Accident at Work Kills 1

July 28th, 2014 No comments
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An accident on the job in Henderson has cost one man his life, according to information released today. The initial injury was suffered by a worker at the Ocean Spray distribution center in Henderson. According to recent news reports, the man was on the roof of the facility for a reason as yet unknown when he fell through a skylight. The man succumbed to his injuries on Saturday at the Sunrise Hospital where he was taken after the accident. If you are injured at work in Southern Nevada or a loved one is killed, Benson & Bingham’s top worker’s compensation attorneys can help you make a bad situation a little more tolerable and easy to manage. Contact us today for a free consultation.

The man, identified as Harry Lentz by the coroner’s office, was 53 years old. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will investigate the circumstances of the accident and of his death, which was initially said to be an accident. Lentz had worked for around 20 years as a technician at Ocean Spray on mechanical and electrical systems there. Among other things, he is said to have worked on the air conditioning system that meant some time spent on the roof maintaining it. Lentz was described by family and even by his ex wife as a good man, a caring man, and someone who will be dearly missed by the family he leaves behind.

In situations like this, families call Benson & Bingham’s top wrongful death attorneys in Clark County because they know a good lawyer can make their lives just a little easier in this situation. There are lots of details to handle, and that’s the last thing you want to worry about when you’ve lost a loved one. If their death was the fault of another, or if they were on the job and the workers’ compensation isn’t helping pay the bills like it should, you need a good lawyer. Benson & Bingham offer free consultations so you can come speak with us even if you’re not sure that you have a case – you don’t have to worry about it. We’ll talk you through your legal options, and represent you if that’s the best thing moving forward. Contact us today.

Name of Bicyclist Killed in Las Vegas Accident Released

July 27th, 2014 No comments
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Officials have released the name of the man killed riding a bicycle in Las Vegas two days ago, according to a recent news report. The coroner for Clark County identified the man as Cesar Flores, a 41 year old man who lived in Las Vegas. The official identification of the victim is usually a sign that they have located and informed the family of the deceased.

According to the main spokesman for the Nevada Highway Patrol, Loy Hixson, there is not yet a preliminary indication as to what the cause of the accident was. What they do know is that Mr. Flores was struck by a Nissan Sedan as he rode his bike. This happened as Flores was riding his bicycle on Las Vegas Boulevard South just a little ways from the South Point Hotel and Casino. The news article did not give any indication as to the status of the driver of the Nissan, or whether the police suspected alcohol, speeding in Las Vegas, or reckless driving by either the bicyclist or the vehicle operator were at fault in the accident.

The accident took place just before 4:30 in the afternoon on Friday. Mr. Flores died at the hospital, University Medical Center, where he was taken after the accident. No details were available on the condition of the driver or if he or she was taken to the hospital as well.

If you’re injured or a loved one is killed in a bicycle accident in Southern Nevada, you need an experienced lawyer like Benson & Bingham who can help you sort out what happened, and understand your legal rights. Particularly in cases where the police even have a difficult time determining fault, a top Las Vegas law firm like Benson & Bingham can run their own investigation and greatly affect the determination of the case. If another party was at fault in the death of your loved one, a good lawyer can make sure you at least don’t have to worry about money as you settle the affairs of the deceased, and take the time to grieve. Contact Benson & Bingham today for a free consultation to determine your legal rights and options.

Pedestrian Killed in Las Vegas Car Accident

July 26th, 2014 No comments
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The 46th traffic related fatality happened just a few days ago as a pedestrian was killed in a car crash in Las Vegas. Though pedestrian accident numbers had been down so far this year as compared to years previous, there have been a number of accidents of the past several weeks to put us in a terrible place of heading toward catching up. Traffic related fatalities can take many forms, from pedestrian deaths in Clark County to moped accidents, bicycle crashes, hit and runs, and standard vehicle accidents. If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in an accident in Southern Nevada, call Benson & Bingham today to discuss your legal rights. We specialize in fatal accidents in the Las Vegas area, and offer free consultations so you can come speak with top lawyer in Clark County whether you’re sure you have a case or not. We will help advise you of your legal rights, and represent you to the fullest if you have any type of claim to pursue.

The accident in question appears on its face to be not the fault of the driver of the vehicle. A woman is said to have been illegally crossing Durango Drive when the vehicle hit and killed her. The woman, 49 years old, was hit by a Ford Expedition driven by a 22 year old who stayed at the accident scene. The driver was not suspected initially of driving under the influence or speeding, though the investigation is not yet closed. This was the fourth person to die as a pedestrian on Las Vegas streets in the past four days alone.

Benson & Bingham can help if you’ve been injured or a family member has been killed as a pedestrian in Henderson, Las Vegas, or anywhere in Southern Nevada. We understand that the even those crossing not at crosswalks may not be at fault if the vehicle which struck them was driving unsafely, whether from being under the influence, texting while driving, speeding, or any number of other factors. Benson & Bingham’s top lawyers have recovered tens of millions of dollars for our clients in the past four years alone. Come speak with us for a free consultation to see what your legal options are today.

