The main strip in Las Vegas is not that big, but trying to navigate your way across town by foot in the Nevada heat can be exhausting. Fortunately, there are a variety of options for getting around to suit every budget and taste, with each one having its own unique advantages and disadvantages. At the Ladah Law Firm, PLLC, we have taken the time to address some of the most frequently asked questions from locals and visitors alike, in order to make getting from one place to another a little bit easier and a lot less confusing.
US News and World Report’s Las Vegas Travel Guide offers an abundance of important information for visitors and those new to the area. It highlights many of the modes of transportation available, and is a handy resource in helping to answer the following questions:
McCarran International Airport (LAS) offers commercial flights from multiple carriers, and there are several private charter flight services available throughout the city. While traveling by air via a charter offers greater flexibility and more individualized service, it is expensive. Accidents on planes are not common, but they do occur, so be sure to check out the safety of both the jet and the flight crew before booking your trip.
Many hotels offer a shuttle service directly from the airport. While these services may be fast and convenient, shuttle accidents can occur due to overcrowding and traffic conditions. Be sure there is adequate room for both you and your luggage, and remain seated until the shuttle comes to a complete stop.
Taxi service is readily available and one of the fastest and most convenient ways to get around the Strip. Up to five people can share a fare, and you will find a cluster of cabs gathered around most hotels. Taxi accidents do happen, so be sure to use a reputable service and make sure the driver’s license is displayed.
Regular bus routes are available in the city and throughout greater Las Vegas, offering inexpensive fares and regularly scheduled service to just about any destination. In addition to buses, there is also a monorail service that runs along the Strip, as well as numerous hotel shuttles offering single fare or multi trip passes. With all of these services in operation and making frequent stops while loading and unloading passengers, bus accidents can occur. It is important to stay clear until the bus has come to a complete stop, and make sure you are seated or holding on to handrails at all times while the bus is moving.
According to the US News travel guide, renting a car is probably your least convenient option for getting around the Strip. Unless you plan on heading to destinations outside of Las Vegas, a car will likely be more of a hassle, in terms of dealing with heavy traffic along the main drag and paying expensive parking fees. With so many people unfamiliar with the area and trying to get where they need to go quickly, car accidents are a real concern. In addition, someone in your party will need to refrain from those free casino drinks in order to avoid getting a DUI.
Whether you are new to Las Vegas or a regular visitor, it is important to know where to go for help when you need it. If you or someone you care about is injured in an accident, contact the Ladah Law Firm, PLLC. Our experienced Las Vegas accident attorneys provide the aggressive legal representation to protect your rights and best interests, and can assist you in getting compensation for the injuries you have suffered. We serve Las Vegas and the surrounding areas; call (702) 252-0055 to see how we can help you.