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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.

Ferris wheel involved in accident had “worn out” parts

The Ferris wheel ride in Greene County that caused serious injuries to three female occupants was believed to have some parts that were considered “worn out,” a report of CBS News stated on August 13.

Reports said, three girls on August 8 were injured at Family Attractions Amusement after the Ferris wheel they were riding suddenly malfunctioned. The girls reportedly were over 30 feet above the ground when they fell. Third-party inspectors later found out that the rivets used in holding together parts of the Ferris wheel were already worn out and has declared that the ride is not fit to operate. The youngest of the three victims, a 6-year-old, is in critical condition due to the traumatic brain injury she sustained. The two other victims, a 10-year-old and a 16-year-old were also injured from the fall.

The premises liability lawyers of the Pohl & Berk, LLP in Nashville represent families whose loved ones were injured at potentially hazardous places. We strongly believe that families should fairly get compensations if their loved ones were injured in places owned or managed by negligent parties. Find out how we may possibly help you recover your loss today by calling (615) 277-2765.

Thousands of defective home elevators recalled in the US

Approximately 60,000 home elevators in the U.S. are under recall due to a defect that may cause serious injuries to intended users, according to a report of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

Reports said the Porta “residential elevators” are equipped with a plastic lock that may open the landing door before the elevator car arrives. Homeowners who own the potentially faulty elevators are at high risk of sustaining serious fall injuries if they walk through the elevator door before its car arrives. Although no one was reportedly injured before the recall was issued, the Illinois-based company is aware of two elevator lock failure incidents. Porta told consumers to refrain from using the elevators and contact their maintenance provider for a free lock replacement.

The Nashville product liability attorneys at Pohl & Berk, LLP understand that families are often devastated when their loved ones suffer injuries in accidents. If you or a loved one sustained injuries due to a defective product, we may be able to offer you legal assistance. Call our office today at (615) 277-2765 to find out how we could help you receive compensation.

5 hurt in Nashville MTA bus accident

At least 5 bus passengers suffered injuries in downtown Nashville on June 6 after an MTA bus and a pickup truck were involved in an accident, an article of The Tennessean reported.

Information coming from a police dispatcher revealed that around 6:55 a.m. an MTA bus and a pickup truck collided near the Commerce Street and Seventh Avenue intersection. The pickup reportedly changed lanes, causing the bus behind it to strike the pickup’s right side, initial investigations by MTA and local police revealed. Four of the five injured persons of the 35 passengers on the bus requested medical treatment. A spokesperson for the MTA told reporters that the pickup truck driver, whose name was withheld, caused the collision for failing to yield.

Personal injury accidents often result in a financial loss due to expensive hospitalizations. If you were involved in an unexpected accident, working with a qualified attorney is a critical step towards holding negligent parties liable. Learn more about your options by contacting an attorney of Pohl & Berk, LLP at (615) 277-2765.

Knoxville boat blast causes burn injuries

At least one person was hospitalized due to burn injuries after a boat in Tennessee exploded, WSMV-TV reported on May 11.

According to reports, a boat docked at Concord Marina in the western portion of Knoxville exploded on Sunday. The boat reportedly erupted when its captain turned on the engine after refilling it with fuel. The boat captain’s spouse, identified as Nancy Longnaker, 64, suffered burn injuries to her legs and was taken to the UT Medical Center by responding emergency crews. The fuel dock will temporarily be out of service due to substantial damage caused by the blast.

Sadly, many people suffer from long-lasting burn injuries when explosions and fires occur. If you believe your injuries have resulted from someone else’s negligence, including a property owner, our Pohl & Berk, LLP, legal team in Nashville may help you pursue financial compensation to cover any damages. Call us at 615-277-2765 to learn more about your legal options.

Dozens of kids hospitalized for sledding injuries

Over three dozen children in Middle Tennessee were admitted to a hospital emergency room after sustaining injuries caused by sledding, ABC News 2 reported on February 17.

Over the course of one day, 46 children were taken to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. Children that were taken to the emergency room sustained a variety of injuries, including in some cases head trauma and broken bones. Doctors advised that people who want to go sledding, especially children, should wear protective head gear and avoid sledding in the road.

Sustaining broken bones and head trauma caused by sledding often translate to hefty medical expenses. It is possible that you or your child’s sledding accident occurred because of an inherently unsafe property. In this situation, a Tennessee premises liability attorney could help you pursue financial compensation from the property owner responsible. Call the offices of Pohl & Berk, LLP, at 615-277-2765 today to learn more about your legal options.

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