Las Vegas is a city known for its casinos, show girls, and parties, and it is also famous for its elaborate Christmas decorations and displays. In fact, every year casinos compete with one another to provide their guests with fantastic attractions, special exhibits, and dazzling performances. It is no surprise that Las Vegas traffic is a little more dangerous for drivers and pedestrians alike during the holidays. Whether you are traveling to Nevada to visit family or touring the Las Vegas Strip for adventure and lights, it is critical that you use extra caution when driving. Below are several tips to keep safe in Nevada or on the road this Christmas season.
How to Stay Safe in Las Vegas
To help you and your loved ones stay safe during this holiday season, the personal injury attorneys at Parry & Pfau have compiled the following safety tips. These suggestions are aimed at protecting both drivers and pedestrians in Nevada during the holiday season.
Know and follow local traffic regulations;
Keep an eye out for jaywalkers as well as pedestrians who dart into the street;
Be aware of people wearing dark clothes during night time;
Make sure to get enough sleep before getting behind the wheel;
Do not drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol;
Be sure to respect other drivers on the road;
Make sure your headlights are on, even if the Strip is bright;
Avoid using your cell phone while driving;
Do not use cruise control while on the Strip; and
Avoid aggressive driving behaviors (tailgating, speeding, weaving through traffic);
How to Stay Safe on the Road
If you are traveling out of state this holiday season, there are other safety tips that should be followed, including:
Preparing your vehicle for the long drive;
Having a well thought-out travel plan;
Leaving early in anticipation of traffic;
Making sure your vehicle has plenty of gas;
Take breaks to avoid driver fatigue;
Stay on main roads and highways; and
Look like you belong to avoid being a target.
The Effects of Accidents
Understand that one personal injury can completely change the trajectory of your life and the lives of the others involved in the accident forever. If you or someone you know has been hurt in Las Vegas or anywhere else in Nevada, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for injuries suffered. It is not unusual for personal injury victims to sustain injuries that require ongoing treatment. Additionally, when someone is hurt in an accident, he or she typically is forced to stop working, resulting in lost wages. Finally, property damage or emotional damages may also be experienced as a result of an accident. Nevada law allows a private right of action for personal injury victims who were hurt as a result of another’s negligence.
Personal Injury Help
The Nevada personal injury attorneys at Parry & Pfau have years of experience representing the injured in Las Vegas and beyond. Focusing on your health during this difficult time is overwhelming, do not try to navigate our state’s complex legal system alone. Contact us today for your initial case evaluation.
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