As the 28th-most populated city in the United States with more than 648,000 people and millions of tourists, accidents are bound to happen in Las Vegas. Our accident attorneys help injured people obtain financial recovery from the parties who caused their pain. If you were hurt in a car wreck, a truck crash, or a slip and fall accident in Sin City, give us a call. We’ll guide you through the injury claims process to ensure you receive adequate compensation to pay for medical treatment and help you make ends meet.
Las Vegas is located in Clark County, Nevada. The city anchors the Las Vegas Valley metropolitan area which is home to over 2,227,000 people. As the largest city in the Mojave Desert, the city itself covers approximately 142 square miles of land.
Sin City is known for its nightlife. Casinos, shopping, fine dining, and unique entertainment venues line the Las Vegas Strip. A worldwide leader in the hospitality industry, Las Vegas has more AAA Five Diamond hotels than any other city in the world. The city consistently ranks as one of the world’s most visited tourist destinations.
For people who live, work, and play in Vegas, the city offers many recreational opportunities. There are:
Swimming pools, community centers, sports fields, and numerous theme parks, water parks, and similar attractions are also located in the city.
While tourism and entertainment are the largest industries in Las Vegas, construction, warehousing, and professional, technical, and healthcare industries generate employment in the region as well.
With so much to see and do, such a large number of people in one area, and new roads and communities popping up around every turn, it’s no surprise that Las Vegas is filled with accident and injury risks.
Pedestrian Safety Problems
Between 2012 and 2016, about 353 pedestrians were killed and another 720 were severely injured in Nevada, and 57 of those deaths happened in the Las Vegas Valley in 2016 alone. Unfortunately, pedestrian fatalities continue to rise. 2017 was the deadliest year for pedestrians in the metropolitan area, with 78 people losing their lives after getting struck by motorists. Pedestrian deaths accounted for 38% of traffic-related fatalities in Clark County that year.
About 65% of impaired driving fatalities and severe injuries happened in Clark County and the Las Vegas Valley between 2012 and 2016. Most of the serious accidents occurred on urban roadways. Although the city continues to work to reduce impaired driving fatalities and serious injury crashes in Las Vegas, drugged and intoxicated drivers still pose a significant risk for people in Sin City.
Hotel and Casino Injuries
Dangerous conditions at Las Vegas hotels, casinos, and resorts are a common occurrence. In 2016 alone, there were more than 48 million occupied hotel nights in Las Vegas. Although hotels in Nevada have a duty to ensure that their properties are safe for guests, negligent security, slips and falls, and poorly maintained furnishings injure countless visitors every year.
If you were hurt in Las Vegas, you may be able to claim damages against the property owner, negligent driver, or manufacturer who caused your injuries. You should file your injury claim as soon as possible, however. If you attempt to file your claim after the statute of limitations expires, you could lose your right to recover damages.
Our accident attorneys will determine who may be liable for your injuries, prepare your claim, and negotiate with the insurance company. If a settlement that provides you with appropriate economic and noneconomic damages cannot be reached, we’ll bring your case before the court to ensure you are compensated for your losses.
We invite you to call us today at (702) 750-0750 or submit your information through our online form for a free evaluation of your personal injury claim.
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