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While taxis, buses and rideshares are readily available to meet basic transportation needs, limousines remain an attractive option. The added element of luxury is an obvious draw to many limousine clients who look forward to the change of pace. Regardless of the form of transport chosen, accidents can occur and cause injuries. Depending on the circumstances, injuries related to a limousine accident could bring additional factors into play when filing a suit to recover damages.

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    If you or a loved one were harmed in a limousine accident, contact one of the skilled vehicle accident attorneys on the Big Auto team. When a limo company or its insurance carrier attempts to deny or challenge a personal injury claim, we know what steps to take to overcome the hurdles they put up. Recovering vehicle accident damages — including compensation for pain and suffering — is what we do, and if we don’t win your case, we don’t expect to get paid.

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    What Makes a Limo Accident Different From One Involving a Passenger Car?

    The larger weight and length of a limousine — especially in the case of those vehicles commonly called “stretch limos” — could increase the chances of certain types of accidents occurring. Because they can hold a greater number of passengers, the vehicle’s occupants and any unsecured items could also be thrown against each other during a collision.

    Although driver error remains a common cause of limousine accidents, the company that owns the vehicle could have contributed to a crash. Additional parties, such as vehicle maintenance providers, may have also played a role in a limousine accident.

    What Are Some of the Common Causes of Accidents Involving Limousines?

    Driver error is a common cause of limousine accidents despite the stricter requirements typically involved in operating a commercial vehicle. A limo operator may cause an accident in the same manner that most passenger car accidents occur, such as:

    • Becoming distracted by a cell phone call
    • Driving too long and without an adequate amount of rest to avoid fatigue
    • Speeding to make up for lost time when running behind schedule
    • Driving in a manner not suited to the road or weather conditions
    • Driving while intoxicated

    In addition to the more common driver errors, limo drivers could also get lost while driving to a new location. Compounded with a need to meet a certain time frame, limo drivers might reroute themselves and end up on roads and streets that are not safe for their much larger vehicles.

    What Does an Injured Limousine Passenger Need To Prove To Obtain Compensation?

    The burden of proof falls to the harmed individual in a personal injury suit filed against a limousine company or a related party. The injured party must, however, prove that negligence was the direct cause of the accident that resulted in the injuries.

    In order to demonstrate negligence in a limousine accident, an injured party must prove that one or more of the following occurred:

    • The limo driver was speeding or operating the vehicle in an unsafe or reckless manner
    • The limo driver operated the vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
    • The limousine company failed to maintain their vehicle properly
    • The limousine company was negligent in its hiring practices and allowed an inexperienced or untrained driver to operate its vehicle
    • A manufacturer’s defect caused the vehicle or one of its installed safety components to malfunction

    What Types of Evidence Could Be Used To Prove Negligence?

    Several types of evidence could help prove that negligence was a direct cause of an accident and its resulting injuries:

    • Testimony provided by an eyewitness: Another passenger or driver may have witnessed the limo driver using drugs, driving erratically, or becoming distracted by a cellphone call.
    • Testimony provided by an expert witness: An expert witness, such as an accident reconstruction professional, could demonstrate how either driver error or poor vehicle maintenance caused the accident.
    • Video or smartphone evidence: Images captured by nearby surveillance cameras or by an accident witness’s smartphone could help prove driver error.
    • Vehicle inspection and maintenance records: A limousine company’s inspection and maintenance records could show if it fell behind in replacing critical vehicle components such as brakes or tires.

    What Immediate Steps Should Be Taken When a Limo Accident Occurs?

    When a limousine accident occurs and one or more occupants are hurt, taking these steps could help propel the recovery process:

    • Insist that the limo driver stops the vehicle: In some cases, a driver may panic and attempt to “brush off” an accident, especially if no other vehicle is involved. Not only is it illegal to leave the scene of an accident, one or more passengers may require immediate medical attention.
    • Call 911: Attempt whatever reasonable first aid is possible until an ambulance and the police arrive. Find out how a copy of the police report could be obtained.
    • Obtain contact information if another driver is involved: Although the limo driver may attend to this, it can be helpful to have this information readily available for a vehicle accident attorney.
    • Obtain contact information from witnesses and take pictures: Not all uninvolved accident witnesses will “jump at the opportunity” to provide courtroom testimonies, but there’s nothing to lose by asking. Smartphone images of the accident scene and vehicle damage can also help show how the accident occurred.
    • Get checked by a doctor or hospital emergency room even if it appears there was no immediate serious harm: Some injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries, may not show immediate symptoms but may develop into serious medical issues after a few days.

     

    In many cases, injured and uninjured limo passengers may not be thinking about any of the above steps when they’re involved in a crash. They may also assume that the limo driver will attend to these matters; this does not “automatically” result in an unfavorable personal injury settlement. A vehicle accident attorney can investigate and compile the facts and details required to obtain a justifiable amount of compensation.

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