A woman has died in a Reno motor vehicle crash, and several more have been injured. The accident is said to have occurred as one vehicle, a silver Honda, was making a left onto Baker Lane off of Moana Lane. The Honda, turning south from its westbound direction, was struck by a white Ford Mustang, which was heading east on Moana Lane. The woman who was killed was said to be a passenger in the Honda. She was taken to Renown Regional Medical Center, where she was later pronounced dead. Three other people were taken Renown for treatment of injuries that were said to be not life threatening. These others were two people who were in the Ford Mustang, along with the driver of the Honda. If you or a loved one is injured or a loved one is killed in a car crash in Reno, Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law can help by getting you the compensation you need to not worry about recovery time or treatment, and by handling all the annoying legal after-crash details for you.
Benson & Bingham make it our goal to help victims of vehicle accident in Las Vegas and Reno, Sparks, and all of Northern Nevada. We understand that it isn’t just about outcomes, it’s about service as well. That’s why we take a customer service approach to our legal practice, and set a standard of having every one of our clients leave satisfied – both with the outcome, and how they were treated. Benson & Bingham specialize in injury and fatal accidents in Northern and Southern Nevada, and helping families and individuals recover. We offer free consultations, so come see us today to tell us about your situation, and learn your legal rights and options.
Many people would immediately assume from the description of the accident in the first paragraph that it might have been due to negligence on the part of the driver of the Honda making an unsafe left turn across oncoming traffic. However, the driver of the Mustang was booked on charges of driving under the influence as well as speeding. These are the kinds of things Benson & Bingham would look at in reviewing your case.
Today’s blog post comes with good advice from the City of Reno Website Traffic Safety section, which contains some pretty relevant information regarding pedestrian safety- especially with Halloween festivities like trick-or-treating fast approaching. You and your family’s safety is already probably one of your highest priorities, and an expensive and possibly devastating pedestrian injury accident in Reno is most likely not how you want to begin your holiday season.
The site offers a very obvious but often overlooked piece of advice for pedestrians first: cross at crosswalks and corners ONLY. It’s so simple, but such an easy way to avoid an injury to you or your loved ones. Same goes for other simple pedestrian safety tips, look both ways, etc. Easy things can save you thousands in medical bills and recovery time for an injury accident that might not be your fault.
In addition to some of these simpler tips, the website also offers some ideas you may have never considered that could save you the headache of a pedestrian injury accident in Northern Nevada. It suggests checking parked cars near where you are crossing for drivers in the car that might suddenly pull out, as well as continually checking for coming vehicles while actually crossing the street, since they can turn corners and come out of parking lots more quickly than your pace. Never hurts to be extra aware, especially in this age of texting and driving. They also encourage walking instead of running, to avoid falls, especially when crossing streets with coming traffic…a very good idea to keep in mind if you have children in your family who will walk neighborhoods for candy this Halloween.
If you or one of your family members is involved in a pedestrian injury accident in Las Vegas or Reno, or any of the surrounding areas, contact Benson and Bingham right away to help you get your life back on track. We understand the trauma and headache an incident like this brings, and we can help you get compensation for your time and money if something as terrible as a pedestrian injury accident in Washoe County affects your family this close to the holidays. Benson & Bingham wants to get you the experience and competence you deserve in a tough situation like this, so please, don’t hesitate to call for your free consultation, and have a safe October.
We have a sad update in the recent story of a Reno fatal pedestrian accident. The update is just that: that this accident has officially gone from an injury accident to a fatality. The accident occurred Thursday night. Initial news reports have the fatal pedestrian accident in Washoe County taking place at the intersection of Peckham Lane and Kietzke Lane. However, the news reports also indicate that the woman may not have been in a crosswalk at the time, leading us to think she might not have been exactly at the intersection.
It’s also quite possible that these initial news reports of this Northern Nevada fatal pedestrian accident are incorrect. We see this not infrequently with fatal pedestrian accidents in Las Vegas as well as in the Reno area: initial news reports come in, investigative teams are sent out, and initial determinations are reversed. Sometimes it take a lawyer investigating on your behalf. And while the woman who was hit and killed may in fact not have been in a marked crosswalk, that’s not the end of the story, either. If the other driver was speeding, or had enough alcohol in his or her system to be charged with DUI in Nevada, or any number of other possible scenarios and circumstances, it’s quite possible that the accident could still be the fault of the driver, not the pedestrian. The Major Accident Investigation Team of the Reno Police Department is said to be investigating the accident. Though they don’t initially believe alcohol or drugs to have been a factor, only time will tell – those types of early indicators also have a way of being reversed.
If you find yourself affected by a horrible situation like this – either a loved one is killed, or you’re injured in a pedestrian accident – you need to speak with a lawyer right away. Top lawyers like we have at Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law offer free consultations so you don’t have to worry about out of pocket expenses for an initial consultation. We want to hear from you, and give you an opportunity to speak with us and learn your legal rights. Benson & Bingham also know from experience that the sooner you call us, the better chance we have of making sure an investigation is done correctly and while the evidence is fresh, which can help us get you the coverage and compensation you need following any type of accident in Northern Nevada.