Five have died in a Las Vegas DUI accident in Southern Nevada. The accident, which occurred approximately 3 AM on Saturday, occurred when a Dodge Durago SUV struck a Chevy Astrovan on Southbound Interstate 15 in Mesquite. When the Dodge SUV hit the Chevy minivan, the Astrovan spun out and then overturned. As the minivan rolled over five times, the driver and all six passengers were thrown. Five of the people riding in the Astrovan were killed and two were rushed to the United Hospital Emergency room and are listed in critical condition from the crash. If you or a relative have been injured or killed in a Southern Nevada high speed crash, Benson and Bingham can help you to recover from financially from the crash.
The two survivors from the Clark County automobile accident were a woman, 40, who was driving the car and teenage male, aged 15. Two California males, aged 18 and 23, who were in the Dodge Durango were taken to University Medical Center with minor injuries. Each was released from the hospital and the driver of the Duango, the 18-year old Californian, was arrested by Las Vegas Metro Police. Five Californians were killed in the crash, including three men in their forties, aged 41, 45 and 49, a woman whose age has not been disclosed and a young teenage woman.
Benson and Bingham is one of Las Vegas’ leading personal injury law firms. Our Nevada licensed attorneys have significant experience in all types of personal injury law including Nevada car accidents, Las Vegas pedestrian deaths, wrongful deaths in Clark County and even casino accidents outside of the state of Nevada when the company’s corporate parent is based in Nevada. Our staff has significant experience going up against insurance companies and caution everyone in a personal injury accident to hire an attorney and never take the initial offer from an insurance company’s representatives. We offer all of our clients a free initial legal consultation. In addition, everyone we represents is covered by our exclusive happiness guarantee. Simply stated, if at the end of your case you are unhappy with your bill, we will work with you to develop a fee structure that meets your approval.
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A 33-year old Las Vegas man was killed and his child, aged 2, was injured in a Las Vegas automobile accident. The man, James White, was driving his Ford Escort when he was hit by an exotic dancer driving a Hummer H2 Luxury SUV. The woman, 26-year old Shauna Miller, was determined by Las Vegas police was determined to be driving while intoxicated when she passed two field sobriety tests. Ms. Miller did pass a field breathalyzer test and results of a more accurate blood test to determine her blood alcohol level are pending. Ms. Miller said she had two beers before leaving her place of employment and had also taken an anti-anxiety drug Xanax. If you or a relative has been injured or killed in a Las Vegas DUI crash, contact Benson and Bingham for a free legal consultation today.
The accident occurred at approximately 7:30 AM on Saturday March 23rd at the intersection of South Wynn Rd. and West Spring Mountain Rd. Ms. Miller has stated that she attempted to stop her Hummer when Mr. White’s Ford Escort turned right on Spring Mountain Rd. Police investigators, who do not have information on who had a red light, did not find any evidence that Ms. Miller had attempted to stop her vehicle. They also determined that Mr. White’s Ford Escort was instead travelling South on Wynn Rd. Ms. Miller had finished working at the Las Vegas Spearmint Rhino gentlemen’s club at 5:30 AM and states she had two beers between 3 AM and 4 AM. Pictures resembling Ms. Miller are still posted to the Spearmint Rhino’s website.
Las Vegas personal injury attorneys and cousins Benjamin Bingham and Joseph Benson founded the Benson and Bingham personal injury law firm in 2003 with the expressed purpose of helping those injured in accidents that were due to no fault of their own. Our family owned law firm has significant experience in all types of Las Vegas personal injury law including Southern Nevada automobile accidents, Las Vegas pedestrian accidents, Clark County wrongful death and even casino accidents outside of the state of Nevada when the company’s corporate headquarters Is based in Nevada. In 2010 and 2011, we secured over $24,000,000 in injury awards for our clients.
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A mom and two of her sons were injured and one was killed when an electronic billboard fell on them at the Birmingham International Airport in Alabama. The sign that fell on the mother and her three boys weighed over 300 pounds. The mom of the family, Heather Bresette, suffered a crushed pelvis and has two broken ankles. The woman is currently unconscious and in the intensive care ward of Birmingham’s University Hospital. 10-year old Luke Bresette was killed in the accident. His brothers, Tyler, 5, and Sam, 8, suffered a concussion and a broken nose and leg, respectively. If you have been injured or had a family member killed in a premises liability personal injury case in Las Vegas, our attorneys can help you recover financially from the accident.
