Nevada News on Vehicle Deaths from Faulty GM Ignition Switches

News continues to break in Northern Nevada about car accidents from GM ignition switch malfunctions. These cases are occurring all over the country, and the news is coming in from different directions. Just today, news broke in a case in Georgia, where a family had settled a wrongful death case against General Motors for five million dollars. Though this case had been settled since last year, they claim that new evidence has come to light that the giant car manufacturer had hidden evidence in the case which would have made for either a different, better settlement for the family, or a higher likelihood that the family would have chosen not to settle but instead air their complaint in front of a jury. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident in Nevada caused by a faulty ignition switch in a GM vehicle, or in any kind of accident where the cause might be due to faulty manufacturing and a possible case of product liability in Nevada, Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law can help. Contact us today for a free consultation.

The news in the case today was a judge in Georgia denied the motion from General Motors to throw out this previously settled case. The family of the woman who died, Brooke Melton, a nurse in Atlanta, is bringing back up their wrongful death charge against the company based on this reportedly new evidence they say GM held back before, which would be fraud. The case stems from the death of the 29 year old Melton, who her family said died in a car accident because the power to the car shut off due to the faulty switch, which made her crash through being unable to control the vehicle.

Any time a company makes a product that does you harm or causes the death of a loved one, that company may be liable for damages. Particularly if the company knew about the defect and said nothing, or should have known about the defect as any reasonable person would have. If you’ve been injured by a faulty product in Southern or Northern Nevada, contact Benson & Bingham today. We work with top notch experts in every field to help determine liability, and can get you the compensation you deserve if your situation was the fault of a third party. Contact us today for a free consult.

Las Vegas Children Unfortunately also a Product of Personal Injury and Accident Law

Recently, due to the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), the United States can proudly claim to be one of the international leaders in children’s product safety. Unfortunately, despite the number of precautions we take, and regardless of the care we give our children, injuries can still happen. As parents ourselves, we know the dangers our kids face today, and we understand the pain associated with the victimization of children. At times, our children do not get injured in our presence— injuries sustained by kids can occur at school, with a caretaker, on a school bus, or when they are on their own.

From riding bikes to playing with defective toys, our children face risks all around them. Injuries sustained by children can range from brain injury to broken limbs. Some of the most common injures are associated with:

  • Bike accidents
  • Defective toys
  • Falls
  • Burns
  • Car accidents
  • Defective safety products
  • Household chemical ingestion
  • Pool injuries
  • School bus injuries

In the case of less-severe injuries, children cannot always describe what is wrong or where it hurts. As parents, we rely on doctors to discover and diagnose serious conditions. Yet, when doctors do not recognize signs or dismiss a parent’s concerns without following up, a treatable condition can lead to a severe illness or lifelong disability. If you believe that your child’s physicians were careless in diagnosis, treatment, or surgery, or if the injuries sustained by your child were the cause of a defective product, the attorneys at Benson and Bingham have the experience and resources to explore your case.

As the most innocent and defenseless members of society, our children must be protected. We cannot let the negligence of others go without consequence. At Benson and Bingham we offer free consultations for any pediatric or child injury victims. We understand the pain and emotional toll that such injuries have on a family. We will fight for justice and get the compensation you need to cover the extensive medical costs associated with your child’s injuries. Please contact us today.

Motorcycle Related Accidents in Las Vegas and Nevada on the Rise

Each year many more people are discovering the pleasure and economic benefits of riding a motorcycle. Due to the relatively consistent weather in the Nevada desert, motorcycle riding is a yearlong activity. However, riding a motorcycle is not entirely fun and games. Motorcyclists are required to have the needed skills to operate such a vehicle safely on Nevada highways and roads. Regrettably, the safety of motorcyclists is not always within their control.

Motorcycles offer very little protection for their rider in the event of a crash. Even wearing the proper safety gear cannot always guard the rider from injuries, or even death, in a severe motorcycle accident. Consequently, Nevada motorcycle riders are often at the mercy of reckless and negligent drivers, dangerous roadways, faulty maintenance and/or careless motorcycle manufacturers.

In a report released by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), 42 people were killed in Nevada motorcycle accidents in 2009.  Although the numbers through the first nine months of 2010 indicate a slight decline in motorcycle-related accidents, the final numbers are expected to show an increase in Nevada motorcycle accident fatalities for the entire year of 2010. Many times an automobile driver’s failure to see bikers is, unfortunately, a principal reason motorcycle accidents occur. As indicated by the Department of Transportation’s motorcycle safety study, three-quarters of all motorcycle accidents involve a collision with another vehicle – most often a passenger car. The other vehicle’s driver frequently reported not seeing the motorcycle or not having enough time to avoid the accident. If someone is injured or killed in a Nevada motorcycle accident – and it is the result of a negligent driver – that person or their family can file a Nevada personal injury lawsuit in response to the incident.

