Limo and Shuttle Accident Lawyer in Las Vegas

Limos and shuttles are a very common mode of transportation in Las Vegas. Whether they are used as party buses, or to get around town, they are very popular among tourists that visit the city every year.

In Nevada, transportation and rideshare companies have a duty to their passengers to make sure that there are no accidents and the driver drives in a reasonably safe manner. In the event that the driver failed to drive safely, those passengers in the vehicle have the right to hold the transportation company responsible. This means that if you or a loved one has been injured in a shuttle or a limo while being driven around in Las Vegas, you have the right to hold the company responsible for any injuries that you have suffered.

Could I hold the limo or shuttle company responsible?

Even though the driver caused the accident, you are still able to hold the shuttle company responsible for any injuries that you have suffered. Usually, employees may not have enough compensation available to compensate the victim of the accident. That is why accident victims also file a lawsuit against the limo or shuttle company. This falls under a theory called respondeat superior, which holds the employer responsible for the employee’s negligent driving. But, in order to hold the employer responsible, you must show that:

  • The driver was employed by the employer.
  • The driver was acting within the scope of their job responsibilities. This means that the driver must have been on the clock at the time of the accident.

Negligent Hiring 

In certain circumstances, you could also file a lawsuit against the limo company for negligent hiring of their employees. For example, if the employee had several marks on their driving record, and the limo company failed to notice that when hiring the employee, then the limo company could be held personally responsible for the accident.

Improper Training

There are specific ways to maneuver a limo or shuttle, especially around crowded streets of Las Vegas. A limo and shuttle company must properly train all their employees prior to allowing them to drive around town. If there is inadequate training, then the limo or shuttle company could also be held responsible. 

What if I was a pedestrian that was struck by a limo or shuttle in Las Vegas?

If you were a pedestrian that was struck by a moving vehicle in Nevada, you have the right to hold the driver and their employer responsible for any injuries that you might have suffered. Given that you were a pedestrian, and the vehicle was much larger and heavier, you most likely will have suffered major injuries from the collision.  Pedestrian and auto accidents often even result in fatalities.

What should I do if I have been injured in a limo or shuttle in Las Vegas?

You need to take specific steps to make sure that not only you are safe and healthy, but you have also met all the requirements for filing a future lawsuit.

  • Seek medical attention immediately. Usually, a shuttle or limo accident in Las Vegas can result in broken bones, lacerations, or even internal bleeding. Injuries could be very severe, especially because shuttles and limos are not always equipped with seat belts. It is important that you get your injuries evaluated by a medical professional. A medical professional will most likely order imaging done to determine exactly what you have suffered.
  • Get information about the accident. Key pieces of information you need include the driver of the vehicle at the time of the accident, where the accident occurred, any photos of the accident scene, and other passengers in the vehicle with you. Other passengers could act as witnesses in your case. The good news is that if the shuttle or limo was full, then you will not have a problem identifying and locating witnesses.
  • Do not speak to insurance adjusters or any other parties other than the police. After the accident, the police may arrive on the scene to generate a police report. You are able to give your version of events, but do not speak to insurance adjusters until you have hired an attorney.
  • Hire a Las Vegas limo accident lawyer. It is highly important that your attorney have experience with Las Vegas laws. Nevada laws are quite different from any other state, and so it is very important that you have an attorney that also has experience dealing with shuttle and limo accident cases. There are several factors involved in such an accident, especially because it is more difficult to determine causation, and to determine who the responsible parties are since there are so many injured victims. 

Safety Precautions

As carriers of the passengers, limo and shuttle companies must take specific steps to make sure that the rides they provide are safe. Examples of safety measures include:

  • Making sure that all passengers are educated of the proper exit and what to do in the event of an accident.
  • Providing safety equipment on the vehicle.
  • Hiring experienced drivers. 
  • Training drivers prior to hiring, and making sure that training programs are constantly maintained throughout the year.

What type of injuries are caused by a shuttle or limo accident in Las Vegas?

  • Head injuries
  • Leg injuries
  • Arm injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Internal bleeding
  • Broken bones
  • Disfigurement
  • Burns
  • Paralysis

Who is responsible for my limo and shuttle accident in Las Vegas?

  • The driver of the vehicle
  • The employer of the driver
  • The maintenance companies
  • The vehicle manufacturer
  • The vehicle retailer
  • Other pedestrians
  • Other vehicle drivers
  • Other passengers

Recent News

On October 14th, 2022, Las Vegas Police were investigating a collision involving an SUV limo outside of the Resorts World Hotel in Las Vegas. The limo drove into the median on Las Vegas Boulevard, and drove into a palm tree. Injuries from this incident were reported. 

Contact our Las Vegas limo and shuttle accident attorneys today for a free case evaluation.

We provide free case consultations, where we will answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding your lawsuit. We know that this time could be very stressful, especially because you most likely are trying to heal from your injuries and do not even want to think about all these nitty-gritty details involved with your case. Our attorneys will take care of all the legal matters while you focus on healing and you focus on yourself. We are always committed to our clients, and always want to make sure that our clients get the best legal help they deserve. We fight against negligent parties, and hold them responsible for all the injuries that they have caused.

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