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DILLON HILL, 25, COMMITS SUICIDE IN IN JAIL- AND IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED BY JAIL PERSONNEL

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (August 7, 2013) – Single mother Cathy Hill raised her son to be a sweet, gentle kid who did well in school and wanted to be an engineer someday. A devout Christian, Cathy Hill did everything in her power to raise good children, and her son Dillon was a stand-out example and he was well known during high school as being an athletic, fun-loving person with many friends.

By 2006, Dillon was enrolled at UNLV, where he completed a semester towards and engineering degree. Dillon began to take prescription pain-killers around this time, and after a few years of continued use, he graduated to heroine use. Hill was caught for the third time shoplifting from a local Wal-Mart in order to sell items to buy drugs. He was arrested and awaiting trial at Clark County Detention Center.

Not long after his incarceration at CCDC a fellow inmate found Hill unresponsive in the communal shower area. Apparently, Hill had gotten ahold of a bedsheet and used it to hang himself from the shower head. Hill was rushed to the ER but lost his life a few days later. At the time of his suicide, Hill was coming off a deep heroine-induced depression. Hill had told his mom that he was having thoughts of harming himself.

It was only after Cathy Hill told personnel this fact, that Dillon was watched more closely. However Cathy Hill wondered why her son was not taken to an isolated unit and put on suicide watch as is standard procedure in these cases.

Cathy Hill also wondered why there was access to showers which were not suicide proof, especially in a jail where over 50% of the inmates are coming off addictive drugs.

According to The Las Vegas Sun and sources familiar with jail procedures the following facts raise concerns:

* When Hill was asked by a psychiatric nurse to rate his level of depression from one to 10, with 10 being most depressed, he gave himself a 9. Yet, there’s no indication of any further psychiatric exam.

* Hill was brought off the heroin detoxification protocol relatively quickly. The detoxification protocol would provide the inmate with drugs to ease the pain and insomnia of opiate withdrawal.

* Hill was not placed on suicide watch, which would have entailed an isolation cell with frequent eyeball checks by officers and have made Hill’s manner of suicide — with a bed sheet in the shower — all but impossible.

Nevada Wrongful Death Attorney West Seegmiller states, “This suicide could and should have been prevented. There is no reason why Dillon Hill should not still be alive today and afforded a fighting chance of recovery.”

For roughly 30 years, the legal experts at Seegmiller Law Firm have represented hundreds of clients injured in serious car accidents and other personal injury incidents. Our legal team has also handled hundreds of wrongful death claims for families of victims killed or injured in accidents. Indeed, the personal injury law firm has a proven track record with more than $100 million in settlements and verdicts.

There is no cost to clients until our experienced team of lawyers and legal professionals have won your case. Finding the best attorney can mean you will get the settlement you need to get your life back on track. Compensation for your injuries, loss of wages and pain and suffering can’t take away the trauma of the accident, but it can help you rebuild your life.

Leave the legal work to our experienced car accident attorneys by calling 1-855-275-9378 (1-855-ASK WEST). Seegmiller Law Firm has offices in California including its headquarters in Irvine. We also have offices outside of Orange County to serve you in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Fresno, San Diego, Sacramento and in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Source: http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2013/aug/07/mothers-despair-her-sons-suicide-jail/

 

 

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LAS VEGAS: Investigation into Fatal Motorcycle vs. Vehicle Accident on Durango Drive Concluded

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (July 30, 2013) — Investigation into fatal vehicle versus motorcycle collision at the intersection of Durango Drive and Starboard Drive has concluded, according to a press release issued by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

The accident, which occurred on the evening of July 15, saw the death of a 19-year-old male who was riding a 2004 Kawaski ZX636.

According to the press release, Jada Lassiter, 18, of Las Vegas, was traveling northbound on Durango Drive in her 1003 Cadillac Seville attempting to make a left turn on Starboard Drive.

The motorcyclist was traveling southbound, in the middle lane, on Durango Drive.

The report states that “as the Kawasaki entered the intersection, the Cadillac attempted to turn left and was struck on the right side.”

Emergency officials arrived on scene, and paramedics rushed the motorcycle rider to UMC Trauma Center where he was later pronounced dead.

Lassiter and her passenger, a juvenile, were not injured in the accident.

According to the press release, this is the 54th traffic related fatality in Las Vegas in 2013.

“This is a tragic accident,” said Attorney West Seegmiller of The Seegmiller Law Firm. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the families involved.”

About West Seegmiller Attorneys

If you have been injured or lost a loved one resulting from a car accident in Las Vegas, Nevada, West Seegmiller Attorneys will do everything we can to help you. We work hard to obtain justice for victims and their families who suddenly find themselves facing medical bills, funeral costs and lost income due to an unexpected car accident.

The law firm has recovered millions in settlements and verdicts for its clients in counties throughout Nevada. Our attorneys are passionate about defending their clients against insurance companies and corporations who typically attempt to downplay the value of their claim.

Call for a free consultation with one of our attorneys at1-702-382-2203 or visit our website at http://www.lasvegas-personal-injury-attorney.com/

Sources: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

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Nathan Brudiar Arrested After Fatal Las Vegas Collision on Camino Al Norte

Monday, June 24th, 2013

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (June 24, 2013) – Nathan Brudiar, 27, was arrested by police in north Las Vegas following a fatal collision that occurred last Wednesday night, according to The Las Vegas Sun. The accident happened at Camino Al Norte and Edna Crane when Brudiar failed to drive his vehicle inside his travel lane. Brudiar was speeding in his red Cadillac on northbound Camino al Norte. He was allegedly under the influence of alcohol.

