Spinal cord injuries can be some of the worst, dilapidating injuries one can experience. Many times these types of injuries can be permanent, and their spinal cord injury can lead to drastic changes in ones’ life. Motor vehicle collisions, acts of violence, sports-related injuries, slip and falls, and other incidents that cause injury or compression to the nerve cells of the spinal cord are some of the main causes of spinal cord injuries and may effect the brain as well. Approximately 250,000 Americans currently suffer from some form of spinal cord injuries, and there are about 11,000 new cases every year in the US.
More than 50% of all spinal cord injuries result in quadriplegia, which usually requires an average hospital stay of 95 days and costs approximately $120,000 in medical expenses. The total monetary expense related to a spinal cord injury depends upon many factors, including the age of the victim at the time of the accident. For an individual who sustains a spinal cord injury at the age of 25, the average lifetime medical cost for quadriplegia will be around $1.35 million. The average age of victims is 30 years old, and only 51 percent of injured individuals are covered by private health insurance. The monetary figures mentioned only represent medical costs and do not take into account the physical and emotional pain and suffering of the victims, the loss of wages, and the financial and emotional burdens that the spinal cord injury places on the victims’ family members.
A spinal cord injury case can be very complicated, and you need experienced and aggressive attorneys to successfully handle your Nevada spinal cord injury case. The law firm of Benson and Bingham has the experience that is required to successfully represent challenging spinal cord injuries. Benson and Bingham is a family owned and run personal injury law firm that handles Las Vegas injury accidents. Our attorneys base their success on the relationships we build with our clients and can be seen by the over $24,000,000 we were able to secure for our clients in 2010 and 2011. Contact us today for a free consultation!
The tragic accident that killed 11 people and injured 70 more at last year’s Reno Air Races was horrific, canceled the remainder of the event’s races and put the races future in jeopardy. Those who witnessed the crash described a horrifically gory scene with blood and body parts strewn across the pavement around the seating area. The horrific tragedy occurred when Jimmy Leeward lost control of his P-51D Mustang, The Galloping Ghost, and crashed just in front of the box seats of the grandstand. The National Transportation Safety Board investigated the crash and determined the cause was a trim tab that had broken off The Galloping Ghost’s left wing. Our hearts go out to everyone injured in the accident. If you or a relative were injured or killed in a Washoe Valley personal injury accident, contact NV-Attorney.com to start discussing your case.
After the crash, four Reno personal injury and Northern Nevada wrongful death lawsuits were filed in Reno and Texas federal courts. In addition, the NTSB published a list of recommendations for the safety of the races moving forward. These recommendations included pre-race inspections of pilots and airplanes, inspection and testing of modified aircraft for airworthiness, a new race course layout and positioning of the grandstands, increased Federal Aviation Administration cooperation and guidance, physical stress training for pilots and much more. If you have been involved in a Reno personal injury accident, log onto NV-Attorney.com to start discussions with a Nevada licensed personal injury attorney today.
As the Reno Air Races for 2012 approach, there has been a challenge for the company that puts them on to raise enough money to buy insurance for the event. After donations and sponsorships, the National Championship Air Races had to raise an additional $600,000 for Northern Nevada personal injury and Reno wrongful death insurance. Fearing the loss of the race’s estimated $80 million economic impact to the Silver State, the Nevada Commission on Tourism entered a sponsorship deal to ensure the races are held. The money used to pay for the sponsorship came from money originally budgeted for a Northern Nevada/Lake Tahoe bid for the Winter Olympics
Each year many more people are discovering the pleasure and economic benefits of riding a motorcycle. Due to the relatively consistent weather in the Nevada desert, motorcycle riding is a yearlong activity. However, riding a motorcycle is not entirely fun and games. Motorcyclists are required to have the needed skills to operate such a vehicle safely on Nevada highways and roads. Regrettably, the safety of motorcyclists is not always within their control.
Motorcycles offer very little protection for their rider in the event of a crash. Even wearing the proper safety gear cannot always guard the rider from injuries, or even death, in a severe motorcycle accident. Consequently, Nevada motorcycle riders are often at the mercy of reckless and negligent drivers, dangerous roadways, faulty maintenance and/or careless motorcycle manufacturers.
