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Tourists Guide to Avoiding Injury in Las Vegas

Welcome to Las Vegas, the entertainment capital of the world; with plenty of sights, sounds, and activities that’ll keep you happily occupied all day (and night). However, there is something to be said about knowing how to avoid injuries and stay happy and healthy throughout your stay.

Consider the following to help you collect only positive memories and avoid injury during your trip to Las Vegas:


Walking on the Las Vegas Strip

Las Vegas is known to be a party city, and so it seems many drivers feel it’s their right be reckless and unconcerned of others as they speed down streets. The Strip is particularly notorious for pedestrian-related injuries that occur when both drivers and pedestrians aren’t completely aware of their surroundings. Stay safe and stay on the sidewalk, use pedestrian bridges, never run out in front of traffic, always use a crosswalk and be alert when crossing an intersection.

Be diligent when driving throughout the city and never drink and drive. Due to the high amount of clubs, bars, and casinos in the city, drunk driving can be a common occurrence, particularly during the early morning hours.

Cooling Off

Las Vegas is located within a southwestern desert bioregion, which means there are exceptionally high summer temperatures with little to no moisture in the air. Be sure to drink lots of water and stay hydrated to prevent heat-related illnesses.

Like many Las Vegas tourists and locals, you might choose to stay cool by taking a dip at some of the hotels and resorts more spectacular pools and spas. This is a great way to have fun while beating the heat, but take note of your surroundings as you do so. These areas tend to become extremely crowded during the summer. Take care when walking to avoid slip-and-fall injuries and keep your purse and wallet close.

Common Sense

Like most cities that attract millions of tourists, Las Vegas has its unfortunate share of crime. It’s important to note criminals tend to go for what they perceive to be easy marks, e.g. the man who had too many margaritas and dropped his wallet. You can help keep yourself and your belongings safe with these safety tips:

  • If your hotel’s name and room number is written on the key-card sleeve, memorize the information and discard the sleeve to prevent a thief from finding their way back to your stuff.
  • Be mindful of where your money is at all times, especially when visiting a casino.
  • Don’t venture from the Strip when walking by yourself at night.

For more information on staying safe in Vegas, or for help if you have been injured, contact us at 702-388-4476.

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