Georgia Limousine Accident Injury and Wrongful Death Lawsuit Lawyers
People rent limousines for weddings, proms, romantic occasions, bachelor and bachelorette parties, fun nights on the town, or as a group going to a ballgame or concert because they do not want to worry about driving. Hiring a professional limo driver is the responsible thing to do if there is alcohol consumption planned. People expect that the chauffeur will be a responsible, safe driver, who is a professional and not some reckless or careless person who holds the balance of people's lives and well-being in his or her hands. Similarly, other motorists, pedestrians, motorcyclists, and bicyclists sharing the road with limos justifiably hold the same expectation.
Despite the reliance on the professionalism of the chauffeur and livery company, tragedy can strike at any time. Anyone who suffered a severe or catastrophic injury, or the immediate family member of a person who died in a limousine crash, may be eligible to receive a substantial monetary award for damages.
Montlick & Associates has the well-earned reputation as aggressive advocates for victims and their families of limo and livery accidents in Georgia. Montlick & Associates' Georgia limousine accident attorneys understand the pain and suffering their clients have endured and vigorously pursue justice on their behalf. Contact Montlick & Associates today to find out how their award-winning advocates can make the difference for you and your family.
Liability in Georgia Limo Wrecks
The experienced and skilled advocates for victims and their families of Georgia livery accidents from Montlick & Associates have extensive experience pursuing a legal claim against limousine companies, chauffeurs, and other parties responsible for their clients' injuries. Livery operators, including limo companies, owe their passengers the strictest duty of care the law recognizes. Common carriers such as livery companies in Georgia must protect their passengers from unsafe conditions.
The limo passenger expects that the driver is a professional who drives safely with a clean driving history, and does not have a criminal background, an addiction to drugs or alcohol, and who is of reasonably good health. Primarily, limo companies are responsible for damages suffered by a passenger as the employer of the chauffeur. Secondarily, however, livery companies can be liable for their own wrongdoing for negligent hiring or retaining a chauffeur who is not fit to drive safely. Along those same lines, the limo company has the responsibility of making sure that all employees receive adequate training. Additionally, limo companies bear the responsibility of maintaining their fleet properly and are certain that their vehicles are in good repair.
Limo drivers can be held individually liable for damages if they are independent contractors and not employees of a company. Limo drivers, consistent with the high standard of care that they owe their passengers, must not consume any drugs or alcohol, must remain awake and alert, and should not drive if they do not feel well.
Potential Damages for Limousine Crashes in Georgia
Damage award will differ among claimants, and no two legal claims are identical. Notwithstanding, the law in Georgia allows injured parties and the family of persons killed in limo accidents to collect compensation for special damages, such as medical bills, lost wages, and future medical costs, along with monetary compensation for pain and suffering, loss of consortium and friendship, loss of bodily function, and compensation for the whole life of the deceased in a wrongful death claim.
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