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Nine hurt in Roane County school bus accident

At least nine students were hospitalized with minor injuries after the school bus they were riding in Roane County was involved in an accident, News Channel 11 reported on October 22.

Information coming from the Tennessee Highway Patrol revealed that a school bus occupied by 22 students flipped on its side on the 600 block of Mahoney Road. The accident reportedly occurred when the bus’s tires failed to navigate the curve and slipped off the road. There is apparently no guardrail in place to protect vehicles from sliding down the steep hill.

Nine students were transported to a local hospital for treatment of injuries ranging from minor cuts to a possible separated shoulder. The driver, identified as 66-year-old Sam Davis, was not injured in the mishap. An investigation is being conducted by Highway Patrol in order to determine the cause of the crash.

The lawyers of Pohl & Berk, LLP understand that many Nashville families experience financial difficulties when their children suffer injuries in accidents such as this. For those families, our attorneys are prepared to seek justice and financial compensation to help the victims manage the recovery. To discuss your case with our attorneys, call us today at (615) 277-2765.

Nine injured in Chicago bus accident

At least nine people suffered injuries in Chicago after a city bus struck several vehicles, Pantagrah.com reported on June 3.

According to reports, the multiple vehicle accident happened in Chicago’s downtown business district around 6:00 p.m. on June 2. Information coming from authorities revealed that an articulated bus of the Chicago Transit Authority crashed into three vehicles as it was making a turn onto Michigan Avenue. A pedestrian who happened to be in the area was briefly trapped under the bus. Larry Langford of the Chicago Fire Department confirmed that one of the nine injured people was in critical condition. Authorities stated that the cause of the accident was still unknown.

The Nashville lawyers of Pohl & Berk, LLP, understand that vehicular accident victims often have to deal with great financial losses in order to recover. If this has happened to you, we may help you get the financial compensation you need to cover any damages. Call our team today at 615-277-2765 to find out how we may work for you.

Fatal Tennessee head-on collision caused by drunk driver

One person was recently killed and two others suffered injuries in a head-on collision in Tennessee caused by a drunken driver, News 2 reported on January 14.

The fatality was identified as Michael Campbell, a music artist from Kentucky. Campbell was driving northbound on Interstate 65 from a concert when his vehicle was struck head-on by a vehicle driven by Delois Beasley, who was driving on the wrong lane. Beasley later admitted to authorities that she was heavily under the influence of alcohol; she also appeared confused and disoriented, believing that she was the one struck by a wrong-way driver. Beasley and a Campbell’s passenger, identified as Terry Anderson, were both injured in the collision.

The Nashville personal injury lawyers of Pohl & Berk, LLP, are deeply saddened in the recent fatal accident and extend their sincere condolences to the friends and family suffering from this great loss.

Two people hurt in Cheatham County solo vehicle accident

Two people were injured when a pickup truck flipped in Cheatham County, ABC News 2 reported on October 2.

Reports coming from the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) state the accident occurred at around 12:00 a.m. on Highway 12 North, several miles away from Ashland City. The driver, whose name was not released, reportedly lost control of the vehicle while navigating a sharp curve on that stretch of the highway. The pickup rolled over, crushing the roof. The driver was listed in critical condition, while his male passenger suffered only minor injuries.

If you have been injured in a rollover accident, it is important to enlist a skilled lawyer, especially if you suspected that a design flaw in your vehicle exacerbated the accident. Consult with the Nashville attorneys of Pohl & Berk, LLP today by calling 615-277-2765 to learn more about your legal options and how you may possibly receive your much needed treatment funds.

Pedestrian hospitalized in Nashville accident

A pedestrian recently suffered serious injuries after being hit by a vehicle in Nashville, an article by NewsChannel 5 reported on July 2.

Reports coming from the Metropolitan Nashville Police stated the incident occurred at around 9:00 p.m. on July 1 at the corner of Timmons Street and Nolensville Road. A pedestrian, whose details were withheld, was reportedly struck by a vehicle and was brought to Vanderbilt University Medical Hospital while suffering from critical injuries. The vehicle driver, whose name was also withheld, told authorities he failed to notice the pedestrian. Although police were fairly certain that alcohol or drugs were not involved, investigation of the accident continues in order to determine whether anyone was at fault.

