Nashville Truck Accident

Crash alert: Traffic diverted after deadly tractor-trailer fire on I-65

by Ponce Law | September 18th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Emergency responders were on the scene of a fatal tractor-trailer fire that caused traffic delays in Nashville Thursday, according to WKRN.

The incident happened north of downtown Nashville on Interstate 65 southbound at mile marker 85, near the split for I-24.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was reportedly ejected and the vehicle’s cab was engulfed by the flames. No further details regarding the fatality have been released yet.

Drivers in the area were advised to expect delays, with I-65 south not expected to reopen until 8 p.m. The Tennessee Department of Transportation says traffic was being diverted onto alternate routes.

If you or a loved one were hurt in a truck accident, we can help you get the compensation you deserve to cover your medical bills and lost wages. The experienced Nashville truck accident lawyers at Ponce Law are dedicated to holding trucking companies accountable when their negligence leads to serious accidents and injuries. We’re here 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: Driver dies after tractor-trailer jackknifes on I-65

by Ponce Law | September 15th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – A truck driver died after his tractor-trailer jackknifed on a highway in Nashville on Sunday evening.

According to WKRN, the incident happened at about 5:38 p.m. on Interstate 65 southbound near Wedgewood Avenue. Authorities said the driver had a medical emergency and lost control of the truck, which ended up crashing into a ditch.

The driver died later at an area hospital. His identity was not released.

Authorities said there was no fuel or hazardous material leaks from the truck stemming from the crash.

Southbound lanes of I-65 were closed following the incident, along with the eastbound ramp at the I-40 split at Exit 210.

The experienced Nashville truck accident lawyers at Ponce Law are dedicated to holding trucking companies accountable when their negligence leads to serious accidents and injuries. If you or a loved one were hurt in a truck accident, we can help you get the compensation you deserve for your medical bills and lost wages. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Crash alert: Overturned tractor-trailer disrupts traffic on I-40 in Nashville

by Ponce Law | September 8th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – An accident involving a tractor-trailer disrupted traffic for drivers in Davidson County as the Labor Day weekend was drawing to a close.

According to News Channel 5, the vehicle overturned just before 6 p.m. Monday in the westbound lanes of Interstate 40 at Exit 208 near Jefferson Street, just outside of downtown Nashville.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation said all westbound lanes of I-40 were blocked while emergency crews worked to clear the scene.  It took until 10 p.m. for the roadway to be reopened.

Unsafe trucks and untrained drivers can lead to accidents on Tennessee’s highways. If you or a loved one were hurt in a truck accident, we can help you get the compensation you deserve for your medical bills and lost wages. The experienced Nashville truck accident lawyers at Ponce Law are dedicated to holding trucking companies accountable when their negligence leads to serious accidents and injuries. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Crash alert: Driver of semi-truck slams into Bellevue home

by Ponce Law | August 20th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – The driver of a semi-truck lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a home in Nashville Wednesday afternoon, according to WKRN.

The accident happened on Hansrote Court in the city’s Bellevue neighborhood. Neighbors said the truck ran over a mailbox and ended up on the side of the house. No one inside the home was injured.

The driver, a man in his 50’s, was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. No details were released on his condition.

Investigators believe he suffered some sort of medical emergency that caused the crash.

If you or a loved one were hurt in a truck accident, we can help you get the compensation you deserve for your medical bills and lost wages. The experienced Nashville truck accident lawyers at Ponce Law are dedicated to holding trucking companies accountable when their negligence leads to serious accidents and injuries. We’re here 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: Driver hurt in collision with box truck in Nashville

by Ponce Law | August 6th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – A driver was injured in a collision with a box truck in Nashville Monday morning, according to Fox 17 News.

The accident occurred at 2150 Brick Church Pike just past Avondale Circle. A preliminary investigation indicated a Nissan Altima crossed over a center lane and sideswiped a Cintas truck, police said.

The Nissan driver was initially trapped inside the vehicle following the accident. The person was then hospitalized with injuries that were described as life-threatening.

No details were released on whether the truck driver was injured.

When you’ve been injured in a truck accident, you can call any lawyer. But when you call Ponce Law, you’ll get a law firm that will take the time to get to know you and your family. You’re not just a case number to us—you’re someone who needs help. Our experienced Nashville truck accident lawyers will help you get the compensation you need for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Crash alert: Overturned tractor-trailer on I-440 East

by Ponce Law | August 5th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Authorities were on the scene of a tractor-trailer accident that tied up traffic in Davidson County on Tuesday night.

