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Justin Simpson | January 16, 2020 | Tags: ,

To the average Nevadan, it might seem that the state is having a pretty good couple of years. Economic growth and construction are booming. The state’s economy has rebounded and housing prices have more than doubled in the last decade. We’ve seen an influx of new residents, as many Californians have come seeking new jobs […]


BensonBingham | January 14, 2020 |

When most people hear the term post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), they think of veterans who have suffered trauma during combat. However, PTSD could happen to anyone who suffers a traumatic event, including a violent personal assault, a grisly car accident, rape, a natural disaster or a terrorist act. PTSD has been around for many […]


BensonBingham | January 13, 2020 |

Each year in Nevada, thousands of people sustain injuries in car accidents. For example, the state Department of Transportation reported 22,285 injury-causing accidents in one recent year, which resulted in injuries to more than 34,000 people. If you have suffered an injury in a Nevada car accident, keep the following tips in mind to protect […]


BensonBingham | January 12, 2020 |

Truckers must have a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and pass a medical exam before they can take to the road behind the wheel of a big rig. When driving, truckers must abide by state and federal regulations designed to keep them and others on the road safe. Truck drivers who do not have these qualifications, […]


BensonBingham | January 11, 2020 |

There’s no question that long-haul truck drivers have a hard job. These professionals work up to 70 hours a week, often driving through the night. The job is both physically and mentally draining, so it’s no surprise that many drivers suffer from fatigue. And, unfortunately, driving while fatigued is extremely dangerous. Fatigue can affect a […]


BensonBingham | January 10, 2020 |

A sideswipe accident in Fallon resulted not only in death and injury but also in a reduction in natural gas supply and the loss of power for more than 1,400 customers. The accident occurred on U.S. 50 when a minivan driver pulled out in front of a tractor-trailer. The driver of the truck swerved to […]


BensonBingham | January 9, 2020 |

Rollover accidents are more deadly than any other kind of motor vehicle crash, according to SaferCar.gov, a website maintained by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA). According to NHTSA data, although rollovers are not common, almost 35 percent of traffic crash fatalities occurred in rollovers; 69 percent of those killed were not wearing seat […]


BensonBingham | January 8, 2020 |

Truck accidents often cause catastrophic injuries and death, simply because of the size and weight of the truck involved. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), one in three over-the-road truck drivers were in a serious wreck at some point in their careers. While the number of deaths was around 700 per year in […]


BensonBingham | January 7, 2020 |

As a statewide population, Nevadan suffered 5.3 deaths per 100,000 people in motor vehicle accidents in 2014, the last year for which the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has made that data available. The situation has not improved since then. According to the Nevada Department of Transportation, Nevada saw 893 fatal crashes from 2015 through […]


Justin Simpson | January 6, 2020 | Tags: , ,

Christmas Day is a time for relaxing with family and friends. In families that observe this popular holiday, children spend the morning unwrapping piles of presents while parents and other relatives prepare elaborate meals to celebrate the holiday. Many choose to commemorate the occasion with a visit to church, either on Christmas Day or the […]


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