2012 was a difficult year for Las Vegas area police departments. Not only did Las Vegas pedestrian fatalities rise over 80% from 2011, but also, violent crime in Sin City saw a significant 9% rise was well. Much of the increased crime rate can be attributed to property crimes like vandalism, car theft and such. However, Las Vegas assault and battery cases also saw a marked increase from 2011. While the murder rate in Las Vegas did not increase during 2012, police believe that a number of the Southern Nevada assault cases they prosecuted could nearly have been deaths had bullets been fired an inch or more to the left or the right. If you or someone you love have been the victim of a Southern Nevada assault and battery attack, contact Benson and Bingham today for a free legal consultation.
To stem the rise in Southern Nevada violent assaults, local police departments are calling for a number of measures to be taken. The Chief of the Las Vegas Police department is lobbying Governor Sandoval, the Nevada legislature, the city council of Las Vegas and Clark County Commissioners for approval on a quarter percent increase to the sales tax in Clark County. The sales tax increase would go to hiring more officers for the police departments of Clark County. Compared to before the start of the recession, Clark County has 300 fewer police officers patrolling Las Vegas and Clark County.
Those injured in a Las Vegas assault and battery attack need not suffer financially as well as physically. Benson and Bingham, one of Las Vegas’ leading personal injury firms, can help you and your family secure money paid out to hospitals for care due to an assault and battery attack. Our attorney can also help you secure reimbursement for pain and suffering and lost work. In 2011 and 2012, our Nevada licensed personal injury attorneys secured over $24,000,000 for our clients.