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Pedestrian Accidents in Reno Area on Rise

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There have been several pedestrian accidents in Reno and the surrounding area in the last few days. Like that accident in the previous link, thankfully there have not been just as many deaths from these accidents, just injuries so far. Another pedestrian accident in Northern Nevada happened the other day which, perhaps unlike this accident, appears to have been the fault of the pedestrian crossing outside a marked sidewalk. We see a number of that type of pedestrian accident in Las Vegas, as well, where people cross the street outside of a legal crossing area, like a crosswalk, and get hit. Sometimes, however, those accidents are still predominantly the fault of the driver if they were speeding in Las Vegas, driving drunk, or otherwise driving recklessly.

If you’re injured in a pedestrian accident, you need a good lawyer. Benson & Bingham have been helping people injured in pedestrian accidents in Las Vegas and Reno areas get the coverage they deserve for a combined decades of time. Our top pedestrian accident lawyers can get you the coverage and compensation you need if you’re injured due in total or in part to the carelessness or recklessness of another person. Contact us today for a free consultation to learn your legal rights and options. Benson & Bingham can help you, as we have helped so many others. Our experienced attorneys know that it’s not as simple as being in a marked crosswalk or not, or any other simple, easy journalistic rules of thumb. Each case is unique, and each situation needs to be looked at and judged on its own merits. That’s why we offer free consultations, so you can come in without worry and tell us about your situation, and have us explain your legal options and rights. If you have a case, we’ll see it and represent you to the fullest.

These two recent pedestrian accidents were in similar places. The most recent was around the Mill St and Yori Ave intersection. The other was on El Rancho Drive, just a little ways away. These were not areas named as the most dangerous in a recent in depth article on pedestrian accidents and safety, but perhaps they will be in future articles.

1 Injured in Serious Northern Nevada Ski Accident, Hit and Run

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A woman was recently injured in a skiing accident near Reno, at Mt. Rose Ski Resort, in a type of hit and run accident. The woman was very seriously hurt, her injuries so bad that doctors say that about half of the people that sustain such an injury can be killed. The woman’s pelvis broke in three different spots. One of side of the pelvis was essentially separated by a break from the rest of it. Because of the severity of the injury, doctors don’t expect her to be able to walk for at least six or eight weeks. Future x-rays and tests will determine what her prognosis fully as, as they see if the bones knit together quickly or if the pieces of the break move apart at all, which would indicate the need for more healing time, and possibly more aggressive medical procedures and interventions. If you’ve been injured in a snowboarding or skiing accident in Nevada and believe the injury was due to the negligence of another person or even the ski resort, contact Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law today to discuss your legal options in a free consultation with our top winter accident attorneys.

The woman’s Nevada skiing injury came from being hit by another skier who then simply road off. This, according to Nevada law, is a type of hit and run accident similar to a hit and run car accident in Las Vegas. There is a legal obligation on the part of both parties to stop and stay at the scene of the accident. The skier hit the woman from behind, which also indicates negligence, in the same way that a rear end car accident in Southern Nevada is legally almost always the fault of the rear driver. This could be why the individual skied off – they were worried about negligence, and as well they should be. Benson & Bingham can help you recover compensation to pay your medical bills and give you space to heal if you’re injured in an accident like this, whether or not the other person is every found. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss the situation. There is potential for negligence and even burden of payment to fall on many other parties in a situation like this. Your own insurance may even have hit and run coverage above normal for you. Come speak with Benson & Bingham about your options today.

More Info on DUI Wreck in Northern Nevada

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More information has been released about a vehicle accident in Northern Nevada which left one person dead and multiple people injured. The crash occurred on New Year’s Day near Incline Village. This Washoe County automobile crash took place around 6:30 in the evening when one vehicle, reportedly driven by a Manuel Mejia-Verduzco, crossed the midline on the Mt. Rose Highway and struck another vehicle. He was driving a late ‘90s model Isuzu Rodeo, and the vehicle he struck was an early 2000s model Jeep Liberty. The passenger in the Rodeo (the vehicle driven by Mejia-Verduzco which crossed the median line) died in Reno at the Renown Regional Medical Center after being flown there following the accident. The deceased was identified as Hugo Soto-Barrios, a 40 year old man.

The three people in the Jeep that was struck were all injured in this car wreck near Reno. The driver, identified as Irma Gouadarram, escaped with the lightest injuries, and was let out of the hospital after staying just that night. The two other individuals in that vehicle were listed in serious condition and remained in the hospital under care.

The driver of the vehicle reported to have caused the accident was said to have fled the scene. He was found at his apartment sometime later, in part due to the help of information from eyewitnesses to the accident. He was cowering in the bathroom of his Incline Village domicile with a broken arm and broken leg, both on the left side of his body. He was taken into custody following treatment for his injuries, and booked on multiple charges. Driving under the influence in Nevada may have been a factor in the accident.

If you’ve been injured in an auto accident in Nevada, Benson & Bingham can help. Our attorneys help individuals in both Northern and Southern Nevada who have been hurt or had family members killed, especially in Nevada DUI car wrecks as they happen quite frequently. Benson & Bingham know how to handle these cases, and offer free consultations so you can come visit with us even if you’re not sure if the accident you were in qualifies and was due to another’s negligence. We’ll walk you through your legal options.

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