Nevada roads are dangerous places. We got another reminder of this vivid and terrible fact yesterday, when a 19 year old from California was killed in car accident in the Las Vegas area on Interstate 15, to the south of town. Many people are killed or injured in car accidents in Clark County every year, and Interstate 15 all throughout the area, though particularly in the vicinity of the iconic Las Vegas Strip, is one of the most dangerous places for vehicle accidents in the country. Have you or a loved one been injured in a vehicle accident in Southern Nevada, and need a lawyer? Or, god forbid, has a loved one been killed in just such an accident? Then you need an injury lawyer in Las Vegas, one who knows the law and has a long track record of getting clients the compensation and coverage they need. Call Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law for a free consultation and to get started on your claim today.
According to a trooper from the Nevada Highway Patrol, the incident took place shortly before 4 in the morning yesterday. It occurred between Jean and St. Rose Parkway. It was purported to be an accident involving only one vehicle, the vehicle driven by the man who died. The pickup truck he was driving lost control, and the deceased was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead there on site. The fatal accident in Las Vegas caused a closure of this busy highway; motorists were redirected through Sloan while the crash was being cleared off the highway. The traffic diversion was cleared shortly after 8 in the morning when the highway was reopened following this accident. The 29 year old killed in the car accident in Las Vegas was from California, though it was not immediately clear if he was in Las Vegas on vacation. Many people visit Las Vegas each year to vacation, and unfortunately many are involved in accidents. If you’re involved in an accident while on vacation in Las Vegas and need an attorney, call Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law for a free consultation. We can even handle your claim without you having to come back to the state in some cases, call us today to talk over your case.
Benson & Bingham have been helping people injured in accidents in Southern Nevada for years. Our law firm specializes in getting people injured in accidents the best compensation possible for their injury. We also make it a priority to make our clients feel comfortable and taken care of, so call us for a free consultation today.
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Last year, on December 7th, a Las Vegas sightseeing helicopter carrying five people, the pilot, two from Kansas celebrating their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary and two honeymooners from India crashed just sixteen miles from Las Vegas. The two couples were on vacation, and had paid tour operator, Sundance Helicopters, to take them on a helicopter tour of the Hoover Dam. Emergency personnel rushed to the scene, but unfortunately, there were no survivors from the crash. The company had also been involved in 2003 when a helicopter taking tourists on a tour of the Grand Canyon crashed after its rotors struck the walls of the national monument. If you have been injured or had a relative killed in a Las Vegas vacation accident or crash, contact Benson and Bingham today for a free legal consultation.
The NTSB, which investigates tragic air accidents across the United States, has issued its report on the December helicopter accident that resulted in the tragic deaths of the two couples. The board states that certain steering mechanisms and other small parts including bolts and screws were not found at the scene of the crash. However, the parts of the helicopter that are normally attached to the steering mechanism and bolts were found, and there is little chance the parts would be missing even after a catastrophic accident. Investigators are assuming the bolts and other small parts were secured before the helicopter took flight, were installed incorrectly and fell off during flight. These findings are consistent with the Eurocopter AS350’s reported climbs, dives and turns during the crash. If you have lost a relative due to a Hoover Dam helicopter crash, and wish to recover money for lost work, travel costs, hospital costs and pain and suffering, contact Benson and Bingham today.
Benson and Bingham is a leading Las Vegas personal injury law firm that represents people injured in casinos owned or run by Las Vegas gaming companies, those hurt during Las Vegas vacations and dangerous or defective product cases.
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Imagine your dream vacation to the Western United States. You’ve saved for years and you are excited to see San Francisco, Hollywood, the Las Vegas Strip, the Grand Canyon and the Hoover Dam. You’ve enjoyed yourself and the Las Angeles tour operator showing you the country has been a terrific host. Then tragedy strikes. Still in Nevada, your tour bus climbs the mountains approaching the Hoover Dam when the bus driver pulls over quickly and flees with a fire extinguisher. After moments, he rushes back onto the bus, screaming “GET OUT, THE BUS IS ON FIRE.” You and everyone else on your tour get off the bus safely and you begin wondering how you will replace your passport, if Las Vegas has a consulate from your country, relieved you uploaded pictures of your trip so far to facebook the night before. If on vacation you were part of an accident or were injured in Las Vegas, contact Benson and Bingham for a free legal consultation today.
Local authorities have stated that at the high altitudes and dry climate around the dam, engines not properly maintained often experience difficulty. Many over heat and that overheating can quickly turn into engine fires. The bus company, Bravo Express, immediately rescued the stranded international tourists with a replacement bus. If you have had a Las Vegas vacation tragedy and wish to recover money for pain and suffering, lost work and medical bills, contact Benson and Bingham today.
In Las Vegas, NV, the attorneys at Benson and Bingham are renowned as some of the best personal injury attorneys in the region. Their Nevada licensed attorneys work with clients from all over the world, whether Nevada residents, Americans from out of state or even tourists from around the world. Our staff takes the time to build strong relationships with all of our clients, and these relationships ensure our success.
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