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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
A lawsuit was recently filed against a doctor in Knoxville for failing to detect breast cancer at an early stage and provide appropriate treatment, an October 4 article of Murfreesboro Post reported.
Reports said Joey DiDomenico and his wife Laure are suing Doctor Terry Witt for failing to detect the pain experienced by Laure on her left breast was cancerous. Laure went to Dr. Witt’s clinic in July 2015 due to a complaint that she had a painful tender mass in her left breast. The doctor downplayed the symptoms and advised her to lessen her caffeine intake, the lawsuit said. Laure’s condition progressed to Stage IV breast cancer as Witt did not schedule her for a biopsy. Witt also allegedly failed to refer her patient to another specialist who could have detected and treated the condition. Laure then found out her condition worsened after consulting two other doctors. The couple is seeking damage claims amounting to $15 million as Laure’s condition is likely fatal.
In the tough situation that you or is the victim of negligent medical practitioners, enlisting a skilled attorney is critical to help you obtain the compensation you need to sustain your living while disabled. Discuss your situation with the attorneys at Pohl & Berk, LLP in Nashville today by calling (615) 277-2765.
Roughly 593,000 units of Subaru vehicles are being recalled due to a defect that could cause serious injuries to occupants, a September 30 report of Fox 6 stated.
Reports revealed that the 2010-2014 models of Outback and Legacy vehicles were equipped with windshield wipers that could catch fire if they emitted too much heat. Subaru explained that overheating of the wiper motors may occur if the wiper arm is blocked by snow from working properly. Subaru and federal regulators were unsure if there are incidents of injuries or crashes involving the recalled vehicles. Subaru dealers will address the problem by offering a free repair and component replacement in the affected vehicles.
The Nashville auto defect lawyers at Pohl & Berk, LLP understand that families are often devastated when they got involved in a car accident. However, if this happens to you or to a loved one, we may be able to offer you legal assistance to help you file a claim against negligent parties. Call our office today at (615) 277-2765 to find out how we can help you recover from your loss.
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.
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.