Whether you live and work in Las Vegas or are visiting with friends or family, getting from one place to another can present a challenge. As the result of difficulties and delays caused by traffic congestion, many people opt to rely on public transportation as opposed to driving or renting a car. At the Ladah Law Firm, your safety is important to us. Regardless of which mode of transportation you choose, follow these tips for getting around safely.
Car rentals offer you the flexibility of driving yourself, without the hassle of having to wait for a bus, cab or Lyft and ultimately, being at the drivers mercy if they’re not safe. Unfortunately, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal, our city is one of the most likely for visitors to be involved in rental car accidents. If you do opt to rent a vehicle during your stay, spring for the extra insurance coverage, and check with your credit card company, as some include this insurance when you use their card to pay for a rental. If you are in an accident in a rented car, notify the authorities and exchange information with other drivers involved, the same as you would in any accident.
Las Vegas offers buses and shuttles at all hours, but many prefer taking a cab instead. According to Vegas.com, there are over 3,000 cabs in the city, and while fares can be expensive, you can cut costs by sharing rides with others. Rather than hailing a cab, you can request a pickup from a specific company or simply wait at a cab stand. Be sure and get fare information up front, and wear your seat belt during your trip. If you are injured while taking the cab, be sure and get the cab number and the name of both the driver and the cab company in order to file a claim.
If you or someone you care about is involved in an accident while visiting Las Vegas, contact Ladah Law Firm today to speak with a Las Vegas car accident lawyer. Serving Las Vegas and the surrounding areas, we can assist you in getting the compensation you need to recover.