Deadly Crash in Northern Nevada Near Hawthorne

A very bad vehicle accident happened this morning just outside of Hawthorne. This Northern Nevada vehicle accident took place on Interstate 95 to the north of Hawthorne, to be precise. One individual died as a result of the accident. Additionally, four people were injured in serious conditions as they were thrown from the vehicle in the crash. These individuals were, per the Nevada Highway Patrol, taken to Reno via airlift from a helicopter.  The wreck closed the entire highway for time. The freeway was then reopened at a later point but with the southbound lane completely closed and the northbound lane having to cover the traffic from both directions with Nevada Highway Patrol supervising the area and the switches.

From a news report on the Northern Nevada fatal car accident, we know the following:

“The silver Toyota Sienna was registered in Washington state and had two Washington passengers and four from Germany, Dauber said. For a reason still being determined it rolled as it headed south on U.S. 95 just south of Walker lake, Dauber said. At least five were ejected, Dauber said.

The one person who died on scene was from Germany. Four others have serious injuries and were initially taken to Mt. Grant Hospital in Hawthorne.

Because of weather problems Care Flight had difficulty getting to Hawthorne so arrangements were being made to take them on a military helicopter, Dauber said.”

This sounds like a terrible case of someone being killed on vacation in Nevada. That type of occurrence happens with unfortunate regularity. We’ve seen in the news recently the joy ride plane excursion that ended in death for one bachelor party guest and the pilot of the plane. Vehicle accidents and pedestrian accidents in Nevada are also common ways for out of town visitors to meet tragic ends.

Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law handle vacation death cases and all types of personal injury and wrongful death matters across Nevada. Our skilled attorneys know the law, and more importantly, know how to get the best resolution possible for your case. Benson & Bingham offer free initial consultations because we know that someone facing significant medical bills and injury does not want to worry about the cost to see if there is a case for them to pursue. We’ll walk you through your options, and represent you in a legal claim if that is the best course of action.

Snow in Reno Causes Dozens of Car Accidents

It’s hard to call weather predictable, but the northern Nevada weather does follow a pattern in its unpredictability. The spring comes, and a stretch of nicer weather gets everyone in the mood for more and more and more of it (the weather, that is). Trees and plants and flowers bloom, or bud, or flower. And then, just about every year the weather turns, in one fell swoop. While this is a predictable pattern, this year is doing it in spectacular fashion. Many times, especially in the past few (very, very dry and temperate) years, it’s been more a light cold snap than anything else. This year, it’s a show-stopping snow in town. And with it, the predictably unpredictable slew of Reno car accidents and injuries from the slick roads.

Dozens, that’s the total, dozens. At least 25 reported accidents that did not involve injuries, at least none reported yet. Another eight Washoe County vehicle accidents in the snow that caused injuries, lots of calls for help and many more that had just abandoned their cars on the roadway. At least a few of these accidents shut down streets entirely, or slowed traffic on the freeways. One accident even closed a part of 395 North. Further afield, Interstate 80 was closed down heading west in the Lockwood area for a short period of time. According to some news reports on the snowy Reno Roads and car accidents,

“The North Valleys, Spanish Springs and Stead areas received 8 to 12 inches of snow, and areas south of I-80 received 4 to 8 inches of snow. The Carson Valley and Sierra received less snow, only 3 to 4 inches, if that.”

If you’ve been injured in an auto accident in Nevada, such as a vacation accident in Las Vegas or Reno, whether it was from wet roads, dry roads, a DUI or any other type of accident, Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law can help. We know accident and injury law, and get injured persons the compensation they deserve to move on with life. Benson & Bingham offer free consultations so that you can come visit us regardless of whether you’re sure you’ve had an accident or not. Contact us today.

Winter Auto Accidents in Washoe County on the Way

Winter conditions are returning. In one sense we need it as much as possible. We’ve been very dry the last few years, extraordinarily so in fact, and in major want of water. While winter is usually the time that we get the most of that precipitation, along with it comes a raft of vehicle accident injuries in Northern Nevada. The first very wet roads, the first freezing and whitening of the roads, that will even catch experienced snow drivers. In some places in the area it’s a lawn chair viewing activity to watch people slip slide around. Whether you’re a local who was hit due to the negligence of a weekend warrior whose four wheel drive didn’t save him or an experienced snow driver injured on vacation in Nevada by someone else’s bad driving you need a top lawyer. This is where we see the most separation in outcomes for people who are injured in car accidents near Reno. The people who find a great Nevada law firm like Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law end up feeling satisfied with their outcome and treatment, and the ones who don’t. If you’ve been injured in a car crash in Washoe County come see Benson & Bingham today for a free consultation to discuss your legal rights and options without obligation.

A few storms are about to blow into the area, in fact, that could lead to some winter driving and snow, rain and the vehicle accidents across Northern Nevada you see with it. While not expected to be monumental storms that’ll solve all our water issues or even be enough to make our skiers and snowboarders salivate much, there will be some precipitation likely coming through starting tomorrow, Wednesday. The weather is then forecast to continue with more rain and snow at higher elevations until at least Saturday.

If you get caught in a snowy or rainy roadway accident in Nevada this winter, Benson & Bingham have you covered. Our top Reno area accident attorneys will sit with you for a free consultation, discuss your legal options and potential for coverage of your injuries and compensation for the accident, and talk through next steps with you. We’re confident that at that point you’ll be ready to have the top lawyers at Benson & Bingham go to work right away on your claim. Contact us today.