Limousine Accident

Advocates for Victims of Unsafe Driving Services—Chicagoland Limo Accident Injury Lawyer

When you incur the high cost of a limousine service, you have a right to expect the luxury vehicles to be well-maintained and the drivers to be professional and adequately trained. However, Chicago has been the site of serious limousine accidents, including a fatal limousine crash in April 2016. One passenger died and another suffered a spinal cord injury when a limousine driver lost control of the vehicle and slammed into a concrete divider in a construction zone. In the wake of the fatal limo crash, the U.S. Department of Transportation shut down the limo company alleging that the “carrier posed an imminent threat to public safety.” The federal agency pointed to the company’s reported record of safety violations, including repeated use of underage drivers with poor driving records. Family members of the decedent filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the limousine company.

Patrons of professional driving services assume that they will receive more than luxury, transportation, and entertainment since limousine services should provide a high degree of vehicle safety. Unfortunately, inattentive or careless motorists and chauffeurs can cause severe limo collisions when they fail to yield, run red lights and stop signs, compose a text while driving, and engage in other unsafe driving practices. Because of the large weight and length of a limousine, special driving skills and proper training is essential for safe operation. When limos are involved in a collision, the disparity in weight between a small passenger car and a limousine can have devastating consequences for occupants of the smaller vehicle. However, there have been a number of high profile limousine accidents in recent years in which passengers in the limos suffered serious injury or death.

Why Stein & Shulman Is the Right Choice for Cook County Limo Crash Victims

Our compassionate Chicago limousine accident attorneys at Stein & Shulman, LLC represent victims of limo crashes with diligence and professionalism. Our lawyers rely on over 45 years of collective experience which has resulted in recovery of over $40 million for our clients. Our Chicagoland personal injury law firm returns phone calls, explains your rights and options, and keeps you informed regarding the progress of your legal claim. We understand the stress and anxiety that accompanies pain and rehabilitation from severe injuries or loss of someone you love. Our attorneys and staff provide clients with the personalized attention often associated with a smaller law firm while providing the sophisticated legal representation of a large firm. We also work closely with accident reconstruction experts, medical specialists, vocational counselors, and others with specialized knowledge to gather and present a compelling presentation when pursuing the fullest recovery for injury victims.

Our Chicago limo injury lawyers work to ensure you receive appropriate medical care to promote a quick recovery from your injuries. If you lack medical insurance, time is of the essence in seeking legal advice from one of our experienced personal injury lawyers. Our law firm can arrange for medical bills and expenses to be covered from a lien on the future proceeds of your settlement or judgment. Deferring treatment can undermine your prognosis and provide a basis for the limousine carrier, driver, and/or other defendants to challenge the existence and severity of your injuries.

Our law firm uses investigators to obtain witness statements, physical evidence, photographs of the damage and accident scene, law enforcement accident reports, and other evidence. We carefully analyze this evidence, often in conjunction with accident reconstruction experts to determine fault and the liability of the negligent parties who might include the following:

  • Limousine carrier
  • Professional driver (e.g., chauffeur)
  • Independent vehicle maintenance service for sub-standard repairs
  • Drivers of vehicles other than the limo
  • Public entity for unsafe road (e.g. poorly designed construction zone)
  • Owner of the limousine
  • Designer, manufacturer, or retailer of the vehicle or component parts

Diligent Advocates for Cook County Professional Car Service Accident Victims

Our Chicago limousine collision injury lawyers recognize the struggles that you may face if you or someone you love has been injured in a crash because of an unsafe limo or poorly trained driver. Our law firm can provide the perfect balance of experience, expertise, empathy, diligence, and tenacity to help you obtain the best possible outcome for you and your family. We invite you to contact us today at (312) 422-0500 or email us to schedule your no obligation free consultation.

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Sources:
http://www.wkow.com/story/31657477/2016/04/06/lawsuit-filed-in-limo-crash-that-killed-monona-woman