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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 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.

Las Vegas Family Injured in Distracted Driving Accident Appear at National Transportation Safety Conference in DC

September 29th, 2010 No comments
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A Las Vegas couple that was injured when a teenage girl crashed her half ton pick-up truck helped present their case at a National Transportation Safety Conference in Washington DC.  The couple had driven to Tropicana street to help a friend whose vehicle had broken down and upon exiting their vehicle were struck by the teenager who was both on the phone and adjusting her radio.

Distracted driving in Nevada, whether it be texting, fumbling with the radio, fixing make-up or using a cell phone, is increasing cited as causes of accidents not only in Las Vegas but the rest of the United States.  In fact, distracted driving was sited for 63 fatalities in the State of Nevada over the past five years, a figure that is more then likely far greater due to the difficulty to prove the  distraction.   Furthermore, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration pens the numbers at a much larger clip.  The Las Vegas Review Journal quotes the agency as:  “According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, distracted-driving related crashes caused nearly 5,500 deaths and 450,000 injuries last year.”

While over 30 states have banned the practices of texting and 8 others driving or talking on cell phones without adequate hands-free attachments, the State of Nevada is not on the list.  The Nevada Senate passed a law that would have banned texting in their last session, however the bill was killed in Assembly.  Another bill that would have banned the use of cell phones or PDA’s by drivers 18 years of age or younger was also not passed.  Nevada legislatures continue to try pass further law outlawing such practices, however a broader support needs to be shown on both the political and local levels in order to get a grip on this epidemic of vehicle accidents in Nevada.

As for couple that were struck by the distracted teenage girl?  Their lives will never be the same after going through brain injury surgery and dozens of other neck, arm, elbow, liver, spleen, pelvis and rib surgeries.  If you or a loved one has been injured do to a Nevada drivers’ distracted driving, contact a legal firm that understands the plights of these practice, contact Benson & Bingham:  702-382-9797.