Pedestrian Injured in Vehicle Accident in Reno

Car accidents involving pedestrians in Reno, and any major city (or any city at all, for that matter), are common. This unfortunate truth is well known. Pedestrian accidents occur with some frequency around school zones, unfortunately, as those areas are more prone to people or young children darting out in front of cars, and there are just more pedestrians in those areas in general, meaning an even greater likelihood that a driver who is not paying attention would strike someone with their vehicle. Pedestrian accidents in school zones don’t just occur, however, during school hours or times surrounding school hours. The increased number of sidewalks and crosswalks in those areas make them especially attractive to people looking to cross the street. However, outside of school hours, vehicles aren’t bound by the slower, school zone speed limit, which means they might have a harder time seeing a pedestrian, especially at night. Such may have been the case with a recent vehicle and pedestrian accident in Reno. If you’re injured in a pedestrian or vehicle accident in Reno, Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law can help – call us today for a free consultation.

The recent pedestrian vs. car accident in Reno occurred just a few days ago. Last Friday, September the 20th, a little before 8 o’ clock in the evening, a 36 year old woman was struck by a vehicle in front of Hug High School. This was on Sutro Street, and very little else was known at last check. The woman was brought to the hospital in very bad condition, unresponsive, even, per information from REMSA (Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority). This vehicle accident in Washoe County prompted the Major Accident Investigation Team to have to come to the place of the accident. The street had to be closed off as well. Pedestrian accidents occur like this in Las Vegas, as well, with such alarming frequency that they have a similar focus on major accidents and school zones. It was not known if speed or driving under the influence in Nevada played a role in the accident.

If you’re injured in a car accident in Northern Nevada, Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law can help. Our lawyers are experienced in this type of personal injury law, and can get you the compensation you need to pay your medical bills, and cover all that you might have lost personally and professionally. Call our top-notch accident attorneys at Benson & Bingham today for a free consultation.

Update on Injury Accident Near Reno

We have an update on a fatal accident near Reno we wrote about a while back, involving the death of a man on the Fourth of July where it looked like a young lady was going to be arrested for driving under the influence and possibly charged with manslaughter or vehicular homicide for hitting the man on her bicycle. Well, as we have learned from any number of cases, like a recent case of a vehicle accident near Las Vegas that killed a family, and where the man initially charged, and who was pilloried in the press and in the court of public opinion but was actually not the driver and never charged, things aren’t always what they appear. The recent news is that the woman who allegedly killed a Sparks, Nevada man in this vehicle accident was not charged with anything following the accident. If you or a loved one were injured in an auto accident in Northern Nevada and need a lawyer, contact Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law today for a free consultation to discuss your legal options and possibilities for recovering compensation following the accident.

The vehicle accident near Washoe County occurred when the woman was riding her bicycle on Donner Pass Road a little before 9:30 in the evening of the Fourth of July, just as the fireworks were starting for the celebration. Her bicycle allegedly struck a 46 year old man. The man was taken to the hospital with head injuries, which he later succumbed to following the accident. The woman was initially arrested for driving under the influence in Nevada, specifically suspected of bicycling under the influence of alcohol, which is the same penalty and crime as driving a car drunk. But, as previously stated, she was let go when the deputy district attorney of the county decided that the evidence did not indicate that a case should be brought against the young woman.

If you were injured in a bicycle or automobile accident in the Reno area and need a lawyer, contact Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law today for a free consultation. Our attorneys have decades of combined experience in accident law in Northern Nevada, and can talk you through your options, and take your case if your injury was due to the negligence of a third party. We always get the best compensation possible for our clients, call us today for a free visit to discuss your case.


Passenger Injured in a Car Accident in Northern Nevada

There are many ways to be injured in a car accident in Northern Nevada. There are the standard ways that many people get injured, like getting sideswiped by another vehicle, hit as a pedestrian crossing the street, rear ended in traffic, t-boned at an intersection by someone running a red light, and a myriad of other ways. Drunk drivers, sober drivers, distracted drivers, people driving tired (which, studies have shown, is often worse than driving drunk), these are ways we think of being injured in an accident. It’s easy, when the person at fault is a stranger in another vehicle. Then there is very little that stops you from seeking the compensation you deserve to pay your medical bills, compensate you for time lost at work and with loved ones, and pain and suffering. But the situation can feel a little different when you were injured in an automobile accident near Reno when the person at fault was the driver of the vehicle you were a passenger in, was perhaps a friend of yours. No matter how you were injured in a vehicle accident in Nevada, in Washoe County or anywhere in the area, contact Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law. We offer free initial consultations to go over your case with you to determine your best course of legal action.

There was a recent tragic car accident near Reno that followed just this scenario, with a man allegedly driving drunk in Nevada who purportedly rolled his Hyundai after hitting a guardrail, and seriously injured his passenger, Shane Fish, a 22 year old. It can seem hard in a case like this, if you were in Shane’s position, to think about bringing a legal action against the driver to cover the money you need to pay your bills and move on with your life. It’s important to remember that you’re rarely suing your friend or loved one, whoever was driving, you’re suing the insurance company. The thousands of dollars you are owed is not going to come out of the pocket of your friend or loved one, it will come from a big insurance company, who the driver has been paying for a long time to cover just such an occurrence as this.

Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law can help if you’re injured in a car accident like this. The insurance companies will often try to offer you a settlement that doesn’t come close to what you need, don’t take it! Call Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law – we know the tricks the insurance companies will try to pull to avoid giving you the compensation you deserve, and we’re not afraid of taking them on. We’ve taken them on before and gotten top dollar settlements for our clients, and we’ll take them on again on your behalf. We offer free initial consultations, so contact Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law today.