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Car Accident in Reno, Details Still Unknown

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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.

Nevada Methadone Overdose Death Could be Medical Malpractice

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If your loved one dies in Nevada from a prescription drug overdose or complication stemming from an interaction of multiple prescription medications, it’s worth asking why and how this happened. It may just have been bad luck, unforeseen and accidental. But it may also be the fault of an entirely foreseeable and preventable set of circumstances. If that’s the case, you could easily have cause to bring suit against a pharmaceutical company, hospital, or doctor to help you cover the costs of medical bills, funeral costs, the costs associated with settling an estate, your lost time and wages at work, and perhaps most of all, your pain and suffering.

One of the main things that can help reduce extra stress and worry and heartache in this situation is having a lawyer who understands what you’re going through, and understands how to help. Above all, it’s about taking the details off of your plate. You’ve just lost a loved one, the absolute last thing you want to have to worry about is fighting an insurance company or jumping through legal hoops yourself. That’s why Benson & Bingham take such great pride in the recommendations we have from families who have lost loved ones and turned to us for help. It matters a great deal to us that these people recommend us to others, because it means we’ve helped. At an extraordinarily difficult time, our top Reno and Las Vegas wrongful death attorneys have been able to offer a measure of comfort to families in need.

We are reminded of cases of medical malpractice in Nevada as more news comes out about the untimely death of a candidate for Mayor of Reno. By all accounts, the man died of an overdose of the drug methadone. This is a drug that people off use to help kick opiate-family drug addictions, like heroin or morphine. However, it has been leading to a number of deaths around the country, and people are beginning to ask questions about its possible over prescription and availability. If you’ve had a loved one die from an overdose of methadone in Nevada, contact Benson & Bingham today. We offer free consultations, and are happy to sit with you and learn the specific details of your situation, and offer our best legal counsel.

Reno Vehicle Pile-Up Injures 7

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A very bad multi-vehicle accident in Reno today involved all types and sizes of motorized transport, including a motorcycle, a cement mixer truck, and seems like everything in between. As many as seven people were said to have been taken to the hospital with all types of injuries, including toddler. No deaths are fortunately being reported that we have seen, which is positive, at least. However, the fallout from this accident remains far from determined now. The injured child, for instance, said to have suffered some kind of a head trauma, which is never positive news for adults, much less children. The six other people said to be injured as well in this chain reaction car crash in Reno’s Golden Valley area.

Chain reaction collisions like this can be really, really damaging to life and property. They can also be tricky to investigate and determine a specific fault and negligence, at least for those unfamiliar with them. Benson & Bingham’s experienced multi-vehicle car crash attorneys in Northern Nevada understand that traffic rules of thumb, like the person at the back of the accident is at fault, are not hard and fast rules nor set in stone depending on the unique circumstances. That’s why Benson & Bingham offers free consultations so you can tell us the individual circumstance of your accident and injury, like a multiple car crash in Reno, and we can help you determine your legal options and rights.

For example, there is the early speculation of the Nevada Highway Patrol, via Trooper David Gibson at the scene, that the accident started with a cement mack truck hitting a passenger vehicle from behind, and the Chevy being shoved off the road and into the guardrail. What happened next is anyone’s guess. If you’re in the middle of the pack of injuries it can be especially hard to initially get an insurance company to take responsibility. They may claim secondary negligence or contributory negligence and drag you back and forth on your own. That’s why you need lawyers like Benson & Bingham. Contact us today for a free consultation to talk about your involvement and injury in a multi-vehicle pile-up in Reno.

Accident Near Reno, Miraculously Only Minor Injuries

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The accidents that sound the most horrific are sometimes not the ones that cause critical injuries. For instance, imagine someone described this Northern Nevada vehicle accident to you: a small car, say a Saturn two door, hits a semi tractor-trailer, a big one over 50 feet long. The Saturn comes to rest, after the accident, fully beneath the truck. What types of injuries would you expect? This sounds almost like a case where you’d have to fear the worst: critical injuries, loss of mobility or even loss of life. Fortunately, a car crash near Reno had this exact scenario play out, and the woman driving the silver Saturn, an 18 year old from Fernley, Nevada, was only treated for minor injuries. The 35 year old man who was driving the trailer was uninjured. He is from Portland, though no word in news accounts of the crash if that was where the truck was from, or based out of.

This woman is fortunate to have escaped with so little damage and injury in this motor vehicle accident in Nevada. But though she is said to have not been seriously injured, that doesn’t mean she won’t have medical bills that stack up, and loss of income due to time and physical therapy needed to get back to full functioning. Perhaps her injuries, though not life threatening, will permanently affect her life, both her personal activities and her earning potential. While the highway patrol is still investigating the crash, one thing is for sure, and clear to anyone who has ever faced a situation like this: she needs a lawyer.

