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Multiple Vehicle Accident in Washoe County, 1 Dead

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A large investigation is underway as the Nevada Highway Patrol looks into a huge multi-vehicle car accident in Washoe County east of Sparks. A little before 8 in the morning on Friday Chevy S10 is said to have struck two cars and a semi for an as-yet unknown reason. The blue Chevy ended up on its wheels after that, but not before rolling multiple times and across into the oncoming lanes. Injuries were suffered by only two people in the vehicles that were struck, and only minor ones. The driver of the semi-truck wasn’t immediately hurt, though the driver of the S-10 passed away at the scene before he could be brought anywhere for treatment. If you’re injured in a Northern Nevada car accident and have medical bills you need paid, and injury time you need to pay for, call experienced accident attorneys Benson & Bingham today to discuss your legal options free of charge.

As mentioned earlier, not much yet is known about this accident and its causes yet. The Communications Center at the Nevada Department of Public Safety is soliciting input and help with details from anyone who might have witnessed this fatal car accident near Reno. If you happen to have seen all or part of it, call 775-687-0400, and mention it is about NHP case number 1401192. We’re pretty sure you won’t need or be expected to have that case number handy, though, and probably just describing the accident vaguely will get them to it. Though these aren’t rare, Reno car accidents or in Southern Nevada , this big an accident and one involving multiple vehicles, a commercial truck accident near Reno and the loss of life will get it extra scrutiny and investigation.

Benson & Bingham’s top Reno accident attorneys can help if you’re injured in a car accident like this, or any other type of injury that was due to the fault of another person. Our experienced lawyers can get you top dollar compensation to help pay your medical bills, and cover you while you’re unable to work or have lost property  or quality of life. Contact Benson & Bingham today for a free consultation.

Icy Roads Cause Many Reno Car Accidents

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With winter finally rearing its icy head, car crashes in the Reno area are coming fast and furious. Just the other day, when there was a little precipitation that froze on the roads, there were so many vehicle accidents in South Reno on Interstate 580 that they had to shut the road down in both directions. More than 25 vehicles were involved in this multitude of accidents, including several that hit a fire truck that was responding to the scene of other accidents. In fact, that wasn’t even the only accident that involved an emergency vehicle, as another car struck a different fire engine later on. Neither of the accidents, according to Washoe County Fire Chief Charles Moore, caused irreparable damage. However, it does strain the department to have two trucks needing repairs and out of commission. Several individuals were also taken to the hospital as a result of these accidents. If you’re injured in a motor vehicle accident in Washoe County and need an experienced lawyer, contact Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law today for a free consultation to determine your legal rights.

As these accidents happened on snowy and icy roads, it can be easy for people, including the police who make initial accident assessments, to determine them no-fault accidents. However, this is often not the case. It doesn’t matter why, if someone was driving negligently for the conditions, they are at fault. Even going 30 miles per hour could be going too fast on an icy highway, and could legal be given a speeding ticket in Nevada for not taking conditions into consideration. People to commute to and from Carson City or points south along 580 know that there is that steep hill coming down off the new freeway, and know that not only does it get icy at the bottom of it, but that it’s easy to pick up speed coming down the hill and being going too fast for the road conditions.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident in Northern Nevada you need a top lawyer to make sure things like road conditions are taken into consideration. Benson & Bingham’s attorneys understand all the different types of factors that can come into play, and can get you the best compensation possible for your injuries if another was at fault. We do this type of law all across Nevada, so if you’re injured on vacation in Las Vegas our lawyers can help with that, too. Contact Benson  & Bingham today for a free consultation.

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