Southern California Limousine Accident – 1 Thing a Limo Driver Must Do to Protect Passengers

March 1, 2024

Southern California Limousine Accident – 1 Thing a Limo Driver Must Do to Protect Passengers

A limousine accident could injure passengers

What are your rights after a limousine accident leaves you with a personal injury?

Limousines are often used for special occasions. Weddings, prom, bachelorette parties and more are usually times of celebration that might call for a limousine ride.

Imagine a situation where a group of 12 friends rent a limo for a 30th birthday party. No one in the group wears a seatbelt. 

The limo driver loses control of the vehicle, crashing into a median and flipping on its side. Everyone involved in the limousine accident is injured.

The injured victims from the limousine accident may be entitled to compensation. A major factor that could come into play involves the limo driver.

The driver must provide an elevated duty of care to any passengers.  They are required to use the “highest care and vigilance of a very cautious person” to protect passengers from foreseeable harm

There are many different ways a limo driver may fail to provide duty of care.

Imagine that after the previously mentioned limousine accident, police arrive at the scene and ask for the driver’s license. They hand them a standard California state driver license.

A limousine driver in California is required to have a commercial drivers’ license if they are transporting ten or more guests. This includes passing a CDL exam.

In this situation, the driver did not have proper identification, and their lack of appropriate license is an example of failure to protect passengers.

Think of another situation where the driver consumes alcohol while waiting for the passengers to enter the limo. 

Drunk driving is one of the major causes of accidents in LA county. Alcohol-related fatalities are 64 percent higher in Los Angeles county than the number two county on the list (Riverside).

A drunk limousine driver put the passengers in danger, as well as others on the road, due to their reckless behavior. Their negligent actions that led to injuries may be compensable. 

In fact, for a situation involving a drunk driver that led to a limousine accident, an attorney may seek punitive damages.

A limousine driver must provide elevated duty of care for passengers

Were you or a loved one injured in a limousine accident? You shouldn’t have to suffer because of a driver’s failure to keep you safe.

A limousine accident can leave passengers with:

  • Broken bones
  • Scarring/disfigurement
  • Head injuries
  • Chronic back pain
  • Cuts/lacerations
  • Whiplash
  • Concussions or other traumatic brain injuries
  • Internal bleeding
  • Damage to vital organs
  • Paralysis
  • Loss of limbs
  • Wrongful death

If you were hurt in a limousine accident, contact our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys to see how we can help you. 

Our attorneys will work within our legal power to bring you the justice you deserve. You shouldn’t have to pay because the limousine driver or company refuses to accept responsibility for your injuries.

We’ve helped clients recover millions of dollars in compensation, including damages such as:

  • Medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of wages

We have a 99 percent success rate in successfully settling personal injury cases. With decades of combined experience, your utmost satisfaction is a top priority. 

At C&B Law Group, our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys work on a contingency basis, meaning you won’t pay us any attorney fees until your case is successfully settled. Your initial consultation is free as well.

We work with clients across Los Angeles and Southern California, including areas such as:

  • Glendale
  • Burbank
  • Bakersfield
  • Long Beach
  • North Hollywood
  • Compton
  • Huntington Park
  • Inglewood
  • Chatsworth
  • Fontana
  • Whittier
  • South Gate
  • Lynwood
  • San Bernardino
  • Santa Ana
  • Sun Valley
  • Riverside
  • Canoga Park
  • Victorville
  • Moreno Valley

Don’t get bullied by a limousine company, the driver, or another insurance company. You deserve the right to compensation for your personal injury following a limousine accident.

Reach out to the LA attorneys at C&B Law Group today to speak to us about your injuries following a limousine accident. 

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