A 2014 Reno hit and run accident has finally come to somewhat of a conclusion when Nevada resident, Myree Townsend, 40. Ms. Townsend pleaded to a felony count of leaving the scene of an injury accident and has been ordered to pay a portion of nearly $1 million every week. The additional parts of Ms. Townsend’s sentence include community service of over 500 hours and five years of probation. Ms. Townsend turned herself in to Reno police for the Northern Nevada pedestrian accident about a week after the crash occurred.
The May 2014 pedestrian accident in Washoe County was life changing for the teenager that was hit. The accident, which happened in a crosswalk in the Southern end of Reno. 24-year old Gabriel Kennedy was crossing near a crosswalk when he was hit by a light colored small SUV. The driver of the SUV, Myree Townsend, did not wait for police or assist to help the young man and later turned herself into police. Mr. Kennedy was seriously harmed in the accident – having lost a leg to amputation, and the young man was in a coma for a considerable amount of time. He also has a large scar on one of his arms. There is a hole in Mr. Kennedy’s neck that was used to help him breathe while he was in his coma.
Mr. Kennedy has been working through significant rehabilitation due to the accident. The Reno man additionally suffered a collapsed lung and brain injury and now has trouble speaking. Much of the healing Mr. Kennedy had to do was allow his brain to stop swelling from the serious trauma of the accident.
NV-Attorney is the Northern Nevada online branch of leading Las Vegas personal injury law firm, Benson and Bingham. Our Southern Nevada personal injury law firm also has significant experience in all corners of the Silver State. Our firm is adept at all types of Nevada personal injury law including pedestrian accidents in Las Vegas, Nevada automobile accidents and even Clark County casino accidents. Our firm represents native Nevadans, those who recently moved here, tourists from across the country and even international visitors to Nevada. Our firm prides itself on customer service – and this customer service focus has brought us even more clients through recommendations to friends by those we’ve previously represented. Finally, everyone we represent is covered by our happiness guarantee. This guarantee provides our customers with the knowledge that if at the end of their case, if they are unhappy with their final bill, we will work with them to develop an invoice that meets with their approval.
A Maine ski resort, Sugarloaf, had a significant chair lift accident that injured seven of the two hundred people who were on the lift at the time. The ski resort accident was caused by a fault in a gearbox which caused the malfunction. The accident is currently being investigated and the ski resort remains closed. Just before the weekend, the gearbox that malfunctioned this weekend was inspected – and passed. The lift was working correctly on Saturday afternoon when it abruptly stopped then spun backwards, approximately for half of the distance of the lift. While Nevada ski resorts have had a relatively weak ski season in Winter 2014/2015, accidents can still happen at Northern Nevada/Lake Tahoe ski resorts. If you have been injured in a Reno vacation accident, contact Benson and Bingham today to start discussing your case.
Since both Northern and Southern Nevada are tourist heavy areas, tourism accidents in Clark County and Washoe County are very common. Some of the more common types of Northern or Southern Nevada vacation accidents that happen are casino accidents. Casino accidents can be escalator mishaps, elevator malfunctions, alcohol-related injuries and even slip and fall accidents on tile and carpet. Slip and fall accidents can happen on carpet or tile. Carpets can wear out and people can slip on tile that is being mopped and cleaned. Other types of vacation accidents can be when tourists are participating in extreme sports. Extreme sport injuries can come from snowboarding, skiing, boating, swimming and water skiing. In Southern Nevada, tourist accidents can come from skydiving and ATV adventures. Some have even been injured hiking in the mountains around Lake Tahoe or around Lake Mead.
Benson and Bingham is a Southern Nevada personal injury law firm that has significant presence across the Silver State. Our Nevada licensed attorneys have experience with Las Vegas automobile accidents, Clark County wrongful death cases and even pedestrian accidents in Southern Nevada. We can also represent people who are injured in casinos and vacation resorts outside of Nevada when the property’s corporate headquarters is based in the Silver State. Our firm is extremely client focused – we develop strong relationships with the individuals and families we represent and these relationships are often responsible for referrals we receive for new clients. Everyone of our clients is also covered by our exclusive happiness guarantee. Not happy with the final invoice in your case? Benson and Bingham’s team members will develop an invoice structure that meets with your approval.
Statistics show homicides have seen significant early growth in 2015 in Washoe County. Much of the time, a homicide can potentially be a Reno wrongful death case and the surviving family members should contact a Nevada personal injury attorney to discuss potential remuneration due to the loss of their loved one. The homicides have occurred throughout the Washoe Valley. A woman was injured and a man was killed in a shooting in Sparks on Burnside Dr. Near UNR, Two women died in a murder suicide in February. A home invasion resulted in the beating death of a Reno man in January. In 2014, Northwestern Nevada saw no homicides.
There is little evidence that the Northern Nevada wrongful deaths suggest a trend. The weather so far in 2015 has been warm with little rain and snow. One of a key factors to many in-home homicides is domestic violence.
The Sparks murder from last week occurred when a woman and her friend had returned to the former domicile to retrieve property. The woman who was killed was found shot on the front yard of her former residence. Police responded to and arrived at the residence approximately one minute after the 911 call.
The February murder suicide occurred on Brentwood Dr. at the 1000 block. When police and paramedics reported to the scene of the suspected crime, they found the two women, murdered and three cats in the back yard that had also been killed with single gunshots. A gun that is suspected of being used in the shootings was also found at the scene.
At the end of January, a Sparks home invasion resulted in the death of a man trying to defend his home. Robert McDonald, 68, was killed when someone had broken into the 20th St. home on the 900 block and beat both men. Mr. McDonald eventually was removed from life support systems and succumbed to his injuries. Sparks police found no evidence of forced entry and due to the nature of the injuries, neither man that was hurt was able to explain the attack.
If you have a family member that has died to an untimely death, contact Benson and Bingham today to speak to one of our licensed Nevada personal injury attorneys. Benson and Bingham, based in Las Vegas, is one of Nevada’s leading personal injury law firms, specializing in wrongful death in Washoe County, Las Vegas automobile accidents and Southern Nevada casino slip and fall incidents.
The death of two Reno residents in car crashes this week highlights the need for safer Northern Nevada driving habits. The first accident, which occurred on McCarren injured one person and killed two senior citizens in separate cars. . The driver of a white Korean made SUV had a medical episode which caused him to lose consciousness and cross the concrete median that separates the oncoming lanes on the four lane road which circles through Reno and Sparks. The driver of the Kia SUV, was Sparks resident, Steven Williams. He was 67 years old. Mr. Logan Knight, 75, was riding in a Cadillac when the accident occurred. The driver of the American-made luxury vehicle, whose name and age have not been released, is still in critical condition at a local hospital. The accident, which occurred at approximately 7 in the morning, caused significant traffic issues as multiple lanes on the Reno highway were closed. If you or a relative has been injured or killed in a Reno car accident, contact Benson and Bingham today.
The second accident occurred in rural Nevada and killed two people who resided in Reno. The two people, 43-year old Duong Chi Ly and 44-year old Trinh M. Duong. Two other Reno residents were injured in the Northern Nevada automobile crash, 44-year old Ardi Ly and 50-year old Steven Lee. This accident also happened at 7 in the morning. The crash happened when a semi-trick attempted to make a U-turn on Interstate 95. Just as the U-turn was being finished, the car driven by Mr. Ly, a Honda, hit the back of the trailer. The Honda Pilot stopped on the highway shoulder, propped on its left side wheels. The one lane rural Nevada highway has a 70 mile per hour speed limit.
NV-attorney is the Northern Nevada arm of the leading Las Vegas personal injury law firm, Benson and Bingham. We have extensive experience with Clark County auto injury accidents, Las Vegas wrongful death cases and pedestrian accidents in Southern Nevada. Since 2010, our Nevada licensed personal injury attorneys have secured over $62,000,000 for our clients. We have gone toe-to-toe with insurance companies intent on keeping their payout for injuries caused by their clients as low as possible and have been successful in both out-of-court settlements and trials all around Nevada. We also offer each and every one of our clients our exclusive happiness guarantee.