In a report released by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), 42 people were killed in Nevada motorcycle accidents in 2009. Although the numbers through the first nine months of 2010 indicate a slight decline in motorcycle-related accidents, the final numbers are expected to show an increase in Nevada motorcycle accident fatalities for the entire year of 2010. Many times an automobile driver’s failure to see bikers is, unfortunately, a principal reason motorcycle accidents occur. As indicated by the Department of Transportation’s motorcycle safety study, three-quarters of all motorcycle accidents involve a collision with another vehicle – most often a passenger car. The other vehicle’s driver frequently reported not seeing the motorcycle or not having enough time to avoid the accident. If someone is injured or killed in a Nevada motorcycle accident – and it is the result of a negligent driver – that person or their family can file a Nevada personal injury lawsuit in response to the incident.
Motorcyclists have the same rights and responsibilities that drivers of passenger vehicles have. Thus, if a rider becomes the victim of the negligent or reckless actions of another, he or she has the right to hold the at-fault party liable for the injuries they endure. Due to our extensive and comprehensive experiences with personal injuries we, at Benson and Bingham, understand the pain associated with such accidents. We pride ourselves on client service and will work with you to help you receive the reimbursement you deserve. If you or someone you know has been injured in a motorcycle accident, please speak with one of our experienced attorneys who can advise you in your rights under Nevada law. The personal injury attorneys at Benson and Bingham are committed to protecting the rights of motorcyclists.
Rodeos can be very dangerous for everyone and everything involved: for the humans who ride the animals to the spectators and obviously for the animals themselves. While many see rodeos as part of Nevada’s and the rest of the West’s cultural heritage, the violent nature of the sport creates serious concerns for its future. The recent allegations of animal cruelty at the Reno rodeo have shone a bright light on one of the sport’s closely held secrets. Now, Saturday’s death of a rider during the Carson City Rodeo has illustrated the dangers of the sport for humans. If you were injured or you had a relative die while competing in a Northern Nevada wrongful death accident, the attorneys of NV-Attorney.com can help you to recover money for medical bills, lost work and even pain and suffering.
Mariam Morelos, a resident of Washoe County, was crushed by the horse she was riding when it fell on her. The Washoe County Medical Examiner released their findings, saying that Ms. Morelos was killed by massive internal injuries and bleeding brought about by being crushed by her approximately 1000 lb. horse. The woman was pronounced dead at a local hospital after being rushed there by a Care-flight helicopter. If a relative of yours has passed away due to a Carson City wrongful death accident, NV-Attorney can represent you.
NV-Attorney is the Northern Nevada arm of the Las Vegas personal injury law firm, Benson and Bingham. We handle all types of personal injury cases including Reno wrongful death, Northern Nevada insurance fraud and even injuries from cars and motorcycles. Our family owned firm prides itself on the strong relationships we build with those we represent. We understand the tragedy associated with personal injury cases and we do our best to handle the legal end of the catastrophe to enable people to heal their injuries or grieve for their loss.
Parents across the United States and Nevada want the best for their children. They work hard to get money to pay for food, shelter, clothing, toys and entertainment. When the same parents hear about a recall of a child’s toy or clothing, they understandably get very upset. The last thing they want is a defective product injury from something they brought in the home for their child. If your child has been injured by defective toys or clothing in Nevada, log onto NV-Attorney.com for a free legal consultation. Our Nevada licensed personal injury attorneys have the expeience to help you recover money for lost work, healthcare costs and even pain and suffering.
Today’s announcement from the Consumer Product Safety Commission and Troxel of defective swing sets is one of those consumer product recalls destined to vex parents across the Silver State. The Tennessee based manufacturer of swing sets, helmets and more recalled the 11 models of swing sets when it learned of nearly 1300 injures on the attached see saws. It seems the plastic seats on the see saws can crack and cause users to fall. The swing sets with model names, Fun Fantastic, Big Adventure, Fun Fantastic II, Backyard Fun, Backyard Flyer, Windsor II, Backyard Swingin’ Fun, Fantastic Playground, Fun Time , Triple Fun II and Triple Fun were sold for approximately $130 to $280 at Toys R Us, Walmart and online. Over 100000 swing sets with defective see saws were sold in the United States. The company is making available a repair kit for free to consumer who bought the defective slides. To receive the repair kit, consumers are asked to call 888-770-7060 during business hours. If your child was injured by a defective Troxel swing set in Las Vegas, NV-Attorney.com can represent you.
NV-Attorney.com is a joint venture of personal injury law firms across Nevada. We are dedicated to helping people recover from catastrophic injury accidents. Our cooperative agreements enable us to represent clients across the state in Reno defective product injury cases, Las Vegas automobile accidents and more.