Tennessee Personal Injury Attorneys

Crash alert: Passenger killed, driver arrested in Williamson County ATV accident

by Ponce Law | November 30th, 2020

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TN – A young man was arrested and charged following a deadly crash involving an ATV in Williamson County last week, according to WKRN.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol said the accident happened in the 8000 block of Shoals Branch Road at about 5:15 a.m. on Thursday.

Investigators determined that 19-year-old Kameron Harris-Lusk was driving an ATV when he drove off the road and crashed into two trees. One of the two passengers in the vehicle was killed. The victim was identified as 21-year-old Elijah Sullivan of Fairview. The other passenger was not hurt.

According to the THP’s accident report, Harris-Lutz, a Primm Springs resident, was drinking alcohol before the crash.  He was charged with vehicular homicide and reckless endangerment.

WKRN reported that Harris-Lutz was a walk-on with the University of Tennessee at Martin football team in 2019.

If you were hurt or if you lost someone you love in an accident involving an ATV, contact Ponce Law right away for help. Our Nashville motor vehicle accident lawyers have more than 25 years of experience helping people 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.

Crash alert: Driver facing charges after crashing into building in Greenbrier

by Ponce Law | October 22nd, 2020

GREENBRIER, TN – A woman was taken into custody after crashing her car into a building in Greenbrier on Monday, the Smokey Barn News reports.

Police said the driver lost control of her vehicle while heading north on Highway 41, went across the southbound lanes, and then slammed into a business at about 5 p.m. The woman, estimated to be in her 40s, was transported to a hospital after initially declining treatment.  According to police, a 2-year-old girl in the vehicle was not properly restrained at the time of the accident but was not injured.

The driver, whose name was not released, is facing several charges, including DUI and child endangerment.

The child was checked out by medics and turned over to a family member.

When you are injured in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your injury-related expenses.  At Ponce Law, we can help you pursue money for your medical bills and any lost wages resulting from the accident. Contact our Nashville car accident lawyers so that we can help you build a strong claim. We’re available to take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online.

Crash alert: 2-year-old girl hit by vehicle on street in Springfield

by Ponce Law | October 8th, 2020

SPRINGFIELD, TN – A toddler was taken to the hospital after being hit by a vehicle in Robertson County Tuesday night. According to the Smokey Barn News, the 2-year-old girl was struck on Beechwood Drive in Springfield just before 6 p.m.

Fortunately, officials at the scene said the child’s injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, and that she was awake and talking following the incident.

The girl was transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center’s Children’s Hospital in Nashville for further evaluation. No information was immediately released on the vehicle that hit her.

Robertson County EMS responded to the scene along with the police and fire departments of Springfield.

If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident, do not hesitate to contact Ponce Law. Our skilled Nashville personal injury lawyers are ready to take the burden off your shoulders and help you get the results you deserve. No matter what kind of injuries you suffered, we’ll work hard to build a strong claim on your behalf. For more information on how we can help, call us at (844) 204-6765 or complete a free initial consultation form.

Crash alert: Retired Berry Hill police officer dies in utility vehicle accident

by Ponce Law | October 5th, 2020

ELMWOOD, TN – A retired Tennessee police officer who was serving as a Smith County Commissioner died in a utility vehicle accident last week, the Smith County Insider reports.

The victim was identified as David Gross, a retired Patrol Sergeant who worked for 20 years with the Berry Hill Police Department.  Authorities said he had been driving a Dodge Caravan that hit a pole on Sullivan’s Bend Lane in Elmwood last Wednesday. Gross was picked up and driven home by a passerby following the accident.

Gross then began heading back to the scene of the original accident in a side-by-side utility vehicle, but he crashed along the way and was killed.

Gross had been serving for the past 14 years as a County Commissioner for District 8.

An accident can leave you facing medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. But you shouldn’t have to pay for the costs of an injury that wasn’t your fault. At Ponce Law, our Nashville personal injury atttorneys will do everything we can to help you get the results you deserve.  We’re here to 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: Police searching for driver who crashed into home in Adams

by Ponce Law | September 22nd, 2020

ADAMS, TN – Authorities say a driver left the scene after crashing into a home in Robertson County Sunday morning, according to the Smokey Barn News.

The BMW was heading east on Port Royal Royal Road and kept going across Kinneys Road before the driver went across the lawn and struck the home at about 7:30 a.m.

No injuries were reported to anyone in the home and police said the driver was apparently not seriously hurt. There was just superficial damage to the house.

A search for the driver was launched by the Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office.  One person was questioned following the incident.

An accident can leave you facing medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. But you shouldn’t have to pay for the costs of an injury that wasn’t your fault. At Ponce Law, it’s our goal to ensure your story gets heard by the legal system. Our experienced Nashville personal injury attorneys will work hard to build a strong claim on your behalf. See how we can assist you following an accident by calling us 24/7 at (844) 204-6765. Or, reach out to us online for a free consultation.