Renovations on the Birmingham International Airport were completed on March 13, 2013. The work began in April 2011 to upgrade the airports facilities. Over $200 million has been spent on the renovations. The construction company who did the remodel of the airport, Brasfiled & Gorrie are unsure why the sign fell. A similar sign on the other side of the airport was removed Saturday.
When first responders arrived on the scene to assist the family, six people were needed to raise the sign from the ground and twelve people were needed to hold it up so the family could be assisted by rescue workers. Benson and Bingham has significant experience with premises liability personal injury in Southern Nevada.
Benson and Bingham is one of Las Vegas’ most experienced personal injury law firms. Our attorneys have significant experience with all types of personal injury cases including Clark County premises injuries, Las Vegas pedestrian accidents, Clark County car accidents, Southern Nevada wrongful death and even casino accidents outside of the state of Nevada when the company’s corporate headquarters is located in Nevada.
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While Las Vegas area police departments and local, state and county health, transportation and safety agencies are working hard to reduce the number of Las Vegas pedestrian accidents in 2013, however, many Las Vegas residents are saying that safety upgrades are not moving fast enough. At one Northeast Valley intersection, local residents are wondering why improvements to the intersection of E. Lake Mead Blvd and N Sloan St. have not begun since local authorities were alerted to the dangerous intersection over nine months ago. Currently, the intersection has crosswalks and even pedestrian crossing caution signs, however, Las Vegas residents living in the neighborhood believe a flashing yellow light or even a traffic signal may be needed. If you or a member of your family has been injured or killed in a Clark County pedestrian accident, contact Benson and Bingham for a free legal consultation today.
Last June, while Las Vegas was in the midst of one of its most deadly years for Las Vegas pedestrian deaths, County Commissioner from Clark County, Tom Collins and the state’s Department of Transportation (NDOT) said the intersection needed to be reviewed for safety reasons. Unfortunately, nearly a year later, no improvements have been made to the intersection. An analysis of the situation has shown that NDOT and Clark County have debated over who has jurisdiction over the intersection. While many believe the intersection is dangerous, there have been no Clark County pedestrian deaths at the intersection in 2012 or 2013.
Southern Nevada pedestrian accidents happen every day. If you have been the victim of any type of Las Vegas automobile accident, Benson and Bingham can help you recover financially and recoup money spent on medical bills, for lost work and pain and suffering. Our attorneys have been successful because of the relationships we have developed with our clients. We even offer all of our customers our exclusive happiness guarantee – if at the end of your case you are unhappy with your invoice, we will work with you to get to a fee structure that meets your approval.
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While significant attention has been paid by Las Vegas area police departments and other safety agencies to Las Vegas pedestrian accidents in 2013, a new disturbing traffic injury trend has begun to appear on Southern Nevada roads – Las Vegas motorcycle accidents. So far this month, three motorcycle accidents in Las Vegas have critically injured five, including two female passengers on the motorcycles. If you have been injured in a Southern Nevada motorcycle accident, contact Benson and Bingham today. Our Nevada personal injury attorneys can help you or your family members recover financially from an accident which you aren’t at fault.
The first motorcycle accident in March happened March 3rd when a 63-year old Las Vegas man was hit by a Mercury Sedan at the intersection of Nellis Blvd and Desert Inn Road. The accident occurred at approximately 10pm that evening. Police have not released the cause of the crash or the determination of who was at fault. The driver of the Harley Davidson bike was rushed to the Sunrise Hospital Emergency room with extremely serious injuries.
The second Clark County motorcycle crash occurred a mere three days later, on March 3rd. In that accident, a motorcycle driven by an 18-year old Las Vegas man crashed into the passenger side door of a Mini Cooper. In the accident, the man driving the motorcycle and the 18-year old Las Vegas woman that was riding on the back of the bike were critically injured and rushed to University Hospital with injuries that were deemed critical.