A gold Toyota sedan was in the process of making a U-turn on Camino al Norte at Edna Crane. Brudiar swerved out of his own lane and hit the Toyota sending it crashing into a light pole, according to the police report. The woman driving the Toyota was killed at the scene and the two male occupants in her vehicle were taken to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Brudiar fled the scene on foot before police arrived, but he has since been arrested. This is the 7th fatal crash to happen in North Las Vegas for 2013.

“Driving under the influence is such a serious offense and we have been seeing a lot in the news lately of people who cause a death or injury because of their drunk driving- only to be arrested later after trying to flee from the scene,” states West Seegmiller, owner and founder of The Seegmiller Law Firm. “Drunk-driving is never worth the calamity that can follow.”

North Las Vegas  Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Attorneys

For roughly 30 years, the legal experts at Seegmiller Law Firm have represented hundreds of clients injured in serious car accidents and other personal injury incidents. Our legal team has also handled hundreds of wrongful death claims for families of victims killed or injured in accidents. Indeed, the personal injury law firm has a proven track record with more than $100 million in settlements and verdicts.

There is no cost to clients until our experienced team of lawyers and legal professionals have won your case. Finding the best attorney can mean you will get the settlement you need to get your life back on track. Compensation for your injuries, loss of wages and pain and suffering can’t take away the trauma of the accident, but it can help you rebuild your life.

Leave the legal work to our experienced car accident attorneys by calling 1-855-275-9378 (1-855-ASK WEST). Seegmiller Law Firm has offices in California including its headquarters in Irvine. We also have offices outside of Orange County to serve you in Orange County, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Fresno, San Diego, Sacramento and in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

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Shadow Ridge High Basketball Coach Arrested

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (May 18, 2013) – A Volunteer basketball coach at Shadow Ridge High School was arrested Thursday. Angela Hensey, 24, was arrested and charged with two charges of sex with a student and charge of luring a child. Clark County Schools Police Sgt. Mitch Maciszak said that police were informed by a concerned parent who saw Maciszak driving two 15 and 16-year-old girls home in her car. It is illegal to have sexual relations with students. Hensey is due to appear in court Monday morning.

“Parents and other adults should report anything they find inappropriate…this is usually the best way to weed out sexual predators,” states West Seegmiller, owner and founder of The Seegmiller Law Firm.

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“We are a victim’s law firm that helps people who are hurt because of someone else’s negligence,” said Attorney West Seegmiller. “A personal injury attorney will make sure that evidence is collected and an investigation is conducted to ensure your rights are protected after a car crash.”

For over 30 years, the firm has been a staunch advocate for victim’s rights and has fought to win justice for clients involved in personal injury and wrongful death cases, including premises liability, product liability, auto accidents, dog bites, nursing home negligence, medical malpractice, at-work injuries, police brutality, and more. The firm has offices in Beverly Hills, Newport Beach, Riverside, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino, California and Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

 

 

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LAS VEGAS: Suspects Steal Teenager’s iPad Before Hit-and-Runover Death

Friday, May 17th, 2013

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (May 17, 2013) – Police are searching for a murder suspect who stole an Apple iPad from a teenage boy on Thursday afternoon and then got into a car and drove over the victim as he fled the scene of the crime at the intersection of Charleston Boulevard and Scholl Drive, according to a report by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

About 4:12 p.m., police say the teenage boy was walking on Charleston Boulevard carrying his iPad when he was approached by a white male adult who had just exited a white Ford Explorer or Expedition.

The man stole the iPad away from the teenager, but the boy would not let go of it. The man proceeded to get into the passenger side of the vehicle and the driver began to drive off with the teenager dragging behind the car.  As the car sped away, the teenager eventually fell off the vehicle and the driver ran over him critically injuring him.

Paramedics transported the teenager to the University Medical Center’s trauma center where he later died of his injuries.

Police say the suspect who stole the iPad was a white male adult with short blond hair, slicked back and shaved on the sides. He had a neatly trimmed beard about ¼ to ½ inches long running down his face from sideburn to sideburn. He is described as in his late 20s about 6 feet tall and 180 to 200 pounds. The suspect was wearing a white tank top and blue jeans at the time of the hit-and-run murder. See photos here.

The driver of the getaway car is described as a black male in his 20s with a medium build and a “fade” haircut, “tattoo sleeves” on both arms. He was wearing a black shirt and possibly a long chain necklace with a pendant around his neck.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office has not yet released the name of the victim.

Witnesses or anyone with information about the crime or suspect can contact the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Section at 828-3521.

About The Seegmiller Law Firm

If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to an accident in Clark Count, Nevada, The Seegmiller Law Firm may be able to help you. Our law firm represents victims who are injured or the families of those who have been killed due to someone else’s negligence.

The law firm has been serving injured clients in counties throughout Nevada and California for three decades and its attorneys are passionate about defending their clients against insurance companies and corporations.

Call for a free consultation with one of our attorneys at1-855-275-9378 or visit our website at theseegmillerlawfirm.com.

Sources:     http://www.lvmpd.com/News/PressReleases/tabid/288/EntryId/928/iPad-Theft-Leads-to-Death-of-Juvenile.aspx

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