Tennessee Premise Liability Lawsuit

Crash alert: Lawsuit filed over fire that killed 2 in Nashville

by Ponce Law | July 2nd, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – A lawsuit has been filed regarding an apartment fire that killed two brothers in Nashville last year, according to a report by WKRN.

24-year-old Jamarcus Carney and 20-year-old Cedric Fitzgerald died in the blaze that broke out just before 3 a.m. on June 29, 2019 at a housing complex on Edgehill Avenue and 14th Avenue.

The family of the two victims has filed a lawsuit against Metro Nashville, citing deficiencies that posed potential safety hazards at the complex, including code violations.  Among the problems cited were smoke detectors and alarms that were not functioning or were functioning improperly.

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 wrongful death 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.

Walmart Facing Premises Liability Lawsuit After Customer Injured in Accident

by Staff Blogger | January 6th, 2014

January 3, 2014

Property owners have a responsibility to protect the safety of visitors. Any failure to do so may result in an injured victim or their family seeking compensation through civil litigation. The Nashville Premise Liability Lawyers with Ponce Law explain that Walmart is facing a premises liability lawsuit after a shopper was injured in the parking lot of their store in Red Bank, Tennessee.

According to an article from the Claims Journal, the victim was in her car when another vehicle backed into hers, leaving her seriously injured. The woman responsible for the accident was earlier refused service at the store’s pharmacy because she was intoxicated.

The victim later filed suit against the retailer, claiming their failure to prevent the intoxicated woman from driving away from the store was responsible for her injuries. A jury disagreed, but the decision was reversed onWednesday by the Tennessee Supreme Court. Judges ruled there was enough evidence in the case to prevent it from being dismissed, as the courts had previously ruled.

The Nashville Personal Injury Lawyers with Michael D. Ponce & Associates recognize how difficult it can be to overcome injuries caused by unforeseen accidents. That’s why the firm is hopeful a decision in this most recent case will bring a sense of closure to the victim.