Pregnant Woman Suffers Injury in Sparks Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycles, while convenient, efficient and fun, especially during the beautiful Washoe County summer, can also be extremely dangerous. To mitigate these dangers, motorcycle riders are mandated by the Silver State to wear helmets. However, other riders have taken these safety precautions to even higher levels; you can routinely see people on motorcycles wearing significant armor, armor that’s integrated into their jackets, pants and even footwear. However, motorcycle safety wear can only protect riders so much, if you are hit at a significant speed by an automobile while you are on a motorcycle (or a pedal bike) the injuries can be severe and, often, deadly. If you or a family member has been injured in a Washoe County car accident, can represent you in your Reno personal injury case.

In early August, a mother and daughter, riding a motorcycle on a quiet weekday evening were seriously injured in a motorcycle crash in Sparks, NV. Driving along 4th St. near Lincoln Way, a mother and her pregnant daughter were thrown from their motorcycle after a crash with a Toyota Sedan. The 54-year old mother, who was driving the motorcycle, suffered significant injuries including a broken arm, cuts and bruises and a separated shoulder. The 28-year old pregnant woman was less fortunate. The woman, 8-months pregnant, received a head injury that doctors believe to be life threatening. After tests, the baby carried by the injured mother to be seems to be healthy and uninjured. A passenger in the Toyota was taken to a local hospital with injuries to her wrist and head. She is 44-years old and in good condition.

NV-Attorney is the Northern Nevada arm of the highly successful Las Vegas personal injury firm, Benson and Bingham. Our Nevada licensed personal injury attorneys have significant experience representing our clients in Northern Nevada automobile crashes, Las Vegas casino injuries and product liability cases across the state.


Northern Nevada Injury Accident With Commercial Vehicle Near Dayton

Earlier today four people died and three were injured in a 3 car accident where one of the vehicles was a commercial livestock trailer. The accident happened around 9 a.m. this Tuesday near Dayton, NV on Highway 50. The livestock trailer was hauling 15 cattle at the time. Only one of the cows died in the accident although another bovine has significant injuries. A number of press reports of the accident state there may have been an explosion as well, but these have not been confirmed. If you were involved in a Washoe County accident with a commercial vehicle, the lawyers at NV-attorney can help you in your Nevada personal injury case.

One of the victims of the Northern Nevada big rig crash was rushed via helicopter to a local hospital. Due to the accident, Interstate 50 in Dayton was closed for much of the day. Drivers were sent on a 25-mile detour through Carson City, however, the highway was opened to traffic around 4p.m.

Benson and Bingham, through our offices in Reno, can help you in a Reno Big Rig and Semi Accident to recover the money you’ve not earned in lost work, spent on hospital bills or for pain and suffering. Commercial vehicle accidents can also have legal applicability with wrongful death cases, burn injuries, spinal and brain injuries and more.

NV-Attorney was started by the leading Las Vegas personal injury law firm, Benson and Bingham to help Northern Nevadans hurt in injury accidents to receive the reimbursements they deserve. Our Nevada licensed attorneys have experience in all types of injury accidents including wrongful death, casino slip and fall and head, neck and back injuries. We also offer our clients a happiness guarantee – if after you have received your final invoice for us, you are unhappy with the total fee, we will work with you to derive a cost structure you approve.


Nevada Traffic Accidents Rise in 2012

The poor economy has ruined lives, with lost jobs, homes and broken marriages. However, the turn down in economic activity also brought multiple generations into the same home, caused some to rediscover the joys of a home cooked meal and finally saw a reduction in automobile deaths across much of the United States. Arizona, California and Hawaii actually saw an increase in traffic fatalities over 2011 while the New England states experienced a 7.3% drop in deaths in vehicle accidents. Traffic fatalities in Nevada also fell in 2011, where 243 people died in traffic accidents compared to 257 in 2010 from deaths in Nevada traffic accidents. If you or a loved one has been hurt or killed in a Nevada traffic accident, and would like to sue to recover lost work, medical costs and pain and suffering, contact NV-Attorney  today for a free legal consultation.

Southern Nevada traffic deaths so far in the first quarter of 2012, however, have jumped nearly 25%. Correspondingly, in Southern Nevada and Las Vegas, there has been a significant rise (almost 100%) for pedestrian accidents so far this year. If you are the victim of a Nevada automobile accident, NV-Attorney will work with local courts and insurance companies to get you the reimbursement you deserve.

On Sunday, a woman, aged 60 was killed when she was struck by a car while she was crossing West Sahara Avenue in Las Vegas are 5 o’clock in the morning. The woman, named Amezquita Pamatz  was struck by a 2010 Nissan Altima. The Altima had a green light when it crossed the intersection and struck Ms. Pamatz. The 60-year old woman was transported to UMC and pronounced dead at the hospital.

The attorneys at NV-Attorney work across the Silver State to ensure people injured in Southern Nevada traffic accidents receive all the compensation they deserve.

Brain Injury Fears Spur Nevada Parents to Steer Their Sons Away From Football

The National Football League is the most popular league with the most popular sport in the United States. Nearly every year, the Super Bowl, the league’s championship game, scores all-time high television viewer ratings. Networks like ESPN, CBS, NBC and FOX spend millions just for the rights to broadcast games. The quality of the games usually do not matter, the ratings for nationally televised games featuring teams at the bottom of the standings are usually the highest for all shows broadcast that evening. During the offseason, skills competitions and the Pro Bowl (the NFL’s All Star Game), continually get great ratings. Even college football’s ratings are on the rise. It has been repeatedly discussed throughout the media that concussions and the long term effects of repeated concussions are the only threat to football’s hegemony over America’s media landscape. If you or someone you love has suffered long-term brain injury from a football related concussion at any level (high school, college or professional) and would like to recoup money for lost work, medical costs and pain and suffering, contact Benson and Bingham for a free legal consultation today.

While the NFL and football at all levels are altering procedures for concussion care, these precautions may not adequately address the problem. Harvard University is currently collecting the post-mortem brains of football players from all levels to study the effects repeated concussions. They have found brains of normally healthy 40 and 50 year old former players that resemble the brains of elderly sufferers of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. The danger to the sport’s popularity will likely come from a continued reduction of players – if the dangers from post-concussion dementia continue to drive parents from allowing their children to continue to compete in the sport, the talent pool could dry up. Troy Aikman, the Super Bowl winning, Hall of Fame quarterback from the NFL’s most popular franchise recently stated as much during an appearance at a Zócalo Public Square event in Los Angeles. If you have suffered from depression and reduced mental capacity from repeated concussions playing football, contact Benson and Bingham to discuss your case today.

Benson and Bingham are Nevada personal injury attorneys who lead the state in personal injury cases. While the attorneys have successfully litigated many brain injury cases they have also won multiple car accident, workplace injury, wrongful death and other types of personal injury cases. In 2010 and 2011, the firm successfully accrued over $24,000,000 in awards for their clients.