Thousands of Dunkin’ Donuts tumblers with injury risks recalled

A January 10 posting on revealed that an estimated 8,300 units of glass tumblers were voluntarily recalled by Dunkin’ Donuts due to concerns that they could cause laceration or burn injuries to intended consumers.

According to the recall notice, at least three different styles of the glass tumblers, which can contain 16 ounces of a hot or cold beverage, may unexpectedly break or crack during use. Consumers who might have the possibly defective tumblers may sustain laceration and/or burn injuries if it suddenly breaks while being used. The recalling company and federal authorities have not received any injury complaints, but there were 19 cases of tumblers unexpectedly getting damaged. Consumers were advised to bring back the faulty tumblers, which cost around $13 to $15, to Dunkin’ Donut stores to get their money back.

Unfortunately, defective products such as this could cause serious injuries to consumers. However, if this happens to you in Nashville, an attorney of Pohl & Berk, LLP may work on your behalf. Call us today at (615) 277-2765 to begin taking your legal action against negligent parties.

Charges filed against suspected reckless driver after mishap in Tennessee

A suspected reckless driver, who authorities believed was under the influence of intoxicants (DUI), was recently charged in La Vergne after he got involved in a mishap where his vehicle caught fire, a December 27 article of reported.

Reports revealed that alongside the DUI, 24-year-old Spencer Rhodes was also charged with reckless driving and felony reckless endangerment after he broadsided a vehicle on Interstate 24 West. At around 3:00 a.m., the state highway patrol was notified of a vehicle driving the opposite lane moments before the mishap. Rhodes’ vehicle reportedly caught fire in the vicinity of Waldron Road exit. Dispatchers told reports that Rhodes had traveled as far as 12 miles in the wrong-way before the fire broke out. Traffic flow on the affected roads in I-24 was restored after few hours.

The Nashville attorneys of the Pohl & Berk, LLP strongly believe that such mishaps can be avoided if the driver is not reckless while behind the wheel. However, if you are harmed by negligent parties, we may possibly help you get the compensation you need for recovery. Discuss your situation with us today by calling (615) 277-2765.

Excessive speed a factor in fatal Nashville crash

Nashville authorities reported that speeding could be a factor in the recent single-vehicle accident that killed one teenager and seriously injured another, an article of The Tennessean reported on December 5.

According to reports, the vehicle occupied by Riath Al-Shawi, 18,  slammed into a brick mailbox on Hopedale Drive at approximately 9:00 at night on December 4. Al-Shawi was transported to a hospital but was pronounced dead the following day. The vehicle’s driver, identified as 21-year-old Zeyad Hussein, was listed in serious condition while being treated at a different hospital. Nashville Police spokesperson, Don Aaron, noted that speeding was a factor in the crash. Al-Shawi and Hussein were not wearing seat belts at the time of the accident, but intoxicants were not determined to be a factor.

The wrongful death attorneys of Pohl & Berk, LLP send their sincere condolences to the family and friends who were devastated by the untimely loss of their loved one.

Thousands of Tesla charging adapters recalled

A voluntary recall was issued on December 6 by automaker Tesla Motors Inc. to an estimated 7,000 adapters used for charging electric-powered vehicles in the US due risks of overheating, an article of Bloomberg reported.

According to reports, the recall was issued after Tesla was notified in November of two overheating charging adapter complaints. The adapters, which have plastic liable to melt, have four prongs that can also be used to charge vehicles using clothes-dryer outlets. Tesla said that only three of their charging adapters are being recalled and affected vehicle owners are in the US. Owners of the affected adapters should expect to get a product replacement after three months and have been advised to avoid using the recalled adapters.

Serious injuries and property damages are often the result when people unknowingly use potentially hazardous products. However, if you used a defective product that caused you harm, working with an experienced legal team is critical, especially if you want to recover your financial loss. Call the Nashville defective product legal team of Pohl & Berk, LLP today at (615) 277-2765 to learn more about your options.

Nissan plant worker succumbed to injuries after workplace accident

An updated article of originally published on November 16 revealed that the worker who had suffered critical injuries in a recent accident at Nissan’s industrial facility in Smyrna, Tennessee was pronounced dead.

According to reports, the state’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was informed that a Nissan employee, Dennis Pinkston, succumbed to his injuries on November 16 after being involved in a workplace accident. Though details of the accident were not released, reports revealed that Pinkston works at Nissan’s vehicle assembly facility. Responders were able to airlift Pinkston to a hospital in Nashville and had been listed in critical condition. State authorities the following day went to 983 Nissan Drive to conduct an investigation regarding the incident. OSHA noted that Nissan followed the standard operating procedures in workplace accidents following Pinkston death.

The wrongful death attorneys of Pohl & Berk, LLP, send their thoughts to the family and friends of Pinkston, including whoever might be grieving his untimely death.

