Las Vegas is an exciting place to visit. But, when an accident happens, your visit can turn into a nightmare. You face mounting medical bills and a long recovery. Public transportation is often necessary but it’s good to know some details about local cab companies (and other different types of public transportation) before deciding what the best option for you. When you entrust someone else to get you to your destination, you should be able to feel safe but the sad truth is that accidents can and do happen. Even when that person is someone who drives in this city all day, every day and for a living.
With the help of a skilled and aggressive personal injury attorney however, you can get the medical care and compensation you deserve. At Ladah Law Firm, PLLC, Attorney Ramzy Ladah is a strong advocate for victims of taxi cab accidents, limo accidents and shuttle van accidents. We will work aggressively to help you get the compensation you need to rebuild your life.
Contact our firm at 702-252-0055 for a free consultation. Ramzy Ladah can review your case and discuss what we can do to get quality and outstanding results for you.
You are entitled to claim compensation if:
We represent visitors to Las Vegas as well as local residents who have suffered injuries in vehicle accidents. Our firm can represent you without your need to return to Las Vegas.
Generally speaking, insurance coverage issues are not a barrier to getting compensation in a taxi cab or limo crash case. Our firm will focus our efforts on helping you get the medical care and compensation you deserve. Ladah Law Firm will work to build a strong and successful case that maximizes the compensation you receive for your taxi or other car accident case.
Ramzy Ladah is a lifelong resident of Las Vegas, Nevada. Having grown up in the area, he knows the medical system, the streets of Las Vegas and the court system. He will use his knowledge and skills to help you get results for you.
Mr. Ladah is known for aggressive advocacy, as well as his intense interest in the well-being of his clients. He will work tenaciously on your behalf, using the legal system to help you get full and complete compensation for your medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering.
For a free consultation with Attorney Ramzy Ladah get in touch with us.
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There are 16 taxicab companies servicing the Las Vegas valley.
There are also approximately 25 limo companies and approximately 2500 Lyft cars. And the app based cab service gian Uber operates throughout Northern and Southern Nevada, extending car service to the Strip and suburban areas.
Initial activation of taximeter – $3.50
Base fare – $2.76 per mile
Waiting time per hour – $32.40
McCarran Airport properties fee per pick-up – $2.00
*This is the average rate all over Las Vegas
**3% Excise Tax is added to all rates and fees
If you are starting your trip from the airport, there is an additional charge of $1.80 McCarran Airport Fee.
Taxis to most strip hotels from the airport cost about $16.
*Approximate estimates. Prices may vary as per traffic.
“Uber was about 10% less costly than the standard taxi fare before calculating in the tip.”
“Uber’s cleanliness is superior! We had several different types of Uber vehicles pick us up including a Fiat, Corolla, BMW 5 Series, Honda mini-van, and Acura. All were universally cleaner and smelled 1000% better.”
“The taxi vehicles were dirty, smelly and downright abysmal.”
“Ease-of-use for Uber is top notch. Taxi lines in Vegas are long.”
“Uber’s biggest edge was in pickup time. On average, Uber drivers arrived six times faster than the cabs.”
“Apart from the super fast pick up speed, no longhauls or extra tippings, the recent 30% recent price drop may make using Uber a no-brainer on your next visit to Las Vegas.”
UberX: Base fare: $1.50 – Per mile: $1.50 – Airport fee: $2.45 – Credit card fee: None
Lyft: Base fare: $1.50 – Per mile: $.93 – Airport fee: $2.45 – Credit card fee: $2
Taxis: Base fare: $3.50 – Per mile: $2.76 – Airport fee: $2 – Credit card fee: $3
With UberX, you can get anywhere on the strip for less than $10, and you can even get to downtown
Vegas for about 15 bucks, which is less than half the price you can expect to pay in a cab.
For about $25 (ballpark figure), a taxi will take you from the airport to any hotel on the Strip. So that’s roughly $50 round-trip.
Bell Limos has a Limo Share-A-Ride special for $28 per person for a round-trip ride between the airport and any Strip hotel ($38 for Downtown).
Reserving a limo/sedan can be done for as little as $90 for a round-trip ride.
Limos are almost as cheap as an airport taxi. Limousine services like Las Vegas Limousines and
Presidential Limousine, offer nice deals.
Out of 100 reviews on Las Vegas Taxi Services, here’s some interesting takeaways:
5 Stars: 32% – 4 Stars: 7% – 3 Stars: 9% – 2 stars: 9% – 1 Star: 43%
Clean & Hygienic – 6% Long Hauled – 12%
Polite & Professional – 7% Overcharged – 9%
Got Back Lost Item – 3% Untimely – 15%
Over all Good – 21% Unprofessional & Bad Customer Service – 19%
Didn’t Get Back Lost Item – 1%
Scared of my own Security – 4%
Driver didn’t Show up – 3%
There are both advantages and disadvantages of hiring taxis in Las Vegas, but if you are smart and act on your wits, then you might get a good deal.
Go to a stand or request a pickup. Don’t accept a ride from anyone randomly claiming to be a taxi driver.
As mentioned above, the base fare is $2.76 per mile. There is an initial charge of $3.30 when the meter starts to run. But there are no charges for the loading, unloading and transport of luggage.
Note: Friday or Saturday nights, during a busy convention and over holidays, the Airport Tunnel may actually be the quicker way to go. Decide what you’d prefer beforehand, and let your driver know.
Taxicab drivers are not permitted to divert you from your original destination.
It’s the law in Nevada. In fact, seat belts are used to determine a vehicle’s capacity.
Feel like a smoke? You’ll probably have to wait. Smoking is rarely permitted in cabs.
Las Vegas taxicab drivers are required to give passengers a completed receipt if one is requested.
When you get out of a cab, take a moment to account for all of your belongings.
Although companies and individuals strive to keep their vehicles in good working condition and a safe ride for their passengers, taxi accidents are too common in this busy city.
Las Vegas taxis are involved in about 2,500 accidents a year on the average, and roughly 3,000 citations per year are issues to cabbies for driving offenses.
In 2009, 36 pedestrians were killed on the roads of Nevada.
In 2012, 3,328 people were killed in crashes involving a distracted driver.
In 2014, there were 13,678 collisions in the Las Vegas Metropolitan area, resulting in:
– 8, 727 injuries
– 93 deaths
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