Fatal Limo Fire Raises Liability Questions

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A limo burst into flames Saturday, killing five women and injuring four others on their way to a bachelorette party. Car accident attorney Michael Steinger says the fire raises unanswered questions about liability.

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In a tragedy like this, liability falls to whoever caused the accident, either directly or through negligence.

Five women were burned to death and four others severely injured when a rented limo burst into flames Saturday as stated in the USA Today article (5.5.13). The cause of the fire has still not been determined, a fact that car accident lawyer Michael Steinger says raises major questions about liability for the incident.

The limo was on its way to a bachelorette party when the rear began to smoke. The driver pulled over, but by the time the vehicle stopped a fire had engulfed the car, racing from back to front. Four of the passengers managed to escape with injuries including burns and smoke inhalation, but five others died trapped in the car according to USA Today (5.5.13).

The bride-to-be was among those who died. She was going to be married in June.

“In a tragedy like this, liability falls to whoever caused the accident, either directly or through negligence,” said Steinger, whose practice focuses on helping accident victims. “The responsible party has to pay for medical bills, damages and even pain and suffering. But in this case, the picture is very unclear.”

The USA today article reported that according to a California Highway Patrol officer, there was no car collision to cause the fire.

“Ultimately the liability could fall with the car manufacturer, if there was a faulty component,” Steinger said, “Or with the limo company if they were negligent in maintenance or installed custom electronics that could have sparked the fire. The victims and their families are entitled to justice, and they will demand answers.”

About Michael Steinger:

Michael S. Steinger is a Miami car accident lawyer and a founding partner of Steinger, Iscoe and Greene. Mr. Steinger has a demonstrated track record of success for clients and maintains a strict promise only to work on behalf of victims and never big business. He can be contacted at:

Steinger, Iscoe and Greene
1645 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard
Ninth Floor
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

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