Reno Injury Car Accidents Increase Due To Interstate 80 Construction

An 11-car pileup last March has brought to light the large number of Northern Nevada car accidents on Interstate 80. Many of the accidents are directly due to the 17 months of construction on the highway that links The Biggest Little City with San Francisco and Sacramento to the West and Salt Lake City to the East. A recent study by the Reno Gazette Journal has shown that since the construction that started on Interstate 80 17 months ago Reno injury car crashes have increased on the highway by 45 percent. If you or a family member has been hurt in an automobile accident in Washoe County, NV-Attorney can help you recover money spent on medical bills, for lost work and even pain and suffering.

The RGJ also found that since the construction on Highway 80 started injury crashes have averages approximately 8.3 each month. Before the construction started the average was 5.7 monthly. Rear end crashes have also increased. Currently 5.7 rear end crashes are occurring a month on average. The month before construction started on Interstate 80, the average was 3.5 rear-end crashes monthly. As construction has stretched from the highway to down on and off ramps to city streets, injury accidents have increased in the area around Interstate 80 by nearly twenty percent. The majority of accidents have occurred in areas where the majority of construction has been. On the Eastbound side of the highway, the increase in crashes have occurred between Wells Ave and the Spaghetti Bowl. Westbound crashes have increases between Wells Ave and The Ralston St. overpass. .

If you or a relative has been hurt in a car accident on Interstate 80 in Reno, NV-Attorney can represent you in your Reno personal injury case. NV-Attorney is the Northern Nevada arm of Benson and Bingham, one of Southern Nevada’s most successful personal injury law firms.

 

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