A weekend in Las Vegas is seen by many as a dream vacation, one people save up for years to experience. A Sin City vacation, however, can often times have a downside. When alcohol, late nights and the adrenaline of the gaming tables take effect, a Las Vegas vacation can turn downright deadly. In July 2011, 38-year old Benjamin Hawkins was enjoying playing blackjack with a friend and his wife when he took a break to head to the restroom. The Florida man alleges that when he was in that restroom he was accosted by John Massie who hurled racial epithets at the then teacher from Gainesville. Then tragedy occurred and John Massie from Utah laid dead on the floor of O’Sheas Casino. If a relative of yours was killed and you suspect it could be a LAs Vegas wrongful death case, contact Benson and Bingham today.
The casino’s surveillance video tapes show exactly what happened. Massie walked out of the bathroom first, his hands in his front pockets, and paused. Hawkins then left the bathroom and walked over to his wife and friend at the blackjack table. Massie then approached Hawkins from behind in three steps. Somehow alerted to Massie’s approach, Hawkins turned and punched Massie. Massie hit the ground from the punch and never got up. Jack Buchanan, Benjamin Hawkins attorney, says that no assault or battery took place since his client was defending himself from Massie. If a family member was killed in a wrongful death case, and you wish to recover pain and suffering, lost work and medical bills, contact Benson and Bingham for a free legal consultation today.
Benson and Bingham was founded by cousins in 2003 to provide Las Vegas residents with the best possible Clark County personal injury and Las Vegas wrongful death representation in the state of Nevada. Our success speaks for itself – we secured over $24,000,000 for our clients in 2010 and 2011.