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For many people, limousines are synonymous with glamour and good times. Stretch limos and party buses are extremely common vehicles for bigger groups of people who may be going out for festive occasions in Pennsylvania. However, with the larger size of these vehicles and the fact they are often on the road at the most dangerous drive times can make them particularly dangerous for passengers and occupants of other automobiles.
Some of the factors in these types of crashes may include:
Whether an accident involving a limousine is the result of a driver’s negligence or an issue with the actual vehicle, the injuries that passengers or occupants of other automobiles may suffer can be devastating. Victims could be out of work for extended periods of time and struggle to pay enormous medical expenses that may continue to mount for months or even years after a limo crash.
Much like taxi cabs and traditional common carriers, limo drivers are held to much higher standards of care for their passengers and other vehicles on the road. Pennsylvania Code Title 52 § 1057 contains several training and certification requirements for limousine drivers, but the companies that own these vehicles are also responsible for hiring qualified drivers as well as capable mechanics to maintain the limos. When a person is injured in a limo crash, it will generally be the insurance company of the limo company or independent maintenance company that will be liable for all damages.
If you suffered injuries or your loved one was killed any type of accident involving a limousine, the insurance company has a goal of paying you as little as possible to resolve your case. If you or your loved one was a passenger in a limo, the insurance company will likely argue that you or your loved one’s behavior in the vehicle contributed to the injuries. If you or your loved one were in another automobile that collided with the limo, then you could be offered a settlement that is generally much less than what you are actually entitled to.
The experienced legal team at Ciccarelli Law Offices will work as a team to get you all of the compensation you need and deserve. Our firm handles these cases on a contingency fee basis so our clients never pay us anything unless we recover financial damages.
Our limo accident attorneys can review your case during a free legal consultation when you call (610) 719-3190 today. We have meeting locations in West Chester, Philadelphia, King of Prussia, Radnor, Plymouth Square, Malvern, Kennett Square, and Lancaster.