Summerlin fatal accident lawsuit: Scott Gragson settles with passenger

February 25, 2022 | Ed Bernstein
Summerlin fatal accident lawsuit: Scott Gragson settles with passenger Scott Gragson, a real estate agent in Las Vegas who is serving a prison sentence for driving drunk and causing a deadly 2019 collision in Summerlin, has reached an agreement with a victim of the accident. During a court hearing on Friday, the confidential agreement was announced, according to Randall Jones, who represented Christopher Bentley. Bentley, a passenger in Gragson's car, suffered a traumatic brain injury in the May 2019 accident at The Ridges in Summerlin. Gragson had already agreed to a compensation plan with the family of Melissa Newton, who was killed in the accident. Gragson was required to pay her family $21 million as part of the agreement. Gragson has also reached settlements with passengers Greg Tassi and Christie Cobbett. Gragson pleaded guilty to one count of DUI causing death and one count of DUI causing serious bodily injury, and was sentenced to eight to 20 years in prison in September 2020. According to the Nevada Department of Corrections' website, he is incarcerated at Stewart Conservation Camp, a low-security work camp south of Carson City. Gragson's legal representative, James Pisanelli, did not respond to a request for comment on Wednesday. “Car accidents are on the rise in the Las Vegas area. At Edward M Bernstein and Associates, we take these accidents seriously. If you or a loved one have been involved in a car accident, we can help you. Call 702-996-3917. Note: These posts are created using publicly available (secondary) sources. The information has not been independently verified. If you see any information that should be corrected, please bring it to our attention, and we will make adjustments. The photos included in these posts do not represent the actual accident scene.”


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Edward M. Bernstein, Esq. is the owner and founding partner of Edward M. Bernstein & Associates, and one of the most recognizable figures in Nevada. Ed is one of state’s premier personal injury attorneys and has hosted The Ed Bernstein Show for over 31 years. He has served the Las Vegas community for decades with dozens of community appointments and terms of service. In the year 2000, he was Nevada’s Democratic nominee for the United States Senate.

Ed received his B.A. from Long Island University in 1971 and his J.D. from Widener University in 1975. Since then, Ed’s professional accolades include numerous publications, honors and awards, court appointments, and has been named one of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators.