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Woman charged for hit and run at Morristown bus stop

Posted on Friday, October 28th, 2016   

The Morristown Police Department said last Wednesday, October 26 that they arrested Heather Williams for hitting John Paul Wayne Taylor, 6, as he was getting off the school bus. The incident occurred last Monday, October 24 around 6:05 p.m. at Lincoln Avenue near Kennedy Center.

According to preliminary investigations, Taylor walked around his stopped school bus after getting off when Williams struck him and left the scene of the accident. Taylor went to Morristown Hamblen Hospital for treatment of his injuries of an unknown nature and was back to attending Lincoln Elementary School after four days. Police investigators said Williams admitted she was texting while driving at the time of the incident. She is currently detained at the Hamblen County Jail and was assigned a $70,000 bond.

If you are facing an injury or disability after a personal injury accident caused by the negligent actions of other people in Nashville, seek the legal assistance of our attorneys at Pohl & Berk, LLP by calling our offices today at (615) 277-2765.


Nashville woman sues Apple for burns from iPhone 6

Posted on Monday, October 17th, 2016   

Nashville resident Stacie Reasonover sued Apple Inc. during the third week of October after Reasonover claimed that her overheating iPhone 6 caused injuries to her right breast.

The lawsuit was filed in the Tennessee Middle District Court in Nashville with Judge Todd Campbell presiding. In her lawsuit, Reasonover said she wants to be compensated for “loss of wages and/or earning capacity” because of the scarring due to her overheating iPhone 6. Reasonover said in her lawsuit that Apple’s iPhone 6 contained a product design defect that made it unreasonably dangerous.

It is the responsibility of manufacturers to ensure that the products they put on the market are safe for public use so they are guaranteed not to cause personal injury accidents. However, if the product you purchased does not adhere to these standards and you were injured because of it, you can hire the legal services of our attorneys at Pohl & Berk, LLP in Nashville by calling our offices today at (615) 277-2765.


Goodyear fined for deaths at tire plant

Posted on Friday, October 14th, 2016   

Tire manufacturer Goodyear has been fined over $1 million over the deaths of factory employees and numerous other employee safety violations at one of its plants in Danville, Virginia.

Virginia’s Occupational Health and Safety Administration (VOSH) cited the company for four willful violations of safety policy, and 118 serious violations. These are tied to safety conditions at the plant, such as not following certain protocols and not having proper guarding outside of machinery. One man was killed on April 12th by drowning in equipment that contained boiling water and oil. Another employee sustained burn injuries while testing a tire curing press.

Goodyear has implemented a thorough safety review of its plant and is hoping to prevent future accidents and violations, but it clearly has a long road ahead of it.

Workplace safety is of paramount importance. Employers are required to maintain safety on their premises and train employees on how to avoid hazards associated with their jobs. If you have lost a loved one as a result of unsafe workplace conditions, you may be able to hold the employer accountable for your tragic loss. Call the Tennessee wrongful death attorneys of Pohl & Berk, LLP, at (615) 277-2765 to learn more about your legal options.


Multi-state lawsuits filed against Fiat Chrysler for defective Jeep gear shifts

Posted on Monday, October 10th, 2016   

Five class action lawsuits and two individual personal injury lawsuits were filed across seven states in response to a National Highway Transportation Safety Administration investigation into Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Jeep Grand Cherokee’s gear shifters.

Among these plaintiffs are Victor and Irina Yelchin, parents of film and television actor Anton Yelchin, who died on June 19, 2016 in Los Angeles after his Jeep rolled backwards and pinned him against a gate. The incident instantly killed him. The lawsuit was filed in a California state court to be consolidated with the other suits.

According to Judge Sarah Vance, “The actions share complex factual questions arising out of allegations that the monostable electronic gearshift installed in certain vehicles manufactured by FCA US LLC is defective and unreasonably dangerous in that it allegedly fails to provide the driver with an adequate indication of whether the vehicle is in the ‘park’ position and lacks a safety override function that would place the vehicle in ‘park’ automatically when a driver exits the vehicle while it is in another gear.”

If you plan to file a personal injury claim against other drivers, call our attorneys at Pohl & Berk, LLP by dialing (615) 277-2765. We can help you receive compensation from those who should take direct responsibility for what caused your personal injury accident in Nashville.

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