As Las Vegas has continued to grow and expand over the last several decades, the types of vehicles entering and exiting the city at all hours of day has changed. The once relatively isolated communities were broken up by wide expanses of desert, and narrow dirt roads punctuated that desert to allow for commuter between neighborhoods to traverse this wild west scene. As southern Nevada developed into what it is today, a world class destination with a large and diverse community, it also stretched in size and infrastructure to accommodate this population growth.
When it comes to all of the ways something can go wrong while driving a motor vehicle on Southern Nevada roads, it almost seems overwhelming. The sheer volume of auto related accidents that Las Vegas and the surrounding areas experience on a daily basis is nearly unbelievable and may make some readers never want to jump in a car and travel around town ever again. It's daunting, really, when you stop and think about all of the Las Vegas locals who are hurt in injury car crashes each week and what the healing time in both physically and financially after such an accident.
If you've been following the Benson and Bingham blog, you will know that we recount the personal injury happenings around Las Vegas and showcase what the best course of action is if you've been wrongfully injured. Hint, it starts with medical help from licensed professionals, and ends with finding a qualified, experienced attorney from Clark County like the reputable legal representatives at one of the several Benson and Bingham offices around the city. And many of those personal injury stories are the result of accidents on Clark County roads.
Southern Nevada burn injuries are extremely traumatic.When you're at home in your apartment or house in Las Vegas, just trying to make yourself a meal and have some comfort after a long day, it's a time of intimacy that's personal to everyone. The last thing you want to be worrying about is your safety, or the possibility of your kitchen catching fire. Unfortunately, this has been the reality for many people living in Clark County. In the year 2017, 6 people died in Southern Nevada from burns, smoke inhalation, or other injuries related to Las Vegas house fires.
Sometimes, public transportation is just another way to get in an injury auto accident on Las Vegas roads. Many people, Southern Nevada locals and tourists alike rely on the network of busses, taxis, Lyft and Uber rides to cross the large city that would be otherwise impenetrable without some sort of vehicle to help. If you've read any of our other posts, you have probably seen how unfriendly and challenging Clark County can be for pedestrians, bicyclists, moped riders, or motor cycle enthusiasts.
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It's the start of 2018, and the Nevada Highway Patrol have already investigated multiple accidents on Clark County roads. And, it's very sad to say, but unfortunately some of those accidents have been traffic fatalities where one or more of the people involved were killed in the Las Vegas motor vehicle crash. One of these cases, that we'll go on to detail in the next paragraph, involved a vulnerable group of enthusiasts that are frequently hurt or killed while riding in Southern Nevada.
Las Vegas is the place to be if you're celebrating New Year's Eve. Sin City is considered the party capital of the world, and brings many people who travel across the country or even internationally to ring in the new year. They fly in or drive in, mostly packed into airplanes or cars and don sparkly, shiny, bright, or slinky outfits to be sure to stand out in the crowd of this special, Southern Nevada event.
This is the time of year that Las Vegas sees a high number of visitors. Tourists to the Southern Nevada area peak around the celebrations of New Years, a time that the Las Vegas Strip is closed down and every casino and hotel is completely full of reserved rooms. Parties are hosted all over, and the chicest nightclubs and venues have special events that bring in everyone from bachelorette parties to big-name celebrities. This is the very peak of festivities for Clark County businesses, and they prepare for months to make sure all of the details are perfect.
When a car is involved in a rollover car crash, usually the driver and passengers suffer serious consequences. The number of rollover motor vehicle accidents in the Las Vegas valley are growing, and people frequenting roads in Clark County should be on high alert not to be involved in this particular type of Southern Nevada injury auto accidents. An incident like this can be especially detrimental for those who end up getting into a serious injury car crash or traffic fatality on one of the biggest holidays of the year, Christmas Day.
If you're from Southern Nevada, chances are you've frequented Henderson, the neighborhood at the Southeastern side of the Las Vegas Valley. It's an eclectic spot, with a mingling of old and new. Many houses and casinos are located in the region, with plenty of families, businesses, and foot traffic of local Las Vegas people. It's a little oasis for many, away from the Las Vegas strip and the multitudes of tourists that frequent it. The pace seems slower, and at night the residential part is quiet and family friendly.
The countdown is on for Christmas, and the other winter holidays are upcoming or are already here (I'm looking at you Hanukkah)! The gifts are bought and wrapped, the lights are up on the outside of the house, the tree is adding a festive flair to your home and topped with an angel or a star, depending on what camp you fall into, plans for a big Christmas dinner have been decided, and the stockings are hung by the fire with care. Emphasis on the "with care" part because there are dangers that are best avoided this holiday season, and throughout the year.
