ATV Accident in Las Vegas Causes Injury and Death

October 21st, 2014 No comments
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An incredibly bad ATV accident near Las Vegas has cost the life of one man over the weekend, and another woman remains in serious condition. The genesis of the accident was an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) ride out at the Apex/Nellis Dunes. If you’re not familiar, there’s an off highway vehicle area there, used by ATVs, dirt bikes, four wheel driving enthusiasts, and the like. According to early reports, the vehicle rolled down a hill in the accident. The man who was killed in this ATV Accident north of Las Vegas, a 68 year old, was the driver of the Yamaha Rhino. A female passenger, said to be 67 years old, is still listed in serious condition. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman is being treated at University Medical Center. The all terrain and off highway vehicle park is up near where North Las Vegas Boulevard and Clark R. Peterson Boulevard meet. The accident here happened around 1:30 in the afternoon on Sunday – just yesterday.

An ATV or any off-road accident is generally treated the same way as a motor vehicle accident in Clark County. This is in the same way that most accidents that occur on Southern Nevada roadways are treated similarly. There are differences that top Las Vegas accident lawyers like we have at Benson & Bingham know. But to understand things in a broad context, all road accidents are similar in the eyes of the law. Pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, ATV accidents, motorcycle accidents in Las Vegas, they all start with some similar baselines as they are generally all considered to be traffic accidents. Now like we said, we here at Benson & Bingham understand the important ways that all these accidents are different, and will really drill down into those details for you to get you the compensation you deserve following an injury accident in Las Vegas.

In many ways, a part of this recent news we found to be a little inspiring, if not quite uplifting. That a 67 year old woman and a 68 year old man were out banging around an off road track on an ATV is at least a little heartwarming. We frankly hope that we have that much and that type of exciting activity when we get a little grayer than some of us are now.

Pedestrian Killed in Las Vegas Walmart Parking Lot

October 18th, 2014 No comments
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A pedestrian was killed in a car accident at a Walmart in Las Vegas yesterday, according to police and local news reports. Why the accident happened remains under investigation, but the Las Vegas Metro Police did say that it was a 2014 Hyundai that struck the woman and rolled over her. The accident took place a little before 4 in the afternoon yesterday. The vehicle, an Elantra model, was driven by a woman, age 54, who stayed at the scene of the accident. The person who was killed, also a woman (age 69), was taken to Sunrise Hospital, where her death was officially pronounced. So far the driver of the vehicle has not been charged or even cited with a traffic violation. According Lt. Ken Romane with the department, initial ruling is that it was an accidental pedestrian death at Walmart in Clark County. The Walmart where this took place is the one over by the airport on Eastern Avenue in the area of Russell Road.

If your family member is killed in a pedestrian accident in Southern Nevada you need to speak to a lawyer. No matter what the initial ruling is on fault, you need someone who can listen to the facts from your point of view and seek to discover if you are due compensation to help with the costs of settling your loved one’s affairs, any medical bills they might have incurred during lifesaving procedures, and the time and pain grieving their loss costs you. You may even be liable for the medical bills yourself. Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law specialize in helping the grieving families of the deceased. Our top Las Vegas wrongful death attorneys know how support you how we can, and not make your life more difficult by burdening you with legal details you don’t care about. Benson & Bingham are also experienced at knowing what to look for following accidents where the initial ruling is “accident” that really shouldn’t have been. We know the other factors that need to be looked into, and can help you get the compensation you deserve if your loved one’s death was due in part to the negligence of another party. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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Las Vegas Multiple Vehicle Accident Injures 3

October 16th, 2014 No comments
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A multiple vehicle accident in Las Vegas injured at least three people yesterday. Details are most certainly still coming in on this accident, but we do know at least some information at this point. The accident occurred in the south west area of Las Vegas, at the intersection of West Pebble Road and South El Capitan Way. Shortly after 5 in the evening three vehicles were somehow involved in this multiple car crash in Southern Nevada, though we don’t yet know exactly how it might have occurred. University Medical Center in Las Vegas was the landing point for three people involved in the accident. One of the involved parties, a woman, is said to have been initially placed in care for critical injuries. If you or a loved one is involved in a multiple automobile accident in Las Vegas, you need a good lawyer. Benson & Bingham can help.

Multiple vehicle accidents can be that much harder to parse out liability. In fact, there may be multiple liabilities. This means that insurance companies can try to play one off the other in an effort to avoid paying damages for your injuries, medical and other bills, and pain and suffering. Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law know how to cut through the fog that these giant insurance companies use to try to obscure their culpability and confuse juries or even injured parties such as you and your family. Don’t be fooled: get a lawyer who knows just how to deal with this type of situation. Get a lawyer who has done it before, like the experienced Las Vegas multiple vehicle accident lawyers at Benson & Bingham. These accidents can be very confusing, and that’s part of why we offer free initial consultations to listen, help you understand your legal position, and give you a sense of the next steps before you incur any fees or obligations.

What factors do we look at in this cases? The short answer is: all of them. Was another driver worthy of a Las Vegas speeding ticket? Even if you hit another vehicle in the accident, were you pushed into it by a first vehicle striking you? These questions, and many more, help us determine if the accident was the fault of another person, and if you’re due compensation. If you are, we’ll recover it for you.