The third Southern Nevada motorcycle accident this month happened around 11:30AM on Friday, March 15th. The single vehicle accident happened in the western edge of Clark County, The two critically injured in the Clark County motorcycle crash, a man and woman, who was a passenger on the motorcycle, had to be flown on a helicopter to University Hospital for treatment of their critical injuries.
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Last summer’s Clark County chimpanzee escape has led the Nevada legislature to consider regular Nevadans from owning exotics animals such as bears, great apes like chimpanzees, orangutans, and gorillas and large cats such as lions, tigers and leopards. While there was no Las Vegas exotic animal injury associated with last year’s chimp escape, the ferocity of these wild beasts could lead to a deadly Southern Nevada animal attack. The bill, SB245, whose primary sponsor is Republican Minority Leader, Michael Roberson, also prohibits Nevadans from owning exotic reptiles like Gila monsters and alligators. SB245 grandfathers in anyone who currently owns a dangerous or exotic animal, and it only applies to the new purchase of such creatures. The bill also reduces the need of tragic shooting of exotic animals by Nevada law enforcement when they inevitably escape. If you or a family member have been injured or killed in a Southern Nevada animal attack, contact Benson and Bingham today.
Last year, the private residence that housed exotic animals such as chimpanzees had two escape incidents that resulted in one of the great apes being killed by Las Vegas law enforcement. The other chimpanzee, CJ, was taken from her owners when she escaped a second time. The owners of the two chimpanzees, who are trained and licensed animal trainers, allege that CJ did not escape on her own and was freed by militant animal rights activists.
Benson and Bingham was founded in 2003 by cousins Benjamin Bingham and Joseph Benson to assist Nevadans injured through no fault of their own. While our personal injury law firm can’t help with healing your wounds, we can make sure that you or your family recovers financially. We have significant experience with all types of personal injury law, including Clark County animal attacks, Las Vegas pedestrian accidents and even Southern Nevada wrongful death cases.
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Yet another fatal automobile accident has occurred in Las Vegas, and yet again, police believe the accident is due to a Las Vegas DUI. On Saturday evening, 23-year old Arturo Castillo was driving along North Rainbow Blvd. with a 15-year old boy from Las Vegas and another passenger when he lost control of his black SUV and crashed into a telephone pole. Police arriving at the scene performed a sobriety test on Mr. Castillo, which he subsequently failed. While the driver and one of the passengers in the SUV suffered minor injuries from the crash, unfortunately, the 15-year old boy who was also a passenger in the car was killed. The name of the minor who passed away in the crash has yet to be released, and will once his family has been notified. If you have been injured or had a relative killed in a Las Vegas automobile accident, Benson and Bingham can help you recover financially from the mishap.
This Southern Nevada DUI accident has brought to Las Vegas its 25th automobile related death of 2013. The Black SUV in the accident suffered serious damage in the crash – as well as the light pole.
Benson and Bingham is a leading Las Vegas personal injury law firm. Our licensed Nevada personal injury attorneys have significant experience with every type of personal injury law including Clark County automobile accidents, Clark County wrongful death and even Las Vegas pedestrian accidents. The majority of our clients come to us from recommendations from past customers. One of the reasons why we receive so many customer testimonials is our exclusive happiness guarantee. We guarantee that at the end of your case, if you are unhappy with your final invoice, we will work with you to derive a price structure that meets your approval. We also offer our first time clients a free introductory legal evaluation of your case.
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Statistical analysis and experience have taught Las Vegas area police departments and state and local safety agencies what intersections and stretches of highway are the most common places for Las Vegas car crash injuries and Las Vegas pedestrian accidents. With this knowledge, and the desire to reduce the rising number of automobile injuries in Clark County, Southern Nevada police departments have increased law enforcement presence in Las Vegas’ most dangerous intersections. The assumption is that the large number of accidents in certain areas is due to Las Vegas drivers’ tendencies to violate traffic laws in these areas. Benson and Bingham is one of Las Vegas leading personal injury law firms. If you or a family member have been injured or killed in a Las Vegas automobile accident, Benson and Bingham can help you recover money spent on medical bills, for pain and suffering experienced and even for lost work.
