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New York Limo Accident Lawyer

Limousine accidents often leave victims with serious injuries. Whether you were attending a bachelorette party, you were being picked up from the airport, or your child was being chauffeured to prom, you have the right to seek compensation from the at-fault party for these injuries. If the limo driver or the limo company were at fault, the New York limo accident lawyers at Cohan Law Firm can help you take action by filing a personal injury claim for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Additionally, we represent other road users who were injured because of careless or reckless limousine operators.

Causes of Limousine Accidents

A limo can crash just like any other vehicle. Usually, the cause is negligent driving on behalf of the limousine driver, often due to distracted driving, impatient driving, or intoxication. Speeding and falling asleep at the wheel are two of the most causes of limo crashes. However, there are a number of unique elements that can lead to limo accidents and injuries. These include:

  • Aftermarket stretch limo modifications can lead to extreme hazards in collisions, as the integrity of the frame is compromised (fiberglass is often used instead of metal).
  • Lack of seatbelts
  • Carrying too many passengers than is safe or legal
  • Inexperienced drivers who are unable to manage passengers and focus on the road at the same time

Defective or Improperly Maintained Limousine Auto Parts

While they are still somewhat common to see out on the roads, the era of the limo has long since passed. Limousine ridership peaked decades ago. As a result, some, though not all, of the limousines still in use are very old vehicles with outdated brakes, airbag systems, and other basic mechanics. Limo companies still have a duty to properly maintain their fleet, and to ensure that new and old vehicles are safe for passengers. Improper maintenance of limousines is more common than most people think. Defective airbags, missing seatbelts, worn out brakes, auto-locking doors (which are a danger in the aftermath of crashes), worn out tires, and dangerous modifications made to the vehicle are all forms of negligent maintenance that can lead to serious crashes.

Limousine Accidents Caused by Passengers

The party environment in some limousines can get out of hand quickly. The limo company may even argue that an unruly and/or drunk passenger was somehow the cause of the collision. Fighting back against defensive and false claims such as this is just one of the reasons why it is imperative to work with a knowledgeable limousine attorney.

Call a New York Limousine Accident Lawyer Today 

Whether you were injured as a limousine passenger, the occupant of another vehicle, or another road user such as a pedestrian, we can get you the compensation you deserve. The sooner you start, the better your chances of a fair investigation and settlement offer are. Do not hesitate to call the New York limousine accident attorneys at Cohan Law Firm at 855-855-0321 for a consultation.

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