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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.


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.


Motorcycle-SUV collision hurts one

Posted on Friday, September 23rd, 2016   

A motorcycle and SUV collision that happened on South Church Street near Rutherford Boulevard in Murfreesboro in on Tuesday, September 20 resulted in one individual getting hurt.

According to preliminary investigations, both the motorcycle, which was driven by 27-year-old Shelbyville resident Eliel Guess, and the SUV, were traveling down South Church Street when they collided. Guess was taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville to receive medical attention for his critical injuries. He was listed under stable condition on Thursday, September 22. No one else was hurt during the accident, which is still under investigation.

Our Tennessee personal injury lawyers 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 motorcycle accidents, car accidents, and rollover accidents, among others. Call our offices today at (615) 277-2765 to speak with a qualified member of our legal team about the details of your situation today.


Two-vehicle accident results in three deaths

Posted on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016   

Three individuals lost their lives during a two-vehicle collision in Athens, Alabama on Sunday, August 28.

According to the preliminary report of Trooper James Rice, one of the victims was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Impala southbound on a 45 mile-per-hour road along Reid Road shortly before 12:00 a.m. when his vehicle crashed into a northbound 2008 Chevrolet.

The Impala overturned and came crashing down in a ditch, facing north, while the other vehicle spun from the impact and came to rest in the same ditch. Rice later noted, “There were no brake or skid marks on the roadway.” Both the driver of the Impala and his passenger were declared dead at the scene while one passenger in the other car died later in the hospital.

Our deepest thoughts go out to the victims of this tragic accident and their loved ones. Our attorneys with Pohl & Berk, LLP are deeply sympathetic to families that have to face such heartache and we implore you to not go through the process alone.


Woman injured in police-involved crash files $2M personal injury lawsuit

Posted on Monday, September 5th, 2016   

Cannon County, Tennessee resident Katrina Sadler has filed a $2 million personal injury lawsuit in Cannon County Circuit Court on Friday, August 19 against Rutherford County, Mayberry-Buckner Enterprises, Coffee County Funeral Chapel, Manchester Funeral Home, Manchester Alderman Tim Kilgore, City of Manchester, Coffee County, and Garieon Simmons in relation to an incident on June 24, 2016 that wounded her and killed one other person.

According to the lawsuit, all the parties were negligent in the high-speed pursuit that started in Manchester in Coffee County and continued up Interstate 24 onto South Church where it resulted in collisions that killed 28-year-old Jessica Campos and seriously wounded Sadler.

David Randolph Smith, Sadler’s legal counsel, said they are contemplating whether to elevate the case to a federal lawsuit. A circuit court filing usually deals with cases regarding negligence, while a federal lawsuit is based on civil rights violations.

A victim of a personal injury accident is not only put in danger due to their of physical injuries, not only inconvenienced by the likely event that they may not be able to earn their daily wages or perform activities that they usually do, and not only exposed to emotional trauma, but are also dealt a sense of injustice by being exposed to harm that should never have happened to them in the first place. Call our attorneys at Pohl & Berk, LLP in Nashville at (615) 277-2765 to discuss your personal injury accident case with a qualified member of our legal team.


Nashville two-vehicle accident critically injures one

Posted on Monday, August 8th, 2016   

A two-vehicle accident that happened along Old Hickory Boulevard near Interstate 40 in Nashville critically injured a woman. The woman was identified as a passenger in the vehicle of 51-year-old Robert Weaver, who caused the collision on Friday, August 5 at around 11:30 p.m.

According to preliminary investigations, Weaver exited for Old Hickory Road in his red Ford Explorer and rear-ended another vehicle. He continued driving and proceeded to hit a utility pole at Old Hickory Boulevard and Bell Road. The passenger in Weaver’s vehicle, who was allegedly his girlfriend, sustained critical head injuries and was brought to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Meanwhile, Weaver tried to flee the scene of the accident but was later caught by the authorities. He was charged with eight offenses, including vehicular assault, failure to render aid, and leaving the scene of a personal injury accident.