If you’re looking for top Nevada accident attorney, Benson & Bingham are the first call you should make. We pride ourselves on our satisfied customers who recommend us to their friends and family, and our $49 million in compensation recovered for clients since 2010. We offer free consultations, so come visit us if you’ve been injured, even if you’re not sure if you have a case and claim to make. Our experienced Reno and Las Vegas car accident lawyers at Benson & Bingham will talk you through your legal options, and get you the coverage you deserve if you have a case.

Fatal Motorcycle Accident in Carson City

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A motorcycle accident in Carson City has claimed the lives of the two people who were on the motorcycle, according to recent reports of the accident. One of them passed away this last Sunday after being on life support, the other, a 21 year old female and resident of South Lake Tahoe, died last Wednesday. She was a passenger on the motorcycle, a Suzuki, driven by the 21 year old male who passed away Sunday. He had been on life support, and then was placed back on life support. The reason for this was that his organs were giving out off of the life support system, and the young man’s wishes were to donate his organs. He was placed back on so that that could be completed, and then removed again from life support and allowed to pass away. He had been there since the Carson City motorcycle accident on March 22nd. The incident occurred a little before 11 in the evening, where Fairview and Roop meet. The bike the young man was driving hit a pickup truck. The driver of the pickup, a 60 year old man from Gardnerville, was not injured in the accident.

Little is known about the young woman who passed, at least according to recent stories on this fatal motorcycle accident in Northern Nevada. The young man was a University of Nevada, Reno, student, and a member of the school’s band. A tenor sax player, he had been with the marching band for coming up on two years, according to the leader of the band. Little else is known, or at least being reported, about the accident. We don’t know if it was a case of driving under the influence or speeding in Nevada, nor do we have an inkling yet of who might be at fault. The Nevada Highway Patrol is continuing to look for answers.

If you’re in a motorcycle accident in Nevada, whether southern or northern, Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law can help. Our experienced accident attorneys can help you get the compensation you need to pay your medical bills and move on with your life if you’re injured, or if a loved one dies in a motorcycle accident near Reno or Las Vegas. You need time off from work, time to heal, and the money to afford to do that. Benson & Bingham can help. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your legal options.

Reno School Bus Accident

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Thankfully, no children were seriously injured in a recent school bus accident in Reno just a couple of days ago. The accident happened near Avenida de Landa on Sharlands Avenue in Northwest Reno, a little before 2:30 in the afternoon last Friday. A whopping 58 people were on the bus when it happened. Early reports were that a vehicle struck the back wheel of the bus. There were no initial reports of damage to the school bus, and minimal damage to the vehicle, though it did lose its front bumper. No injuries were immediately evident in this school bus accident in Washoe County, though medical and emergency personnel did check out all the children to verify. And of course, police investigators were sent to the scene, both from the county school district police and local police as well.

Unfortunately, it may be some time before this is sorted out entirely. Slow speed accidents that don’t cause any immediate or immediately visible injuries can have lasting effects on people due to the possibility of spinal or neck injuries that take some time to manifest and cause pain. Hopefully none of these children have such injuries, nor does that driver of the school bus, counted in the 58 total on board, nor does the driver or any passengers in the vehicle which hit the school bus and lost its bumper in the accident. However, if any of these people involved in this school bus accident in Northern Nevada were to develop pain and injury symptoms later, they would need a good lawyer to represent them.

We here at Benson & Bingham see these kinds of whiplash injuries in Las Vegas and in Reno all the time, and know how to help. Contact us today for a free consultation. In these types of late manifesting injuries, it’s important to find a lawyer who knows the law and has experience with these kinds of cases. We know all the tricks the insurance companies will pull to get out of paying for your medical bills and lost wages or time spent enjoying life, and we know how to get you the best settlement possible for your injury. Contact experienced Northern Nevada injury lawyers Benson & Bingham today.

Deadly Car Accident in Reno

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A car accident in Reno yesterday is now being investigated as a case of possible medical issues or an episode. Police are still not at all clear what the cause of the accident was in which a 52 year old man died. The accident happened on Hunter Lake drive, in the northbound lane in the area of Plumb. Indications are that he lost control, bounced off and over the curb, went end over end at least once and then finally came to rest on the side of the vehicle. No other people or vehicles were involved in this Northern Nevada fatal accident. If a loved one of yours has been killed in an accident like this, or you have suffered injury, you need to speak to a good Reno lawyer about your legal options. Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law offer free consultations so that you can come in with no obligation, and even if you’re not sure if you have a case or claim for compensation to help cover all your bills and injuries.

