Passengers in limousines typically have zero control over the vehicle. As a result, they are vulnerable when accidents occur. Furthermore, victims may be completely unaware of an impending accident and have a tough time proving who was responsible for their injuries. They may feel hopeless and at the mercy of the limousine company, their insurer, or a third party.
If you are the victim of a limousine crash, you have the right to find out who caused your injuries and how much you may be owed in compensatory damages. A limousine accident lawyer in Mount Pleasant from George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers may be able to help you with your case. If you qualify, we can pursue compensation for your damages in an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit.
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South Carolina Limousine Laws
South Carolina Motor Vehicles § 56-3-5300 requires all limousine companies to be fully licensed and registered to operate a limousine in South Carolina. Additionally, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulates limousine transportation and provides safety resources for operators and companies.
Other laws and regulations address other areas of limousine operation and safety, such as:
- Proper training and licensing of drivers
- Proper maintenance of commercial transportation and charter vehicles
Negligent or careless actions on behalf of a limousine company that lead to an accident may make them liable for the victims’ damages.
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Liability for Limousine Accidents
When you are the passenger in a limousine, you are not thinking about road safety or the hazards that could lead to an accident. You leave that in the hands of the limousine driver.
When a crash occurs, you may be left picking up the pieces, wondering what happened and who is at fault. In a limousine accident, there may be one or more liable parties, including:
The Limousine Driver
There are several ways in which the limousine driver may have been responsible for the crash. The driver may have been intoxicated, distracted, or sleepy. The driver may not have been qualified to drive the limousine but chose to operate the vehicle regardless. If so, the driver or the limousine company that hired them may be liable for damages.
The Limousine Company
Limousine companies have a responsibility to keep their drivers, passengers, and other drivers safe on the road. The company may have failed to maintain the vehicle, making it more dangerous on the road. It may have also been negligent in vetting or training capable drivers. If so, we may be able to pursue compensation from the limousine company.
The Limousine Manufacturer
When auto parts do not work as they should, drivers can quickly lose control of a vehicle the size of a limousine. Manufacturers are responsible for designing and building parts that are safe to use. Therefore, if a defective part broke down during operation and caused your accident, the manufacturer may be liable for your injuries and other damages.
A limousine accident attorney in Mount Pleasant from George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers can investigate your accident to determine which party is responsible for your damages when we represent you.
How We Determine Liability After a Limousine Accident
When a limousine rolls, crashes into another vehicle, or gets hit by another driver, it may result in massive property damage and severe injury or fatality. To uncover the details of the crash, we can conduct an extensive investigation.
We can look for clues that show who is at fault for the accident. We may be able to obtain evidence of fault and liability, such as:
- Clues at the accident scene
- Statements from witnesses
- Police or accident reports
- Surveillance footage of the accident
- Medical reports
- Manufacturer or limousine company documents
If necessary, we may also speak with accident reconstruction experts, medical professionals, or automotive specialists to find the underlying cause of what happened.
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Recoverable Damages in a Limousine Accident Case
The following damages may be recoverable in a limousine accident case:
- Emergency room treatment, ambulance fees, and hospitalization
- Current and future costs of medical care
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
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A Mount Pleasant limousine accident attorney from George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers may be able to handle all aspects of your case when we represent you. While you focus on your recovery, our firm can:
- Answer your questions and provide you with legal advice
- Collect evidence of liability and the value of your damages
- Communicate with all parties on your behalf
- Manage settlement negotiations with the responsible party’s insurance company
- Take your case to trial
We may be able to represent you on a contingency-fee basis with no up-front payments required. In this type of arrangement, we only collect attorney fees if and when you recover compensation via a settlement offer or court award.
To find out more about our legal services, and to receive a free consultation on your case from a member of our team, call George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers or fill out our online contact form today.