April 20th, 2020|
When you walk onto someone else’s property, whether it’s a private home, an office building, a governmental building, a restaurant, or any other property, you expect to be safe from potential hazards. In fact, the law mandates that property owners and managers keep people safe from hazards and do everything in their power to fix, repair, or minimize the risks posed by potential hazards as soon as they’re aware of them.
Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen. Many people get seriously injured every day throughout Tennessee due to things like broken steps, loose rugs, slick floors, poorly lit paths, and more. Falls can be devastating and result in serious injuries and complications, and that’s true for everyone, including young children all the way up to senior citizens.
At Ponce Law, our Nashville premises liability lawyers hold negligent property owners accountable when their inaction puts innocent people at risk and results in preventable injuries. If you or someone you love slipped and fell on someone else’s property, whether it’s owned by a private individual, a company, or even the government, we want to help you get compensation.
You may have suffered injuries that result in expensive medical bills. Worse yet, you may be unable to work and earn the paychecks you and your loved ones depend on. We believe that innocent victims like you shouldn’t face serious financial hardships for accidents that weren’t your fault. Get in touch with us today to find out how we can help you during this difficult time. It’s our goal to get you maximum compensation for what you’ve gone through.
October 23rd, 2015|
Halloween is just around the corner, and one of the best ways to get into the spooky spirit is to enjoy one of the many haunted houses around Music City. However, the Nashville slip and fall lawyers at Ponce Law point out to patrons that making your way through dark mazes and hallways filled with ghouls can also present safety hazards.
Luckily, there are regulations in place for haunted attractions that protect attendees. WKRN 2 News recently released a report on the subject and offered insight into what haunted houses in our area go through to operate safely.
Stacey Dixon, the owner of one local attraction, explained an inspector certified her facility after meeting numerous safety regulations. These include:
- Installing safety markers
- Marking fire exits
- Hiring licensed employees to operate special effects
- Equipping facilities with fire sprinklers and security cameras
Dixon added that as a safety enhancement, her staff will also assist patrons to an exit if necessary.
Experts encourage those attending haunted houses to report any suspected safety violations to the State Fire Marshall’s Office or local code enforcement authorities.
October 23rd, 2013|
October 23, 2013
Each year, hundreds of workers are killed as the result of slips, trips, and falls in the workplace. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that last year alone, a total of 668 employees lost their lives to such accidents, accounting for roughly 15 percent of all workplace fatalities.
The Nashville Workers Compensation Lawyers with Ponce Law point out that a slip and fall accident claimed the life of a plant worker in Chattanooga earlier this week. Reports indicate the incident occurred on Sunday at the Wrigley’s plant, located on Jersey Pike.
According to an article released by News Channel 9, the victim was performing job duties while on a ladder. As the employee was working , another worker operating a forklift knocked the victim off the ladder. The fall to the floor caused the victim to suffer serious injuries that claimed her life.
This isn’t the first workplace accident to occur at the facility though. Records from the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration show the facility was cited in July 2005 for failing to improperly guard employees from machinery and not providing adequate first aid and emergency training to employees.
Michael D. Ponce & Associates’ team of Nashville Personal Injury Lawyers are aware of how difficult recovering from the loss of a loved one due to a workplace accident can be. That’s why the firm would like to send their deepest sympathies to the family of the victim.