Crash alert: Bulldozer driver arrested for crash into Spring Hill home

by Ponce Law | September 18th, 2020

SPRING HILL, TN – Police say a man is under arrest for driving a bulldozer into a home in Spring Hill last year, according to WKRN.

54-year-old Duane Larose was charged in connection with the September 11, 2019 incident. Larose drove the bulldozer through a home with a family inside on Spirit Court, authorities said. No one was injured in the accident but there was serious damage to the home.

Larose is charged with reckless endangerment. Police said toxicology results on him came back negative. The case will go to court in Williamson County later this month.

An accident can leave you facing medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. But you shouldn’t have to pay for the costs of an injury that wasn’t your fault. At Ponce Law, it’s our goal to ensure your story gets heard by the legal system. No matter what kind of injuries you suffered, our Nashville personal injury attorneys will work hard to build a strong claim on your behalf.   We’re available to take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online.

Crash alert: Crossville man injured when ATV flips over

by Ponce Law | September 8th, 2020

CROSSVILLE, TN – A man was hospitalized following a crash in Cumberland County involving an all-terrain vehicle.

According to 1057 News, the accident happened Saturday night on Newton Road in the vicinity of Buck Ridge Road.  Authorities say 20-year-old Lowell Scott Winningham was riding south when he went off the road and his ATV flipped over.

Winningham, of Crossville, was believed to have sustained serious injuries, and was transported to Erlanger Medical Center.

Law enforcement agencies responded to the scene along with medics from Cumberland County.

An accident can leave you facing medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. But you shouldn’t have to pay for the costs of an injury that wasn’t your fault. At Ponce Law, it’s our goal to ensure your story gets heard by the legal system. No matter what kind of injuries you suffered, our experienced Nashville personal injury lawyers will work hard to build a strong case on your behalf. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Crash alert: 2 injured in Robertson County accident

by Ponce Law | August 11th, 2020

GREENBRIER, TN – An accident involving an all-terrain vehicle in Robertson County left two people hospitalized.

Smokey Barn News reported the incident happened Saturday night at about 7 p.m., when the ATV flipped over in the vicinity of Plumnelly Lane and Edgar Dillard Road.

Four people were on board the vehicle at the time of the crash. A female was transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center with an arm injury and was listed in serious condition. Another person, a male, was taken to an area hospital with injuries described as not life-threatening.

Local first responders were on the scene, along with the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office and the Robertson County Emergency Management Agency.  The cause of the accident was not immediately clear.

An accident can leave you facing medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. But you shouldn’t have to pay for the costs of an injury that wasn’t your fault. At Ponce Law, it’s our goal to ensure your story gets heard by the legal system. No matter what kind of injuries you suffered, our experienced Nashville personal injury lawyers will work hard to build a strong case on your behalf. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Fatal Dog Bite Raises Questions Regarding Adoption Agencies

by Staff Blogger | November 18th, 2015

Many organizations work to find stray dogs forever homes, but a recent incident in which a Tennessee man was killed by a dog he had just adopted raises questions regarding liability.

The Nashville dog bite lawyers at Ponce Law explain the 57-year-old victim adopted a dog from Jackson-Madison County Rabies Control at around 10 a.m. on Nov. 12. Less than five hours later, the man was found dead in his home as the result of bite wounds. According to USA Today, the dog bit two others as well before it was shot and killed by law enforcement responding to the scene.

The attack raises questions about pet adoption policies. The law requires that all animals picked up or surrendered to animal control must be quarantined for three days. If the animal has a collar or identification chip, it’s held for up to a week. After that the animal is put up for adoption. Furthermore, there is no indication that dogs put up for adoption are assessed for dangerous behavior or that staff is required to warn people about a dog’s history of aggression.

These risks are just one reason why all citizens should be aware of the steps to take when a dog bites. That’s because knowing what you should do in the wake of a canine attack can help ensure your rights are protected at all times.

Winter Weather Driving Safety Tips

by Staff Blogger | November 17th, 2014

If you live in Middle Tennessee, it’s likely you woke up to sleet and or snow this morning. This winter precipitation not only means a season change is upon us again, but also that it’s time to begin preparations for driving in slick or snowy conditions.

At Ponce Law, our team of Goodlettsville car accident lawyers offer these tips for safe winter driving:

  • Stay Home– If road conditions are deteriorating, stay off the roads if possible and wait for the weather to clear.
  • Do Your Homework– If you must get out in bad weather, know the conditions of the roads and highways you’re planning to travel. In Tennessee, you can use the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s SmartWay maps to find this information.
  • Prepare Your Vehicle– Make sure your tires have plenty of tread and your brakes are working properly before driving on snow or ice. Be sure to check that your windshield wipers and lights are working properly as well.
  • Prepare Yourself– When traveling in bad weather, it’s wise to prepare for the worst by bringing along cold weather gear and supplies in case of emergency. This can include blankets, flashlights, food, and water.

The Tennessee personal injury attorneys at Ponce Law hope these tips help keep you and your loved ones safe throughout the winter.