The vehicle involved in the accident, a Subaru, was where the man was found. No passengers were in the car, and no eye witnesses have as yet been identified who might be able to shed some light on the accident. The man must have been alive, as it has been reported in recent Nevada news about this Reno auto accident that emergency personnel responding to the scene attempted life saving measures on the man. There is no other indication that would lead to a possible reason for the accident having taken place. For instance, it does not appear, according to initial and subsequent reports from the Reno Police Sgt. Brian Adamson who was detailing the accident for local reports, that alcohol or driving under the influence in Nevada were at fault.

If a loved one of yours was killed in an accident like this, Benson & Bingham can help you understand your legal options. If it was a medical episode that caused the crash, it may be that unsafe drug interactions were at fault, for instance. We have seen situations like this in both Northern and Southern Nevada car crashes If you have a claim, we will get you the compensation you need to cover medical or recovery costs, and everything else in this horrible situation. Contact Benson & Bingham today for a free consultation.

1 Dead in Plane Crash near Northern Nevada

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A recent plane crash accident near Reno claimed the life of one man, and critically injured another. The plane went down with just those two people aboard a little ways away from Truckee, California. The plane, a Piper PA-46 Malibu, was found crashed near the Nevada-California border. The plane was supposed to have crashed around 11 o’clock in the morning, and was first seen just before noon by a helicopter flown by the CHP. The deceased was already dead at the scene by the time rescue vehicles arrived. Rescue personal took the other man, in critical condition, back out to better transportation via a Sno-Cat, a process which took over than an hour’s time.

If a loved one of yours is killed in an accident like this and another party is at fault, you could have a wrongful death case in Northern Nevada against the negligent party. No amount of compensation will bring back your loved one, but your recovery and healing will be made just slightly less awful by not having to deal with mounting bills for medical or emergency services for their accident, handling their estate and funeral costs, not to mention the costs of taking time off to process and handle the whole, terrible situation. Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law can help if need help covering those costs after a family member has died in an accident in Reno that was caused by another party or person.

Air accidents can occur for any number of reasons. Sometimes, they are truly just accidents. Weather blows in quickly and viciously, birds or any other truly unforeseen or preventable situation arises. But often times, we have seen, it is due to any of the following, separately or in combination: equipment malfunction, improper maintenance, faulty instruments, or pilot error.

These are the types of things that could be due to the gross negligence of a company or individual. You won’t know until you talk to a lawyer. That’s why at Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law, we offer free consultations so you can come talk to our experienced Nevada lawyers to learn your legal options and rights. Benson & Bingham practices Northern and Southern Nevada air accident law, and we know what to look for. Come visit with us today.

Car Crashes in Northern Nevada Likely With Snowy Forecast

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You’re almost always going to see a lot of car accidents in Northern Nevada in snowy weather like this. When the snow comes in, especially if it’s on a weekend and therefore might lure more out of towners up to the slopes, there are always more car crashes in Washoe County. Sometimes they are truly accidents: people going a safe speed (one that is well under the speed limit), correctly using snow driving techniques and tricks, and a big gust of wind or a random patch of blown snow or a lake of black ice in a particularly problematic spot causes an accident. But more often than not it’s about people driving unsafely in the snow. Even if you’re driving a speed that’s appropriate for a driver who is familiar with snow driving and the finer points thereof, if you’re not comfortable driving that speed then you should drive slower. You could be in line for a speeding ticket in Nevada, or worse, an accident.

If you’ve been on the receiving end of another driver causing a car crash near Reno, you should come talk to top Northern Nevada accident attorneys at Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law. We offer free consultations so we can discuss your case and your legal rights with you without obligation. If you have a claim to pursue, we can get you the compensation you deserve.

Now, this forecast for Northern Nevada and California is great in a lot of ways. You probably already have heard plenty about the terrible draught we’re in, and how badly we need this moisture. But it does bring its share of accidents. Benson & Bingham can handle yours for you. If you’re injured in Las Vegas we can help, as well – though we don’t handle a lot of snow driving accidents in Las Vegas valley, that area has its own type of locally sourced accidents. For example, people get injured or even die in accidents in Las Vegas casinos and hotels during show performances. Whether you’re injured in a car crash in Washoe County in the snow or the scorching Las Vegas streets, Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law can help you with your case. Come see us for a free consultation to discuss your legal rights.

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.

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