Two women were killed this week in a terrible car accident in Las Vegas. A driver, who seemed to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, drove right into a group of pedestrians. Of the group hurt in the Southern Nevada hit and run car crash, three were struck and two were killed. But, there's a unique element to this tragic event. The two who were killed in the DUI hit and run auto accident in Las Vegas were related. In fact, they were actually mother and daughter.
The Clark County School District has some explaining to do. It's pretty common knowledge that the school busses in Las Vegas leave much to be desired for students and families in the Southern Nevada region. Horror stories relayed from scared students make their way back to parents about altercations that happen between classmates while riding to or from home make loved ones upset or uncomfortable. And then there the constant flow of news stories about accidents.
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For the last several weeks here on the Benson and Bingham blog, it seems like every other post is detailing a terrible accident involving someone walking in or outside a crosswalk and being struck by a car. What's worse, the majority of these serious Southern Nevada pedestrian auto accidents result in the pedestrian (and sometimes car passengers) being hurt or killed in the accident. We've even recounted how some activists in the Las Vegas Valley are trying to create a petition that would encourage legislation to limit the number of Clark County pedestrian deaths every year.
Many people flock to the Las Vegas Strip all year round. Tourists have seen it in movies and are excited by the glamour, the lights, and the fancy cars and limos that seem to be a permanent fixture on Las Vegas Boulevard. People pull in to the parking area that lines the walkway to the Welcome to Las Vegas sign, causing traffic to slow down or stop completely. Onlookers snap pictures to showcase their lavish lives on Instagram and Facebook, driving recklessly in the process.
Many of our blogs center around Boulder Highway in Southern Nevada, a stretch of road running along the lower half of Las Vegas that is particularly deadly for pedestrians and bicycle riders. Many of our readers may recognize this space as a dangerous and sometimes deadly place to be caught on the road at night. There is another road in Clark County, however, that has given Boulder Highway a run for it's money this last year and for many years before that.
Serious pedestrian accidents and deaths have been happening way too often in Nevada, and one group of community activists are aiming to stop it. As we've covered in numerous prior blogs, the number of pedestrians killed on Clark County roads is staggering. So many families will never see a brother, dad, son, mother, sister, daughter, cousin, or other relative again because they were walking in or out of a sidewalk in Las Vegas, and they were struck and killed by a car.
The first day of school in Southern Nevada and all over the United States can be really trying for parents, for a number of reasons. Often times the first day is a mixed-bag with emotions running high. On the one hand, you're excited for your child to have progressed this far, as every new year of school marks another milestone in your child's emotional, social, and educational development. On the other, parents may be sad that their young ones are growing up and may someday become adults who leave the house relinquishing parents to a life with an empty nest.
The holidays will be upon us shortly here in Southern Nevada, and it will be a merry time of year for many. The holiday season is known for the endless shopping and gift-giving that marks the time from Thanksgiving all the way through Christmas. There will be holiday music, parties, and time spent with family and friends. Almost ever present with the cheer and the spirit of this special time, is food. Whether it's cookies or eggnog, to any other traditional holiday fare, food is always a part of festivities when people gather.
This story encompasses a double-whammy of the dangerous behavior the is ever present in Southern Nevada and on Clark County roads. On the blog here at Benson and Bingham, we recently discussed the overwhelming numbers of pedestrian casualties in Nevada and Las Vegas in particular, outlining a recent article that announced that 2017 was the deadliest year for pedestrians in Southern Nevada ever recorded.
Thanksgiving is a time to reflect and enjoy some food and fun with the family. For some, this may mean traveling to other cities to see loved ones that live far away. For others, this could be a time to go to a relative's or friend's house in the same town to celebrate the holiday. For some Las Vegas and Henderson locals, they enjoy hosting Thanksgiving dinner in their home with the people they care about most. One Southern Nevada family, however, had a frightening Thanksgiving when they returned home to find their kitchen filled with smoke and engulfed in flames.
Even though the team at Benson and Bingham just recently recounted the breaking story about the highest pedestrian deaths on record in Clark County three days ago, there have been even more people walking on Southern Nevada roads who were struck by a car and have since, perished. Multiple pedestrians have been involved in a traffic fatality auto accident in Las Vegas, Henderson, and Summerlin over the past few days, with police responding and pronouncing victims dead on the scene.
Downtown Las Vegas sees a lot of activity this time of year. Travel to Southern Nevada peaks around the holidays, with family and friends who travel to visit Las Vegas locals trekking to visit and seeking out food and nightlife. A prime destination for locals and out of town visitors alike is the Freemont Street experience located in old Las Vegas. The Freemont Street Experience encompasses several bars, kiosks, gift shops, restaurants, and a multitude of casinos that boast of the very best nightlife and lodging Clark County has to offer, without the major price-tag associated with the Strip.
