Vehicle Accident in Reno, Nevada

When you see the pictures and video from a news report on this Reno car crash, it’s hard to believe that, as the news story mentions, no injuries were sustained. One car is fully on its side and looking quite crushed in the middle of the freeway. The accident was reportedly on Interstate 395 in the area of the Oddie Boulevard exit. The accident occurred this evening just a little while before 7:30 in the evening. Multiple lanes were closed due to the accident and the emergency response. The Nevada Highway Patrol is the law enforcement agency reporting that no injuries were sustained in the accident. The freeway has since reopened. The closure of lanes and diversion of vehicles onto the shoulder made the commute very difficult this evening, as any accident usually does especially on that stretch of road.

What happens if you’re in an accident and the police determine that there were “no injuries,” but a few days later or a day later or a week later you start to feel pain? The most common locations for that pain to occur are the head, neck and back areas. This is common of a whiplash injury in Nevada. These often devastating injuries can take time to manifest, after the shock and adrenaline and all that wears off following an accident. And just because they are later to manifest doesn’t make them any less painful or costly than an immediate fracture or other more easily noticeable injury.

“The neck is a very fragile and unique area of the body as it contains the cervical vertebrae. The cervical region of the neck is the most common injury area in automobile accidents. The syndrome Las Vegas personal injury attorneys deal with frequently is known as whiplash where the neck is thrown in multiple directions shifting the normal curve of the spine and stretching ligaments and tendons. The human head weighs approximately 15 lbs and is supported by the spinal column. As we age, the bones become more brittle and actually calcify creating degeneration. This degeneration can become a catalyst for disc compression leading to nerve impingement, bulging discs, herniations, and annular tears. Just the same, these conditions can also be caused by trauma like a severe or moderate car accident . . . The most common injury in rear end car accidents are cervical sprain and strains. These injuries begin with a sharp pain in the neck, and continue with shoulder, trapezius, and upper back pain. Headaches can also be a classic symptom of cervical sprain. Most cervical strain and sprains will get better with time and are very responsive to therapy. Ice packs are a great idea to reduce the inflammation as well as plenty of rest. If you have been a victim of whiplash or a cervical neck injury, contact the Las Vegas personal injury offices of Benson & Bingham and ask for Joseph L. Benson II, Esq.: 702-382-9797 x. 226.”

Seat Belts Prevent Serious Injury in Nevada T-Bone Car Crash

Seat belts save lives in vehicle accidents in Nevada, and everywhere else. We all know this is true in the abstract, but recent news is really bringing it home for us. In a Reno car crash yesterday, a sergeant with the Reno Police Department is crediting proper child car seat installation and usage with keeping two children safe in a Northern Nevada vehicle accident that otherwise might have seriously injured or killed the two little ones. The accident left the vehicle the children were riding in completely totaled, yet the two youngsters were said to be uninjured. One child is only two weeks old, and the other just one year old – ages where children are incredibly easy to injure or worse in an accident serious enough to do significant damage to a vehicle. From a recent news story on the Nevada t-bone car crash:

“Police say a purple sedan failed to yield to oncoming traffic and got t-boned by a pickup truck. To make matters worse, the car had a two week old and a one year old in the back seat. Both of them were uninjured.

‘Ultimately, the majority of (their safety) I would attribute to the car seats themselves,’ said [Reno Police Sgt. Craig] Titterington.”

Benson & Bingham’s experienced Nevada t-bone vehicle crash attorneys help people who are injured in accidents like this. We understand the legal and medical issues that can arise from this kind of accident, and know how to help. See important information below, and then contact Benson & Bingham for a free consultation if you’ve been a victim of a t-bone car accident in Nevada.

“Injuries from car accidents caused by an angle approach are very telling by the location of such pain. Left sided impacts naturally may have left sided trauma and vice-versa. Often the force of the impact causes the body to move in the opposite direction of the hit. Thus, a right side impact will cause the body to, at first, go right with body extremities going the opposite direction given the forward momentum they had prior to and during the impact. The twisting and turning of the body joints cause major core injuries around the muscular skeletal system. T-bone accidents typically involve two vehicles or more that are traveling a moderate to fast speeds, and the injuries can be deadly. No reaction by either driver is completed given the emergent crash. Thus, we refer to these accidents as the “unexpected” crash scenarios.”

