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Nevada Personal Injury Blog

BensonBingham | February 22, 2021 |

We often build our modern lives around the automobile. Las Vegans depend on cars to get to work, go to the grocery store, and visit acquaintances. However, the convenience of owning and driving a car comes at a cost. Tens of thousands of Americans die or suffer injuries in car accidents every year. Car accidents […]

BensonBingham | February 20, 2021 |

You can get hurt because of someone else’s wrongful conduct in a virtually infinite variety of ways. Oftentimes, you have no control over those circumstances. A drunk driver’s car slams into yours, for example, even though you drive defensively and follow the rules of the road. Sometimes, however, you choose to put yourself in a […]

BensonBingham | February 17, 2021 |

Nearly $50 million in workers’ compensation claims get paid every year, so you might think obtaining workers’ comp benefits is easy. Unfortunately, that’s not so. Injured workers often have a rude awakening when they learn about the gauntlet they need to run simply to obtain the benefits they deserve. One of the many hurdles workers […]

BensonBingham | February 15, 2021 |

Generally speaking, a person who suffers injuries because of someone else’s wrongful decisions or actions has a legal right to seek compensation from that wrongdoer through a personal injury lawsuit. In that lawsuit, the person injured is the plaintiff, and the person the plaintiff sues is called the defendant. The amount of money the plaintiff […]

Justin Simpson | February 11, 2021 |

Fatal crashes have been on a steady increase in Nevada over the past three years, with 2020 having a 3.3 percent increase from 2019. The Nevada Highway Patrol reported that a large majority of the 314 fatal crashes in 2020 were caused by speeding or impatient driving. [1] However, a recent report by the Advocates […]

BensonBingham | February 10, 2021 |

People often want to put a car accident behind them as quickly as possible, with the least amount of hassle in the process. That’s completely understandable. However, that instinct can also lead to problems, such as when an accident victim makes the mistake of thinking that hiring a lawyer will only slow the process down […]

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If you suffer from back pain because of a work-related injury, it is important to understand how this could affect your life and your future. Back injuries are the most common work-related injury suffered by workers and one of the main reasons they seek workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ compensation laws in Las Vegas are there […]

BensonBingham | February 8, 2021 |

Motorcycle Helmet Laws in Nevada Riding your motorcycle offers a great deal of freedom and convenience. It allows you to use less gas, lets you enjoy the wind roaring around you, and enhances that sensation of speed. While riding, however, you must take care to adhere to Nevada laws. In addition to following the same […]

BensonBingham | February 5, 2021 |

The reasonable person standard is the standard by which the law deems negligent conduct. It looks at a person’s conduct and asks, “Would a reasonable person do this and consider it safe?” If the answer is no, then the law considers the defendant’s actions or inactions negligent. Both tort law and criminal law use the […]

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Too often, when faced with the immediate trauma and disruption of an accident, motorcyclists do not know what steps to take to protect themselves. Below we discuss some easy steps that you can take following a motorcycle accident to help protect yourself, both physically and legally. Step One: Ensure Your Physical Safety First and foremost, […]

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