A very bad multi-vehicle accident in Reno today involved all types and sizes of motorized transport, including a motorcycle, a cement mixer truck, and seems like everything in between. As many as seven people were said to have been taken to the hospital with all types of injuries, including toddler. No deaths are fortunately being reported that we have seen, which is positive, at least. However, the fallout from this accident remains far from determined now. The injured child, for instance, said to have suffered some kind of a head trauma, which is never positive news for adults, much less children. The six other people said to be injured as well in this chain reaction car crash in Reno’s Golden Valley area.
Chain reaction collisions like this can be really, really damaging to life and property. They can also be tricky to investigate and determine a specific fault and negligence, at least for those unfamiliar with them. Benson & Bingham’s experienced multi-vehicle car crash attorneys in Northern Nevada understand that traffic rules of thumb, like the person at the back of the accident is at fault, are not hard and fast rules nor set in stone depending on the unique circumstances. That’s why Benson & Bingham offers free consultations so you can tell us the individual circumstance of your accident and injury, like a multiple car crash in Reno, and we can help you determine your legal options and rights.
For example, there is the early speculation of the Nevada Highway Patrol, via Trooper David Gibson at the scene, that the accident started with a cement mack truck hitting a passenger vehicle from behind, and the Chevy being shoved off the road and into the guardrail. What happened next is anyone’s guess. If you’re in the middle of the pack of injuries it can be especially hard to initially get an insurance company to take responsibility. They may claim secondary negligence or contributory negligence and drag you back and forth on your own. That’s why you need lawyers like Benson & Bingham. Contact us today for a free consultation to talk about your involvement and injury in a multi-vehicle pile-up in Reno.