Child miraculously suffers only minor injuries from Las Vegas Crash

October 13th, 2014 No comments
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Someone appears to have had his or her guardian angel watching out in a big way. The headline of this recent article on a Las Vegas car crash and child injury reads “Police: Juvenile from car in crash on Buffalo at Rochelle.” The Second sentence reads in part “. . . child who was 5 or 6 was thrown from a vehicle . . . “ and we, reading the article, hold our breath and gird ourselves for the awful feeling of reading about the death of a youngster.

Thankfully, not so: the article goes on to state that the kid, who was not even identified by gender, was taking to the hospital, University Medical Center, with minor injuries. We’ll say that again: minor injuries from this Las Vegas motor vehicle accident. Now, as any parent will tell you, no injury to your son or daughter is minor, especially if it requires hospitalization. But we’re relatively certain that the parents of this child, and almost everyone reading this, are counting their blessings. Being thrown from a vehicle in a car crash almost always ends in death or serious injury. Now, it’s possible that the child in this accident is more seriously injured that initially thought. Minor injuries can turn into major ones quickly and with little warning. You never, ever want to assume wounds requiring hospitalization will just heal. Furthermore, even so called minor injuries can be with you for life, and require expensive medical treatment and physical therapy. Injuries, especially neck and back injuries, can take time to manifest. And regardless of long term anything, even an in-patient, short time hospitalization can cost you serious money.

That is, unless you have a good lawyer working for you, like Benson & Bingham’s top Las Vegas vehicle accident injury attorneys. If the accident was the fault of a third party then you have the right to compensation to cover the costs of medical care and healing from your injuries. Benson & Bingham’s experienced Clark County accident attorneys are here for you. We offer free initial consultations so that you can discuss your situation with a legal professional and learn your rights and options – contact us today.

Motorist and Officer Injured in Las Vegas Car Accident

October 12th, 2014 No comments
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A motorist and a Metro police officer were reportedly involved in an injury accident in Las Vegas Sunday. Fortunately, neither party suffered any life-threatening injuries, although a collision, especially one with law enforcement, is never what you want out of your day. The accident happened after 4 (specifically 4:09) in the evening on the eastern side of the Las Vegas Valley. According to Metro Officer Jessie Roybal, the other officer and the motorist collided at Arlington Street and Nellis Boulevard. Despite the injuries of those involved in the accident not being severe, both the officer and the driver were taken to University Medical Center for treatment. The side of East Charleston Boulevard that heads west was supposed to be closed for a period of hours afterwards. Very few details were known about the incident, and Metro police’s fatal detail was likely to conduct further investigation.

Although little is known about this specific case, similar collisions occur from time to time in the area. It can be intimidating and overwhelming if you or a loved is involved with a traffic accident with a law enforcement officer. It might seem like they have all the authority on their side. But what if you’re sure it was not your fault? How do you ensure you get a fair shake from any investigation, especially if it’s conducted by co-workers of the officer you believe caused the accident?

If you’ve been injured in a traffic incident with law enforcement, you may feel as if you don’t know where to turn for help. In a situation like this, you and your loved ones need a competent and experienced attorney to help get you compensation for medical bills or coverage for recovery. We’ve helped others in your place, and we will do the same for you. Benson & Bingham can make your life easier by navigating the legal details during the aftermath of an injury car accident with Las Vegas police. If you’ve been involved in an accident or collision with a law enforcement officer in Southern Nevada, please contact us at Benson & Bingham for a free consultation.

New Stats on Traffic Fatalities in Las Vegas

October 10th, 2014 No comments
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New statistics and numbers are out on the number of deaths and traffic injuries in Las Vegas, and this year continues to be a better year than previous ones to be out on the road, whether as the driver of an automobile, a bicyclist, pedestrian, or motorcyclist. It is not, however, a better year to be the passenger in a motor vehicle. That is the one statistic on that recent Las Vegas Metro Police, Traffic Bureau that is headed in the wrong direction. While it is not a huge number of passengers, nor a huge jump – eight fatalities of passengers this year, versus five by this time last year – it’s still a higher number, and that means more people have lost their lives and more families are suffering. That number is still lower than this same timeframe two years ago, though, so that’s positive.

No matter what the overall numbers are, if you’ve been injured or a loved one killed in a Henderson traffic accident, you need help. You need a lawyer who can help you sort out  everything from estate settling to getting you compensation and coverage for the myriad medical bills, emergency service bills, time it takes you sort things out and grieve. Benson & Bingham’s top Southern Nevada wrongful death lawyers have been helping people in your situation for combined decades worth of experience. We offer free consultations so you don’t have to stress about money to come learn your legal rights and options. Benson & Bingham will help you understand your legal position, and represent you if you have a claim to pursue. Contact us today.

There continues to be a striking discrepancy between the number of injury traffic accidents Las Vegas as a percentage versus this same time the last two years, and the number of non-injury accidents. We continue to speculate that this has much more to do with the change in Metro’s policing policies that have them not, as a matter of course, coming out to the scene of accidents where no injuries are reported. We also continue to be struck by the fact that the number of people arrested for DUI in Las Vegas is also considerably lower than years past.