Motor vehicle accidents are among the leading causes of serious injuries nationwide. According to data provided by the Association for Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT), approximately 4.4 million Americans are injured in traffic collisions each year. While car crashes impact every community in Las Vegas, there are some areas that see an especially high number of collisions.
If you’re wondering about safety issues around Vegas, you may have questions about where the most car accidents occur by zip code. At Ladah Law Firm, PLLC, we are committed to providing information and working for safer highways. In this article, our Las Vegas car accident attorneys highlight the zip codes where the most collisions occur in Clark County, NV and explain why.
Simply defined a zip code is a postal code used by the United States Postal Service (USPS) to sort deliveries and identify certain areas. The current system was introduced in 1963. The term ‘zip’ is an acronym for ‘Zone Improvement Plan.’ For reference, there are 254 zip codes in Nevada. There are an average of 8,500 people per zip code, but not all zip codes cover the same amount of people.
As of June of 2021, Clark County, NV is covered by a total of 89 different zip codes. The majority of those zip codes are entirely contained within the Las Vegas city limits or are at least partially within the Las Vegas city limits. Though, some zip in Clark County cover other jurisdictions, including North Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, and Mesquite.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) does not publish comprehensive data on car crashes broken down by zip code. That being said, the police department does put out neighborhood data—so we can tell which areas see the highest number of car accidents. Here are some of the zip codes in Southern Nevada that see far more than their fair share of traffic collisions:
Of course, car accidents vary widely in their nature, cause, and level of severity. Unfortunately, Vegas has seen its fair share of deadly accidents in recent years. If you or your loved one was involved in a catastrophic collision, it is imperative that you seek immediate medical care and consult with an attorney. Your lawyer will protect your rights and help you get justice.
It is good to know the neighborhoods, streets, intersections, and zip codes that see the highest number of car crashes. At the same time, it is essential that you remember that car accidents can and do affect every single community in Las Vegas. No matter how safe, careful, and attentive you are behind the wheel, you could still end up in a major accident. Here are five steps to take if you end up in a crash in Clark County:
Pull over, exchange information, and render any necessary aid;
Get immediate medical attention for injuries, even seemingly minor injuries;
Document the collision, including taking pictures and getting witness contact information;
Notify your insurer that an accident has occurred—but do not give a recorded statement; and
Set up a free, confidential initial consultation with a Las Vegas car accident attorney.
After a car crash, you need funds to pay for automobile repairs, cover medical bills & lost wages, and support your family. Unfortunately, defendants and insurance companies rarely make the legal claims process easy. You do not have to go through these things all by yourself. An experienced Las Vegas, NV car accident attorney will answer your questions, thoroughly review your case, investigate the matter, and take strong action to get you and your family the best outcome possible.
At Ladah Law Firm, PLLC, our Las Vegas car accident attorneys are aggressive and effective advocates for people and families who need help. We will be by your side every step of the way after a car crash. The car accident claims process is complicated, professional guidance and support can make the difference. With more than $150 million in financial compensation secured for victims and their families, you can rely on our law firm to handle your case with skill and diligence. Give us a call 702-252-0055 or contact us today for a free consultation. From our office in Las Vegas, we provide personal injury support throughout every zip code in Southern Nevada.