Airport Shuttle Accident Injures 1 in Las Vegas

July 24th, 2014 No comments
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We read about, write about, research, study, practice, and represent clients in all different types of injury accidents in Las Vegas. We’ve seen endless different types of accidents, from vacation injuries in Las Vegas where vehicles were hijacked in resort valet areas while owners were still in the back. Casino show performance injuries both to the performers and the audiences – lights falling into the crowd, pyrotechnics gone wrong, you name it. Airplane and helicopter accidents are more common here than many places, given the number of sightseeing tours that they take tourists and locals alike on. Vehicle accidents of every shape, number and size, pedestrian accidents, commercial vehicle accidents, injuries from food poisoning in restaurants in and outside of the strip corridor. Injuries from fires of all varieties – house fires, wildfires, apartment fires, hotel and casino fires, and more. But no matter how much you’ve seen before, there is always something new to surprise you, like this very recent injury in an airport shuttle wreck at the Las Vegas Airport, McCarran International.

The accident occurred earlier today, around four in the afternoon, at Terminal 1 in the pickup area for passengers. A hotel shuttle was just a little big for that bar that shows the maximum vehicle height in the terminal, and crashed into it. One person was injured, thankfully not in a critical way. It created quite a traffic problem, with people being told to utilize some of the parking areas for short term stays to pick up whoever they were there to get.

Needless to say, this is not your typical vehicle accident injury in Southern Nevada. Usually these types of shuttles and buses are designed to clear just this height level, which is pretty standard. We see accidents at the airports all the time, as you can imagine, but this is just a touch different. Benson & Bingham’s top Las Vegas Lawyers understand, however, that this is likely not particularly different as a case, at least. It’s an injury involving a vehicle, which we see every day. There are other things that we would look at, as any experienced lawyer should. Benson & Bingham would investigate whether it was a problem with the manufacturing, the design, the maintenance, or even the driver error that caused the injury from the crash. That’s the kind of detailed focus you can expect from Benson & Bingham in resolving your case. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Air Accidents in Las Vegas News

July 23rd, 2014 No comments
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Air accidents are in Las Vegas news again, though not involving anything in our area so far. Of course deaths related to air travel have been all over the news everywhere already with this horrible plane tragedy of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 that appears to have been shot down by militant separatists. That occurrence, while terrible and tragic for the loss of life and the implications for international diplomacy, is a little different than the typical airplane accidents and deaths that happen in Southern Nevada, and across the globe. Though no less awful for anyone affected by them, crashes like the recent crash in Taiwan are somewhat less massive in their news and international relations effects. If you or a loved one is involved in a plane crash in Clark County, or any type of air accident (helicopter, unmanned aerial vehicle, etc.,) Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law can help. We have expertise in this complicated area of law, and know how to get the best outcome for you and your family, Contact us today for a free consultation.

This plane crash in Taiwan is still very much under investigation. Almost everyone on board was killed – 47 people out of the 58 total on board, including crew and pilots. The crash took place on a small island in the middle of a storm that had kept some other airplanes out of the sky, clearly for good reason. The accident took place on Wednesday night, and caused quite a bit of damage on the ground as well as it struck or affected cars and houses in the area where it hit. It’s possible that it might have caused one fatality on the ground, as well – one person is still missing who could possibly have been in one of the damaged houses.

This is said to have been the first air accident in 12 years in Taiwan that killed anyone. Unfortunately, Las Vegas and Southern Nevada cannot say the same thing. We’ve had a number of fatal crashes, and if past is prologue, are likely to have more given the amount of commercial and leisure flights in the area. Benson & Bingham know how to help if you are injured or a family member killed in an air accident in Southern Nevada. This is a complicated area of law, and you need a lawyer who knows it and is up to the task. Contact Benson & Bingham for a free consultation today to discuss your legal rights.

Car Crash Leaves Las Vegas Construction Worker Dead

July 21st, 2014 No comments
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“I messed up, I messed up bad” were reportedly the first words of a man accused of a felony DUI in the car accident death in Las Vegas of a construction worker. The man arrested for the accident, Rafael Mendez-Soto, was found cowering in a dumpster not far from the scene of the accident having initially left the accident site on foot. The construction worker he hit, Robert Lee Lujan according to the coroner’s office, died at the site of the accident. The 57 year old was working in a bus lane at the time of the accident at the time of the accident, cutting asphalt for this work on Sahara Avenue. The 45 year Soto self reported that he had downed close to 10 beers in the last 7 or so hours and momentarily closed his eyes with drowsiness on the drive home. He fully regained his senses after swerving to the right and then seeing  Lujan laid out in the street behind him. He rushed away in a panic, but seems to be now taking responsibility.  The accident happened yesterday around 9:30 in the morning near where Sahara crosses Valley View.

If a loved one or family member has been killed in an auto accident in Las Vegas that was the fault of another person or party, you need help. You’re facing an awful, indescribable situation in the loss of your loved one, the last thing you need to worry about it are the legal details of both settling their affairs and getting coverage and compensation for medical bills, costs, lost time at work and lost time at life. Benson & Bingham help families like yours get through this terrible time just a little easier by giving you that top notch, unobtrusive yet present and available service you need. We take pride in having made many families’ lives just a little easier through their tragedies.  Benson & Bingham strive to make our clients lives easier in every way possible, and are proud of the number of satisfied clients we’ve had recommend us to friends in need. Contact us today for a free consultation.