October 7th, 2015|
When a person is taken into custody by law enforcement in Tennessee, the arresting agency has a responsibility to protect the health and safety of its inmates. Any failure to do so can result in officers and their employers being held liable in the matter.
The Nashville wrongful death attorneys at Ponce Law say this is what led a woman to file a lawsuit against the City of Kingsport and two officers who arrested her husband. Reports indicate the man died while in custody after being arrested following a car accident.
The Insurance Journal states the victim was arrested on Sept. 19 after showing signs of intoxication following a car accident. He was transported to the Kingsport City Jail, where he showed an inability to walk, talk, or stay awake. He was left unattended and was found unresponsive on Sept. 20. He was declared dead a short time later.
Almost a year after the victim’s passing, his wife filed a $1 million lawsuit against the jail and two officers, claiming they failed to provide her husband with adequate medical attention while he was in custody.
Losing a loved one can be one of the most difficult events an individual can ever go through, especially if the death was the result of negligence. The Nashville personal injury lawyers at Ponce Law are hopeful a decision in this particular case can bring a sense of closure to the family of the man who died.
April 22nd, 2015|
Carelessness and negligence contribute to the deaths of numerous Tennesseans each year, and it’s crucial that the families of victims know they have a right to seek compensation for their losses.
The Nashville wrongful death attorneys at Ponce Law explain that one of the most important aspects of filing wrongful death actions is naming everyone who may be responsible for a victim’s death. Doing so helps reduce the chances of a defendant arguing another person or entity was actually responsible for the death. It can also help the family of the victim receive the maximum compensation.
Take the case of a Nashville family that filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a local high school, a student, and the student’s parents, in connection with the suicide of their son. The family claims the student repeatedly bullied their son to the point he went home from school one afternoon and took his own life. Their suit goes on to allege that the teen may still be alive if it wasn’t for the students repeated taunting. Furthermore, reports from WSMV 4 News say the suit goes on to claim that the high school failed to follow their own policies and parents did not take action to control their son’s behavior.
The family is seeking damages to cover legal fees and other expenses.
At Ponce Law, we believe in holding individuals responsible for their actions, and our Nashville personal injury lawyers hope a decision in this case will help bring closure and peace to the family of the victim.
December 11th, 2013|
December 11, 2013
When an individual is killed as the result of another entity’s actions or negligence, the family of the victim may have a right to file civil litigation against the parties responsible. The Nashville Wrongful Death Attorneys with Ponce Law explain a settlement was recently reached in a wrongful death case being heard in a Tennessee federal court.
According to an article published by the Knoxville News Sentinel, the 28-year-old victim was piloting a Bell’s Kiowa OH-58D Warrior helicopter in Mosul, Iraq, in Feb. 2010. As the man attempted to land the aircraft, it crashed, resulting in the crew’s death.
The family of one of the victims later filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the aircraft, claiming a faulty piece of equipment known as the Full Authority Digital Electronic Control was to blame for the crash. Before the suit could go to trial, the two sides were able to reach an agreement for an undisclosed sum to be paid to the two children and the mother of the victim.
Michael D. Ponce & Associates and their team of Nashville Personal Injury Lawyers recognize how difficult it can be to lose a loved one to an accident caused by another person’s negligence. That’s why the firm hopes the decision will help bring some closure to the loss suffered by the family of the victim.