Nevada Personal Injury Lawyers Representing Accident Victims in Imlay
The community of Imlay occupies 34.5 square miles of Nevada’s Pershing County and is home to over 170 residents. Despite the lack of inhabitants, the area does still have an elementary school, post office, a general store, as well as a trading post.
What makes this area particularly unique, however, are the number of historic abandoned buildings, the most notable being the Thunder Mountain Monument. This series of buildings was constructed by a World War II veteran (who went by the name “Thunder”) and were intended to be a monument to the Native American culture.
Situated along the I-80, Imlay is a town often passed by Nevada natives, travelers and truckers. The area did enjoy a slight upswing in popularity after being named “Town of the Week” on the public radio show “Whad’Ya Know” hosted by Michael Feldman in 2009.
Keeping Imlay’s Residents Safe from Fire
One major concern that arises whenever a town is nearly abandoned or becomes a “ghost town” are fire-related issues. Whether caused by vandals, product defects or lack of attention and care by a resident, accidents involving fire are costly and are often fatal.
Reducing Your Risk of Fire
It’s estimated that fire accidents kill nearly 3000 Americans every year, with another 85,000 suffering temporary or permanent injuries. The dry desert air of Imlay doesn’t help when a fire starts, making it all the more important that individuals actively work on reducing their risk of starting a fire, and report any potential fire concerns or outbreaks immediately.
Residents of Imlay can reduce their chance of suffering from a fire within their home, workplace, or in the community by:
- Disposing of cigarettes appropriately (i.e. ensuring the flame is fully out and the cigarette cool before tossing in the trash, not throwing butted cigarettes in gardens, grasses, near buildings or homes, etc.)
- Placing flammable belongings away from the flame (particularly in sheds and garages)
- Moving portable heaters away from flammable objects and turning them off overnight
- Keeping halogen lighting away from upholstery and the ceiling
- Properly installing smoke detectors and having a fire extinguisher on hand
The damage caused by a fire is not only emotionally upsetting, but it can be financially draining particularly if you lack insurance, if your home insurance has deemed you will not be covered, or if it was due to the negligence of another.
The Imlay personal injury attorneys at Bertoldo, Baker, Carter and Smith have built relationships with industry specialists who will be able to help us assess third-party involvement. That, when coupled with our experience, will help you secure fair compensation for your damages.
We welcome your call today at 702-228-2600 to discuss your case.
Directions to Las Vegas Personal Injury Attorneys from Imlay, NV
These directions are from Google Maps starting from:
Total Est. Time: 7 hr 11 mins
Total Est. Distance: 478 mi
- Turn right toward I-80 W
- Turn right to merge onto I-80 W
- Merge onto I-80 W
- Take exit 83 for US-95 toward Fallon/Las Vegas
- Continue onto US-95 S/Rte 95 S
- Turn right onto W Williams Ave
- Turn left onto US-95 S/Rte 95 S/S Taylor St
- Turn left onto NV-362 S/US-95 Truck
- 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 Blvd 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