According to a report published last week by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, last Thursday marks the absolute deadliest year for pedestrians in documented Clark County history. At Benson and Bingham attorneys at law, we outline cases every month of pedestrians being run over or struck by a car in either Las Vegas, Henderson, or Summerlin in Nevada. Much more go undocumented on our blog, both so that we can cover incidences in Clark County of another nature and also so that our blog continues to be diverse in the stories we tell.
Las Vegas, one of those cities where an injury accident takes place almost, if not every, day. On this blog, we've documented every type of Southern Nevada injury auto accident there is, and know that there will be many more to recount before the year is through. Benson and Bingham attorneys at law would like to urge those that are on Clark County roadways to drive safely and to stay attentive and within the speed limit while operating a motor vehicle. There have been many lives lost due to traffic fatalities in Las Vegas, Henderson, and Summerlin.
Animal attacks happen all too often in Las Vegas. Dog bites are often the worst of these reported attacks because it can leave residual physical and mental scarring on the victim and the victim's family. Frequently in cases of individuals being attacked and hurt by dogs, it is almost always children who are bitten and who suffer the most serious injuries.
Although many people don't know this, taxi-related auto accidents are an almost daily occurrence in Clark County. Las Vegas is a major tourist destination, and even though Uber and Lyft are now driving tourists to and from their locations, taxi cabs still rule the road in Southern Nevada. Taxis are prevalent in all parts of the Las Vegas Valley from Henderson to Summerlin and everywhere in-between, but there is no area in Clark County that is more saturated with traffic from taxi cabs than the Las Vegas strip.
Currently under Nevada law (NRS 485.3091) an individual must have a minimum owner’s policy of liability insurance with limits of $15,000\$30,000\$10,000.
With the combination of alcohol and other substances being commonplace in Las Vegas and Henderson, car accidents are a frequent, sometimes deadly occurrence. With thousands of DUI arrests every year, Southern Nevada sees its fair share of fender-benders, injury auto accident, and traffic fatalities. Although the culture of drinking and partying is an easy cultural phenomenon to point to when things get dangerous on Clark County roadways, driving under the influence isn't always the cause of the frequent car crashes that plague Las Vegas and surrounding areas.
Product recalls are a specialized area of law where liability is called into question for manufacturers and retailers. In this case, a particularly important product is being recalled with serious consequences for buyers if they end up with a defective product. Can you imagine a piece of safety equipment that you only use in an emergency that you absolutely need to work when you pull it out? If you pictured a fire extinguisher, then you have a gruesome yet accurate imagination. This recall stands to impact millions of consumers.
Jaywalking is a citable offense in Las Vegas, and can mean that even if a pedestrian is seriously hurt after they were hit by a car, they can be held at fault for causing an accident on Clark County roadways. Jaywalking is sometimes referred to as "walking without the right to do so", and can have dire consequences for the pedestrian.
Most likely due to its moderate temperature and beautifully sunny weather, Las Vegas and Henderson have a significant amount of bike riders on the road. Whether cyclists are out riding as a more environmentally friendly way to commute to and from work, or just enjoying a beautiful day with the family ride, the biking community in Southern Nevada is prevalent on any day of the week. Although the numbers of Las Vegas cyclists are growing each year, there have also been growing numbers of cyclists involved in injury auto accidents in Clark County.
The tragic route 91 Harvest Festival shooting has had far-reaching consequences, with some legal ramifications reaching as far as the coast of California. This week, four Orange County sheriff's deputies who claimed workers compensation after being injured at the Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest Festival were denied their worker's compensation claim. This means that many court battles could be looming in the state of California.
Another day, another injury car accident in Las Vegas. When it comes to ongoing news, it's likely that the Las Vegas Review-Journal is made up of at least thirty percent articles and posts about drivers on Clark County roadways being involved, injured, or killed in some sort of traffic altercation. Just two days ago, this Tuesday, October 24th was no different. The Las Vegas Review-Journal again had a report of a serious Las Vegas injury auto accident. But this time, it was one of Las Vegas's finest that was injured among civilians.
Las Vegas. It's the sin city that's known for getting hot! Not only is the temperature sweltering in the summer, with highs soaring at or above 110 degrees, but Southern Nevada's nightlife has also been described as hot, hot, hot. However, for one Las Vegas Valley resident, the scorching nature of Clark County became much too literal. A man, who was living in a house in old Henderson, had to be rushed to the hospital after being burned in a Las Vegas house fire. In past Las Vegas house fire injury stories that we've covered on this blog, the majority of the fires happen at night.
