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Accidents can occur anywhere, and knowing what to do in the event you or someone you care about is injured can mean the difference between life and death. At the Ladah Law Firm, our Las Vegas accident lawyers provide professional legal representation needed for those involved in a variety of types of accidents. Whether you are a visitor from another area or a resident of Nevada, it is important to know where to get help when an injury occurs or if you’re in a car accident on the strip.
If you’ve been injured in Las Vegas, you may be asking yourself where the best place to go is. The answer to this question depends not only on the severity of the injury (if it’s extreme, of course call 911 before doing anything) but also where you are located in Vegas as there are many options for visiting a doctor’s office or hospital. Above is a detailed map outlining many popular destinations as well as a multitude of doctors and hospitals in the Las Vegas area for quick reference by proximity to facility.
Even the most seemingly minor accident can result in injuries that are serious and potentially life threatening, while the symptoms of these types of injuries are not always immediately apparent. In these types of situations, you generally have two options: going to the local hospital emergency room, or making an appointment with your family doctor.
According to Scripps Health, a leading information provider both for consumers and the medical community, a hospital is your best bet for injuries that could be severe and require immediate care in a setting that offers a variety of diagnostic tools and treatments. Depending on the severity of your symptoms, you may be seen immediately, or you could have a longer wait time if there are patients whose conditions are worse than your own. Types of injuries that are best seen in the E.R. include:
Injuries in which the victim has difficulty breathing or an irregular heartbeat;
Injuries to the head, which often have symptoms that appear minor at first, but could mask serious brain trauma;
Injuries to the chest or abdominal regions, which could involve damage to internal organs;
Injuries involving the neck or back, while could result in partial or complete paralysis.
Any injuries in which the victim is unresponsive, has an irregular heartbeat, or has lost consciousness.
For more minor injuries, such as muscle strains and sprains, you may choose to see your family doctor. Unfortunately, getting a last minute appointment can be difficult, and if you are from out of town this option may be unavailable. Under these circumstances, an urgent care clinic may be your safest bet. These types of clinics offer walk-in visits with generally shorter wait times, and can act a bridge until you get in to see your regular doctor.
When visiting Las Vegas, it is important to take precautions for safe travel. One of the ways in which you can prepare is by being aware of where to go in the event of an emergency. The map above provides a fast and easy reference to follow, depending on the area of town you are in. For further details on where all the Vegas hotels are located for frame of reference, here’s another Las Vegas Hotel Map.
If you are visiting the central Las Vegas Strip, the closest medical providers include Las Vegas Urgent Care and the Las Vegas Medical Center;
For areas north of the Strip, such as the World Market Center, consider St. Louis Medical Center and San Carlos Medical;
For areas south of the Strip, near the outlets, use HealthCare Partners and ProCare Medical Center.
To find your specific location and additional health care providers to choose from, consult our map above of where to go if you are injured in Las Vegas, available through our website.
If you or someone you care about is involved in an accident while visiting Las Vegas, contact Ladah Law Firm today. Our experienced Las Vegas accident lawyers can advise you on how to get the compensation you need to recover. Call 702-252-0055 or contact our office online today to schedule a confidential case review.