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.
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.
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.
June 2nd, 2020|
NASHVILLE, TN. – A 15-year-old girl tragically drowned while kayaking on Duck River on Sunday afternoon, WKRN reports.
The young girl, who was kayaking with her parents, capsized around 2 p.m. She then became trapped underneath a downed tree and was pinned underwater. Her parents attempted to rescue her but were unable to due to the river’s swift currents.
Various emergency agencies, such as the Bedford County Sheriff Department and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, responded to the incident.
The Tennessee personal injury attorneys of Ponce Law publish these news stories to help keep those in our community safe. We represent those who’ve been hurt or who’ve lost loved ones due to the reckless, careless, or otherwise negligent actions of others. We hope you find these news stories to be informative and helpful, and if you’ve been hurt, we’ll be ready to help. Call us 24/7 at (844) 648-1678 or reach out to us online to schedule your free case evaluation with a member of our team today.
February 13th, 2015|
Spring is just around the corner in Middle Tennessee, and you can expect to see more motorcycles on the road. Unfortunately, many motorists fail to yield to bikers—causing an increase in Tennessee motorcycle accident numbers. Data shows there have been 167 crashes over the past three years caused by motorists who failed to yield the right-of-way to motorcyclists while turning left.
When such an accident occurs, there are two ways to hold the responsible driver accountable—criminal and civil penalties.The ability to seek these penalties depends on the facts of the accident.
Take the case of a father who is distraught because the motorist who killed his son in a Tennessee motorcycle accident will not face criminal charges due to the location where the accident occurred.
WSMV 4 News reports the victim was riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle along Gallatin Road in Nashville when the driver of an SUV failed to yield the right-of-way and struck the motorcyclist. He was taken to the hospital, but died a short time later.
The victim’s father had pushed for charges to be filed against the driver of the SUV, but the District Attorney’s office passed on prosecuting the case because the law states a driver can only be charged for failing to yield the right-of-way at an intersection. Since the accident didn’t happen at a road crossing, no charges are filed.
The prosecutor’s office did point out the driver could be held liable in civil court though, where the burden of proof and laws regarding liability are much different. The Nashville personal injury attorneys with Ponce Law point out that if you’re considering filing a civil case against a driver who injured you in a Tennessee motorcycle accident, an experienced lawyer can help answer any questions you may have.
January 30th, 2015|
The Super Bowl kicks off this Sunday. And while the event can be a great time to come together and celebrate with friends, it can also lead to drunk driving. Officials from the state’s Department of Transportation (TNDOT) point out the chances of being involved in a Tennessee drunk driving accident increase tremendously on Super Bowl Sunday.
To help combat this problem, the Tennessee Titans are partnering with TNDOT, the Franklin Police Department, the Governor’s Highway Safety Office, and the Tennessee Highway Patrol to raise public awareness about the dangers of drunk driving. Reports from The Leaf-Chronicle explain the campaign will kick off today at the Franklin Police Department headquarters.
During the event, a family who lost a loved one to a drunk driver on Super Bowl Sunday will discuss how the event affected them. The motorcycle their loved one was riding at the time of the accident will also be on public display during the event as a reminder of how a life can change in a split second as the result of drunk driving.
The Nashville personal injury attorneys with Ponce Law understand the risks drunk driving can pose. That’s why we ask that you choose not to drink and drive this weekend. Instead, choose a designated driver or plan a safe ride home. We hope these tips help you to have a safe and sober Super Bowl!
January 28th, 2015|
Motor vehicle safety is currently a top priority in Tennessee, and most experts agree that getting the public aware and involved in improving safety is one of the best ways to keep the trend going. That’s why the state has launched a contest for Tennesseans to come up with new slogans to go on the 163 electronic road signs dispersed along highways throughout the state.
The Goodlettsville car accident lawyers with Ponce Law explain that state officials asked Tennesseans to submit their most catchy safety slogans so the best could be voted on for use on signage in the state. Since then, more than 3,400 entries were submitted, and they have been narrowed down to the 15 best phrases.
Now you can do your part to improve highway safety in Tennessee by voting for your favorite safety slogan. Just go to the Tennessee Department of Transportation website, read through the choices of safety slogans, and then click on the box next to your favorite. Voting will take place until Feb. 6 and the winning messages will be posted online the following week.
At Ponce Law, we recognize the importance of highway safety. That’s why our Tennessee personal injury lawyers are hopeful you’ll do your part to contribute by voting on your favorite safety slogan.
September 17th, 2014|
In 2012, a Fungal Meningitis outbreak caused by contaminated steroid injections was responsible for claiming dozens of lives and leaving hundreds of others ill. Now, it seems progress is being made in criminally prosecuting those responsible for creating the contaminated drugs.
According to WKRN 2 News, the pharmacist responsible for creating the contaminated steroid injections that were manufactured at the New England Compounding Center has been arrested as he was preparing to board a flight for Hong Kong. Federal officials claim the 46-year-old man was responsible for fraudulently maintaining sanitation logs and failing to practice standard sanitation practices while mixing medications. The man is currently facing one count of mail fraud, but could face more charges later.
While criminal prosecution may be satisfying to many victims, it can’t pay them back for the damages caused by the outbreak.
However, the civil justice system allows people affected by acts of negligence like this one to seek compensation for their damages. If you’ve been harmed by the negligence of another, our Tennessee personal injury lawyers are here to help you. Call Ponce Law today at (800) 363-9113 to learn more about what we can do for you.
August 22nd, 2014|
When a person is killed as the result of another person’s negligence, the family of the victim may seek compensation from those responsible for their loss. But there are certain standards each case must meet before it can go forward.
One of the most important aspects to remember in a Tennessee wrongful death lawsuit is to ensure the claim is filed within the statute of limitations. This is a deadline by which legal action must be taken. Once this time expires, you can no longer file a lawsuit.
In Tennessee, claims for damages in a wrongful death case usually must be filed within one year of the victim’s passing. It’s important to remember there are only a few exceptions to the law that will allow the statute of limitations to be extended.
There’s no amount of money that can bring your loved one back into your life. But having the resources to create stability for your family can be crucial. That’s why its’ so important to speak with a reputable Tennessee personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
At Ponce Law, we know how difficult the days and weeks after a loved one’s passing can be, and we’re here to help you get back on your feet. Call us anytime at (800) 363-9113 to get the compassionate legal representation you deserve.
July 30th, 2014|
When many think about Tennessee car accidents, they imagine the state’s traffic-filled highways. But a new study has shown that rural roads in Tennessee may be more dangerous than its highways.
The report from the national research organization,TRIP, showed rural roads in Tennessee had one of the highest fatality rates in the nation. Their findings showed State Route 360 in Monroe County had a total of 45 accidents during a two-year period. The intersection of State Route 437 and Fairfield Pike in Shelbyville recorded 16 crashes in the three years it has been open to traffic.
So what is being done to reduce the number of highway fatalities here in Tennessee? WSMV 4 News reports the Department of Transportation has allocated $2.5 million to improve these roadways by installing new rumble strips, warning signs, guardrails, and re-striping and repaving certain road sections. Additional efforts include adding extra law enforcement patrols and flashing warning lights at troublesome spots.
The Tennessee personal injury lawyers with Ponce Law understand the devastation caused by accidents resulting from defective roadways. That’s why we are hopeful the planned improvements will help better protect Tennessee’s motorists from harm.