Posted on May 23rd, 2013
A 25-year-old woman was seriously injured after she was struck by a car in Nashville, Tennessee in the early morning of May 11.
Angela Riley was recently brought to Atlanta’s Shepherd Center due to a traumatic brain injury she sustained from a hit and run accident after her head struck the windshield of the car that hit her while she was crossing the street. Police arrested 23-year-old Ryan Moy for charges of felony vehicular assault, leaving the scene, and failure to render aid as a result of the accident.
Riley was in Nashville with her friends to attend a bachelorette party.
Sustaining traumatic brain injuries caused by another person’s negligence in a car crash can be devastating. Fortunately, you may be able to hold that party responsible with the help of the legal team at Pohl & Berk, LLP. Learn how we may be able to help you seek the compensation you need to recover by calling 615-277-2765.
Posted on April 23rd, 2013
The bassist for the rock band 3 Doors Down, Robert Todd Harrell, was recently charged with vehicular homicide by intoxication after he caused a fatal crash on the night of April 19.Robert Todd Harrell
The charge is in connection with the fatal accident that happened on Interstate 40, which killed Paul Howard Shoulders Jr., 47. According to police, Harrell was speeding through the Hermitage suburb when his vehicle clipped the pickup driven by Shoulders. Shoulders was thrown from his pickup after it lost control and went off the road.
Police noted that Harrell’s was impaired during the sobriety tests and was also charged with bringing controlled substances in jail after they discover Xanax, Oxycodone, and Oxymorphone pills hidden in his socks while in the booking room. Harrell appears in court on April 25.
Our lawyers at Pohl & Berk, LLP, understand how difficult it is to lose a loved one in an accident. Our deepest sympathies go to the family and friends of Paul Howard Shoulders.
Posted on April 21st, 2013
A deadly truck accident left one person dead and one injured west of Cherry Street early in the morning of March 15.
Authorities said several explosions and a large fire resulted from a head-on collision between a pickup and a trailer truck around 2 a.m. According to reports, a trailer truck struck the pickup, which was going the wrong way. The pickup driver died on the spot, but the driver’s identity was not released at the time the accident was reported.
Capt. DJ Corcoran of the Knoxville Fire Department said crews took several hours to put out the fire because there were no hydrants in the area, and water had to be shuttled through tankers.
The truck driver, Scott Beaman, 41, sustained minor injuries and was brought to a hospital for treatment.
The thoughts and condolences of our legal team at Pohl & Berk, LLP, go out to those affected by this tragic loss.
Posted on April 15th, 2013
A female motorcyclist recently died after her motorcycle was hit by another vehicle in East Nashville the night of April 7.
According to Metro Police, the accident happened at the 2500 block of Dickerson Pike at around 10 p.m. when an SUV crashed into a motorcycle driven by Jennifer Mosey. The victim reportedly sustained fatal injuries after her motorcycle struck the front passenger fender of the SUV. Mosey was rushed to Vanderbilt Medical Center, where she was later pronounced dead.
While police have ruled out alcohol or drugs as factors in the fatal crash, charges may still be filed against the SUV driver as authorities continue to investigate the accident.
Losing a loved one to a motorcycle accident can leave you facing many burdens, not to mention grieving severely. Our team at Pohl & Berk, LLP, understands this and send their condolences to anyone affected by this tragedy.
Posted on February 28th, 2013
A middle school teacher died from injuries she sustained after her car slammed on a tree last Friday.
On Monday, Metro Police announced that 28-year-old Carol Lampley had died on Saturday at Vanderbilt University Medical Hospital, a day after the single-car crash. According to police reports, the McMurray Middle School teacher was driving her car east on Thompson Lane when she slammed into a tree after going over the exit at Franklin Road. Police said Lampley was not wearing a seatbelt when her car crashed on a tree and found no evidence of alcohol on the scene. At the time of the police report, the cause of the accident was not yet known.
