1-Year Anniversary of the Reno Caughlin Ranch Fire Brings Reflection

In the middle of the night on a mid-November evening, the majority of the residents of Caughlin Ranch were asleep, getting needed rest for themselves to head to their jobs the next day. Then, early in the morning of November 18th, around midnight, a tree branch was blown by high winds onto a power line, which quickly caught the desert sagebrush that surrounds the exclusive enclave on fire. The fire that raged through the tony community eventually destroyed 28 houses and damaged 15 more. In addition, one person was killed during the fire. If you have lost a relative to negligence resulting in a case of Reno wrongful death, log onto NV-Attorney.com today.

The Caughlin Ranch fire eventually burned over 2,000 acres in the Western areas of Reno and Washoe County. The fire spread quickly due to particularly dry Reno fall weather and high winds. Fire fighters battling the blaze originally had difficulties containing the fire. Reno fire officials stated that embers and would light additional sections of the countryside as fire teams had contained fires in other areas. Because of the Caughlin fire, 16 people were rushed to area hospitals. Had it not been for a Reno snowstorm on November 19th, the fire may have continued to burn out of control. All told only one death from the fire incident was a miracle. Washoe County wrongful death cases can come in all shapes and sizes, if you have lost a relative in a wrongful death in Northern Nevada, contact NV-Attorney.com today.

NV-Attorney is the Northern Nevada branch of the leading Las Vegas personal injury law firm, Benson and Bingham. Our family owned law practice was formed in 2003 by cousins Ben Bingham and Joseph Benson. Since we are family owned, we are unlike many of the corporate law firms in Northern Nevada. Our Nevada licensed personal injury attorneys take the time to build long standing relationships with all of our clients.


Winter Weather Conditions Cause Northern Nevada Injury Accidents

As snow begins to fall across Reno, Washoe County and the rest of Northern Nevada, drivers are cautioned to slow down and allow more time to get to their destinations. Other precautions drivers can take to reduce the likelihood of them being in a Reno automobile accident include clearing windows and mirror completely, always carrying chains and even placing a 10-lb bag of sand in their trunk. None of these precautions can prevent a driver from being hit by another vehicle on the road, however.

Yesterday’s snow storm brought a number of vehicle accidents in Washoe County. A 5-car accident near Lake Tahoe resulted in one person being rushed to a hospital. Another 4-car pile-up resulted in minor injuries. In addition, snow plows clipped numerous side view mirrors. Many other cars were involved in single car accidents, sliding off the road and either causing minor damage to themselves or property.

Much of the snow from yesterday’s storm has already melted across Reno and long term forecasts show little snow expected for the rest of the month of November. This can give motorists across Northern Nevada the opportunity to get snow tires put on their vehicles, inspect snow chains to ensure they are still intact and even purchase a sandbag for their trunk. IF you were involved in a weather related Northern Nevada car crash this weekend, NV-attorney.com can help you recover financially from the accident.

NV-Attorney.com is the Northern Nevada branch of the highly regarded Las Vegas personal injury law firm, Benson and Bingham. Our attorneys have significant experience in all types of personal injury law and can help those injured or those killed in accidents be reimbursed for lost work, medical bills and pain and suffering. In 2010 and 2011, we were able to secure over $24,000,000 for our clients at trial and through negotiations.

NTSB Postpones Hearing On 2011 Northern Nevada Amtrak Crash

Many Northern Nevadans and Californians were disappointed this week when Hurricane Sandy forced the delay of a report many have been waiting patiently for. Yesterday, the National Safety Transportation Board had to postpone the previously scheduled hearing to announce the causes that lead to the horrific Reno Amtrak crash from last June. In the Reno train accident last June, over 20 people were injured and 6 were killed. The crashed happened when a Semi Truck sped through warning barriers as a west bound Amtrak train crossed North US 95. If you or a relative has been injured or killed in a Reno commercial vehicle accident, NV-attorney can help you recover financially for them catastrophe.

One of the reasons the NTSB report concerned so many involved in the crash is that in August a federal judge, Valerie Cooke, granted motions by John Davis Trucking Company. The company, which owned the truck involved in the crash, maintains that safety features intended to alert drivers of an oncoming train were not working the day of the crash. John Davis Trucking attorneys state that oncoming train flashing lights and gate crossing arm malfunctioned at the time of the crash. The company’s lawyers even attest that Amtrak employees destroyed evidence of the malfunctions that led to the Reno semi-truck crash.

NV-Attorney is the Northern Nevada arm of the leading Las Vegas personal injury law firm, Benson and Bingham. Our family owned firm was founded by cousins Ben Bingham and Joseph Benson in 2003 with the goal of assisting those hurt in accidents that were not their fault. Our licensed Nevada personal injury attorneys have experience with cases in both the Northern and Southern reaches of the Silver State. While we have won cases for our clients in all types of personal injury suits, we specialize in Las Vegas pedestrian accidents, Nevada semi-truck accidents and even casino injuries outside of Nevada when the company’s corporate headquarters are based in Nevada.