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.
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.