You have to be careful crossing the street at night, regardless of whether or not you have the right of way, think you have the right of way, or especially if you’re at all impaired by drugs, alcohol, prescription medication, or even just lack of sleep. You never know when you could be the victim of a motor vehicle accident in Northern Nevada. Drivers, likewise, must be careful not just to obey all traffic laws themselves, but to watch out for others who may or may not be obeying traffic laws and could become a hazard. While we don’t know yet exactly what happened, or might have been at fault, we do know that there was a deadly car accident in Reno late last night/early this morning. If you’re involved in a pedestrian and vehicle accident in Washoe County like this one and need a lawyer to talk to and see if you might have a claim for compensation for your injuries, contact Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law today.
The accident in question occurred late last night, Thursday, at the intersection of Sutro and Oddie. This deadly car crash near Sparks involved a pedestrian who was crossing the street, and one car who struck him with some force. Alcohol is thought to have been a possible reason for the pedestrian crossing the street unsafely, if in fact that was the case. The driver was not thought to be at fault, or charged for DUI in Nevada. The pedestrian was brought to the hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. While these initial reports indicate that he was crossing unsafely, you never know what the facts might turn up as more evidence surfaces. We see a number of pedestrian accidents in Las Vegas especially where the person at fault does not turn out to be the person initially thought to have caused the accident.
This is why, if you’re in an accident in Northern Nevada you need to talk to a lawyer no matter what the police initially say in terms of who is at fault. Benson & Bingham can help you sort out who truly was negligent in the accident, and help you determine if you have a case and cause to pursue compensation for your injuries. Contact us today for a free consultation.