Nevada Motorcycle Accident in Reno

Motorcycle accidents are common in Nevada, and grow more common as the summer bike season gets underway. Here is an example of a recent Nevada motorcycle accident, this one in Reno, Nevada. According to the report, a vehicle turned in front of the motorcycle which led to the accident. The vehicle turned east down Gallaway Lane, according to the report, across the path of the biker who was heading in the northbound direction on Wrondel Way. This is over by Yori Park, on the east side of South Virginia Street near the Peppermill Resort Hotel. Fortunately the biker was said to be awake and talking when first responders arrived. He was still taken to the hospital for medical evaluation following the accident, however. This accident happened just a few days ago, on June 10th. That was Friday, and in the evening, just before 7 o’clock according to the report. The intersection was closed for some time following the accident.

Benson & Bingham are experienced motorcycle accident lawyers in Nevada. This is a particularly big area of the country for motorcycle riders and rallies, from Street Vibrations in Reno and Sparks to pleasure trips through the Las Vegas Strip, over the Grand Canyon, and more, many bikers on the road means many motorcycle accidents.

“Many of the motorcycle cases seen by Benson & Bingham arise from vehicles pulling in front of the motorcycle, vehicles tailgating or crowding a motorcycle, or vehicles not being able to see the cyclist. The consequences of an accident can be fatal and often cause severe road rash. The pain endured by a motorcyclist at the emergency room while doctors take a wire brush to scrape and remove rocks, pebbles and debris is unfathomable. Unfortunately, heavy scaring or plastic surgery and extensive physical therapy often follow.

As riders of both street and dirt bikes, Attorneys Ben Bingham and Joseph Benson respect and understand the obstacles often presented to motorcycle operators. Most riders take extreme precaution, as the risk associated with motorcycles is well understood. Since motorcycles allow good maneuverability, often times the fault is due to another motorist’s lack of attention or outright negligence, including DUI and DWI motorists.

If you or a loved one has been injured while operating a motorcycle, contact Benson & Bingham. We can provide the legal expertise and assistance needed to ensure your medical bills are paid and you receive deserved compensation for your pain and suffering from the cycling injury.”

Reno Motorcycle Accident Closes South Virginia St. Near South Meadows

Police from Reno have limited traffic on South Virginia Southbound near South Meadows as the police investigators are researching a Reno motorcycle accident. A man driving a motorcycle had critical injuries and the accident happened around 4 p.m. Police are asking motorists to avoid driving on that section of South Virginia as the crash is investigated. Police have information that a car involved in the crash fled the scene of the accident.


In mid June, two motorcyclists were hurt seriously and a man driving a car was arrested on Wednesday, June 17th. The accident happened around 1:30 a.m in the morning. The crash was on highway Reno near the highway’s Mustang Exit in Sparks, NV. One man and one woman were hurt in the accident. Their names were William Cole and Karen Cole. Both of the Cole’s are aged just above 50 years old and are husband and wife. After the accident, the Cole’s were taken to Renown hospital in downtown Reno. Doctors are concerned that Mr. Cole may pass away from his injuries.


Police are alleging that the Cole’s were hit by Bernardo Ugalde-Torres, who was driving a Hyundai Elantra. 22-year old Ugalde-Torres first rear ended the the Cole’s and ended up rolling his car over. The Hyundai driver sustained very minor injuries from the accident. Mr. Ugalde-Torres was arrested for drunk driving in the Sparks motorbike crash.


Another Northern Nevada road bike collision left a woman from California dead on Saturday June 13tth. The woman who was killed was Amber R. Hallmark, 53. Ms. Hallmark was a resident of Antioch, CA. The accident happened when Ms. Hallmark’s motorcycle was struck by a driver from the State of Washington. Ms. Hallmark was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. The accident happened when the driver from Washington State veered into oncoming traffic in Zephyr Cove. Police investigating the crash have stated that they believe the crash may have been caused by use of drugs and alcohol and that the driver may have not been paying complete attention at the time of the crash.
If you have been injured in Reno, NV, the attorneys from Benson and Bingham, Las Vegas’ leading personal injury law firm can help you recover financially from the accident. is the Reno, NV branch of Benson and Bingham. Our lawyers have experience with all type of personal injury law including Reno automobile accidents, Las Vegas wrongful death and Washoe County casino slips and falls.

