Why Driving in Las Vegas is So Challenging
In 2018, there were over 42 million visitors to Las Vegas. That far dwarfs the resident population of about 2.5 million, if you’re counting the entire metropolitan area. Visitors come from all over the world, from every walk of life, and with the expectation of cutting loose and having no rules, even if they are here on business.
It’s a dangerous situation for drivers, passengers and pedestrians. It’s a whirlwind. And if you are injured – whether as a driver, passenger or pedestrian, your case can be very complicated. You may be dealing with taxi companies or rideshares. The at-fault driver may be from another country. You yourself may have been here as a visitor from another state or country.
Regardless of your situation, you need the help of an experienced Las Vegas car crash attorney.
Confusion is Rampant
Finding your way in unfamiliar territory is confusing enough when most of the drivers around you have a handle on things. But, when the majority of drivers don’t know where they are or how to get where they’re going, you have far more on your hands than trying to navigate in a new place. You have to watch out for a road full of drivers who are lost and stressed out.
Distractions Are Everywhere
Even if you’re used to dodging ever-present texters, the level of distraction in Las Vegas is beyond belief. Yes, you’ve got the cell phone users, but then you have the external distractions that go far beyond what the average driver is ever exposed to. Amazing billboards, street-level videos, and buildings designed to mimic the wonders of the world. If you live here, you may be desensitized. To visitors, it can be overwhelming.
Intoxication is the Norm
And then we have the age-old problem of intoxicated drivers, but multiplied exponentially and occurring at all hours of the day and night. There is no time that you are unlikely to be on the road with hordes of drunk and/or drugged drivers in Las Vegas.
If you have been injured in a Las Vegas car crash, you need local legal help. Call Adam Smith Law today at 702-929-2289 or email us to schedule your free consultation.