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Personal Injury in Las Vegas from a Water Valve Cover

July 15th, 2013 No comments
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There is always something new, it seems, to injure you as you’re out and about on the town. Truly: if it’s not one thing, it’s another, and today we have another report of something that can cause a personal injury in Las Vegas: manhole covers. Yes, you read that right: manhole covers. Though this type of covers are technically called water valve covers, few people would make the distinction. No matter the other name of the rose, they are big, round, heavy discs of metal that, apparently, have been causing quite the ruckus and property and personal injury in Southern Nevada. If you’ve suffered a personal injury in the Las Vegas area from a water valve cover, you may have a claim to pursue – Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law can help, call us today for a free consultation.

What can happen is the valve covers come loose from successive passing of vehicles or especially heavy vehicles. Even sometimes vandals and ne’er-do-wells will loosen or even remove the covers for unknown, malicious or mischievous reasons. Then, occasionally, these water valve covers then go bouncing or rolling down the street, sometimes causing personal injury or property damage in Clark County. The issue, though, as one man recently found out, is that it’s not always easy to pursue a claim for damages regarding property damage or personal injury in Las Vegas from water valve cover accidents. State law says that public utilities or agencies are not responsible or liable when they are unaware that the conditions exist. Peter Dixon, a man who recently suffered $6,000 in property damage from a water valve cover accident on South Jones in Las Vegas, is doing what any savvy consumer or lawyer should do: attempting to determine if there were any reports of this loose water valve cover previous to his accident, in which case he could have a claim to pursue. If you’ve suffered property damage or personal injury in Clark County from a water valve cover accident, Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law can help.

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Benson & Bingham’s attorneys are experienced in all types of personal injury cases in the Las Vegas valley, and know all the different ways that negligence of a third party can be ascertained. We’ll meet with you for a free consultation to talk over your own case, and see if you, too, may have a claim to pursue. If you do, rest assured that our top Las Vegas lawyers can get you the compensation you deserve. We also pride ourselves on our customer service, so you can be comfortable both with us, and your case. Contact Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law today.

CA Man Dies From 5-Storey LV Casino Fall

January 5th, 2012 No comments
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On New Year’s Eve, a 21-year old California man fell to his death from the Cosmopolitan Hotel. Found near the property’s tennis courts, police and medical examiners estimate the man fell from approximately 5 stories up. He was pronounced dead at 8:15am on January 1st. If you or a loved one has been killed or injured due to negligence of a Las Vegas casino, contact Benson and Bingham today.

This is the second falling death from the Cosmopolitan Hotel in less than a year. In March, Sean Campe of New Jersey jumped to his death from a balcony on the hotel’s 14 floor.  While many Las Vegas hotels do not have balconies, the Cosmopolitan does. In addition, last year a man fell from one Planet Hollywood roof to another, and his body was not found for two days. If you have been injured in an Nevada accident and believe the owner of the premises to be negligent, please go to bensonbingham.com today. We offer free consultations.

Benson and Bingham is one of the top law firms in the South Valleys. We pride ourselves on customer service – working closely with our clients to ensure their satisfaction. Please contact us today for a free consultation.

NV For-Profit Nursing Homes Show Care Deficiencies

December 31st, 2011 No comments
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UC San Francisco recently released a report comparing the quality-of-care in nursing homes across the country. The report compared the ten largest for profit nursing homes with the care in other for profits, non-profits and even government run homes. In general, the report’s findings showed a  better quality of care and higher staffing levels at non-profit and government run facilities. If you believe your loved one has received sub-par care in a Nevada nursing home, contact us today.

In the ten largest nursing homes, the report found that patients had more complaints and incidents of pressure sores, weight loss, falls, infections, mistreatment by staff, unsanitary conditions and more. These higher incident rates stem from lower staffing levels at large, chain operations where patient care is secondary to making a profit. Please contact Benson and Bingham at Bensonbingham.com or 702-382-9797 to discuss the neglect of any Nevadan in a Silver State nursing home.

Benson and Bingham is a full-service law firm that strives to ensure our clients are entirely satisfied by our representation. In 2010, Benson and Bingham secured over $15,000,000 in awards for our clients. Please contact us today to discuss any personal injury case. We can be found online at Bensonbingham.com

NV Accident Liability Ranges Farther Than Expected

December 30th, 2011 No comments
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In 2008, 18-year old Hiroyuki Joho, ran across train tracks in an effort to catch another train. Distracted by torrential rains and a large umbrella, Mr. Joho was struck and killed by an oncoming train. At impact, parts of Mr. Joho’s body were thrown, striking Ms. Gayane Zokhrabo approximately 100 yards away. Ms. Zokhrabo suffered a broken wrist, arm and injured shoulder. In Nevada, innocent bystanders can be injured in cases of negligence. Contact Benson and Bingham today for consolation, free of charge.

Injured not only physically but also financially, Ms. Zokhrabo sued the estate of Mr. Joho, looking to recoup medical costs, lost pay and other expenses. While initially struck down, the case was reinstated on appeal – simply put, a person running across train tracks has an expectation that should he or she be hit, their body or belongings may strike and injure another person. If you have suffered a wrongful injury in Nevada, contact us today.

Benson and Bingham (www.bensonbingham.com) Attorneys at Law are one of Las Vegas’ leading law firms. While representing you, Benson and Bingham will do all we can to ensure you are extremely satisfied with your representation. In 2010, we settled over $15,000,000 in cases for our Nevada clients.

Honda Airbag Recall Affects Nevada Drivers

December 29th, 2011 1 comment
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Honda Motors recently announced a recall of an additional approximately 275,000 vehicles, adding to the over 600,000 previously announced for a faulty airbag issue with older model Accord, Civic, Odyssey, Pilot and Acura models. The parts being recalled were installed in 2001 – 2003 vehicles repaired by the Japanese Auto manufacturer. Contact us if you have been injured by a Honda airbag in Nevada.

When driving an automobile equipped with a driver’s-side airbag, it is important to wear a seatbelt and operate the vehicle a safe distance from the steering wheel. In an accident, an airbag can explode with a force that can break a nose, glasses or cause other serious injury. If you have been injured in a Clark County auto accident and would like representation contact Benson and Bingham today.

Benson and Bingham is one of Nevada’s leading product liability attorneys. We focus on ensuring our customers get top-tier service and satisfaction. If you or someone you know has been involved in an Las Vegas auto injury accident and need assistance with workman’s compensation, medical bills or recovering lost wages, contact us today.

Las Vegas DUI Lands Man in Hospital, Woman in Jail

December 28th, 2011 No comments
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Yesterday, a 65-year old Las Vegas woman, Diana Chambers, was arrested on suspicion of Las Vegas DUI charges after striking a Nevada man, Shannon Newland, and his vehicle as he was filling the car with gasoline. The man is currently at University Medical Center being treated. If you have missed work, lost property or incurred medical costs due to a Nevada traffic accident, contact us today.

The accident, which occurred on Cheyenne Avenue near US95 has put Mr. Newland in critical but stable condition. While he is doing well and expected to recover, the Southern Nevada resident faces a difficult couple of months. He will likely miss significant work and need compensation for his damaged automobile and hospital costs. Ms. Chambers is currently being held in a Clark County jail and it is unknown how much insurance she carries.

Benson and Bingham are one of Southern Nevada’s premiere injury recovery firms. Our Nevada licensed attorneys pride ourselves on customer satisfaction and we work closely with our clients to ensure the best possible outcome for their case. Go to Bensonbingham.com today to start your case.