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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: Search intensifies for man who caused deadly Tennessee crash

by Ponce Law | November 6th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Authorities are intensifying their search for a man wanted in connection with a fatal crash in Bedford County.

WSMV reports the suspect in the October 2018 accident is 28-year-old Edgar Omar Torres-Rangel. Authorities said he was driving on the wrong side of U.S. 231 North near the Rutherford County line when he struck a Nissan Sentra head-on.

The driver of the Nissan, 29-year-old Keri King of Shelbyville, was killed in the crash. King’s car crashed into another vehicle and injured that driver.

Torres-Rangel had been drinking prior to the accident, investigators said.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Tennessee Highway Patrol are putting up a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Torres-Rangel, who is wanted for vehicular homicide.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the TBI.

Losing a loved one is always difficult — regardless of the circumstances. But when their death is caused by someone else’s negligence, it can be especially devastating, and you may not know how to go about demanding justice. If you are facing this challenging predicament, the compassionate Nashville wrongful death lawyers at Ponce Law want to help you pick up the pieces. When you contact us, our law firm will do everything we can to help you get the compensation you deserve. Call us 24/7 at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online.

Crash alert: Clarksville man sentenced for causing crash that left 3 dead

by Ponce Law | October 16th, 2020

CLARKSVILLE, TN – A Clarksville man was sentenced Wednesday night on charges stemming from an accident that killed three people in 2017.

According to Clarksville Now, Jeffrey Joiner will serve two days in jail as well as a period of state probation amounting to about three and a half years.

The accident happened Sept. 24, 2017 on Ashland City Road near Robin Hill Road, where Joiner was driving a pickup truck that collided with a car. Three people in the car were killed: 20-year-old Megan Black, 19-year-old Shayna Shidell, and 21-year-old Randall Pierce.

Joiner was charged with three counts of vehicular homicide and one count of DUI, and entered a “best-interest” plea in January.

A highway patrolman testified that Joiner was driving a Tundra at 79 miles an hour at the time of the crash on Ashland City Road, where the speed limit is 55 miles an hour.   A Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Special Agent and toxicologist said that his blood alcohol content could have been between 0.13 and 0.15 at the time of the accident.

Losing a loved one is always difficult — regardless of the circumstances.  If the loss occurred because of another person or party’s carelessness, the Nashville wrongful death 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. To learn more about how we can help, call us at (844) 204-6765 or contact us online.

Crash alert: Charges upgraded against driver in Antioch accident

by Ponce Law | October 8th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – The driver involved in an accident in Antioch last weekend is now facing upgraded charges, according to WKRN.

This is an update to a previous story.

Authorities say 31-year-old Francisco Nuffio was speeding on Bell Road Sunday at about 10 p.m. when he turned into the path of another car and caused a collision. The other driver, 24-year-old Eduar Anthony Canales Landaverde, was taken to the hospital and died Monday afternoon.

Nuffio was arrested and initially charged with vehicular assault. Following Landaverde’s death, the charge was upgraded to vehicular homicide.  Bond for him was set at $150,000.

Witnesses said Nuffio was driving with no lights on prior to the accident.

Losing a loved one is always difficult — regardless of the circumstances. But when their death is caused by someone else’s negligence, it can be even more devastating. If your loved one died because of another person or party’s carelessness, the Nashville wrongful death lawyers at Ponce Law want to help you pick up the pieces. When you contact us, our law firm will do everything we can to make this time easier on your family. We’re here to help you get the compensation you deserve. Call us 24/7 at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online.

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.