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Residents Question Limo Safety & Liability Determinations after Las Vegas Accident

Americans hire limousines to add special flair to life’s greatest moments. In the “Entertainment Capital of the World,” it’s not an exaggeration to say that limousines are a common sight. However, a recent incident, which took place right on the heels of a devastating limo collision in New York, has caused many Las Vegas residents to ask questions about limousine safety and general accident liability.

On October 11, 2018, a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officer’s illegal U-turn in front of a limousine sent both vehicles hurtling into a wall. Fortunately, the officer was able to pull the injured limo driver from the vehicle before it caught fire. While the officer is responsible for this particular accident, many people don’t know what to do if they are injured due to a limousine driver’s negligence.

The Question of Limousine Safety

While they may be excellent party vehicles, limousines, in general, are not exactly the safest transportation option. Because the vehicles are so large, they require extra stopping time and the quick reactions of a focused driver. If a limo driver is speeding or distracted, it can easily lead to a catastrophic accident.

Since Las Vegas thrives at night, many limo drivers are stuck behind the wheel for countless hours at a time. If they aren’t allowed to rest, these drivers may become fatigued, which prevents them from safely operating their vehicles. This can put passengers and other motor vehicle drivers in great danger.

Determining Liability in a Limousine Accident 

As the accident on October 11th proves, liability typically depends on the specific circumstances of an accident. As such, if you’re injured as a limousine passenger, you have the option of filing a personal injury claim against quite a few different parties. If your lawsuit is successful, you can recover compensation that covers your medical expenses, lost wages, reduced earning capacity, and whatever else the court determines appropriate for your case.

These parties can be held liable in a limo accident:

  • The limousine driver
  • The other at-fault driver
  • The limousine company
  • The limousine manufacturer
  • The limousine maintenance company

Injured in a Limo Accident? Schedule a Consultation Today

If you’re interested in filing a claim against a negligent party, contact the Las Vegas car accident lawyers at Bernstein & Poisson. We can thoroughly investigate your case, negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf, and develop a litigation strategy that maximizes your claim. You can trust our team to handle the legal details while you focus on your recovery.

We have over 60 years of combined legal experience. Contact Bernstein & Poisson at (702) 602-8869 to schedule a consultation today.