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Crash alert: New charge filed against driver after child involved in crash dies

by Ponce Law | September 3rd, 2020

SUMNER COUNTY, TN – A woman is facing a new charge following the death of a child who was involved in an accident last month in Sumner County, WKRN reports.

This is an update to a previous story.

The incident happened Aug. 16 at about 5:30 p.m. on Highway 25 West, where authorities say Michaela Morales passed an SUV and then struck the vehicle. The SUV hit a fence and a tree before landing in a pond. Three people inside were injured, including a child who was taken off life support last Friday.

Morales has now been charged with vehicular homicide in addition to the previous charges filed against her, which included DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, and aggravated assault.

Morales was arrested at her home following the crash. She remains in custody on a $75,000 bond.

At Ponce Law, we’re 100% committed to helping families get the compensation they deserve after losing a loved one. If your loved one died because of another person or party’s carelessness, our compassionate Nashville wrongful death lawyers want to help you pick up the pieces. We’ll work hard to build a strong case for your claim and handle all the legal paperwork while you spend time with your family and loved ones.  For a free consultation, reach out to us online or call us 24/7 at (844) 204-6765.

Crash alert: Nashville woman arrested after children hit by car

by Ponce Law | August 12th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – A Nashville woman is facing charges in connection with a crash that left one child dead and another injured.

According to WSMV, 28-year-old Ebony Robinson was arrested by police following the incident Sunday night at about 8 p.m. at the Overlook Ridge Apartments on Buena Vista Pike.

Police said Robinson was driving an Acura MDX in the parking lot at a high rate of speed when she struck two boys, 9-year-old Chrishon Montgomery and 7-year-old Cayden Doctor.

Chrishon was pronounced dead at Vanderbilt Medical Center, while Cayden was hospitalized with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

Investigators reported indications of alcohol use by Robinson. Among the charges against her are aggravated assault and resisting arrest. She was ordered held on a $203,000 bond.

If your loved one died because of another person or party’s carelessness, our lawyers at Ponce Law want to help you pick up the pieces. We’ll work hard to build a strong case for your claim and handle all the legal paperwork while you spend time with your family and friends. Our experienced Nashville wrongful death attorneys handle many types of wrongful death cases that are caused by negligence. Intoxicated, distracted, or reckless drivers can be held liable if they cause accidents that result in other people’s deaths. Our legal staff is available 24/7 to take your call at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online.

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.

Jury Awards $3.25 Million in Tennessee Wrongful Death Lawsuit

by Staff Blogger | July 18th, 2014

Doctors and medical staff in the United States have a responsibility to protect the health and safety of their patients at all times. Any failure to do so that results in a patient’s death could lead to the family of the victim seeking compensation for their losses through civil litigation.

Such a Tennessee Wrongful Death Lawsuit was successfully filed against a Knoxville hospital and its staff after a patient died as the result of negligent care. Reports indicate the family of the victim was awarded $3.25 million.

According to WATE 6 News, the victim suffered a blow to the head during a fall in her bathroom and went to the emergency room to be examined for a concussion. While tests showed she had not sustained a traumatic brain injury, medical staff determined the patient should stay overnight to be treated for dehydration.

As time went on, the victim’s condition continued to deteriorate, yet medical staff refused to call a doctor to examine her further—citing that no doctors were on call. The patient collapsed and died a short time later.

The girl’s family later filed a Tennessee wrongful death lawsuit against the hospital and the staff that treated her, claiming their negligence was directly responsible for their loss, and a jury agreed.

At Ponce Law, our Nashville personal injury lawyers know how difficult it can be to lose a loved one, which is why we are hopeful the decision that was reached in this case brings a sense of closure to the family of the young woman who tragically lost her life.