Taking a limo is often a matter of convenience for many people. However, there are instances when it seems like the most secure option is to book a limousine. It could be for an occasion like a high school senior prom or an adult night out to a nightclub. While it can be the safer option in instances of alcohol consumption, there's always the risk of being involved in an accident.  When it happens, if you suffer injuries while riding in a limousine, you are likely eligible for compensation. But you might have to prove your case in court before you can collect compensation in some cases.

New York is a no-fault state, meaning that your own insurance will cover your losses, including medical costs and lost wages. However, there may be other parties to blame if you are seriously injured or negligent in the accident. This could be anyone from the limousine driver to the limousine company to the actual limo manufacturer. It may even be all three.

More on limo accidents in New York in the following article.

Call the accident lawyers at Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law for legal advice after suffering an injury in a limousine accident. Our team can get you on the phone with one of our lawyers quickly so that you take the right steps in your case.

What To Do If The Insurance Company Rejects Your Claim

It is unfortunate that insurance companies will try to avoid paying any damages and do so by blaming other parties. We see this happening when multiple passengers are injured, which increases the overall value of an accident claim.

If a faulty part on the limo failed and passengers file a lawsuit against the manufacturer, the company may claim that the limousine company did not properly maintain the vehicle. Therefore, due to the company's lack of regular maintenance, the limousine company is at fault. Then, the limo service may later claim that the driver is solely responsible. In addition, if there were other automobiles involved in the limousine crash, it would be easy for investigators to point fingers at someone else.

Common Limousine Accident Injuries and Compensation

Riders in limos often experience injuries that are similar to those in your standard passenger vehicles. Both kinds of accidents include the risk of serious injuries, including fractures, sprains, amputations, and paralysis. Someone is more likely to slip and fall or get cut by shattered wine bottles or glasses in a bus or limousine.

When you are injured in a limousine accident, you have the right to financial compensation to cover your losses that are related to the accident, such as:

  • Emergency medical care
  • Hospitalization
  • Doctor visits
  • X-rays
  • Dental work
  • Physical therapy
  • Medical equipment: crutches, wheelchairs, etc.

Because limo accident injuries might result in injuries that take weeks or even months to recover from, you may need ongoing treatment that will be part of your settlement. If you are unable to work for an extended period of time due to a serious injury, you may be able to seek compensation for your lost wages and future earning capacity. If you suffer from emotional distress, depression, anxiety, fear, or any other type of mental anguish, you may be eligible for compensation as well.

After a Limo Accident: What to Do Next?

While immediate medical attention is the most important if you have sustained injuries in a limo accident, you should also seek legal counsel. An experienced accident lawyer can help you gather evidence and explain what your legal options are.

Personal injury claims involving victims of limousine accidents can be complex, this is why the lawyers at Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law can assist you.

You can rest assured that our legal team will pursue any possible compensation you are entitled to. Contact us today to discuss your case.

Posted by: Brandon J. Bro…
Date: Mon, 05/13/2024 - 18:40

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