Limo Accidents Can Terrify PassengersBy Stewart J. Guss on June 30th, 2018
Limousines often mean special occasions. Weddings, proms, milestone birthdays, anniversaries—these are all times when you want a taste of the lush life and rent a limo. Limo companies have also upped their games in recent years, with party limos, karaoke limos, and other themes to make your ride that much more enjoyable.
While we all love a fun limo ride, some people may instead experience a harrowing journey. One second you are riding along, listening to music, with a glass of champagne—and the next, a sudden crash has left chaos in the back of the limo. Limo accidents can scare and endanger passengers, leaving them with severe and lasting injuries.
While a limo can crash in an instant, the medical needs and legal cases that follow take much longer to resolve. Passengers may not know what to do or where to begin when it comes to a legal case, and they may also already feel overwhelmed by their injuries and medical treatments. If you were a passenger in a limousine accident, you need the RIGHT law firm on your side. Contact the team of lawyers and legal professionals at Stewart J. Guss, Attorney at Law, as soon as possible to discuss where to go from here. We handle complex car accident cases involving limos, Uber, Lyft, and taxis—and we can help you! Our intake department is available for your free consultation, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at (800) 898-4877, or contact us now by .
The Dangers Posed by Limos
The good times that limos provide can also create serious dangers for passengers. The back of a limo often consists of a long, open space in which passengers can sit around the perimeter to face each other and enjoy each other’s company. While limos do usually come equipped with seatbelts, passengers may rarely use them. Instead, they may be moving around to change music, go to the drink fridge, and more. They don’t want to feel tethered to one seat.
When a large group of people sits unrestrained in the open space of a limo and the limo suddenly crashes, you can imagine the scene that will immediately follow! The accident may throw people from their seats and into and on top of one another. These possibilities only intensify the potential for serious injuries.
Limo passengers are also often unaware of their surroundings outside of the limo. Often, a barrier between the passengers and the driver prevents you from seeing out of the windshield at the road ahead. The windows are often tinted dark for privacy, and most passengers are likely paying more attention to what is happening IN the limo than outside it. This often means that passengers never see a crash coming—and, therefore, they have little to no opportunity to brace themselves for impact.
The above are only some unique dangers that limousine accidents pose. Many limo passengers may suffer from:
- Broken bones
- Neck and back injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Facial injuries
After a limo accident, passengers may require an immediate trip to the hospital for emergency treatments They may face weeks, months, or even a lifetime of ongoing medical care. Limo accident victims may lose income, experience pain and suffering, and incur other devastating losses from the crash. At the same time, they may not know their rights to financial recovery.
That is where our lawyers come in. We are ready to evaluate your case and provide the help you need.
Complicated Limo Accident Claims
Many relatively straightforward car accident cases present lawyers with few serious challenges—if you know the other driver was at fault, you file a claim with that driver’s insurance company. Limo accident claims can pose significantly more complex problems, however, and it’s normal to not know how to proceed. The best thing to do is call a lawyer with experience at handling this type of case and who knows how to determine a path to the best outcome for you.
More than one party might face liability for your limo accident. These parties can include:
- The limo driver
- The company that owned the limo and employed the driver
- The limo manufacturer
- A third-party driver
Often, passengers may have no idea who or what caused the accident because they were paying attention to their good time and not to the road. A thorough investigation may need to unravel what caused your limo accident. Our attorneys have the resources to conduct such an investigation and often use the following tools:
- Witness interviews
- Photos of the scene
- Police reports and any citations issued to drivers
- Accident reconstruction experts
- Technical automotive experts
- Limo company records
We use all of these resources to determine whether negligence played a role in your accident. When we identify a negligent party, we then can use the evidence we gathered to file an insurance claim, negotiate a fair settlement, or even pursue a lawsuit for you. If done alone this process can consume a lot of your time and create tremendous stress, because neither the insurance company nor the limo company will make it easy for you! That’s exactly why you need representation by a team of attorneys and legal professionals who are not afraid to use all their resources when necessary and play hardball on your behalf. You can focus on recovering from your injuries while trusting that your case is in the best hands.
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You never expect a horrible crash to suddenly disrupt a fun limo ride. Not only does the accident interrupt your trip, but it also derails your foreseeable future as you deal with severe injuries.
You shouldn’t have to worry about your insurance claim or legal case in addition to your current stresses. Contact the team of attorneys and legal professionals at Stewart J. Guss, Attorney at Law, today.
Our experienced attorneys and legal professionals help clients after many types of accidents, such as complex limo, taxi, truck, bus, and car accidents on a regular basis—and we know how you protect your rights.