Deadly Accident Brings Limo Safety to the Forefront

Many residents of St. Augustine have probably heard about the tragic accident involving a stretch limousine that left 20 people dead. This accident, which attracted the attention of the national news media, raises several important concerns about the safety of these vehicles.

For one, it important to remember that limousines are generally subject to additional scrutiny by state and federal regulators. They must be fit for the road and may have to undergo safety inspections. Likewise, drivers of these vehicles must have special training and licensing to operate them lawfully.

When these rules are ignored, serious and even fatal accidents can happen. While the state might punish violations of these rules with fines or even the revocation of a business’s ability to operate, penalties ordinarily will not include the compensation of victims.

Still, victims of commercial vehicle accidents, whether they are passengers, occupants of other vehicles, or bystanders, can seek compensation through a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit, depending on what the particular facts and circumstances are.

Likewise, there are concerns that many stretch limos are not well-designed and lack the necessary protection and safety features other vehicles have. For instance, the fact that these vehicles are often literally sawed in half and fastened back together with extra segments between them makes them prone to breaking apart in a crash. Evidence that a product is defective or was defectively modified can also be used to secure compensation for victims. If you have been injured in a commercial vehicle accident, contact an attorney to help with your case.


Hear From Past Clients

    He Earned My Respect & Trust

    “Andrew came highly recommended by a friend who is a lawyer. In the courtroom, he is incredibly prepared. In giving advice, he steers his clients down the right road. I feel like was looking out for my best interest.”

    - Chip S.
    Very Grateful

    “Everyone at Canan Law was friendly and hospitable. Attorney John Westfield was very professional.┬áHe listened very well and always had our best interests in mind. Most importantly, he was prepared in court.”

    - Markell F.
    Thank You For Everything You Have Done

    “Their entire team was very professional and knowledgeable about my specific case. They took time to explain in detail what they were doing every step of the way. I was EXTREMELY satisfied with the end result.”

    - Hamid B.
    I Couldn't Be Happier

    “A wealth of talent at this firm. Responsive and direct; they valued my time and money. My outcome was exactly what I expected despite the many changes that I presented them.”

    - Steve K.
    Very Pleased with Every Aspect

    “I was very pleased with every aspect of Canan Law. They walked us through a difficult situation and were available and courteous throughout. I felt they heard and understood me.”

    - Dana P.

The Firm You Can Trust

Put Our Team On Your Side Today
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.