Not at all to enjoy another’s misfortune, but we have certainly given a rueful, ironic smile or two here in Reno at the car accidents and general mayhem that this recent storm has brought to Atlanta. Oh, the terrible irony of it: the east has more snow and weather than it can handle, and the west parches more and more day by day as we lack almost all signs of our usual, spectacular winter seasons. Fortunately these last two days or so have started to bring in a little bit of rain and finally snow. But that’s about all we’ve seen since early or mid-December. And while snow storms do cause a number of car accidents in Washoe when they’re bad, two to three inches never shuts down our city. If you’re injured in one of these accidents and need a lawyer, Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law can tell you what your legal rights are in a free consultation.
This thing in Atlanta is really almost mind boggling. How two to three inches could just shut the whole place down? It was left with freeways full of temporarily abandoned cars and makeshift shelters set up for stranded drivers and school buildings keeping children overnight. Everyone pointed fingers at everyone, and most people pointed them at the mayor and the governor and government institutions in general. Reading the news of the accidents here in Reno, we couldn’t help but wonder “what about the drivers?!” People are responsible for driving at a reasonable speed and in control, or not at all. Even though snow may have made the roads very slick, it’s each driver’s duty to go a safe speed. Speeding tickets in Nevada can be given not just based on the speed limit, but on the roads conditions.
If you were injured in a car accident in Northern Nevada because of another person, our experienced accident attorneys at Benson & Bingham can help. We’ve been dealing with these types of cases for combined decades of experience, and can get you help in paying for your treatment and your recovery. We deal with cases up and down the state as well, so if you’re injured in a car accident in Las Vegas, we can help there, too. Contact us today for a free consultation.
There was recently some more press for terrible airplane crashes in Northern Nevada. A headline about an airplane accident in Reno that was part of a documentary called Sole Survivor” put on by CNN. Honestly, when we first read the words “Reno Airplane Crash” we wondered, thinking of the recent air accident at the Reno Air Races in Stead, how it was called that. We suppose that’s a function of how many air accidents in Washoe County occur here, and result in terribly injuries and deaths. This documentary was about something else, though, a plane crash in 1985 where everyone on board was killed, but this one boy who was 17 years old at the time of the crash. If you’re injured, or like this young man a loved one is killed in an air accident near Reno, Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law can help. Unfortunately, these type of accidents and injuries happen frequently enough around here that we know the subject. The case can have any number of possible negligent parties, from the maintenance to the parts manufacturing to pilot or air traffic control error. Sometimes accidents happen that are nobody’s fault. But if you were damaged by a plane crash in Northern Nevada that was due to someone else’s bad conduct, you can get compensation to help you move on from the tragedy. Benson & Bingham can help, contact us today for a free consultation.
This story and now documentary film focuses on the life of this then boy and now man who was the only survivor on this plane crash in Reno that killed 70 other people, and two other individuals who also were in similar situations, one from Colorado and one from France. The French survivor must be fairly recent since she is described as a child. The other was a pilot. There are also plenty more people in Reno who were injured or had loved ones killed in the recent Reno Air Races National Championship accident that happened almost two years ago. If you’re injured in an accident in Northern Nevada, whether in a plane crash or a more normal car accident, Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law can help. Contact us today for a free consultation. We do air accident law in Southern Nevada as well, as there are also a number of accidents from all the extra tourist and military aviation around there.
We have recently the sad story of a woman dying in an accident in Northern Nevada after being injured in an accident on the ski slopes. It’s still early, and as we always caution, initial details or “facts” reported by the news media, bloggers, and sometimes even the police can turn out not to be the case with further investigation. What we are hearing so far is that a woman died on the slopes at Heavenly Resort, the result of a crash with a snowboarder. This woman who died, an accountant at UNR originally from Massachusetts, may have been skiing without a helmet at the time of the accident. She was flown to Reno but remained unresponsive, and was removed from life support per the wishes of her family. If a family member of yours is killed in an accident in Reno or near Lake Tahoe, you need a top lawyer who can handle the terrible details of dealing with an estate, any insurance company or hospital bills and negotiations, and any claim for compensation you may have due to the negligence of another in causing the accident. Benson & Bingham can help.
This type of fatal or injury accident in the Washoe County area is unfortunately not terribly rare. Perhaps the hardest part sometimes is knowing that a helmet or other safety device like a seat belt could have possibly saved a life or quality of life following an accident that wasn’t your fault. You can be as careful as you want, as good a skier or snowboarder as you can be, but someone else’s negligence, or pure chance, an accident like this can happen. Take it from us, top Reno lawyers for accidents and injuries who see this stuff all the time, wearing a helmet or a seat belt or other appropriate safety gear, depending on your sport, can greatly reduce the severity of your injury or even save your life.
Benson & Bingham offers free consultations so you can learn your legal rights without worry. Our lawyers have decades of combined experience, and millions of dollars in awards and settlements, that ensures you a great outcome, and experience generally, in this hard time. We handle all types of different injury accidents, like the broader category that this falls under of a vacation injury in Nevada. Contact us today so we can help you, as we have helped so many others.