Fox 17 Nashville reported the truck overturned just before 8 p.m. on I-440 East near the Murphy Road exit in the West End area. Police said the crash resulted in injuries but no details were immediately released on the severity of the injuries or how many people were hurt.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation said the roadway was closed, affecting eastbound traffic, but officials estimated the scene would be cleared by about 10 p.m.

When you’ve been injured in a truck accident, you can call any lawyer. But when you call Ponce Law, you’ll get a law firm that will take the time to get to know you and your family. Our Nashville truck accident lawyers know how to handle truck accident claims. Let us help you get the compensation you need for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We’re here 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.

Traffic delayed after truck spills chickens on I-40

by Ponce Law | June 30th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Traffic was delayed in Nashville Tuesday morning after live chickens fell off of a flatbed truck, according to a report by News Channel 5.

The truck spilled chickens in cages onto Interstate 40, slowing westbound rush hour traffic along the south loop at the ramp to I-65 southbound.

Traffic was also affected on I-24 westbound.  Tennessee Department of Transportation crews responded for the cleanup, and the TDOT advised drivers that it expected the scene to be cleared by 8:45 a.m.

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.

Fuel spill from truck blocks stretch of I-80 West

by Ponce Law | June 23rd, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Emergency crews were able to clean up a fuel spill that closed off a stretch of a Nashville highway, according to a report by wsmv.com.

The fuel leaked out of a truck on I-40 westbound just before 2 a.m. Tuesday, the Tennessee Department of Transportation said. The incident caused parts of I-40 West to be blocked off.

A Hazmat team responded to the scene to clear the spill and I-40 West was reopened at Exit 210C.

The spill was apparently caused when the truck ran over a piece of metal that punctured the vehicle’s fuel tank.

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.

Four Common Causes of Truck Accidents

by Staff Blogger | October 20th, 2014

The size and weight of a tractor-trailer can make avoiding collisions difficult. That’s why Michael D. Ponce, a Nashville truck accident lawyer at Ponce Law, would like to tell you about four of the most common truck accident causes:

  1. Driver Negligence– Speeding is one of the leading causes of fatal truck accidents today. Drivers can also hit other vehicles while changing lanes if they fail to properly check blind spots.
  2. Drowsy Driving– Truck drivers are often paid by the load or by miles traveled, which can make working long hours tempting. But fatigue behind the wheel can impair judgment as much as alcohol, which is why there are limits on the amount truck drivers can operate each week.
  3. Distracted Driving– The cab of a tractor-trailer often doubles as an office for truck drivers, leaving phones to be answered, online directions to be sought, and scheduling of loads to be conducted while driving. While there are rules against conducting many of these activities while moving,  drivers sometimes fail to adhere to the regulations.
  4. Faulty Equipment– Companies are required to perform regular maintenance on their vehicles and to record each of these services—but many trucking operators fail to comply.

If you’ve been injured as the result of a Nashville truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our Nashville personal injury lawyers are available to talk about your case 24/7, just dial (800) 363-9113 today.

Plea Agreement Reached in Fatal Nashville Pedestrian Accident

by Staff Blogger | June 16th, 2014

The sizes of tractor-trailers can often make it difficult for drivers to see the spaces around their vehicle when traveling or turning. Unfortunately, this too often can lead to accidents occurring.

Such a mistake was a contributing factor to a Nashville pedestrian accident that claimed the life of a 17-year-old high school student. The incident occurred on Dec. 19, 2013 as the Hume-Fogg student was crossing Rosa L. Parks Boulevard near the school.

Reports from The Tennessean explain the 46-year-old truck driver was making a right turn at the intersection of Rosa Parks and Church Street when he failed to see the young girl as she was crossing the road.

An investigation determined the driver was not acting in a reckless manner prior to the collision, which resulted in a plea deal being reached with prosecution. The driver agreed to plea guilty to a charge of failing to yield the right-of-way rather than face a more serious misdemeanor charge of vehicular homicide. He will pay a $500 fine as part of the agreement approved by the family of the victim. The driver will also keep his license as part of the deal.

At Michael D. Ponce & Associates, our Nashville personal injury lawyers know how devastating it can be to lose a loved one to an accident. That’s why we are hopeful the decision in this case helps bring a sense of closure to the family of the victim.