Avoid Vehicle Accidents in Reno

Happy Thanksgiving to one and all! This is one of the most uniquely American holidays, and one of the nicest. It is all about family and giving thanks for what we have. Unfortunately, it can also be one of the worst for vehicle accidents here in Northern Nevada, and everywhere else people are driving. For starters, there are just tons and tons of people out on the roads, as everyone goes to see family and friends for their big Thanksgiving meal. Since it is a holiday and a celebration, the other big concern is that there are or may be many people driving drunk in Nevada and elsewhere, upping the possibility of accidents. If you’ve been injured in a vehicle accident in the Reno area and need a good lawyer, come get a free consultation from Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law to discuss your situation, and see if you have a claim to pursue compensation to help with the healing process, both physical and mental.

So many vehicles accidents happen in Southern Nevada and Northern Nevada every year that local and state law enforcement and public safety agencies have put out a set of tips and tricks you can use to avoid being injured in Reno and the surrounding area. Among those tips is calling 511 to get the latest on traffic and road conditions information, or by visiting www.nevadadot.com ahead of when you will need to be driving. The officials remind you to not use your phone while driving, and that it is fully against the law, and that it’s even against the law in Nevada to use your phone while stopped at a light, in traffic, or a stop sign. Be careful also of other drivers, as people may be more prone to running stop lights or red lights in their hurry to get somewhere.

If you’re injured in a car accident or any other type of personal injury in Northern Nevada and need a good lawyer contact Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law today for a free consultation. Our lawyers are top notch, and know how to get you the most compensation for your injury. We’ve helped hundreds of people through the years, and have gotten tens of millions of dollars in compensation for our clients. Benson & Bingham can help you, contact us today.

A humorous take on how to avoid car accidents:

One Dead in Reno Car Accident

You have to be careful crossing the street at night, regardless of whether or not you have the right of way, think you have the right of way, or especially if you’re at all impaired by drugs, alcohol, prescription medication, or even just lack of sleep. You never know when you could be the victim of a motor vehicle accident in Northern Nevada. Drivers, likewise, must be careful not just to obey all traffic laws themselves, but to watch out for others who may or may not be obeying traffic laws and could become a hazard. While we don’t know yet exactly what happened, or might have been at fault, we do know that there was a deadly car accident in Reno late last night/early this morning. If you’re involved in a pedestrian and vehicle accident in Washoe County like this one and need a lawyer to talk to and see if you might have a claim for compensation for your injuries, contact Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law today.

The accident in question occurred late last night, Thursday, at the intersection of Sutro and Oddie. This deadly car crash near Sparks involved a pedestrian who was crossing the street, and one car who struck him with some force. Alcohol is thought to have been a possible reason for the pedestrian crossing the street unsafely, if in fact that was the case. The driver was not thought to be at fault, or charged for DUI in Nevada. The pedestrian was brought to the hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. While these initial reports indicate that he was crossing unsafely, you never know what the facts might turn up as more evidence surfaces. We see a number of pedestrian accidents in Las Vegas especially where the person at fault does not turn out to be the person initially thought to have caused the accident.

This is why, if you’re in an accident in Northern Nevada you need to talk to a lawyer no matter what the police initially say in terms of who is at fault. Benson & Bingham can help you sort out who truly was negligent in the accident, and help you determine if you have a case and cause to pursue compensation for your injuries. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Fatal Pedestrian & Vehicle Accident in Washoe County

Be careful out there on those roads, folks. Whether you’re a pedestrian, driving a car (either safely and fully in compliance with the rules of the road, or not), you just never know when an a car accident in Northern Nevada can ruin your day, your year, or your family. Even if you’re following all the traffic laws, either as a pedestrian or as a vehicle driver, you still need to watch out. Other drivers may not be paying attention, or worse, may be driving under the influence in Nevada. Pedestrians may suddenly dart out in traffic thinking they’re in a legal crosswalk and that you see them and will stop. Wildlife could be crossing the road, causing you to make that terrible decision of whether to brake so hard that you possibly get rear ended, swerve hard and maybe lose control and get in an accident, or just hit the poor animal head on, hoping for the best. Though we do not yet know the circumstances or who may have been at fault yet in a recent case where a pedestrian died after getting hit by a car in Washoe County, we do know that it’s a tragic occurrence, and something her family will be dealing with for a long time. Medical bills from the accident will still have to be paid, funeral and burial arrangements to cover, and accounts and an estate likely to settle. Beyond that, there is the emotional pain and loss of future earnings. To be able to deal with this kind of horrible trauma to your family, you need to have a lawyer who can handle the legal details for you while you grieve. Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law can help – call us today for a free consultation.

This fatal accident in the Reno area happened on a recent Monday night as the 52 year old woman, a resident of Reno, was walking home in the evening. Reports indicate that she was struck by a vehicle that was traveling the same way as her, indicating that she was following the law and walking with the direction of the traffic. This type of pedestrian accident is common in Las Vegas, and unfortunately it seems to be happening in Northern Nevada more and more.

If you’re injured or a loved one is killed in a vehicle accident near Reno, Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law can help. We’re experienced in all aspects of this type of law, and can handle your case so you can deal with the ramifications for your life. We can get you good compensation for your injuries or loss, as we have many satisfied clients in the past. Contact Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law today for a free consultation.