In Nashville alone, many people are injured in pedestrian accidents every year. If you have experienced this, our attorneys at Pohl & Berk, LLP, may work for you to get the compensation you need. Speak with us today by calling 615-277-2765, and learn more about your legal options.

One killed, one injured in Rutherford County rollover accident

One person died and another one was seriously injured when the vehicle they were riding in rolled over in Rutherford County, WKRN-TV Nashville reported on June 15.

Reports said the fatal rollover happened at around 3:00 a.m. on Interstate 24 near Almaville Road. A Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) reportedly rolled over several times after its driver lost control and attempted to over-correct. SUV passenger Kathleen Davenport was killed at the scene after she was thrown from the vehicle. Driver Blake Rutledge was taken to a hospital in Vanderbilt due to serious injuries he sustained from the crash. Investigators believe drugs or alcohol was involved.

Drivers who are under the influence of intoxicants endanger the lives of their passengers and other people on the road. If you lose a loved one due to others’ recklessness in Nashville, the lawyers at Pohl & Berk, LLP, may work for you. Speak with us today by calling 615-277-2765.

Investigation over Paul Walker’s death concludes

After several months of studying numerous possibilities, investigators determined that excessive speed was the main contributing factor to the deaths of Paul Walker and Roger Rodas.

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Commander, investigators figured out that the Porche Carrera involved in the fatal crash was traveling at about 93 mph at the time of impact. Neither Walker nor Rodas had drugs or alcohol in their system at the time of the accident.

Excessive speed can pose a serious threat to the lives of drivers and passengers on the road. If you have been injured in an accident caused by a reckless driver, you could be eligible for compensation. The attorneys at Pohl & Berk, LLP, advocate for Nashville accident victims. To discuss your case with an experienced member of our legal group call 615-277-2765 today.

Tennessee legislators plan to ban phone use while driving

If a newly proposed bill is passed, Tennessee drivers could be forbidden from using mobile phones while driving.

The bill outlines that drivers caught using their phones will be given a warning for a first offense. All following offenses will be punishable with a fine worth $500. However, in emergency situations, drivers will not face consequences if they are caught using their phones. Under the state’s current law drivers on the road are not allowed to send text messages.

If the bill is made into law, it will go into effect in January of 2015.

Distracted driving can cause serious injuries to other drivers and pedestrians on the road. If you have been injured by a reckless driver in Nashville, a lawyer at Pohl & Berk, LLP, could help you hold negligent drivers liable for their actions. Find out what services our attorneys can provide for you by calling 615-277-2765.

Woman dies in Maury County crash

A female driver was killed after her vehicle was slammed into by another vehicle in Maury County on Monday, January 27.

The fatal accident happened at around 3 p.m. when the vehicle driven by Janine Brammer was struck head-on by another vehicle on Nashville Highway. Brammer, 49, died of injuries she sustained from the crash. The driver of the other vehicle, identified as 22-year-old Victoria Shepherd, told authorities that she was trying to pass another vehicle when she reached for her ringing phone. Her northbound vehicle lost control and slammed into Brammer’s vehicle.

Aside from the traffic citation issued to her, Shepherd may face other charges after the investigation into the accident is completed.

The legal team at Pohl & Berk, LLP, is saddened by this recent loss and sends our thoughts to family and friends affected by this fatal accident.

Three people injured in two-vehicle accident

Three peopel were injured in a car accident in Brentwood early in the morning of Monday, November 25, according to NewsChannel5.com.

According to police, the head-on collision occurred at around 3 a.m. at Old Hickory Boulevard and Valley View Drive. A westbound vehicle was struck by an eastbound vehicle that crossed the median lane.

The driver of the eastbound vehicle was rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center due to serious injuries he sustained in the crash while his female companion, who sustained non-life threatening injuries, was treated at another hospital. The driver of the vehicle who initiated the collision was also treated for injuries and was given blood tests due to the prescription medicines that were found in the vehicle.

If you believe that a negligent driver has caused you harm, justice and compensation may possibly be sought from them. Find out how a our legal team at Pohl & Berk, LLP, helps Nashville residents in this situation get the support they need by calling 615-277-2765.

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