When a person gets into a limousine, they expect to be sitting in a luxurious vehicle as they are driven by a professional driver safely to their destination. Many people use limousines for special events such as weddings, proms, or other celebrations in addition to renting them for business purposes. However, like other vehicles, even limousines can get into accidents despite how safe they might feel. Accidents in limousines may result due to the negligence of the driver, or due to the recklessness of another driver on the road.
A limousine driver has a duty to passengers to exercise reasonable care in the operation of the vehicle to ensure the safety of the passengers. On occasion, an accident can result due to a driver’s negligence. Sometimes a driver can become drowsy due to working long hours, or they can even be intoxicated. If an accident arises in such situations, the company is liable.
If you were a passenger in a limousine accident that resulted in injuries, the insurance policy of the limousine company will pay for your medical bills, under New York’s No Fault Law. The amount covered by this policy is usually limited to $50,000 for a combination of medical bills and/or lost wages. However, there are situations in which you may deserve compensation for your pain and suffering for the injuries you may have sustained in such an accident.
If you have sustained injuries, property damage, or the loss of a loved one occurred as a result of a limousine, or any motor vehicle, accident, contact a personal injury attorney to discuss your eligibility for compensation. An experienced personal injury attorney can advise you of your legal remedies and rights. Call Arze & Mollica, LLP at (718) 996-5600 for a consultation today.