Vehicle Accident Leaves One Injured in Reno

Motorcycles have been in the news a lot lately. We wrote recently about a bill in the Nevada State Legislature that would have allowed motorcycles to share or “split” lanes with cars when traffic was moving slowly, which was aimed at reducing low speed auto injury accidents in Northern Nevada. Unfortunately, the recent news is on the other end of the safety spectrum, with reports of a recent motorcycle accident in Reno that left the rider with multiple injuries. The rider was initially reported to be in critical condition, but is currently in stable condition, at least as of last reports, after being transported to Renown Hospital by personnel from the Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA). Have you been injured in a motorcycle or car accident in Reno? Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law will talk over possible legal actions with you free of charge – call us today.

The accident in question occurred when a deputy sheriff from the Washoe County Office gave initial pursuit to a motorcycle the sheriff observed speeding recklessly. The deputy initiated a traffic stop, putting on his lights and attempting to catch the speeding motorcycle. However, when the motorcyclist sped up to speeds thought to be over 100 miles per hour, the sheriff’s deputy stopped in his hot pursuit due to the possible safety issues regarding other motorists on the freeway. The deputy did continue after the motorcyclist, but not at chase speeds nor with his emergency lights on, according to some reports. A short time later, troopers found what is thought to be the same motorcycle, a 2004 Honda CBR 600 F4, color red, crashed with the driver having been thrown from the bike. It was assumed, based on physical evidence at the crash site, that a hard right hand curve in the roadway was not handled properly by the driver of the motorcycle, leading him to bang into the guardrail and throw the rider from his bike, leading to his injuries. The accident occurred around 9:30 pm in the evening in the Panther Valley area of Reno, on the exit ramp from US 395 onto North Virginia St. If you’re injured in a vehicle accident in Washoe County, Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law can take care of your case while you take care of healing; call us today for a free consultation.

Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law have been practicing car accident law in Reno for years; we know how to get you the best compensation and outcome for your case possible. We aren’t just about that side of the case, though: we pride ourselves on having great customer service, and it shows in the number of satisfied clients who have other business to us over the years. Call us today for a free consultation to discuss your case with us today.

Roadside Workers Injured in Car Accident Near Reno

Two workers were injured after being hit by a car near Reno following a high speed chase in California on Interstate 80 in the mountains a little to the west of the Nevada state line. A BMW was said to be driving erratically when officers from the California Highway Patrol attempted to pull it over near the Dutch Flat exit. The vehicle was heading eastbound near Nevada on the freeway when officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop for reckless driving. The driver of the vehicle refused to stop, leading police on a high speed chase. The chase reached above 100 miles per hour at points, as the police followed as the driver accelerated. The 1989 BMW exited the freeway at one point and headed back in the other direction near Truckee, now heading back west. The driver then entered a construction area near the Soda Springs exit, losing control as he tried to turn around out of the lane he’d entered which was closed by construction. The car flew into the air and hit two workers from the California Conservation Corps. If you’re injured in an accident like this, or a rear-end accident in Northern Nevada, you need a lawyer who can get you the compensation you deserve. Call Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law for a no-obligation appointment to discuss your case, and get started on your claim today.

The vehicle was airborne when it hit and injured these workers, according to a police spokesperson. It was flipping over in the air, as if in an action movie. One of the workers, a woman, suffered injury to the head and was brought to a hospital in Reno. The other worker was a man who suffered shoulder injuries and was treated at the scene of the crash. The interstate was closed during the investigation between Kingvale and Soda Springs exits. The suspected driver was reported to have died from injuries in this car accident near Washoe County. The roadside workers were said to have sustained non-severe or life threatening injures.

If you’re injured in a car accident in Northern Nevada, you need an attorney. Benson & Bingham have been representing injured persons in the Reno area for years, and we can help you get the coverage and compensation you deserve. Call us today for a free consultation – you’ll be amazed at how easily we can handle your claim, and how customer oriented our firm is – our goal is to take care of you, not just your case but you as an individual.

Pedestrian Injury Accidents is Focus of Reno Police Strategy

Pedestrians, according to a sergeant from the Reno Police department, don’t necessarily need to cross the street at marked crosswalks. That will not, however, prevent pedestrians from being involved in an auto, truck, motorcycle, bus or taxi accident in Northern Nevada. If you’re in Reno and involved in a motor vehicle accident and need a lawyer, call Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law. We’ve spent decades getting clients who were involved in accidents the compensation they needed to move on with their lives.

Pedestrians are at an increased risk of serious injury when they are crossing the street. While you can cross and have legal right away at any crosswalk, and can legally cross at any point mid-block as long as you walk straight across the street, just because you have the right of way doesn’t mean a guarantee of your safety, said the Reno Police Department spokesman. He cautioned that, even if you’re not at fault as a pedestrian in a car accident in Reno, Sparks, or anywhere in Northern Nevada, it won’t make the accident any less painful or your injuries less severe. If you’re in an accident in Reno where you’re injured, or a loved one is, contact Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law for a free consultation. We will use our legal expertise and experience to get you the coverage and compensation you need.

This same spokesman for the Reno Police mentioned that the Department will be leading at least three stings to catch people breaking the law at marked crosswalks in Reno this summer. This will include misdemeanors for jaywalking in addition to ticketing drivers failing to stop for a pedestrian in Reno.  They are doing these stings to make drivers more aware of pedestrians and stopping to give them the right of way. They hope this enforcement strategy will cut down on the number of pedestrian-involved car accidents in Northern Nevada.

If you or a loved one is involved in an injury accident anywhere in Washoe County or Carson City, call Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law today. We know the law around these types of injuries, we know how insurance companies work, and we can get you the most compensation possible for your injury. We offer free consultations, so call us today for a no-obligation visit. We pride ourselves on our customer service, so you can be sure that you will feel comfortable with how your case is being handled. Our attorneys will keep you informed as much as you’d like to be every step of the way, and you will feel treated like family. Call Benson & Bingham to start taking care of the legal side of your injury accident today.