Fatal Pedestrian & Vehicle Accident in Washoe County

Be careful out there on those roads, folks. Whether you’re a pedestrian, driving a car (either safely and fully in compliance with the rules of the road, or not), you just never know when an a car accident in Northern Nevada can ruin your day, your year, or your family. Even if you’re following all the traffic laws, either as a pedestrian or as a vehicle driver, you still need to watch out. Other drivers may not be paying attention, or worse, may be driving under the influence in Nevada. Pedestrians may suddenly dart out in traffic thinking they’re in a legal crosswalk and that you see them and will stop. Wildlife could be crossing the road, causing you to make that terrible decision of whether to brake so hard that you possibly get rear ended, swerve hard and maybe lose control and get in an accident, or just hit the poor animal head on, hoping for the best. Though we do not yet know the circumstances or who may have been at fault yet in a recent case where a pedestrian died after getting hit by a car in Washoe County, we do know that it’s a tragic occurrence, and something her family will be dealing with for a long time. Medical bills from the accident will still have to be paid, funeral and burial arrangements to cover, and accounts and an estate likely to settle. Beyond that, there is the emotional pain and loss of future earnings. To be able to deal with this kind of horrible trauma to your family, you need to have a lawyer who can handle the legal details for you while you grieve. Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law can help – call us today for a free consultation.

This fatal accident in the Reno area happened on a recent Monday night as the 52 year old woman, a resident of Reno, was walking home in the evening. Reports indicate that she was struck by a vehicle that was traveling the same way as her, indicating that she was following the law and walking with the direction of the traffic. This type of pedestrian accident is common in Las Vegas, and unfortunately it seems to be happening in Northern Nevada more and more.

If you’re injured or a loved one is killed in a vehicle accident near Reno, Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law can help. We’re experienced in all aspects of this type of law, and can handle your case so you can deal with the ramifications for your life. We can get you good compensation for your injuries or loss, as we have many satisfied clients in the past. Contact Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law today for a free consultation.

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