Lampley is survived by her husband, son, and parents.
Losing a loved one in any situation is difficult, especially when the loss is the result of an unexpected accident. The lawyers at Pohl & Berk, LLP, are thinking of the family members, friends, and all others affected by Lampley’s loss.
Posted on February 6th, 2013
At least a hundred students and staff from Drexel Prepatory Academy in Nashville were hospitalized after exposure to carbon monoxide.
Carbon monoxide reportedly came from a faulty heating unit which had three large holes. The toxic chemical leak was later discovered after hospital officials at Vanderbilt’s Children Hospital stated that carbon monoxide exposure was the cause of the Drexel students and staff’s symptoms, school Principal Cheryl Bowman said. There were carbon monoxide detectors in the school, but they did not detect the toxic gas.
A mother of three Drexel students said that such an incident was possible anywhere, but she was concerned as to why the school was unprepared and did not have safety precautions in place.
Suffering from serious health issues, like carbon monoxide poisoning, as a result of another party’s negligence can have far-reaching and long-lasting repercussions. Learn about your legal options and obtaining compensation when facing such a situation by talking with an injury lawyer at Pohl & Berk, LLP, at 615-277-2765.
Posted on November 6th, 2012
The driver of a Chevy Impala is in the Shelby County Jail being held on $200,000 bond after he killed the 41 year-old female passenger inside a car who was helping a stranded motorist jump his vehicle. The fatal crash happened in the early morning hours of October 21 on Interstate 20 near Poplar.
According to the Commercial Appeal, the 25 year-old driver who hit the vehicle was under the influence of alcohol. Authorities have charged him with DUI, public intoxication, leaving the scene of an accident, driving without insurance, and driving with an open container of alcohol.
The deceased was a Memphis mother of two. Her death has put Tennessee’s traffic fatalities at 825, which is a four percent increase compared to this time last year that had 791.
Our thoughts are with the woman’s family and friends during this difficult time.
Posted on October 2nd, 2012
Eleven patients at the Saint Thomas Outpatient Neurosurgery Center in Nashville have tested positive for meningitis, two of whom have died of the disease. The facility has voluntarily closed while the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention look into the illnesses.
According to News Channel 5, all of the patients who contracted meningitis are between the ages of 40 and 80 and underwent lumbar epidural steroid injections at the hospital.
The meningitis outbreak has affected multiple states, leaving over a dozen dead.
Fortunately, the form of meningitis found in the patients is not contagious. Meningitis is a serious and potentially fatal disease that causes inflammation or infection in the brain and central nervous system. If you have suffered meningitis or another such hospital-related infection, contact a Nashville medical malpractice attorney today.
Posted on September 5th, 2012
Last week, an 83-year-old woman was killed in an escalator accident at the local grocery store Harris Teeter. Emergency crews were called last Wednesday afternoon to the store after witnesses saw her fall in the parking garage.
According to WSMV, the woman accidentally placed her shopping cart on the pedestrian escalator. The cart then fell on top of her, causing her to fall to the bottom of the escalator. Harris Teeter has both pedestrian escalators and ramps to transport shopping carts.
The woman was transported to a nearby hospital in serious condition, where she later died from her injuries.
Our deepest sympathies go out to the woman’s family and friends.
Posted on August 6th, 2012
A 48-year-old Oliver Springs man was arrested for his seventh drunk driving charge, this time for riding a John Deere lawnmower on the side of Tri-County Boulevard in Anderson County while intoxicated.
The man pleaded guilty to the DUI charges and was sentenced to two years in jail and a $3,000 fine. Due to his excessive arrests for drunk driving, he has also been ordered to pay more than $10,000 for violating probation.
According to the arresting officer, the man had bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, and smelled of alcohol. He later failed a series of field sobriety tests, the Tennessean reports.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a drunk driver, contact the drunk driving victim lawyers of Pohl & Berk, LLP, today at 615-277-2765.