Las Vegas, NV averages about 160 fatal traffic accidents every year. About 68% of traffic deaths in Nevada happen in Clark County.
And while these accidents happen all across the Las Vegas valley, a few roads and intersections are particularly dangerous because of poor road design, heavy traffic, and high speeds.
If you’ve experienced a collision on one of these dangerous roads, intersections, or elsewhere, contact Battle Born Injury Lawyers to discuss your case with an experienced Las Vegas car accident lawyer. Call us at (702) 570-9000 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.
How Battle Born Injury Lawyers Can Help After a Car Accident in Las Vegas, Nevada
Battle Born Injury Lawyers was founded in 2010 to fight for Las Vegas accident victims. The firm’s lawyers have over 85 years of combined experience representing clients against at-fault parties and insurance companies. During that time, we have recovered over $100 million in compensation for injured clients.
Some of the firm’s traffic accident case results include:
- $6.225 million settlement for a brain injury caused by a motor vehicle accident
- $2 million settlement for a motor vehicle accident
- $1.538 million settlement for a motor vehicle accident
When you hire our award-winning Las Vegas car accident attorneys, we’ll:
- Handle your claim from start to finish while you focus on recovering from your accident-related injuries
- Help you understand your legal options and rights throughout your case
- Negotiate on your behalf and protect you from strategies that undervalue your losses
- Gather information and evidence to build a strong case
- Litigate for you in court if we cannot reach a favorable settlement
A Las Vegas car accident can leave you with physical disabilities and mounting bills. To discuss the compensation you can seek for your car accident injuries, contact Battle Born Injury Lawyers to schedule a free consultation.
How Common Are Road and Intersection Accidents in Las Vegas, NV?
The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) maintains a traffic crash map that shows all crashes across the state from 2015 to 2017. The state also provides a traffic accident dashboard covering fatal crashes between 2015 and 2020.
According to the traffic accident dashboard, 65% of fatal car accidents in Las Vegas happen due to collisions at roads and intersections.
The remaining 35% of traffic fatalities result from:
- Single-vehicle accidents
- Off-road accidents
- Parking lot accidents
Between 2015 and 2020, about 110 people died each year in collisions at intersections and on roads in Las Vegas and unincorporated Clark County.
Overview of the Most Dangerous Roads/Intersections in Las Vegas, NV
Roads and intersections have become hot spots for traffic accidents for many reasons. Unsafe pedestrian crossings are a major contributor to pedestrian accidents. A lack of bike lanes can bring cyclists too close to road traffic. And poor road design can create confusing intersections for motorists.
But these explanations only account for a fraction of Las Vegas road or intersection collisions. Driver behaviors historically cause nearly 95% of traffic accidents. This means most of the dangerous road and intersection conditions in Las Vegas result from high speeds and heavy traffic.
Some of the roads and intersections with the highest concentration of accidents include:
Tropicana Avenue and Koval Lane
This intersection sits on one of the busiest roads in Las Vegas. Tropicana provides a major east-west route through the city and serves several large casinos on the Strip. It also carries traffic between the Strip and Las Vegas International Airport.
Several apartment buildings sit on Koval. It also runs behind casinos on the Strip and provides employees a back entrance into the employee parking structures. As a result, the intersections between Koval and many of the major roads see a lot of traffic.
Between 2015 and 2017, the NDOT crash map shows four fatal accidents and dozens of injury accidents at Koval and Tropicana.
Flamingo Road and Decatur Boulevard
Grocery stores, popular restaurants, and gas stations sit at this intersection. It is located two blocks west of the Palms Casino.
According to the NDOT crash map, five fatal accidents and over 60 injury accidents have happened at this intersection since 2015.
Flamingo Road Between Paradise Road and Eastern Avenue
Although this section of road is frequently jam-packed, the wide lanes encourage drivers to exceed the already-high speed limit of 45 miles per hour.
Between 2015 and 2017, the NDOT crash map reports about 370 injury accidents and nine fatal accidents on this stretch of road.
Maryland Parkway Between Sahara Avenue and Tropicana Avenue
Maryland Parkway runs through residential and commercial areas. The Boulevard Mall and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, sit on this parkway, making it heavily congested.
This section of Maryland Parkway had two fatal accidents and over 350 injury accidents between 2015 and 2017, according to the NDOT crash map.
US-95 is always busy. A fast speed limit contributes to many of the highway’s accidents. And during rush hour, traffic bogs down at the interchange with I-15, also known as the Spaghetti Bowl. Between 2015 and 2017, the Spaghetti Bowl had one fatal accident and 370 injury accidents.
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Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Las Vegas, NV Car Accident Lawyers After a Collision
The most dangerous roads and intersections in Las Vegas account for many of the injuries that drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists suffer. But accidents can happen anywhere in Las Vegas, including otherwise quiet neighborhoods.
If you get injured in a traffic accident, contact Battle Born Injury Lawyers to discuss the compensation you can seek for your injuries.