Earlier in the week, there was an unusual accident involving two major organizations that are present in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department was called and responded to reports that an accident had occurred between a Clark County School District school bus and a Las Vegas Regional Transit Center (RTC) commuter bus. Pictures from the Las Vegas injury bus crash show that both busses sustained pretty serious damage that will end up costing Clark County School District and RTC large sums of money to fix.
Just this last week, a local Las Vegas restaurant was shut down due to contaminated food making patrons seriously ill. Unfortunately, this particular restaurant is no stranger to being the target of public and media scrutiny for it's unsafe food practices. This particular restaurant, a Mexican food establishment, is called La Mojarra Loca. La Mojarra Loca has been questioned and inspected multiple times before by food handler, and has even been featured on the Las Vegas KTNV television news segment, Dirty Dining, on three separate occasions.
At Benson and Bingham Attorneys at Law, we respect and appreciate the art of motorcycle riding. With motorcycle enthusiasts on staff at our law office locations, we completely understand the enjoyment and joy that comes from being on the back of a purring motorbike. We are, however, big proponents of careful cautious driving, especially when you're on the streets of Las Vegas. The rules of the road for motorcycle riding are generally consistent across the west coast. Practicing defensive driving is crucial to staying safe when cruising the Highway 215 while riding a Harley or a Honda.
A Las Vegas local in his late 20's faces serious consequences after causing the deaths of three pedestrian children and the injury of a fourth in a fatal hit and run auto accident last month. The suspect is being covered in the local news again because reports are surfacing that he gave conflicting information to the Las Vegas Metro Police Department when they attempted to investigate the wreck.
Las Vegas police have revised the public timeline of last week's Route 91 mass shooting. This topic has been under public scrutiny, and the changes in the event timeline have been met with lots of questions. There has been a new report from staff at the Mandalay Bay who was on shift the night that the shooter killed 58 innocent people and wounded hundreds more.
Numerous families and victims are beginning to ask this question. Should Mandalay Bay be accountable for medical expenses, future medical expenses, and disabilities that many will suffer for life? This is an issue which will likely be addressed over the following months and litigated months, if not years.
Yet another tragic loss of life occurred on Las Vegas roadways this weekend. This fatal traffic accident, though, could have been prevented. The Southern Nevada car crash took place on Sunday just before 1 in the afternoon and resulted in the death of at least one person involved.
If you've been following the news at all in the past several days, you'll know that there was a tragic violent incident in Las Vegas over the weekend. On the evening of Sunday, October 1st, there was an active shooter who injured hundreds of people and cause fear and grief on the Las Vegas strip. The shooter, who would later be identified as Steven Paddock, shot out the window to his room at the Mandalay Bay and opened fire onto the street below.
In previous articles we covered what you should do after an accident to protect yourself. Now we focus on what you should do to ensure your car is repaired to its original condition. First and foremost after the accident take pictures, pictures, pictures! You will want to have this to illustrate the extent of damage done to your vehicle.You have two options when it comes to repairing your vehicle after a collision. Assuming you have full coverage, you can use your own insurance company to begin repairs on your vehicle, the upside of this is that repairs can begin right away.
A 20-year-old driver was sentenced in Las Vegas for causing a DUI auto accident that killed his best friend. The driver, named Ceasar Mendoza received his jail sentence in a Clark County court on Wednesday. Mendoza, who was the age of 19 at the time of the southern Nevada DUI traffic fatality, was known to be driving the car that crashed, while his friend who lost his life in the car crash was in the passenger seat. His friend, who Mendoza called his best friend in an official statement shown further along in this article, was 21-year-old Alejandro Jaracuaro.
Even though Benson and Bingham Attorneys at Law handle a large volume of injury auto accident cases, they also handle a large number of cases related to victims who slip and fall. A lot of these slip and fall cases happen at businesses or while visiting casinos or hotels on the Las Vegas Strip. In instances like these, the victim has no way of knowing they are about to fall and often suffer painful injuries as a result of foreign substances on the floor or staff negligence.
The state of Nevada is known for being forgiving to businesses seeking to employ Nevada residents. As a right to work state, it’s recognized for having limited regulations for companies and limited protections for employees to turn to in times of need. Have no fear, if you’re injured or hurt at work in Las Vegas, you may be eligible for Workers Compensation. Workers comp is an area of law that encompasses any injury that occurs to a person while on the job or in the duration of employment in conjunction with work.
Las Vegas has more hotel rooms per capita than the rest of the world, making it both a world class tourist destination and the perfect place for a staycation for Southern Nevada locals. Las Vegas sees over million visitors every year and consequently experiences tons of hotel and casino accidents. Whether you're a Las Vegas local or someone visiting from out of state, if you're involved in a hotel or casino accident on or off the strip, you absolutely must hire a competent lawyer who has dealt with the big casino's legal teams and the challenges that entail.