Nevada Personal Injury Lawyers Representing Accident Victims in Genoa
Genoa, a relatively small, census-designated community, is located near the eastern shores of Lake Tahoe in Douglas County, Nevada.
Originally founded in 1851 by Mormon pioneers as a trading post, Genoa, which is part of the Carson River Valley, was the first community in the Nevada Territory. Located roughly 40 miles to the south of Reno, Genoa measures approximately 9.1 square miles and is home to approximately 940 people.
The town’s historic district, which is south of the county seat of Minden, has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1975.
Fire Accidents in Genoa
Even residents in small communities like Genoa suffer as the result of unexpected accidents, including motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall accidents, and, sadly, devastating fire accidents.
Fires can occur on commercial or residential property, or even in public areas, such as parks or roadways. Regardless of where they occur, fire-related accidents are often traumatic experiences for all parties involved.
Injuries suffered in these types of accidents go deeper than the serious physical aspect – they cause emotional scarring that can be endured for the rest of the victims’ lives. Burn victims sometimes require ongoing, extensive medical care to rehabilitate and help them live their lives, and often face expensive medical expenses as a result.
Although fires are unpredictable, and can be accidental, they generally start as a result of negligent behavior or hazardous conditions. Some situations that increase the risk of a fire accident include:
- Unsupervised fireplaces
- Lack of proper prevention, including extinguishers or alarms
- Thoughtless placement of flammable belongings
- Faulty connections on gas grills
Due to their severity, fire accidents see a large number of injuries and fatalities annually. Each year, an estimated 3,000 people lose their lives due to a fire accident, with roughly 15,000 more suffering serious injury. Although fire accidents can happen almost anywhere, the vast majority – roughly 85% – occur in residential properties.
Although it is impossible to fully avoid an accident, it is important to remember that precautions can be taken to minimize risk, including:
- Placing fire extinguishers in hazardous areas of the home
- Installing fire alarms throughout your home and regularly changing the batteries
- Developing a fire escape plan with your household
In Genoa and the surrounding communities in Douglas County, our accident injury attorneys are available to assist with the investigation of your personal injury case. No matter what the circumstances are, it is imperative for victims of fire accidents to enlist the help of a trained expert, who can provide sound legal advice and the compassionate support you need.
If the fire has occurred due to another’s negligence, an attorney can help you pursue a case. However, oftentimes the circumstances surrounding fire accidents remain a mystery, and we can provide a thorough investigation into your claim and help give you the peace of mind you both need and deserve.
In Nevada, our legal team at Bertoldo, Baker, Carter and Smith understand the nuances of personal injury cases, including those related to fire accidents. Our attorneys have superior investigative skills and a broad legal knowledge, and have worked on behalf of victims to secure the damages they deserve.
To speak with one of our personal injury attorneys, call us (702) 228-2600. We offer a free preliminary consultation to discuss your case.
Directions to Las Vegas Personal Injury Attorneys from Genoa, NV
These directions are from Google Maps starting from:
Total Est. Time: 6 hr 53 mins
Total Est. Distance: 431 mi
- Head southeast on Nixon toward Jacks Valley Rd/Main St
- Continue onto NV-206 S
- Turn right onto US-395 S
- Turn left onto NV-208 E
- Slight left onto NV-339 N
- Turn right onto US-95 ALT S
- Turn left at Bonanza to stay on US-95 ALT S
- Turn right onto US-95 S/Rte 95 S
- Turn left onto NV-362 S/U.S. 95 Truck
- Turn left onto US-95 S/Rte 95 S
- Turn left onto US-95 S/S 2nd St/Rte 95 S
- Take exit 81 for Rainbow Blvd
- Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Rainbow Boulevard S and merge onto NV-595 S/N Rainbow Blvd
- Merge onto NV-595 S/N Rainbow Blvd
- Turn right onto W Sahara Ave
- Destination will be on the right
We are located at:
7408 West Sahara Ave
Las Vegas, Nevada 89117