Not at all to enjoy another’s misfortune, but we have certainly given a rueful, ironic smile or two here in Reno at the car accidents and general mayhem that this recent storm has brought to Atlanta. Oh, the terrible irony of it: the east has more snow and weather than it can handle, and the west parches more and more day by day as we lack almost all signs of our usual, spectacular winter seasons. Fortunately these last two days or so have started to bring in a little bit of rain and finally snow. But that’s about all we’ve seen since early or mid-December. And while snow storms do cause a number of car accidents in Washoe when they’re bad, two to three inches never shuts down our city. If you’re injured in one of these accidents and need a lawyer, Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law can tell you what your legal rights are in a free consultation.
This thing in Atlanta is really almost mind boggling. How two to three inches could just shut the whole place down? It was left with freeways full of temporarily abandoned cars and makeshift shelters set up for stranded drivers and school buildings keeping children overnight. Everyone pointed fingers at everyone, and most people pointed them at the mayor and the governor and government institutions in general. Reading the news of the accidents here in Reno, we couldn’t help but wonder “what about the drivers?!” People are responsible for driving at a reasonable speed and in control, or not at all. Even though snow may have made the roads very slick, it’s each driver’s duty to go a safe speed. Speeding tickets in Nevada can be given not just based on the speed limit, but on the roads conditions.
If you were injured in a car accident in Northern Nevada because of another person, our experienced accident attorneys at Benson & Bingham can help. We’ve been dealing with these types of cases for combined decades of experience, and can get you help in paying for your treatment and your recovery. We deal with cases up and down the state as well, so if you’re injured in a car accident in Las Vegas, we can help there, too. Contact us today for a free consultation.