Possibly contaminated hummus sold in the US and in Canada recalled

A food company based in the U.S. and known for manufacturing middle-eastern style food has issued a recall of their hummus products due to concerns that it had been adulterated with harmful listeria bacteria, an article of USA Today reported on November 21.

According to reports, Sabra Dipping Co. issued a voluntary recall to several hummus products after federal agents detected the bacteria at the company’s processing facility. Information provided by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revealed that the affected products have a January 23, 2017 “best before” date. Sabra had confirmed that they have not received any illnesses or injuries complained before they issued the recall. Sabra also told reports that their salsa, organic hummus, Greek yogurt dips, and guacamole are not included in the recall. Listeria could cause serious or even fatal illness to children and elderly adults, as well as those who have weak immune systems.

Consumers oftentimes have to deal with hefty financial loss when a loved one suffer serious illness after eating contaminated food products. However, if you got sick in Nashville and suspect a defective food product, the legal team of Pohl & Berk, LLP may work for you. Find out how we may help you possibly recover your loss by calling (615) 277-2765.

Electric vehicles required to make noise to protect pedestrians

On November 14, federal automobile safety regulators issued a new ruling requiring electric compact vehicles to have a sound device to alert pedestrians that they are travelling, an article of the NHTSA reported.

The new requirement, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is expected to especially help pedestrians who are blind or visually impaired. Blind pedestrians and those with poor vision can more easily detect approaching or moving electric vehicles when they have a similar audible sound to fuel-powered counterparts. This new requirement also covers hybrid vehicles. DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx stressed the importance of requiring quiet vehicles to have a sounding device because pedestrians heavily depend on their senses while on the road. Automakers are given until September 2019 to equip their electric and hybrid vehicles with sound devices.

Many pedestrians, unfortunately, have to deal with permanent disabilities after vehicles strike them on the road. However, if you were the victim of a pedestrian accident, enlisting a skilled personal injury attorney is important to help you obtain compensations from negligent parties. Call a Nashville attorney at Pohl & Berk, LLP today at (615) 277-2765 to pursue damage claims against reckless drivers.

Government worried about response to Takata recall

Federal authorities recently expressed concern that automakers might not be doing their best to repair all the vehicles that still have defective Takata airbags in them. The airbags are linked to fatal and serious injuries, a November 3 article of Fortune reported.

According to the head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Honda manufactured many of the vehicles still equipped with defective airbags. Takata airbags worldwide are under recall because they can explode during emergency situations. In doing so, they could inflict serious or fatal injuries to occupants who are struck with metal parts from the broken airbag inflator.

The legal team at Pohl & Berk, LLP understand that many Nashville families suffer because of defective vehicles. If you were the victim of a recalled product, we can work on your behalf to help you get the funds you need for a fast recovery. Call us today at (615) 277-2765 to start pursuing damage claims against negligent parties.

Elderly woman critically injured in Nashville bus accident

An elderly woman in Nashville is in critical condition after a bus struck her while she was crossing the street, an article of WKRN reported on October 28.

Reports said that around 6:40 a.m. a pedestrian accident involving an MTA bus occurred at 400 Charlotte Avenue in the vicinity of the Music City Central terminal. A pedestrian, identified as Vicki Pillow, 64, was reportedly struck by a bus where she was crossing the street. The pedestrian accident occurred after Pillow attempted to cross the road while the stop traffic signal was on and the bus she came from had a green traffic light, police said. People who saw the incident estimated that Pillow was dragged by the bus as long as 50 yards. Authorities are conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the accident.

In the tough situation that you or a loved one is critically injured in an accident, working with a qualified legal team is an important way for you to obtain the compensations you need for expensive hospital treatments. Discuss your situation with the legal team of Pohl & Berk in Nashville today by calling (615) 277-2765 to learn more about your legal options.

Man involved in fatal pedestrian accident facing DUI charges

Charges were recently filed against a man in Hendersonville due to the suspicion that he was under the influence of intoxicants when he recently struck two pedestrians, an article of News 2 reported on October 15.

According to reports, charges including DUI, homicide, and assault with the use of a vehicle were filed against 43-year-old Chris Solomon after he caused a pedestrian accident on Donmond Drive. A man and a woman were in the area to pick up some furniture they bought when they were struck by Solomon. The two victims, only identified as being in their 30’s, were then transported to two different hospitals. Reports confirmed that the man succumbed to his injuries. Authorities said that Solomon did not stop his vehicle after crashing into the couple. Solomon is currently held on a $300,000 bond in Sumner County Jail. Residents near the crash scene said that motorists often drive with excessive speed in the area.

The deepest thoughts of the attorneys at Pohl & Berk, LLP in Nashville, go the family and friends who are devastated by the recent loss of their loved on

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