Snow in Reno Causes Dozens of Car Accidents

It’s hard to call weather predictable, but the northern Nevada weather does follow a pattern in its unpredictability. The spring comes, and a stretch of nicer weather gets everyone in the mood for more and more and more of it (the weather, that is). Trees and plants and flowers bloom, or bud, or flower. And then, just about every year the weather turns, in one fell swoop. While this is a predictable pattern, this year is doing it in spectacular fashion. Many times, especially in the past few (very, very dry and temperate) years, it’s been more a light cold snap than anything else. This year, it’s a show-stopping snow in town. And with it, the predictably unpredictable slew of Reno car accidents and injuries from the slick roads.

Dozens, that’s the total, dozens. At least 25 reported accidents that did not involve injuries, at least none reported yet. Another eight Washoe County vehicle accidents in the snow that caused injuries, lots of calls for help and many more that had just abandoned their cars on the roadway. At least a few of these accidents shut down streets entirely, or slowed traffic on the freeways. One accident even closed a part of 395 North. Further afield, Interstate 80 was closed down heading west in the Lockwood area for a short period of time. According to some news reports on the snowy Reno Roads and car accidents,

“The North Valleys, Spanish Springs and Stead areas received 8 to 12 inches of snow, and areas south of I-80 received 4 to 8 inches of snow. The Carson Valley and Sierra received less snow, only 3 to 4 inches, if that.”

If you’ve been injured in an auto accident in Nevada, such as a vacation accident in Las Vegas or Reno, whether it was from wet roads, dry roads, a DUI or any other type of accident, Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law can help. We know accident and injury law, and get injured persons the compensation they deserve to move on with life. Benson & Bingham offer free consultations so that you can come visit us regardless of whether you’re sure you’ve had an accident or not. Contact us today.

Woman Injured In Reno Hit and Run Accident

A Reno automobile accident has resulted in the injury of a woman in South Reno. The accident, which happened around 4:30 p.m. this afternoon, occurred when a Montana registered Grand Prix by Pontiac. The car, assumed to be manufactured in the late 1990s or early 2000s was eventually found by Reno police at 6p.m. Police eventually found the driver of the Pontiac at approximately 7:30 p.m. near Longley Lane. The Reno woman hurt in the hit and run accident in Washoe County was rushed to a local hospital and eventually released with minor injuries. Police have ticketed the hit and run driver with leaving the scene of an accident. News reports have not indicated if the accident was due to alcohol or other mind-altering drug.

 

The good news from the Nevada automobile hit and run accident was that the woman riding the bicycle was not hurt. Bicycle/automobile accidents are commonplace in the United States – in fact, for example, 726 people were killed in bicycle accidents in 2012. That’s almost two people every day that are killed in a bicycle accident. The 726 people killed showed a moderate increased in the number of bicycle deaths in 2011; there were 682 bicyclists killed that year. However, only 2% of the people killed in automobile accidents in 2012 were riding bicycles. While the number of bicyclist deaths are relatively low compared to other 2012 traffic fatalities, the number of people injured on bicycles in 2012 was 49,000. This was 1000 people more that were hurt in bicycle accidents in 2011 but 3000 less than those injured in 2010 (52,000).

 

While bicycle fatalities only account for 2% of the deaths due to accidents in the United States, only 1% of trips taken in the United States are on bicycles. There are many factors that lead to a bicycle accident including weather, the rider’s skill, motorists, road conditions, total time and distance bicycling, clothing worn by the rider, tinted windows, observance of traffic laws and even the use of alcohol and drugs by both the drivers of cars and bicycles.

 

NV-attorney is the Reno, NV division of well known Las Vegas personal injury law firm, Benson and Bingham. We at B&B focus most on the customer service we provide to those we represent. In fact, much of our customer base comes from referrals from those we have represented in the past.

 

More Info on DUI Wreck in Northern Nevada

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.

