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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.

NHTSA proposes new technology to improve car safety

On Monday, February 3 the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) announced plans to further develop technology that will improve the safety of drivers.

The new proposed technology is called vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) technology. It will allow for direct communication between cars which could decrease car accidents by 80 percent and improve traffic flow.

NHTSA said several car makers are already designing their cars to include the technology. The NHTSA will likely push a regulatory proposal to require new cars have V2V technology in the near future.

Through driving safety measures are being improved, many people are still involved in car accidents every day. If you have been injured by someone else’s negligence in a car accident, you shouldn’t be responsible for covering the cost of your injuries. The attorneys at Pohl & Berk, LLP, represent Nashville accident victims. Call 615-277-2765 to speak with a member of our legal team today.


Chrysler has yet to recall potentially dangerous Jeeps

Chrysler hasn’t yet enforced a recall for 1.56 million Jeep vehicles that could pose a fire hazard to drivers and passengers.

Chrysler announced the recall last June after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) investigated some complaints over the affected Jeeps. Neither Chrysler, nor Jeep commented on the delayed enforcement of the recall.

In order to improve the safety of the vehicle, a trailer hitch will be installed to protect the gas tank from damage and fire. Owners of the affected vehicles were told in a letter last December that Chrysler is currently in the process of producing the parts needed for repairs.

Vehicular defects may lead to serious injury and even death. If you were involved in an accident and sustained an injury due to the negligence of another person, you could be entitled to financial compensation for the losses. The attorneys at Pohl & Berk, LLP, work for the people of Nashville that have been injured in auto accidents. To discuss your legal options and how we may be able to help, call 615-277-2765.


California car crash kills actor Paul Walker

Actor Paul Walker was killed in a car crash in Southern California on Saturday, November 30.

Reports said the crash occurred in San Clarita City when the Porsche Carrera GT that Walker and Roger Rodas occupied, slammed into a utility post. Both men died instantly.

In a statement, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said that excessive speed most likely caused the accident. At the time of the crash, Rodas and Walker were en route to an event for Walker’s charity, Reach Out WorldWide.

The legal team at Pohl & Berk, LLP, send our sincere condolences to those affected by this accident. 

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