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Limousine Accidents and Injuries

stretch limo -- causes of accidents and injuriesDue to their status as luxury automobiles, limousines are frequently rented for special occasions such as weddings, proms, and graduations.

However, these vehicles are just as likely to be involved in a collision as any other type of car.

Limousine Collision Risks

Limousine drivers are capable of making the same mistakes as any other motorist, and succumbing to distractions and fatigue can lead to serious accidents. Negligent limo drivers may also cause collisions by speeding, running traffic signals, or tailgating.

Furthermore, limousine drivers pilot vehicles subjected to constant use, with many starts and stops. This puts tremendous wear and tear on a car, and limousine companies are responsible for ensuring their vehicles are properly maintained.

Many factors often lead to limo accidents, including:

  • Unqualified or untrained drivers
  • Lack of vehicle maintenance
  • Hiring drivers without commercial drivers' licenses, in violation of Texas state law
  • Vehicle instability caused by overloading the limo with too many people
  • Aftermarket modifications that weaken the limousine’s structural integrity
  • Failure to wear seat belts, in violation of Texas state law

Limousine Collision Injuries

Failure by a driver or limousine company to maintain appropriate safety standards can lead to severe injuries, including:

  • Broken bones
  • Back injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Facial lacerations
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Burns and abrasions
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Amputations and severed limbs

Determining Liability

If you were involved in a limo collision, the driver and the limousine company might be held liable for your medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering. 

An experienced vehicle accident attorney will determine all of the parties responsible for your injuries, and fight for the compensation you deserve. Your attorney will examine the scene of the collision, locate accident witnesses, and gather the necessary evidence to support your claim.

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