Reno News: Vehicle Accident With Hilarious Excuse for Hit and Run

Here’s an excuse rarely used in the Las Vegas for car accidents and leaving the scene, nor do we hear it much from the news media in Reno on vehicle accidents either. According to that story, though, a man in an accident in Cumberland County which he allegedly fled from had quite the excuse for why: he just wanted to get away from his girlfriend who was screaming at him. He did come in to the police station a little after the accident voluntarily. But long enough to earn himself a citation for fleeing the scene in addition to the reckless driving charge an accident will get you. No matter the excuses surrounding it if you’re injured in an accident in Northern Nevada that was the fault of someone or something else then Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law can help you.

The girlfriend yelling at him, him yelling at the girlfriend, children distracting from the road, snow, ice, none of these are true excuses for negligence in a vehicle injury accident in Nevada. Our top lawyers at Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law can help you understand when another person may have been at fault in your injury accident. We’ll sit with you for a free consultation to listen to your story and help you understand your legal options. If your Northern or Southern Nevada personal injury was the fault of another person or the negligence of a company or product we’ll represent you and get you the compensation you deserve to help you pay your medical bills, any work absence, and get your life back together. Our top injury attorneys are adept at getting you the best possible outcome for your situation. Contact us today for a free consultation.

It doesn’t sound like this accident is an enormous deal that caused a fight so bad the guy walked away from it for the yelling of his girlfriend. The gentleman is said to have tapped a utility pole. Actually, he may have tapped the pole because of a previous something that caused his girlfriend to already be yelling at him. Witnesses described hearing yelling before the smash of the accident, perhaps that is what was so additionally stressful as to make the guy walk away from the whole thing.

Winter Auto Accidents in Washoe County on the Way

Winter conditions are returning. In one sense we need it as much as possible. We’ve been very dry the last few years, extraordinarily so in fact, and in major want of water. While winter is usually the time that we get the most of that precipitation, along with it comes a raft of vehicle accident injuries in Northern Nevada. The first very wet roads, the first freezing and whitening of the roads, that will even catch experienced snow drivers. In some places in the area it’s a lawn chair viewing activity to watch people slip slide around. Whether you’re a local who was hit due to the negligence of a weekend warrior whose four wheel drive didn’t save him or an experienced snow driver injured on vacation in Nevada by someone else’s bad driving you need a top lawyer. This is where we see the most separation in outcomes for people who are injured in car accidents near Reno. The people who find a great Nevada law firm like Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law end up feeling satisfied with their outcome and treatment, and the ones who don’t. If you’ve been injured in a car crash in Washoe County come see Benson & Bingham today for a free consultation to discuss your legal rights and options without obligation.

A few storms are about to blow into the area, in fact, that could lead to some winter driving and snow, rain and the vehicle accidents across Northern Nevada you see with it. While not expected to be monumental storms that’ll solve all our water issues or even be enough to make our skiers and snowboarders salivate much, there will be some precipitation likely coming through starting tomorrow, Wednesday. The weather is then forecast to continue with more rain and snow at higher elevations until at least Saturday.

If you get caught in a snowy or rainy roadway accident in Nevada this winter, Benson & Bingham have you covered. Our top Reno area accident attorneys will sit with you for a free consultation, discuss your legal options and potential for coverage of your injuries and compensation for the accident, and talk through next steps with you. We’re confident that at that point you’ll be ready to have the top lawyers at Benson & Bingham go to work right away on your claim. Contact us today.

Avoid a Pedestrian Injury in Reno

Today’s blog post comes with good advice from the City of Reno Website Traffic Safety section, which contains some pretty relevant information regarding pedestrian safety- especially with Halloween festivities like trick-or-treating fast approaching. You and your family’s safety is already probably one of your highest priorities, and an expensive and possibly devastating pedestrian injury accident in Reno is most likely not how you want to begin your holiday season.

The site offers a very obvious but often overlooked piece of advice for pedestrians first: cross at crosswalks and corners ONLY.  It’s so simple, but such an easy way to avoid an injury to you or your loved ones. Same goes for other simple pedestrian safety tips, look both ways, etc. Easy things can save you thousands in medical bills and recovery time for an injury accident that might not be your fault.

