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Is It Safe To See Las Vegas On Foot?

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Las Vegas is among the most popular cities for tourists in the entire world. According to the most recent statistics made available by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Convention Authority (LVCVA), nearly 43 million visitors came to the city in the year 2016. Even more people are expected to visit the region in the coming years.

If you are coming to Las Vegas, there are many different ways to get around the city. One strategy you might use is trying to see Las Vegas on foot. This can be done, and in certain parts of the city, it is a good idea. That being said, if you are not properly prepared, seeing Las Vegas on foot can potentially turn dangerous.

At Ladah Law Firm, we want to make sure that everyone has a fun, safe time when they are visiting our great city. Here, we highlight the three main safety concerns that you and your family need to be ready for when walking around in Las Vegas.

1. Prepare for High Temperatures

As reported by U.S. Climate Data, the average high temperature in Southern Nevada stays above 90 degrees from early May through the middle of October. The bottom line: Las Vegas gets hot. Of course, on some level, almost everyone has a general understanding of this fact. Still, many visitors are not fully prepared to deal with the consequences of the heat when they are coming to Southern Nevada. Walking around on a hot summer day can be extremely dangerous. You need to protect yourself and family. Please always remember to:

  • Apply an ample amount of sunscreen;
  • Bring water with you, and drink a lot of it;
  • Limit your time outdoors; and
  • Refrain from overexerting yourself.

2. Be Aware of Your Surroundings

While Las Vegas is not known to be one of the country’s most dangerous cities, it does have some problems with crime in certain areas. In fact, AreaVibes reports that the overall crime rate in Vegas is 37 percent higher than the national average. Even more concerning is that the violent crime rate in the city is more than twice the national average.

Fortunately, most places that you will go when visiting Las Vegas are safe. Still, you need to be aware of your surroundings. It is always better to be safe rather than sorry: know where you are going and always keep your eyes open. In the event that you are injured in a criminal attack, please seek immediate medical assistance. If you are attacked at a business or commercial property, whether in a casino, a store, a hotel or parking lot, you should consult with an experienced Las Vegas negligent security attorney as soon as possible. These property and business owners have duty to provide adequate security to keep you safe.

3. The Biggest Safety Threat: Traffic

traffic biggest threat to pedestrians
Finally, for people seeing Las Vegas on foot, the single biggest safety threat comes from motor vehicles. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents are still a major problem in our region. You need to watch out for distracted drivers and be very careful when walking on Vegas sidewalks and crossing city streets. There are certain intersections that are especially dangerous. Before you decide to see Las Vegas on foot, we highly recommend that you create a basic itinerary. You will want to do a little research, so that you know exactly how far it is from point A to point B and so you know that you will be walking along relatively safe streets.

Should you be involved in a pedestrian crash, you need to take immediate action. Please get yourself professional medical assistance, and be sure to get full information from the responsible driver. You are entitled to compensation for the full value of your damages. Sadly, in far too many cases, fair compensation can be difficult to obtain in Nevada pedestrian accident claims. This is why it is imperative that you consult with a qualified attorney who can help you bring a strong legal case.

Contact Our Las Vegas Personal Injury Lawyers Today

At Ladah Law Firm, our Nevada personal injury attorneys have helped many accident victims recover full and fair compensation for their injuries. If you or a loved one was injured walking around Las Vegas, whether in a pedestrian collision or any other type of accident, please call us today at (702) 252-0055 to schedule a free legal consultation. From our office in the heart of the city, we represent victims throughout Clark County, including in Henderson, Spring Valley, Sunrise Manor and Paradise.