October 26th, 2015|
Another wrongful death lawsuit was in connection with a fatal Tennessee truck accident on June 25 along I-75 outside of Chattanooga. The suit was filed by the family of former middle school band director who died in the crash. They are seeking $11 million in damages.
A report from the Chattanooga Times Free Press explains the driver who caused the crash was under the influence of drugs and was in violations of hours of operation laws when he crashed along the interstate, killing six people and injuring several others. Furthermore, he was speeding and failed to allow enough time and space to stop the truck before crashing.
The actions of the driver aren’t the only cause of the crash, though. The company who hired him failed to conduct a background check before offering him the position as a driver.
These findings prompted the family of another victim to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver and his employer The suit claims both parties are directly responsible for the loss of their loved one.
Two other families of victims have filed similar claims against the driver and employer since the collision occurred.
Losing a loved one to an unforeseen accident can be extremely difficult, and the Nashville wrongful death lawyers at Ponce Law are hopeful a decision in this case will bring closure to those affected by this tragic crash.
December 27th, 2013|
December 27, 2013
When a person dies as the result of another person or entity’s negligence, the family of the victim may have a right to seek compensation through civil litigation from the party responsible for their loss. The Nashville Wrongful Death Attorneys with Ponce law explain that such a case was recently settled in a Dickson County courtroom.
According to an article from WSMV 4 News, the lawsuit was filed by the family of a 29-year-old woman in August of 2011 after she died while in transit to a Nashville, Tennessee, hospital from a Charlotte, Tennessee, drug rehabilitation facility. The suit claimed that in September of 2010, employees at the New Life Lodge attempted to transport the woman in one of the facility’s vehicles to a hospital 30 miles away, rather than calling an ambulance to transport the victim to a closer facility.
The family claimed the rehabilitation facility’s staff failed to protect the victim from harm and was seeking $32 million in damages; however, a settlement was reached in the case for an undisclosed sum. Two other similar cases are still pending against the facility.
The Nashville Personal Injury Lawyers with Michael D. Ponce & Associates are aware of how difficult it can be to lose a loved one in an unforeseen accident. That’s why the firm is hopeful the decision that was reached in this most recent case brings a sense of closure to the family of the victim.