Claiming compensation after a limo accident can be complicated as you’ll be dealing with private limo companies who don’t want to admit fault. If you’ve suffered an injury, our Tampa limousine accident attorneys can help.
Serious injuries in limo accidents are common as passengers aren’t usually wearing seatbelts and drinks and other items get violently flung around. The costs of these injuries are regularly underestimated by limousine companies and insurance companies.
We welcome you to contact our Tampa limousine accident attorneys Sean McQuaid and Jonathon Douglas today for a free consultation, so we can help you win the maximum possible compensation for your damages.
Can I Get Compensation for My Tampa Limo Accident Injuries?
If you were injured as a passenger in a limo accident in Tampa, you almost certainly were not at fault and therefore can file a lawsuit for your damages.
Unlike car accidents (where you claim on your own insurance), passengers of limo accidents may be able to file a lawsuit against the negligent party.
To make a personal injury claim, you’ll have to first determine who was at fault. This may or may not be the limousine company. It could be a third-party, such as another road user, a trucking company or a government agency.
If you exhaust the damages from the negligent party’s insurance company, you may also be able to file an additional claim against the company itself.
Our Tampa limousine accident attorneys can help identify which company was at fault to file a personal injury claim.
Do I Need a Tampa Limousine Accident Attorney?
Deal with Stressful Negotiations
Dealing with limousine companies, limo manufacturers, government agencies or insurance companies can be very stressful.
These parties usually have no interest in paying victims the money they deserve. For them, it’s all about minimizing their expenses. But if you get an undervalued offer you can be left paying for medical bills and treatments for years to come.
With our Tampa limo attorneys, you’ll be able to rest and recover, while our legal team handles phone calls, paperwork and negotiations.
Determine The True Cost of Your Injuries
Many people are unaware that the damages of limo accidents are far-reaching. It’s not just about your immediate treatment costs. What about your lost wages? Your loss of future earnings? These should all be accounted for.
Our Tampa limousine accident attorneys will calculate the true value of your injuries, before negotiating with the relevant parties to get the settlement you deserve. This is especially important in limo accidents that are prone to serious injuries such as neck injuries and brain injuries.
Who Was At-Fault For Your Accident?
Like all road accidents, there could be several parties responsible for your injuries. These include:
Limousine companies typically provide chauffeur services to customers celebrating special occasions or transport to and/from special events. They have a responsibility to keep their passengers safe.
If the company and its employees (such as the driver) fail to uphold their duty of safety for their passengers, then the company may be responsible.
Driver error is common in limo accidents, as long vehicles have a slow turning and reaction speed. This can make them prone to getting hit in rear-end collisions and intersection accidents.
The Limo Company’s Driver:
- Driver distraction (such as taking calls or using the GPS)
- Driver intoxication
- Reckless driving
- Tired or drowsy limo drivers
The Limo Company:
- Improper vehicle maintenance
- Improper driving training
- Negligent driver schedules
- Overcrowding in the vehicle
- Lack of safety instructions or precautions in the vehicle
The vehicle manufacturer may also be liable if they failed their duty of providing the limo company and passengers with reliable parts.
- Defective parts
- Brake failure
- Seatbelt failure
- Vehicle fires
Government Agencies have a duty of keeping the roads safe for all Tampa road users, including limos. We regularly see accidents that have been triggered or exacerbated by poorly maintained roads.
- Dangerous road conditions
- Faulty signal lights
- Improper or broken median barriers
- Missing stop signs
- Improper speed limits
Other Road Users
Other road users are one of the most common causes of Tampa limousine accidents, after the limousine company.
All road users have a duty to drive with care and if they fail to do so, they can be found negligent.
- Reckless driving
- Drunk driving or intoxicated driving
- Distracted driving
- Drowsy driving
What To Do If You’ve Been in a Limo Accident in Tampa
Our Tampa Limousine accident lawyers advise you to take the following steps if you’ve been in a limo accident:
Call Law Enforcement
Call the police and emergency services immediately after the accident. The police report will be crucial in your claim.
Receive Medical Attention
Your health is the priority. Receive medical attention as soon as possible, especially if serious. Even if minor, the notes and treatment you receive can be used in your personal injury claim.
Evidence will be required to prove another party was at-fault for your limo accident. We advise you, if healthy enough to do so, to:
- Take photos of the crash scene
- Take photos of your injuries
- Ask for eyewitness testimonies and contact details
- Keep and ask for all doctor notes and medical bill receipts.
- Keep any receipts for expenses related to the accident.
We understand that in the immediate aftermath of the accident, this can be difficult. Our Tampa limousine accident attorneys can work to gather evidence too, such as police reports, CCTV footage and vehicle maintenance reports.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer
Finally, contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Building a strong case is crucial in accidents involving private companies.
Our personal injury attorney will work fast to gather critical evidence, determine negligence, calculate your damages and win the maximum possible settlement.
What Damages Can I Recover for a Limo Accident Injury Claim?
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitation Costs
- Treatment Costs
- Lost Wages
- Loss of Future Earnings
- Medical Equipment Costs
- Transportation Expenses
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
- Depression and mental health disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pain and suffering
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Long-term disabilities
Examples of Limousine Accidents
- In 2018, 20 people were killed in a limousine accident in New York due to vehicle, driver and limo company negligence.
- In 2008, a Hummer limo caused destruction after a woman car-jacked the vehicle.
Contact Our Tampa Limousine Accident Attorneys Today
Hire a Car Accident Lawyer in Tampa, FL
If you’ve been injured in a limo accident in Tampa, Florida, then we welcome you to contact our Tampa limousine accident attorneys for a free consultation.
Sean McQuaid and Jonathon Douglas are award-winning Personal Injury Lawyers with vast experience, a proven track record, a strong reputation and impressive resources. We believe we provide the strongest chance of winning the maximum possible settlement to rebuild your life.