Motorcycle Accidents Rise in Reno During Street Vibrations

Extra patrols were out this past weekend to prevent motorcycle accidents in Reno, among any number of other possible negative outcomes, as the annual Street Vibrations Motorcycle Rally came through town. This is a great event often times, both for the attendees and for Reno’s economy. Unfortunately, it also happens that it brings with it a number of injuries, altercations, accidents, and sometimes deaths. With as many as 50,000 additional people visiting the area for the festival, roads become crowded with vehicles that are sometimes harder to spot than regular cars or trucks, despite the noise. There can and have also been a number of bad actors – people here for the festival that drive too fast, recklessly, or are driving drunk in Nevada. Since motorcycle accidents are often the most deadly of traffic accidents, the rally can bring its fair share of fatal Reno motorcycle crashes, as well. Seeing as it’s not too difficult to get out of the city or the city feel, there are also a number of other types of accidents, such as at the festival the year before this one a motorcycle rider hit a horse and was killed.
Even without the extra load capacity of that many bikers in town, motorcycle accidents in Southern Nevada and Northern Nevada are all too common. We have a lot of things that are attractive to bikers, and therefore quite a number of them on our roads. We here at Benson & Bingham know just how devastating Northern Nevada motorcycle crashes can be. We’ve helped a number of people recover from them, and families move on after the death of a loved one. While it is easy to have a bad accident on a bike, getting properly compensated for those injuries or the death of a loved one can be difficult. Sometimes there is a bias to blame the motorcyclist for the accident. We here at Benson & Bingham know how to make judges, juries, and insurance claims agents see beyond the stereotype of the biker and take claims and settlements seriously. Contact us today for a free consultation if you or a loved one has been the victim of a motorcycle accident in Northern or Southern Nevada.

More Motorcycle & Automobile Accidents in Northern Nevada

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

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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Assembly Bill Would Lower Motorcycle Accidents in Northern Nevada, Proponents Say

A bill pending before the Nevada State Legislature could cut down on motorcycle accidents in Reno, according to the bill’s sponsor and other proponents of the measure. The bill in question is Assembly Bill 236, which would allow lane splitting for motorcycles in Nevada, as is already legal in other states, like California. The main safety reason behind the bill is that a rear-end collision on a motorcycle in Washoe County can cause serious injury to the motorcycle rider even if the vehicle causing the accident is only going 5 or 10 miles per hour. If the motorcycle does not have to sit in traffic, and can instead split the lane with vehicles and ride past them, then there is virtually no chance that the motorcycle can be hit from behind and the rider injured in this way. Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law have been helping people injured in motorcycle accidents in Northern Nevada for the last 30 years. If you’re injured in a motorcycle accident in Nevada, call Benson & Bingham today.

The bill, Assembly Bill 236, has passed out the Assembly. It now moves on to the State Senate where the chairman of that house’s committee on transportation has vowed that it would be voted on prior to the next deadline for legislation. In hearings in the Assembly, it was pointed out that getting rear-ended accounts for about 20 percent of the motorcycle accidents in Nevada, including Northern Nevada. A Reno resident who has been riding bikes for over 40 years also testified in support of the bill, saying it will lower injury accidents in Reno and Sparks. Though the bill did not pass out of the Assembly unanimously, there was strong support for it. Northern Nevada Confederation of Clubs had their lobbyist testify in support, as did the previously mentioned motorcyclist from Northern Nevada. A member of the Nevada Department of Public Safety testified on the bill as well. The bill passed out of the Assembly with 35 yea votes to only 4 nays, a massive bipartisan majority supporting this measure to lower motorcycle injury accidents in Northern Nevada.

Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law have been helping motorcyclists who are injured in vehicle accidents in Northern Nevada get the compensation and coverage they deserve for 30 years. Our lawyers know motorcycle law, know traffic law, and know how the system works and how to get you the medical treatment and compensation you deserve. If you or a loved one is hurt in a motorcycle accident in Reno, Sparks, Carson City, or anywhere else in Northern Nevada, call our experienced team today.