely complex process though.

The Nashville Personal Injury Lawyers with Michael D. Ponce & Associates explain these complexities are why it is so important for undocumented workers to discuss their legal rights with a reputable attorney.