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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.

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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Reno News of Car Accidents and Mayhem in Atlanta

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Not at all to enjoy another’s misfortune, but we have certainly given a rueful, ironic smile or two here in Reno at the car accidents and general mayhem that this recent storm has brought to Atlanta. Oh, the terrible irony of it: the east has more snow and weather than it can handle, and the west parches more and more day by day as we lack almost all signs of our usual, spectacular winter seasons. Fortunately these last two days or so have started to bring in a little bit of rain and finally snow. But that’s about all we’ve seen since early or mid-December. And while snow storms do cause a number of car accidents in Washoe when they’re bad, two to three inches never shuts down our city. If you’re injured in one of these accidents and need a lawyer, Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law can tell you what your legal rights are in a free consultation.

This thing in Atlanta is really almost mind boggling. How two to three inches could just shut the whole place down? It was left with freeways full of temporarily abandoned cars and makeshift shelters set up for stranded drivers and school buildings keeping children overnight. Everyone pointed fingers at everyone, and most people pointed them at the mayor and the governor and government institutions in general. Reading the news of the accidents here in Reno, we couldn’t help but wonder “what about the drivers?!” People are responsible for driving at a reasonable speed and in control, or not at all. Even though snow may have made the roads very slick, it’s each driver’s duty to go a safe speed. Speeding tickets in Nevada can be given not just based on the speed limit, but on the roads conditions.

If you were injured in a car accident in Northern Nevada because of another person, our experienced accident attorneys at Benson & Bingham can help. We’ve been dealing with these types of cases for combined decades of experience, and can get you help in paying for your treatment and your recovery. We deal with cases up and down the state as well, so if you’re injured in a car accident in Las Vegas, we can help there, too. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Reno Plane Crash Story Detailed

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There was recently some more press for terrible airplane crashes in Northern Nevada. A headline about an airplane accident in Reno that was part of a documentary called Sole Survivor” put on by CNN. Honestly, when we first read the words “Reno Airplane Crash” we wondered, thinking of the recent air accident at the Reno Air Races in Stead, how it was called that. We suppose that’s a function of how many air accidents in Washoe County occur here, and result in terribly injuries and deaths. This documentary was about something else, though, a plane crash in 1985 where everyone on board was killed, but this one boy who was 17 years old at the time of the crash. If you’re injured, or like this young man a loved one is killed in an air accident near Reno, Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law can help. Unfortunately, these type of accidents and injuries happen frequently enough around here that we know the subject. The case can have any number of possible negligent parties, from the maintenance to the parts manufacturing to pilot or air traffic control error. Sometimes accidents happen that are nobody’s fault. But if you were damaged by a plane crash in Northern Nevada that was due to someone else’s bad conduct, you can get compensation to help you move on from the tragedy. Benson & Bingham can help, contact us today for a free consultation.

This story and now documentary film focuses on the life of this then boy and now man who was the only survivor on this plane crash in Reno that killed 70 other people, and two other individuals who also were in similar situations, one from Colorado and one from France. The French survivor must be fairly recent since she is described as a child. The other was a pilot. There are also plenty more people in Reno who were injured or had loved ones killed in the recent Reno Air Races National Championship accident that happened almost two years ago. If you’re injured in an accident in Northern Nevada, whether in a plane crash or a more normal car accident, Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law can help. Contact us today for a free consultation. We do air accident law in Southern Nevada as well, as there are also a number of accidents from all the extra tourist and military aviation around there.

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Nevada Skiing Accident Kills One

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We have recently the sad story of a woman dying in an accident in Northern Nevada after being injured in an accident on the ski slopes. It’s still early, and as we always caution, initial details or “facts” reported by the news media, bloggers, and sometimes even the police can turn out not to be the case with further investigation. What we are hearing so far is that a woman died on the slopes at Heavenly Resort, the result of a crash with a snowboarder. This woman who died, an accountant at UNR originally from Massachusetts, may have been skiing without a helmet at the time of the accident. She was flown to Reno but remained unresponsive, and was removed from life support per the wishes of her family. If a family member of yours is killed in an accident in Reno or near Lake Tahoe, you need a top lawyer who can handle the terrible details of dealing with an estate, any insurance company or hospital bills and negotiations, and any claim for compensation you may have due to the negligence of another in causing the accident. Benson & Bingham can help.

This type of fatal or injury accident in the Washoe County area is unfortunately not terribly rare. Perhaps the hardest part sometimes is knowing that a helmet or other safety device like a seat belt could have possibly saved a life or quality of life following an accident that wasn’t your fault. You can be as careful as you want, as good a skier or snowboarder as you can be, but someone else’s negligence, or pure chance, an accident like this can happen. Take it from us, top Reno lawyers for accidents and injuries who see this stuff all the time, wearing a helmet or a seat belt or other appropriate safety gear, depending on your sport, can greatly reduce the severity of your injury or even save your life.

Benson & Bingham offers free consultations so you can learn your legal rights without worry. Our lawyers have decades of combined experience, and millions of dollars in awards and settlements, that ensures you a great outcome, and experience generally, in this hard time. We handle all types of different injury accidents, like the broader category that this falls under of a vacation injury in Nevada. Contact us today so we can help you, as we have helped so many others.

Fiery Car Accident Injures 1 in Sparks

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A recent car accident in Sparks injured the driver of the vehicle and set a house ablaze in an almost Hollywood imagined crash scene. The driver of the vehicle, a minivan made by Ford, is reported to have had some type of medical issue which precipitated the crash by causing her to lose control. Her gold Ford went barreling in the house full tilt. The car then had the bad luck to sever a gas line and start quite a fire going in this Northern Nevada accident. The driver was fortunately said to have only sustained generally minor injuries, despite her having been needing rescuing from the vehicle, which fortunately was being followed by her boyfriend who was able to pull her out. The fire burned fairly heatedly, which we suppose is not hard to believe given that it was started by a broken gas line set aflame. Luckily the family whose house it is was not home at the moment of impact.

It can be tough to know where to turn to be made whole after an injury car crash in the Reno area like this. This woman could have lost control for any number of reasons, both her fault and not. An incorrect dosage of a prescription drug or an adverse and predictable drug reaction, for example, are easily attributed to a doctor or pharmacy’s medical malpractice in Southern Nevada for ways this could not be the woman’s fault. Depending on how the facts come to light about this, though, even your own insurance could try to refuse to pay out a claim, for one reason or another. In that case, you need to talk to a top Northern Nevada car accident lawyer like Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law.

Our attorneys at Benson & Bingham have been practicing car accident in Southern Nevada and Northern Nevada, so no matter where you or a loved one are injured, we can help. We have decades of combined experience, and we’ve seen it all, and know just how to help you recover the best compensation possible. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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