Motorcyclists have the same rights and responsibilities that drivers of passenger vehicles have. Thus, if a rider becomes the victim of the negligent or reckless actions of another, he or she has the right to hold the at-fault party liable for the injuries they endure. Due to our extensive and comprehensive experiences with personal injuries we, at Benson and Bingham, understand the pain associated with such accidents. We pride ourselves on client service and will work with you to help you receive the reimbursement you deserve. If you or someone you know has been injured in a motorcycle accident, please speak with one of our experienced attorneys who can advise you in your rights under Nevada law. The personal injury attorneys at Benson and Bingham are committed to protecting the rights of motorcyclists.

Nevada Recalls Announced for Defective Children’s Products

Parents across the United States and Nevada want the best for their children. They work hard to get money to pay for food, shelter, clothing, toys and entertainment. When the same parents hear about a recall of a child’s toy or clothing, they understandably get very upset. The last thing they want is a defective product injury from something they brought in the home for their child. If your child has been injured by defective toys or clothing in Nevada, log onto for a free legal consultation. Our Nevada licensed personal injury attorneys have the expeience to help you recover money for lost work, healthcare costs and even pain and suffering.

Today’s announcement from the Consumer Product Safety Commission and Troxel of defective swing sets is one of those consumer product recalls destined to vex parents across the Silver State. The Tennessee based manufacturer of swing sets, helmets and more recalled the 11 models of swing sets when it learned of nearly 1300 injures on the attached see saws. It seems the plastic seats on the see saws can crack and cause users to fall. The swing sets with model names, Fun Fantastic, Big Adventure, Fun Fantastic II, Backyard Fun, Backyard Flyer, Windsor II, Backyard Swingin’ Fun, Fantastic Playground, Fun Time , Triple Fun II and Triple Fun were sold for approximately $130 to $280 at Toys R Us, Walmart and online. Over 100000 swing sets with defective see saws were sold in the United States. The company is making available a repair kit for free to consumer who bought the defective slides. To receive the repair kit, consumers are asked to call 888-770-7060 during business hours. If your child was injured by a defective Troxel swing set in Las Vegas, can represent you. is a joint venture of personal injury law firms across Nevada. We are dedicated to helping people recover from catastrophic injury accidents. Our cooperative agreements enable us to represent clients across the state in Reno defective product injury cases, Las Vegas automobile accidents and more.


Information on Recently Recalled Products That Endanger Nevadans Across The State

Multiple product recalls announced recently pose injury and possible death concerns for many Nevadans. These product recalls of over thousands of shipped and were possibly sold by many Silver State retailers. If you have been injured by a defective product sold in Nevada, contact for a free legal consultation today.

One of the recalls announced recently poses significant danger to Nevada’s toddlers. Target recently recalled 264,000 bunny rabbit shaped sippy cups, sold in light blue and pink. The bunny sippy cups, which sold for $3, pose an eye poking danger to young children. The left sippy cup’s bunny ear pokes up as far as the sippy cups straw, and has the potential to poke a toddler in the eye. The products can be returned to one of the 19 target locations across Nevada. If your child has been harmed by a recalled product sold in Nevada, log onto

Nebraska lawn mower manufacturer, Exmark, recently announced the recall of 2,200 42” Quest Riding Lawn mowers. Fasteners supporting the driver’s seat can fail, which would cause the seat to fall and cause the driver to lose control of the riding lawn mower. The riding lawn mowers retailed between $4200 and $4400 at the nearly 10 Exmark dealers in and around Nevada. Exmark dealers are providing free repairs to owners of the Quest 42” Riding Lawn Mowers. Consumers should call 800-667-5296 or head to to schedule a repair. If you have been injured or had a family member killed by a Nevada defective product, log onto to begin recouping money spent on medical costs, lost work and for pain and suffering.

Finally, as the weather across the State of Nevada improves, and the calendar turns to summer, consumers are warned to check on whether the summer associated products they are taking out of storage have been subject to a recall. About 90,000 STOK gas grills sold in the more than twenty Home Depot retailers across Nevada. Contact One World Technologies toll free at 800-867-964 for information about returning your grill