Assembly Bill Would Lower Motorcycle Accidents in Northern Nevada, Proponents Say

A bill pending before the Nevada State Legislature could cut down on motorcycle accidents in Reno, according to the bill’s sponsor and other proponents of the measure. The bill in question is Assembly Bill 236, which would allow lane splitting for motorcycles in Nevada, as is already legal in other states, like California. The main safety reason behind the bill is that a rear-end collision on a motorcycle in Washoe County can cause serious injury to the motorcycle rider even if the vehicle causing the accident is only going 5 or 10 miles per hour. If the motorcycle does not have to sit in traffic, and can instead split the lane with vehicles and ride past them, then there is virtually no chance that the motorcycle can be hit from behind and the rider injured in this way. Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law have been helping people injured in motorcycle accidents in Northern Nevada for the last 30 years. If you’re injured in a motorcycle accident in Nevada, call Benson & Bingham today.

The bill, Assembly Bill 236, has passed out the Assembly. It now moves on to the State Senate where the chairman of that house’s committee on transportation has vowed that it would be voted on prior to the next deadline for legislation. In hearings in the Assembly, it was pointed out that getting rear-ended accounts for about 20 percent of the motorcycle accidents in Nevada, including Northern Nevada. A Reno resident who has been riding bikes for over 40 years also testified in support of the bill, saying it will lower injury accidents in Reno and Sparks. Though the bill did not pass out of the Assembly unanimously, there was strong support for it. Northern Nevada Confederation of Clubs had their lobbyist testify in support, as did the previously mentioned motorcyclist from Northern Nevada. A member of the Nevada Department of Public Safety testified on the bill as well. The bill passed out of the Assembly with 35 yea votes to only 4 nays, a massive bipartisan majority supporting this measure to lower motorcycle injury accidents in Northern Nevada.

Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law have been helping motorcyclists who are injured in vehicle accidents in Northern Nevada get the compensation and coverage they deserve for 30 years. Our lawyers know motorcycle law, know traffic law, and know how the system works and how to get you the medical treatment and compensation you deserve. If you or a loved one is hurt in a motorcycle accident in Reno, Sparks, Carson City, or anywhere else in Northern Nevada, call our experienced team today.

Two DUIs in Same Night Lucky to not be Injury Accidents in Washoe County

Two men were taken to jail recently on the same night for attempting to flee police after having officers attempt to pull them over. Both cases are suspected to be related to driving under the influence, and were incredibly fortunate not to have resulted in an injury accident in Washoe County. Both men spent the night in the Washoe County Detention Facility, where they were booked after arrest. If you’ve been in an vehicle accident in Northern Nevada or DUI, then you need to talk to Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law. We know the law, and can help. Call us today.

The first of the incidents took place just before midnight that evening when a station wagon made by Mercedes Benz was seen by a Nevada Highway Patrol sergeant to be going 80 miles an hour. This was in a 45 mile per hour limit area a little to the north of Queen Way in Sparks on Pyramid Highway. The 35 year old driver of the vehicle didn’t respond when the highway patrolman turned on his emergency lights in an attempt to pull the Mercedes Benz over. When he finally stopped the vehicle, after several other traffic violations such as failing to keep in a lane, the driver exhibited many signs of driving under the influence. Driving under the influence is the cause of many injury car accidents in Sparks, Nevada. If you’re in auto accident in the Reno area, you need to call Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law. We can help.

Just over three hours after this DUI arrest in Sparks, a Ford Explorer was observed to have an expired registration tag, prompting an officer to attempt to pull him over. The driver of the vehicle did not pull over, instead he continued on Interstate 80, then exited onto IR-580 going south. He pulled off onto side streets, several times making as if to pull over, before speeding off again. He was finally stopped when a police converged on him from multiple directions. He was booked for DUI in Reno, as well several other serious charges. It was thought to be incredibly lucky that neither of these two attempts to elude police ended in any kind of injury accident in the Reno area.

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Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Wrongful Death in Reno

The man responsible for the wrongful death of a Reno man following a hit and run accident last summer was recently sentenced to a prison term of 15 years. The sentencing occurred Tuesday, the accident in question took place last July. If a loved one is killed in an accident, or in any manner that is not their fault, this is a wrongful death in Northern Nevada. Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law can help you if this tragic event happens in your life. We take care of the details, so you don’t have to worry, and can take the time to grieve and honor your loved one.

This horrible auto accident in the Reno area occurred when the driver of a sport utility vehicle struck a man who was riding his moped near the intersection of Northtowne Lane and North McCarran Boulevard in Reno. According to bystanders, the deceased was driving westbound when he was struck by the sport utility vehicle, thought to be possible a Toyota Tacoma or a Toyota 4-Runner (if it was a Tacoma, then with a camper shell), swerved out of its lane and struck the moped driven by the deceased. The sport utility vehicle carried or dragged the moped and rider for quite some distance, possible a hundred yards, before the moped and rider were dislodged. The driver, horribly, kept on going following this accident which led to a wrongful death in Reno.

The driver at fault took some time to be apprehended. Reno Police went so far as put out a description of the vehicle and driver, and ask people to call in with tips or clues if they saw anything resembling the sport utility vehicle that struck the moped rider. They made Secret Witness available, as well as a phone number that people could text in tips to, in addition to the Reno Police’s man number, and their Traffic Unit.

The driver responsible for this wrongful death in Washoe County was finally apprehended and, as early stated, convicted and received a 15 year sentence for his crimes.

Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law can help you if a loved one is killed in an accident that is not their fault. In this situation, you want to have time to spend with your family, honoring the memory of your loved one, and grieving. You want legal representation that you trust to take care of all the legal arrangements, someone who will communicate with you and treat you as person. We at Benson & Bingham pride ourselves on our customer service. That’s why our lawyers answer the phones themselves, not middle men to go through to contact the person who is taking care of you.