Is Compensation Possible After A Limo Injury?
If you were hurt when riding in a limousine and are now wondering if compensation is possible, the answer is yes. There are many situations that can lead to a limo injury. Reckless drivers, poor construction of the limo itself, and outside risks have all led to limo accidents, some resulting in injuries.
When a Florida resident or visitor decides to hire a limo, they are typically thinking of a party atmosphere and are rarely weighing the risks of an accident. But if a limo company works with a shop that does not properly create the vehicles themselves, it is possible there is not the structural support necessary for a safe ride in the extended vehicle. If you were injured in a limo accident, connect with an experienced attorney to talk about damage recovery.
Safety Questions to Ask Limo Companies
Limos are common carriers according to Florida law. A common carrier vehicle has a responsibility to keep guests and passengers as safe as possible. If an injury does occur, it is possible the limo company will be held liable.
When deciding which limo company to hire, ask about safety records. Questions you may want to ask include the following:
- Are there regular maintenance appointments for your limos?
- Do you have a safety record to share?
- Does every driver you employ have a commercial driver’s license?
- What is the experience level you require of drivers?
Construction questions are also a possibility. Shops that create limos do not always have the same safety guidelines as car companies. After all, a limo is essentially one vehicle cut in half with beams attaching each half to form an extended vehicle. To build out the middle, fiberglass and steel are often used. Weight that is not balanced correctly can lead to safety issues. It is also worth keeping in mind that some of the safety features boasted by a car manufacturer could be taken away in the process of that brand of car being converted into a limousine.
Personal decisions you can make when riding in a limo to stay safe include wearing a seatbelt and asking the limo driver where safety features are located, such as any first aid supplies and fire extinguishers.
After a Florida Accident, Talk to an Attorney
After a crash injury, talk to a Florida personal injury attorney about your medical bills and income loss. There is help available. A skilled lawyer can help you obtain a full and fair settlement after an injury when riding in a limo, bicycling, or driving a car.
Are you healing from injuries sustained while riding in a Florida limo? Talk to a skilled legal professional to understand what your options are moving forward. Compensation may be possible if you are juggling medical care expenses, property damages, and lost income. Talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer to understand your rights. The attorneys at Roman & Roman have over 100 years of combined experience. Schedule your free consultation today in Clearwater, Hudson, or Tampa.