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One dead in Robertson County commercial truck accident

An article of News 2 on September 22 revealed that at least one person died in an accident in the western portion of Robertson County that involved two commercial trucks and a passenger vehicle.

Reports said at about 11:30 a.m. personnel from the Tennessee Highway Patrol responded to a three-vehicle accident on Interstate 24 at the vicinity of Montgomery County line. The accident resulted in one fatality, and authorities did not release the identity of the deceased and other persons involved in the incident. One of the trucks involved in the accident reportedly contained hazardous material. Highway authorities are still figuring out the cause of the accident, which left the area blocked off for hours.

Families have to deal with emotional, physical, and financial loss after losing a loved one in truck accidents. The attorneys of Pohl & Berk, LLP send their thoughts out to the victim and their family.

Thousands of GE washing machines that may catch fire recalled

Approximately 222,000 units of washing machines are being recalled by GE Appliances due to complaints that the washer may overheat and catch fire while being used, a September 15 article of cpsc.gov reported.

Reports said at least three models of the “GE Profile” top loading clothes washers have a faulty electronic part that can cause the washer to overheat and catch fire. Though GE Appliances and the CPSC have not received injury complaints, they have been notified of 71 incidents of the washers catching fire, three of which reportedly caused property damage worth $129,000. The recalling company will resolve the problem by providing a free repair in the affected units. Consumers were advised to momentarily avoid using the washer while waiting for it to get fixed.

The lawyers at Pohl & Berk, LLP understand that many families in Nashville suffer financial loss from unknowingly using defective products. If you are in such a difficult situation, we may be able to offer you legal options to pursue damage claims against negligent parties. Call our office today at (615) 277-2765 to discuss your legal options.

4 injured in Nashville accident

At least four people suffered injuries after they were involved in a vehicular accident in the southern portion of Nashville, an article of WKRN News 2 reported on September 10.

Reports said the accident happened around 9:00 p.m. on Interstate 24, near the Briley Parkway exit. Police told reports that a two-vehicle accident initially prompted two vehicle passengers to exit their vehicles. While inspecting the damage to their vehicle, an oncoming vehicle struck them and a third person, who went to the scene to provide assistance. Two of the injured people were believed to have sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Authorities did not release the identities of the persons involved.

If you are injured in a car accident, enlisting a skilled personal injury attorney is critical to help you obtain the compensations you need for a fast recovery. Find out how an attorney at Pohl & Berk, LLP may be able to represent you against negligent parties today by calling (615) 277-2765.

Thousands of ATVs with fire hazards included in Polaris broadened recall

Approximately 13,000 units of “Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles” have been included in a recall from Minnesota-based Polaris Industries, Inc., due to an engine defect that can cause the vehicles to catch fire, an article for cpsc.gov reported on September 1.

According to the recall, the engines of the affected ROVs may emit excessive heat during operation. Polaris in 2015 initially recalled 2,230 various models of ROVs as they may also catch fire if the drain tube of the turbo system malfunctions. At least six persons in the 19 complaints received by Polaris suffered burn injuries. Polaris is addressing the situation by offering a “free repair” to consumers who were affected by the recall. Consumers were also advised to refrain from using their affected ROV units while waiting for the appropriate repair.

Sadly, many people are left permanently disabled after sustaining burn injuries caused by substandard product sold in the market. If this has happened to you or to a loved one, enlisting a skilled lawyer to represent you is crucial. Find out how a Nashville lawyer with Pohl & Berk, LLP may represent you today by calling (615) 277-2765.

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