Six people were rushed to the emergency room after a limousine collided with an SUV on the South Side of Chicago on April 29, 2022. Fortunately, all of the crash victims survived. The accident serves as a reminder that car accidents can happen when we least expect it. Limousines are thought of as luxurious and safe, but car accidents involving limos can and do happen. In 2018, a tragic limousine crash caused by brake failure left 20 people dead. The owner of the Prestige Limousine was charged with negligent homicide after it was discovered that he knew about the brake problems and had received multiple warnings from the state to get the limo repaired before the deadly crash.
If you or a loved one were involved in a limousine collision, you may be able to hold the at-fault party accountable and recover monetary damages through a personal injury claim.
Crashes Involving Limos May Be Caused by Multiple Factors
What led to the recent Chicago limo crash that injured six individuals is still unknown. Limo crashes are often caused by driver error including speeding, failure to yield, and distracted driving. However, failure to maintain the vehicle, defective vehicle parts, and other issues may also lead to a limo crash. In the case of the limo wreck that killed 20 people, the National Transportation Safety Board determined that the crash both Prestige Limousine’s disregard for passengers’ safety as well as ineffective state oversight. Often, there are multiple parties at fault when a preventable accident causes injuries and deaths.
Seeking Justice and Restitution for a Limo Crash
Limousine accident victims may be able to seek justice and recover financial compensation for damages through a personal injury claim. The amount of financial compensation injured victims and their families may recover depends on many factors, including the severity of the injuries and whether permanent disability or death resulting from the crash.
Injured parties may recover compensation for:
- Medical expenses such as ambulance fees and hospital bills
- Lost income from missed work
- Damage to personal property
- Pain and suffering
- Disability or loss of functioning caused by injuries
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Lost qualify of life
If a loved one is killed in a limo crash, the victim’s personal representative may choose to file a wrongful death claim to seek justice for their tragic loss. Wrongful death damages often include funeral and burial expenses, loss of the victim’s income, and loss of services.
Contact a Springfield Limousine Crash Lawyer
At Kanoski Bresney, we understand that a motor vehicle crash can upend your whole life. We are committed to helping crash victims and their families seek justice and financial restitution. Contact our Bloomington car accident injury lawyers at 888-826-8682 to schedule a complimentary consultation.