Posted on Thursday, August 23rd, 2018 at 1:06 am    

Limos as used by many people for a variety of reasons. Some people may use a limo from the airport to a hotel, for a wedding, prom, or other major life event. Unfortunately, passengers in a limo do not have any control over the operation of the vehicle. What began as an enjoyable trip can turn tragic very quickly for passengers, pedestrians, bicyclists, and others on the road.

If you have been injured in a limo accident, the cause of the crash could have an impact on your accident claim.

  • Insufficient Driver Training

The FMCSA has published guidelines related to training for limo drivers. If a limo company hires an inexperienced driver who causes a crash, the limo company could be named as a potentially liable party in an accident lawsuit. Therefore, it is very important for attorneys to request information about driver qualifications and driver training during the accident investigation.

  • Driver Impairment

Drunk driving is a problem for all motorists. If a limo driver causes an accident because drugs or alcohol-impaired his or her driving abilities, that driver can be held liable for any damages caused by the crash. In addition, you may be able to name the limo company under some circumstances.

  • Safety Features

Most limos are equipped with additional safety features to protect the passengers. However, a company may remove these safety features for a variety of reasons, including expanding the seating capacity inside the vehicle. When the safety features are removed, passengers could be at a higher risk of injury. In other cases, safety features are not installed by the manufacturer. If a limo or a limo part is defective or missing, the manufacturer may be held liable for damages. When a company removes safety features, the company can be held liable for damages.

  • Other Causes of Limo Accidents

There could be other factors that led to the limo accident. For instance, distractions, road conditions, and weather conditions can be factors in an accident. Drowsy driving and speeding may also be factors in a limo accident. In addition, limo accidents may be caused by the actions of a third party, such as another driver or a road construction company.

As with any traffic accident, determining the cause of the crash is crucial. An accident attorney investigates the limo accident to determine why the crash occurred. In addition, the attorney identifies the liable party or parties and collects evidence to prove fault. Because limo accident cases can be complicated, it is usually in your best interest to contact a Sacramento accident attorney as soon as possible after being injured in a limo accident.

Filing a Claim for Damages

Depending on the facts and circumstances in your case, you might be entitled to compensation for several types of damages. In most cases, victims are entitled to compensation for their financial losses, including medical bills and lost wages. In addition, victims are entitled to recover compensation for their pain, suffering, and other noneconomic damages.

Contact a Sacramento Accident Attorney for More Information

For a free consultation with a Sacramento accident attorney, contact The Tiemann Law Firm by calling (916) 999-9000 or by visiting our website.

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