Nevada Vehicle Deaths Surpass National Average in CDC Study

Northern Nevada and Southern Nevada surpass the national average in vehicle deaths in a recent CDC report on non-natural deaths across the United States. Nevada led in all categories including drug overdoses, vehicle accidents and suicide. The Silver State’s drug deaths come from a litany of substances including alcohol and prescription opiates. In fact, prescription pain killers were twice as responsible for Nevada deaths as other drugs like heroin and cocaine combined. For the 10 years studied by the CDC, there were over 4,300 deaths due to vehicle crashes. Some of these were Reno motorcycle accidents; others were Northern Nevada car crashes, others were pedestrian deaths, ATVs, bus accidents and even airplane and helicopter crashes. If you have been injured or had a relative killed in a Reno automobile accident, go to today to book your free legal consultation.

While Nevada had 16.9 deaths per every 100,000 people over the 1999-2009 timeframe, the United States averaged 15.6 deaths per 100,000. Nevada is a large state, however, and for miles traveled in the Silver State, Nevada actually ranks significantly lower for Nevada automobile deaths. Drunk and drugged driving is one of the primary factors in Nevada automobile accident deaths. Other contributing factors to Northern Nevada automobile deaths include speeding, poor road conditions and distracted driving. Nevada’s Department of Transportation is working to reduce these vehicle deaths with a number of driver education and enforcement efforts including Joining Forces, increased DUI checkpoints and seatbelt use educational programs.

NV-Attorney is the Northern Nevada branch of Benson and Bingham, one of Las Vegas’ leading personal injury firms. Our attorneys have significant experience with Las Vegas vehicle accidents, Reno pedestrian accidents and Nevada wrongful death cases. Our attorneys are successful because of the relationships they build with their clients as cases move through the legal process. Our firm even offers those we represent our exclusive happiness guarantee; if, at the end of your case, you feel your final bill is unfair, we will work with you to develop a fee structure that meets your approval.

92 Northern Nevada Winter Automobile Accidents In 20 Hours Due To Inclement Weather

Northern Nevada winter weather at the end of December 2012 was the main culprit in a rash of Northern Nevada automobile accidents that occurred in just twenty hours on December 26th and December 27th. During that 20 hour period, the Nevada Highway Patrol’s records show 92 crashes and reports of drivers losing control of their vehicles across Northern Nevada. The majority of the Washoe County car accidents happened in Sparks and Reno. If you have been involved in a Reno winter automobile accident first seek medical assistance if necessary, then contact your insurance company to discuss your options. If you have been deemed as not at fault in the accident and wish to recover money spent on medical bills, not earned due to lost work or even for pain and suffering, contact NV-Attorney for a free legal consultation today.

Of the Sparks, NV injury accidents that occurred during the 20 hour period included the most serious was an accident on Victorian Ave in Sparks. The three car accident happened when a man exited his disabled vehicle. As he got out of his car, the man was struck by a pickup truck and caught between a concrete barrier and the pickup. The man suffered a significant leg injury and was rushed to a local hospital.

NV-attorney is the Northern Nevada arm of leading Las Vegas personal injury law firm, Benson and Bingham. Our family owned law practice, founded in 2003 by cousins Joseph Benson, Esq. and Ben Bingham, Esq. focuses on all types of Nevada personal injury including, Las Vegas pedestrian accidents, Carson City wrongful death and even casino accidents outside the state of Nevada when the company’s corporate parent is located in the Silver State. Our attorneys have been successful by developing strong relationships with the people we represent. That success is best illustrated by the over $24,000,000 we secured for our clients in personal injury awards in 2010 and 2011.