The reason for renting a limousine in California is to have a convenient and safe means of transportation for business and pleasure. Whether limousines and party buses are used for professional events or to celebrate special occasions, however, a luxurious ride can turn into a tragedy after a limousine accident.
The personal injury law firm of J&Y fights for victims of limousine accidents in Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, San Bernardino County, and Sacramento County.
The Unforeseen Dangers of Limousines and Party Buses
Traveling in a limousine or party bus can be more dangerous than many realize. Passengers can suffer serious injuries due to overcrowding or reckless driving. Also, limos, because of their length and weight, are harder to maneuver than ordinary cars and take longer to stop. Limo drivers who are typically at the wheel for long hours, often late at night, can become fatigued, putting the passengers, other vehicles and pedestrians at risk.
Determining Responsibility in a Limousine Accident
In California, limousine operators have a duty to transport passengers in safe vehicles that are properly maintained. Failure to do so is grounds for liability if the occupants, or individuals in other vehicles, are injured in an accident. The experienced limousine accident attorneys at J&Y can help to identify all responsible parties and help you obtain just compensation.
If the driver was fatigued, driving recklessly, or under the influence of drugs or alcohol, we can bring a lawsuit on your behalf against the limousine company and the insurance company. If the limousine was overcrowded or not properly maintained, you may also be entitled to compensation. Lastly, a limousine manufacturer or retailer may also be held liable if an accident was caused by a mechanical defect in the vehicle.
How the law firm of J&Y Handles Limousine Accidents
The limousine accident attorneys at J&Y can ensure that you receive fair compensation for past and future medical expenses, lost wages and earning capacity, and mental anguish. We know that the injuries sustained in a limousine accident may linger for months or longer. We are committed to ensuring that you receive the medical care, including any rehabilitation, that your need and that you are fairly compensated for these damages. We offer you compassion and knowledge and will give you peace of mind as you recover from your injuries.
We will deal with the collision reports, identify and interview witness, gather evidence and build a case that will result in a successful outcome. Our experienced attorneys will engage in intricate and detailed negotiations with all of the involved parties and the insurance companies to ensure that you do not suffer an extreme financial burden. If we are unable to reach a fair settlement through negotiations, we will vigorously pursue your case in court. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a limousine accident, call J&Y today at (877) 735-7035 for a free consultation.