If you sustained injuries during a personal injury accident in Nashville or other areas in Tennessee, the attorneys at Pohl & Berk, LLP can help you pursue financial compensation. Call our offices today at (615) 277-2765 to learn more about your options.


Tennessee Highway patrol officer granted request to lower her charge

Posted on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016   

A Sullivan County General Sessions judge in Tennessee last Tuesday, August 2 allowed Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Ashlee Hill’s judicial diversion that would enable her to have the failure to exercise due care conviction in relation to the vehicular accident that she caused on the John B. Dennis Highway in April 2016.

This means that her case would be expunged from her record provided that she pay the $25 fine and is not charged with any new offenses for 30 days after the incident.

Prosecutors did not agree with the judge’s ruling, with Sullivan County Assistant District Attorney Emily Hutchins saying, “The offense caused personal injury and property damage, it occurred while she was on duty, and is the second traffic accident caused by Trooper Hill while she was on duty”.

If you are considering hiring a personal injury lawyer to handle your personal injury accident case in Nashville or other areas in Tennessee, look at no other than our attorneys at Pohl & Berk, LLP. Call our offices today at (615) 277-2765.


Tesla crash focuses on autonomous car concerns

Posted on Friday, July 15th, 2016   

Over 2,500 individuals lose their lives every month in traffic accidents in the United States. However, the widely covered accident involving the death of an occupant in an autopilot vehicle is the one that made the news. The accident, in which the car crashed into an 18-wheeler, spotlights concerns regarding the future of self-driving cars and auto insurance.

The Palo Alto automotive company Tesla Motors created a new autopilot feature that is touted as the next step towards collision avoidance. Unfortunately, this promise was absent when one such vehicle crashed into a tractor-trailer in Florida on May 7, 2016. This incident gave a glimpse into the uncertainty that surrounds the new self-driving technology introduced in approximately 70,000 Tesla automobiles. Such technology is also utilized by Google in 24 Lexus SUV’s and 34 other cars.

Attorneys at Pohl & Berk, LLP will hold other motorists or manufacturers responsible for your personal injury accident. Drivers must be accountable for the consequences of their negligent or reckless actions. Call our Nashville, Tennessee offices today at (615) 277-2765 to learn more.


Man facing vehicular homicide charges in Tennessee being sued by his passenger

Posted on Wednesday, July 6th, 2016   

Charity Pennington, the passenger in the vehicle that Laurel, Tennessee resident Benjamin Brewer had been driving when he caused a nine-vehicle collision last year, filed a lawsuit against Brewer in Laurel Circuit Court on Friday, June 24.

Nine vehicles comprised the pileup on June 25, 2015 when Brewer’s semi-truck plowed through stalled traffic along Interstate 75’s Exit 11 in Ooltewah, outside Chattanooga.

Pennington also sued Lancer Insurance Co., which provided personal injury coverage for the vehicle, and Richmond, Virginia-based Atlantic Specialty Insurance Co., which according to the lawsuit, owes Pennington “for all medical expenses” and “for all injuries and damages she received in the automobile collision”.

The lawsuit also stated that not only did Pennington incur medical expenses for present debilitation, but that she would need long-term rehabilitation in the coming years for her serious injuries.

Brewer was indicted by a Hamilton County jury for the nine-vehicle collision and was placed on Tennessee’s Most Wanted List after he proved elusive to the authorities. Brewer and Pennington were arrested by Tennessee officials in a parking lot at a Fayette County mall in August 2015. Pennington was also taken into custody after police found $3,097 in cash with her.

If you are faced with an injury or illness or have suffered from harm as a result of a personal injury accident in the state of Tennessee that happened due to the negligent actions of other people and you are afraid of the repercussions of this event in your life, do not fret. Our personal injury lawyers at Pohl & Berk, LLP will do our best to ensure that you are given justice. Call our offices today at (615) 277-2765.

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