Attraction and Distraction Never Leaves Las Vegas

May 27, 2019 | Ed Bernstein
Attraction and Distraction Never Leaves Las Vegas

There’s no other place in the world like Las Vegas, where living on the edge of attraction and distraction causes accidents every day. 

Where do most of the pedestrian accidents happen in Las Vegas?

While The Strip is the likeliest suspect, Boulder Highway takes the undesirable trophy.

Where do most auto accidents happen in Las Vegas?

Where do most auto accidents happen in Las Vegas?The highest number of fatal auto accidents occur at the intersection of Flamingo Road and Pecos Road. A combination of high traffic volume, human error, business congestion, and multiple modes of transportation – cars, trucks, buses, bikes, and pedestrians-- converge to make the perfect storm.

What are the most dangerous jobs in Las Vegas? Nationally the most dangerous jobs in America are fishing, logging, and transportation; number 1, 2, and 3. Well, as Meat Loaf sang, “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad.” We have relatively no fishing or logging industry in our immediate area.

But think about what we do work at and how easily you can be injured at work: animal control, security, landscaping, firefighter training, construction, transportation, food preparation, roofing, mining, tree trimming.

What jobs do Las Vegans die doing?

What jobs do Las Vegans die doing?You might think construction is the grimmest of reapers. But, you’d be wrong! According to the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics, the transportation industry proved most dangerous, claiming 41 lives!

Men made up 84% of the workplace deaths in Nevada in 2017. And over half of them were in the productive and family providing years of age 25-54. This is devastating news for Nevada families and children.

Violence by persons or animals is second. Slips, trips, and falls are third.

At work, injury is a much bigger magnitude! How many cases of a workplace injury or illness were there most recently in the State of Nevada? There were 35,700 cases of a workplace injury or illness in Nevada in 2017. This is the most recent year that statistics are available.


Beyond the medical expenses and lost time at work, this represents a huge loss of income for workers and families. When you, a loved one, or a friend find yourselves in this situation, don’t trust the hands of fate. Call a Las Vegas personal injury attorney like Ed Bernstein & Associates.


Ed Bernstein

Edward M. Bernstein, Esq. is the owner and founding partner of Edward M. Bernstein & Associates, and one of the most recognizable figures in Nevada. Ed is one of state’s premier personal injury attorneys and has hosted The Ed Bernstein Show for over 31 years. He has served the Las Vegas community for decades with dozens of community appointments and terms of service. In the year 2000, he was Nevada’s Democratic nominee for the United States Senate.

Ed received his B.A. from Long Island University in 1971 and his J.D. from Widener University in 1975. Since then, Ed’s professional accolades include numerous publications, honors and awards, court appointments, and has been named one of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators.