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Report on Vehicle Accidents Rate Reno 6th Safest

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The rankings are out, the votes are in, the metrics have been calculated and weighted and averaged, and in terms of car accidents, Reno is listed as the Number 6 safest city in America by the insurance giant Allstate. There are many caveats to this, and many things we wonder if it takes into account. For starters, is it just Reno, or the Reno-Sparks metropolitan area that was measured? We have seen a lot of accidents recently, like pedestrian accidents in Sparks, tons of vehicle accidents on Highway 50 between Stateline, Nevada, and Virginia City, Nevada. Regardless of the ranking, accidents happen, and the ranking doesn’t help you if you’ve been one of those injured in an automobile accident in Northern Nevada. If you were unlucky and unfortunate enough to have this happen to you, Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law can help. Our lawyers are top accident attorneys in the Reno area, with combined decades of experience getting our clients the compensation and coverage they deserve following an accident. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your legal options.

The report on vehicle accidents, with Reno ranked the sixth safest city in America, and produced by Allstate Insurance, takes really only factor into account: the number of crashes. This report defines crashes as anything that led to a claim being filed for property damage, in Washoe County for example. Right off the bat, that’s a big methodological question mark: it could be that Reno has fewer fender benders from people mildly speeding in Nevada, but more terrible and fatal car crashes. The report did take an average, weighted, over a two year period, which would help smooth out any effects of weather that might show up if you did the report just over a three or six month period. The report should also be taken with a few grains of salt in terms of its generalizability, too, as Allstate only covers 10% of drivers nationwide. While an impressive number, this would not make statisticians very happy, as it is a self-selecting group and not necessarily a representative sample. At least Reno does better than Las Vegas in car accidents!

If you’re injured in an accident in Northern Nevada, Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law can help make you whole again. Our attorneys are skilled and experienced in helping accident victims get the maximum compensation possible for their injuries, money that can help pay your medical bills, compensate you for lost time at work or with family, fix or replace your vehicle, and your pain and suffering. We offer free consultations, too, so you don’t have to worry about coming to speak with us even if you’re not sure if you have a case. We’ll sit with you and discuss your legal options, and represent you if a lawsuit is called for. Contact Benson & Bingham today.

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More Motorcycle & Automobile Accidents in Northern Nevada

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We are only weeks away from one of the biggest motorcycle rallies in the country. Street Vibrations motorcycle rally occurs each September (with a spring rally to get ready for it) in Northern Nevada, with events taking place in Reno, Sparks and Virginia City, as well as locations around Lake Tahoe. The festival draws an estimated 50,000 motorcycle enthusiasts to the Northern Nevada area. In previous years the festival has unfortunately been marred by unfortunate events such as motorcycle accidents in Reno, fights and kerfuffles in the streets and in casinos, with the most famous unfortunate incident being the fight between rival motorcycle gangs in John Ascuaga’s Nugget Hotel and Casino in Sparks. This shooting and stabbing incident left many people injured in the Sparks Casino, and recently culminated in the guilty verdict for a member of the notorious Vagos motorcycle gang accused of murdering the head of a rival motorcycle gang, the Hells Angels. Residents of Reno, Sparks, and all of Northern Nevada are hoping for a more peaceful street vibrations, especially with news coming all the time of terrible fatal or injury motorcycle accidents in Reno and Northern Nevada. If you’re injured, or a loved one is killed in a motorcycle accident in Washoe County, you need a good lawyer who understands your case, your needs, and can get you the compensation you deserve. Contact Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law today for a free consultation, and to get your legal needs handled the best way possible.

The most recent tragic motorcycle accident in the Reno area occurred yesterday, August 13th, in the Stead area of Washoe County. The person riding the motorcycle died, and the driver of the automobile involved in this Northern Nevada accident is in critical condition at last report. A passenger in the vehicle that was involved in the accident was also injured, though not nearly as severely. Early reports indicate that no one appears to have been driving under the influence of alcohol in this Nevada accident, nor under the influence of drugs, legal or illegal. Excessive speed does appear to have been a factor.

If you’re injured in a motorcycle accident in Northern Nevada, Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law can help. We’ve been fighting for victims of accidents for decades, and can help you get the compensation you deserve and need to heal from your injury, take the time you need to recuperate, and move on with your life. We offer free consultation, so you don’t have to worry about up front costs, especially if you’re not sure whether or not you have a case – come meet with us, we’ll help you understand your legal options.

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Motorcyclist Dead in Reno Accident

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Police recently identified a man who died after a multiple vehicle car accident in Reno two days ago, on Saturday afternoon. The man killed was named Fermin Ogaldez, a resident of Sparks, Nevada, who was driving his motorcycle in Reno when the accident took his life. This was a bad Saturday for multiple vehicle accidents across the state, as another multiple car accident in Las Vegas also sent a number of people to the hospital. If you’ve been injured, or a loved one has been killed, in a car or motorcycle accident in Northern Nevada, you need a good lawyer. Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law have been practicing for over three decades of combined legal experience in Reno, Washoe County, and all of Northern Nevada. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your legal options, and your opportunities to collect compensation to cover your expenses.

This motorcycle accident in Northern Nevada appears to have occurred on Mill Street, just about at the intersection of the interstate onramp to enter I-580. According to early reports the accident, which happened a little after 3 o’ clock in the afternoon on Saturday, began when a vehicle struck the motorcyclist. The car, per initial reports, was crossing over Mill Street, trying to enter onto the freeway, when it struck the motorcyclist. That same vehicle then allegedly caused a collision with another vehicle. This car accident in Washoe County shut down Mill Street at that particular location for multiple hours.

Motorcycle accidents in Reno are unfortunately rather common. Given the number of bikers we have normally riding around on the streets, it’s not a surprise. Especially when you factor in the huge motorcycle rally Street Vibrations, the preponderance of motorcycle accidents is quite predictable, in a terrible way. Fortunately, if you were injured in a motorcycle accident in Reno, you have a place to turn: Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law. Our lawyers know how to take care of you as a person, and take care of your case to secure you the most compensation possible following your injury. Our attorneys get millions of dollars every single for our clients who have been injured in auto or motorcycle accidents in Nevada. We offer free consultation, too, so you can come in and discuss your case with us without having to worry about paying if you don’t have a claim to pursue. Contact us today.

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