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Several Passengers Injured after Las Vegas Monorail Accident

January 13th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments
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The Las Vegas Monorail was involved in an accident Tuesday, January 13th.  According to initial reports, the Las Vegas Monorial’s brakes locked up causing vasts amounts of smoke to pollute the victims who were riding in  the air sealed cabin at the time of the accident.

This is not the first accident sustained by the Las Vegas Monorail.  At the end of August, early September of 2004, the Las Vegas Monorail was closed for several days after a 50 pound wheel of the monorail fell off on an northbound route.  Although no one was hurt, the closure inconvenienced daily passengers, as well as some of the 90,000+ attendees to the Men’s Apparel guild in California (MAGIC) Show.

Las Vegas is the home of tourism, and consequently there are many tourist or convention goer accident and  injuries. Often times, out-of-state visitors do not know where to turn if there are involved in an accident or injury.  The Las Vegas Injury and Accident Law Offices of Benson & Bingham are experienced personal injury attorneys born and raised in Nevada.  If you or a family member have been invovled in an accident, contact their Las Vegas Law Offices for a free legal consultation.

Understanding your rights, whether injured in public transport such as the Las Vegas Monorail, is the first step to ensure your injury costs are accounted.

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  1. January 13th, 2009 at 18:54 | #1

    I was googling the accident, and saw there was an earlier article about the Problems with the Las Vegas Monorails’s Emergency Windows. How horrific for those trapped in the car suffocating from the smoke.

    The full article is here:
    http://www.lasvegasnow.com/Global/story.asp?S=3357938&nav=168XDWn7

  2. Michael
    February 18th, 2009 at 09:37 | #2

    I was in the train when this happen it was horrible. We had to force the doors open and remove the windows. I help an older lady to safety that was in the back train. I would like to know how she is if any one reads this that knows her please leave a comment I will check back. As a result I am now being treated for lung problems. So if any one that was on there with me comes across this please see a lung doctor

  3. WE’VE BEEN HOSED DAVEY!
    October 2nd, 2012 at 05:44 | #3

    SIX HUNDRED AND FIFTY MILLION PLUS DOLLARS!!! THAT’S $650,000,000.00+ INVESTED INTO ONE OF, IF NOT THE WORST CATASTROPHE IN NEVADA HISTORY ($658.9 million to be exact) !

    http://www.lvrj.com/business/u-s-judge-questions-monorail-reorganization-plan-134058228.html

    It’s… just… OH MY GOD! :!:

    This has to be ranked right up there with the North Korean Ryugyong Hotel for worst engineering rip-off disasters of all time! :shock:

    The freaking thing is only FOUR MILES LONG (almost it’s 3.9) and doesn’t even go down the strip! And it costs more… and after you get off, you have to walk or take a cab to get anywhere.

    LOL!

    Just LOL! :lol:

  1. January 13th, 2009 at 18:46 | #1
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