Area police agencies are targeting driver behavior that is known to cause Southern Nevada automobile injury accidents, including speeding, driving while intoxicated, unsafe lane changes, cell phone use while driving, failure to yield and distracted driving in general. The targeted intersections are where Charles Blvd. meets Lamb Blvd the intersection of Flamingo Rd. and Decatur Blvd. Area police departments are intending to write significant citations at these intersections, but are also hoping that drivers will notice the increased police presence and drive safer.
So far in 2013, Las Vegas has seen 25 automobile related fatalities, in this number includes the death of 8 pedestrians. In 2012, 109 people were killed in Las Vegas automobile accidents, 40 of them were on foot.
Benson and Bingham has significant experience with all types of Nevada personal injury law, including Las Vegas pedestrian injuries, Clark County automobile accidents and even casino accidents outside the Silver State when the company’s corporate headquarters is based in Nevada.
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Even though Nevada is seen by many as a libertarian paradise due to the Silver State’s embrace of legalized prostitution and its early acceptance of casino gambling, 2012’s rash of Las Vegas pedestrian deaths and 2013’s pace to beat 2012’s near record breaking numbers has state, county and city lawmakers and law enforcement officials proposing significant new laws designed to increase pedestrian safety. One of those provisions, a law to ban texting while walking received its first legislative hearing in the Nevada Assembly last week. The bill is patterned on the bill recently passed by the New Jersey town of Ft. Lee. If you or a relative has been hurt or killed in a Southern Nevada pedestrian accident, contact Benson and Bingham today.
The bill, as proposed by longtime Democratic Nevada Assemblyman Harvey Mumford, would fine people crossing the street while using their phones $100 for a second violation and $250 for a third and subsequent violation. The first time a person is ticketed for using their cell phone while crossing the street would be given a written warning. The New Jersey statute fines people $85 for breaking the law. A number of Democratic Assembly members asked significant questions during the hearing on the bill. Las Vegas Assemblywoman Heidi Swank wanted to know if the proposed law applied to those reading a book while walking. Transportation Committee Chairman Richard Carrillo wanted to know if he could be ticketed for just looking at his phone, possibly to answer an incoming call.
Benson and Bingham is the leading Las Vegas personal injury law firm, with significant experience in all types of personal injury law including Clark County pedestrian accidents, Las Vegas automobile accidents, Clark County wrongful death and even casino accidents outside the Silver State when the company’s corporate parent is based in Nevada. We also offer every one of our clients our exclusive happiness guarantee – if at the end of your case you are unhappy with your final invoice, we will work with you to develop a fee structure
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Yet another Las Vegas pedestrian accident has resulted in one person dead and another injured. The latest accident occurred Sunday evening around 5pm when the two individuals were run down on the side walk at Sahara Ave and Valley View Blvd. Police reports have stated that the accused driver in the accident fled the scene immediately after the crash. The driver, 33-year old Jason Manuma was arrested by police two miles from the crash. The two pedestrians in the accident were Eduardo Planton-Sanchez, 39 and Brenda Smiley, 52. Ms. Smiley was killed in the Las Vegas DUI pedestrian accident. Mr. Manuma was driving his Nissan Titan on Sahara when he lost control of the SUV and sped into oncoming traffic. Mr. Manuma then hit both Ms. Smiley and Mr. Planton-Sanchez. If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a Southern Nevada pedestrian accident, contact Benson and Bingham today.
Mr. Manuma was arrested by Las Vegas police shortly after the accident and was administered sobriety tests by the arresting officers. The 33-year old failed the sobriety tests and was charged with Las Vegas driving while intoxicated, fleeing an accident scene and a fatal DUI crash. Benson and Bingham has significant experience with all types of personal injury law and can help those hurt in injury accidents or their survivors sue for lost wages, money spent on healthcare due to the accident and even pain and suffering.
Benson and Bingham, one of the leading Las Vegas personal injury law firms, has significant experience with Clark County pedestrian accidents. Our practice also has successfully worked on cases involving Las Vegas automobile accidents, Clark County wrongful death and even casino accidents outside of the Silver State when the company’s corporate parent is based in Nevada. We even offer all of our customers our exclusive happiness guarantee – if at the end of your case you are unhappy with your final invoice our staff will work closely with you to develop a fee structure that meets your approval.
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