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It's sad but it's true, Las Vegas has an abnormally high rate of accidents happening as a result of someone driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Drinking is a 24-hour pastime in Southern Nevada, and it seems that even harsher penalties don't act as that big of a deterrent for those who get drunk and then choose to endanger everyone else on the road because they also chose to drive. There are an unlimited number of choices when deciding where to grab a drink in Las Vegas, Henderson, and Summerlin, and because of that, no roads are completely safe.
Although many Las Vegas casinos and resorts see a decline in visitors staying and frequenting their locations this time of year, that doesn't mean that the action has died down. The strip may be slow, but that doesn't mean the need for finding a good lawyer who specializes in hotel claims has decreased. There are so many types of accident and injury that can happen on the premises of a Southern Nevada hotel, casino, or resort. Benson and Bingham have worked on many casino related accident and injury cases, and have sued almost every resort on the Las Vegas Strip.
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.
The below essay was from one of two runner up prize winners of the First Annual Benson & Bingham Scholarship Contest. Submitted by Olivia Campbell, a current law student at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, we are proud to showcase why attorneys Joseph Benson and Ben Bingham selected Ms.
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.