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Just like any other type of automobile accident, limousine accidents can wreak havoc on the lives of everyone involved. Aside from enduring painful body and stress-related injuries, limo crash survivors must also deal with expensive medical bills and heaps of legal paperwork, all of which can complicate recovery. Even worse, without the support of experienced legal counsel and representation on their side, survivors may unknowingly accept inadequate settlement offers and forfeit their right to seek additional compensation.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a limousine accident, seek professional legal advice right away. Contact the personal injury lawyers in Las Vegas, NV, with Pursiano Barry Bruce Demetriades Simon LLP for a free case consultation.

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What Can Cause A Limo Accident?

While renting a limo can be a great way for friends and families to celebrate in style without worrying about driving back home intoxicated or tired, there are special risks associated with this type of vehicle. For instance, limousines are generally larger and carry more passengers than most vehicles, which can result in more expensive property damages and more severe personal injuries than most car accidents. Common causes of a limo accident include the following.

  • Driver Error
  • Driver Fatigue
  • Drunk Driving (DUI)
  • Distracted Driving
  • Tire Blowouts
  • Unqualified Drivers

Who Is Liable In A Limo Accident?

Determining liability in a limo accident case can be complicated and often requires a thorough account of everyone involved with the vehicle. A personal injury attorney can help you determine liability by collecting and reviewing evidence. Limousines are often maintained and operated by a multitude of parties, including the following.

  • Limousine Driver: The most common culprit behind a limousine accident is the driver. In particular, drivers who are found speeding, those who fail to check their blind spots before changing lanes, and drowsy drivers are all likely to be held liable for an accident.
  • Limousine Company: Limousine companies can be found vicariously liable for an accident as long as the driver was on duty during the event. In particular, any evidence that the accident was caused by a defective limo or untrained staff can be used against the company on grounds of negligence.
  • Limousine Maintenance Company: Some limousine companies contract outside maintenance staff. Any evidence that the accident was caused by a lack of maintenance or inadequate hardware service can be used against the maintenance company which can be held liable for the accident.
  • Limousine Manufacturer/Retailer: Like the maintenance company, the limousine’s manufacturer is also responsible for ensuring the vehicle operates safely. If the cause of the accident can be traced back to the manufacturer, the case can be escalated to a lawsuit.
  • Other Vehicle Drivers: Limousine accidents can also be the result of another driver’s negligence. In such cases, the at-fault driver’s insurance can be held responsible for compensating crash victims.

What Compensation Can Be Recovered In A Limo Accident?

Compensation for limousine accidents may include a wide range of expenses. The most common type of expense includes any medical bills incurred as a result of mild and severe personal injuries, including any of the following.

  • Head & Neck Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Damage
  • Spine Injuries
  • Abdominal Injuries
  • Amputation
  • Paralysis

In addition, car crash victims might seek additional compensation from the liable party’s insurance company with the help of an experienced personal injury law firm. In the event a company is found liable for the accident, limo crash survivors can also escalate the case into a lawsuit to obtain maximum compensation.

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Compared to regular motor vehicle accidents, limousine accidents can cause more severe damages and personal injuries due in large part to the vehicle’s increased size. Unfortunately for victims, limo insurance companies often try to limit how much compensation they award by limiting liability and persuading victims into accepting inadequate settlements.

To help our clients maximize their compensation, our personal injury attorneys are well-versed in all matters regarding insurance litigation and are ready to vigorously fight to defend their clients’ rights.

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