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Police remind motorists to be alert while traveling in Vegas

Number of fatal accidents in the Las Vegas region remains concerning to officials.
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    January 11, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Motorists in the Las Vegas metro area know that there are certain parts of town where accidents are common. Traffic on the major freeways can quickly become backed up if there is a collision, and it can take a long time before things will be moving freely again. Many residents will be traveling more frequently over the next few months, and they need to be aware of the potential for a crash when they are on area roadways.

Las Vegas Metro Police (Metro) is concerned about the large number of individuals that have been killed in motor vehicle accidents so far in 2013. Nearly 100 individuals have been killed in crashes throughout the region so far this year, which is a slight decrease from 2012 numbers. Officials hope that with additional emphasis on safety in the region, motorists can help further reduce the number of motorists killed in these accidents.

Officers believe that many motorists are getting into these accidents because they are distracted somehow while behind the wheel. Despite rules restricting cellphone use while driving, texting or talking while driving remains a serious problem within the metro area. Any driver taking his or her eyes off of the road for even a second runs the risk of being involved in an accident, as they may fail to see potential dangers that may arise. Speed is also a factor in many of these crashes. Drivers should plan extra time in their commutes during these busy travel months.

Metro is also notifying pedestrians and motorcyclists about some of the things that they can do to remain accident-free at this time. Pedestrians account for nearly half of the deaths in motor vehicle accidents, which is an alarming trend. Officers are encouraging pedestrians and motorcyclists to wear bright clothing, as it gets darker much sooner during the next few months. This can help other motorists see these individuals, which can prevent an accident from happening.

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, be sure that you seek treatment for your injuries as soon as possible. You should see a doctor even if you feel you have not been seriously hurt, as some internal injuries may difficult to determine immediately after the crash. The longer you wait to seek treatment the more difficult it may be to connect the injuries to the crash.

Contact an experienced personal injury attorney to learn more about your claims. An attorney will be able to examine your specific situation and discover the parties responsible for your injuries. This will enable you to pursue compensation against those individuals, and help you consider any settlement offers you receive.

Article provided by Henness & Haight, Injury Attorneys
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