In addition to some of these simpler tips, the website also offers some ideas you may have never considered that could save you the headache of a pedestrian injury accident in Northern Nevada. It suggests checking parked cars near where you are crossing for drivers in the car that might suddenly pull out, as well as continually checking for coming vehicles while actually crossing the street, since they can turn corners and come out of parking lots more quickly than your pace. Never hurts to be extra aware, especially in this age of texting and driving. They also encourage walking instead of running, to avoid falls, especially when crossing streets with coming traffic…a very good idea to keep in mind if you have children in your family who will walk neighborhoods for candy this Halloween.

If you or one of your family members is involved in a pedestrian injury accident in Las Vegas or Reno, or any of the surrounding areas, contact Benson and Bingham right away to help you get your life back on track. We understand the trauma and headache an incident like this brings, and we can help you get compensation for your time and money if something as terrible as a pedestrian injury accident in Washoe County affects your family this close to the holidays. Benson & Bingham wants to get you the experience and competence you deserve in a tough situation like this, so please, don’t hesitate to call for your free consultation, and have a safe October.

Nothern Nevada Accident Kills 1

As we often write on our sister blog for Benson & Bingham’s top accident attorneys in Las Vegas, wearing your seatbelt is critical to getting away from almost any accident as minimally damaged as possible. The number and type of accidents where a seatbelt would hurt is a tiny fraction compared to the number where it has or would help or has helped in dozens of accidents that we’ve looked into. Today we have another potential example of that as we see an accident in Northern Nevada, in Gardnerville, where a single vehicle accident left one elderly woman dead. The woman, as we so went out of our way to disguise, was not wearing her seatbelt. That was at least according to a trooper for the Nevada Highway Patrol, one David Gibson.

If you’re in Northern or Southern Nevada in a car crash you need an experienced attorney. Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law can help you whether it was you or another person who was injured in a motor vehicle accident, or if a loved one was killed. You really never know what your legal rights and options are before you talk to an expert in the area of case law you’re looking at. If your situation is due to an injury or accident, Benson & Bingham can help. We offer free consultations so that you can come speak with us without fully knowing that another person or party was negligent for the case. If you do have a claim to pursue where another party was at fault, we’ll represent you and get the best settlement possible, while also making sure you feel satisfied as a client and valued customer.

There is not a whole lot to tell about this car accident south of Reno, at least not yet. The fatal vehicle wreck happened yesterday in the middle of the afternoon. For as yet unknown reasons the 95 year old woman driving the vehicle, a Kio Rio Hunter, went off the highway and struck the wall on the side 580 before striking the other wall and finally coming to a rest.

Car Accident in Reno, Details Still Unknown

Reports and updates are still coming in on a car accident in Reno on Interstate 80 from earlier today, and the details of it remain fairly sketchy. No word yet whether or not anyone in the two vehicles involved in the accident were injured, killed, or walked away without a scratch. There has been no word as of yet even how many people were involved in the accident, whether there were multiple people in each car or not. This is somewhat surprising, as these details are usually the first ones reported in a situation like this, especially involving such a delay on the roadways as this one did. If you were in this accident and injured, however, your best bet for moving on with life after your injury is to hire a good lawyer. Contact Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law today for a free consultation to discuss your legal rights.

One of the big things to remember about recovering from an accident is that the hidden costs add up. You will likely need days off of work, if not weeks, and that increases. Food bills may go up as you are unable to cook or shop as you normally would. Physical therapy may be needed for some time to come, and psychological help may also need to be utilized if your accident was traumatic. This is on top of often the biggest ticket items: ambulance bills, hospital stays, medication, and replacement of vehicles or other property. Your life can suffer, too, as you are unable to do the things you love or be with the people you love.

This is why a good attorney is essential. You need someone who knows the true costs of an accident or injury, and can wring every last dollar out of unwilling insurance companies. Benson & Bingham have those rare lawyers who will go to bat for you to the bitter end, and treat you like a valued customer all the way through the process. Even if you’re hurt out of Northern Nevada, we can help – we have top car accident attorneys in Las Vegas as well, and all types of personal injury specialists. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your case, your situation, and your options.