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Woman dies in Lebanon two-vehicle collision

Posted on Sunday, November 20th, 2016   

A two-vehicle collision that occurred along Old Murfreesboro Road near Stumpy Lane in Lebanon, Tennessee on Monday, November 7 at around 11:30 a.m. resulted in the death of one woman.

The victim was identified as 40-year-old Stacey Slate.

According to preliminary investigations made by the police, a driver who was operating a truck owned by Nashville, Tennessee-based dairy company Purity Dairies tried to avoid the yellow Nissan Xterra sports utility vehicle that Slate was operating when she swerved into the wrong lane; however, the two vehicles still managed to collide head-on.

Slate was declared dead at the scene of the accident—the driver and the passenger of the Purity Dairies truck, on the other hand, sustained minor injuries and were treated at the scene by emergency medical respondents.

The thoughts of our attorneys at Pohl & Berk, LLP go out to the victim and her loved ones.


Hit-and-run suspect arrested after hitting bicyclist

Posted on Tuesday, November 15th, 2016   

Fifty-two-year-old Ricky Escue, who allegedly hit 33-year-old bicyclist Jenn McCombs with his gold Cadillac Escalade on Friday, October 7 along 28th Avenue North in Nashville, Tennessee, was recently arrested by police authorities at the Cumberland Inn on Trinity Lane.

Preliminary investigations show that Escue was traveling at a high rate of speed when he struck the rear of McCombs’ bicycle.

According to police reports, Escue, who had four previous driving under the influence convictions, was charged with leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, cocaine possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving on a revoked license. He was assigned a $12,000 bond.

A car accident victim, especially if they were only a pedestrian at the time of the accident, has been put at an inconvenience due to having an injury or illness that they otherwise would not have had. If you had been the victim of such an accident in Nashville or other areas in Tennessee, hire the legal representation of our attorneys at Pohl & Berk, LLP by calling our offices today at (615) 277-2765.


Death Toll for Defective Takata Airbags Reaches 14

Posted on Tuesday, November 8th, 2016   

Two more deaths directly linked to faulty Takata airbags have exacerbated the largest auto recall to ever transpire, with roughly 313,000 ’01–’03 Honda and Acura vehicles affected. Among the recent fatalities include a woman who succumbed to injuries sustained from a collision in Riverside County, California and a death that occurred in Malaysia. Both deaths arose from ruptured Takata airbag inflators on the driver-side. The global casualty count for Takata’s defective airbags has climbed to 14 with 11 deaths occurring in the U.S.

Nearly 100 million Takata air bag inflators have been declared to be defective. A substantial recall from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has led to the replacement of approximately 11.4 million airbags as of October 7, 2016, a number that makes up only 36 percent of the faulty airbags. About 70 million more airbags are expected to be recalled through 2019, encompassing the largest auto recall in U.S. history.

While 14 people have died because of the faulty airbags, more than 100 other injuries have been sustained by drivers of the affected vehicles. The disastrous amount of casualties and injuries brought on by the airbags has led Takata Corp. to suffer a dramatic financial decline along with plummeted stock prices.

Defectively manufactured products have the potential to cause significant injury to consumers worldwide. If you have been hurt by or sustained losses because of a faulty mechanism in your vehicle, don’t hesitate to contact Pohl & Berk, LLP at (615) 277-2765 to learn about how you can recover damages for your suffering.


Amazon sued over hoverboard explosion that resulted in house fire

Posted on Saturday, November 5th, 2016   

Brian and Megan Fox, who are residents of Nashville, Tennessee, filed a lawsuit against Amazon after the hoverboard they purchased through the website in November 2015 exploded and caught fire. The board they bought as a Christmas present for their children burned down their $1 million house and injured three of their family members on January 9, 2016.

According to the recently filed lawsuit, the fire “completely destroyed the plaintiffs’ house and virtually all of their personal belongings in a matter of minutes,” and severely injured their 16-year-old daughter and 14-year-old son. The Fox family also claimed the hoverboard’s lithium battery package was not originally manufactured by Samsung as represented on Amazon’s website. Rather, the hoverboard was a counterfeit product from China.

Our attorneys at Pohl & Berk, LLP provide legal services for our clients in Nashville and other areas of Tennessee. We handle personal injury accident cases such as product liability and premises liability, among others. Contact us at (615) 277-2765 to find out more about what we can do for you.

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