Katy Limo Accident Attorney
If you or your loved one’s fun night out on the town ended in serious injury, The West Law Office Katy limo accident attorneys are here to help. Whether the limo driver caused the collision, or another party was responsible, our attorneys will conduct an investigation, compile medical records and evidence of your other damages, and file a personal injury claim seeking maximum compensation.
Types of Limo Accidents and Liable Parties
- Limo Driver Caused the Crash—While they are professional drivers, and seldom in a hurry when they have passengers on board, limo drivers are human. They commit traffic offenses, drive carelessly, and get into wrecks just like everyone else. Common examples of limo driver error leading to accidents include texting while driving, speeding, failure to yield while changing lanes, intoxicated driving, and fatigued driving due to the late nights drivers tend to work.
- Limo Company’s Negligence Caused the Crash—Improper maintenance, lack of safety features, unlawful hiring/training/education practices, and other forms of negligence can all lead to collisions. During our investigation into the cause of the crash, we may find that the limo company’s negligence resulted in your injuries.
- Another Driver—If the limo was hit by another driver, or another driver otherwise caused the collision, they will be the first party to seek compensation from. In some cases, the limo driver may also be found partially at fault. If this is the case, you have the ability to sue both the limo company and the other driver for damages.
- Another Passenger—While rare, there are cases in which another passenger can be held responsible for the collision. For example, if a drunk passenger managed to interfere with the driver, causing a collision, they may be held accountable.
Damages You Can Sue For in a Katy Limo Accident Claim
As with any traffic collision, if you were hurt in a limo crash you have the ability to sue for the following damages:
- Medical expenses and ongoing treatment costs;
- Pain and suffering;
- Emotional distress;
- Lost earnings and earning capacity;
- Loss of joy of life;
- Scarring and disfigurement;
- Property damage; and
What If I Was Intoxicated, or Not Wearing a Seatbelt?
In some limo accident cases, there are factors that can reduce the value of your claim. For example, if you were intoxicated to a degree that you were being reckless within the limo, and you hit your head while the limo was making a routine, safe maneuver on the road, you may not have a claim. Similarly, if you were not wearing a seatbelt in the limo, which is required by state law, your claim may be devalued.
Contact a Katy Limo Accident Attorney Today
No two collisions are the same, particularly when unordinary vehicles, such as limos, are involved. Because limo accidents tend to have many potential liable parties, and seatbelts may or may not have been worn during the crash, it is essential that you work with an attorney who has experience handling limo injury accidents. Call the Katy limo accident attorneys at The West Law Office today at 283-347-3247 to schedule a free consultation.