May 24, 2024

Staying Safe: How to Prevent Prom Night Car Accidents

Teenagers dancing at prom night under colorful lights

Prom night should be a memorable event for those involved. However, this special occasion can sometimes turn tragic when car accidents occur, leaving families and young lives devastated. 

At Morgan & Morgan, America's largest and most powerful injury firm, we've witnessed how these accidents have broken families, shattered dreams, ended careers, and ruined lives. That's why we have a special, well-equipped team that investigates prom night car accidents to establish whether negligence was a factor. 

We know that when such accidents occur, especially on a special day like prom, the memories can live with you or your loved ones forever. While we cannot take these terrible memories away, our attorneys might be able to help you or your loved ones obtain some form of compensation to cover medical expenses and related costs, and also get the answers you need about what really happened. 

If you or a loved one has been involved in a prom night car accident, contact Morgan and Morgan, America's largest injury firm, today. We will review your case for free. If you have reasonable grounds for pursuing a claim or lawsuit, we might also be able to represent you for free unless we win.


Who Can Be Held Responsible for Prom Night Car Accidents?

Responsibility for prom night car accidents can fall on various parties, depending on how the accident happened and what caused it in the first place. The driver of the vehicle is often the primary focus when investigating the cause of the accident and trying to establish liability.

This is especially true if negligence, such as drunk driving or distracted driving, is involved. 

In cases where alcohol is a factor, adults or establishments that provided alcohol to underage individuals could also be held liable. Additionally, if a vehicle defect played a role, say, a faulty brake, the manufacturer might be responsible. 

Lastly, in cases involving chauffeured vehicles, like limousines, the limo company or driver could be held accountable. The bottom line is that liability may fall on different parties depending on the specific circumstances, which is why it's advisable to have your case reviewed by an expert.


What Damages Can I Recover After Such an Accident?

Damages available to prom night accident victims depend on the specifics of the case. These can include medical expenses for any injuries sustained, costs for psychological counseling, compensation for pain and suffering, and lost earning potential, especially if the accident caused catastrophic injuries.


What If Someone Died In the Accident?

In the case of fatal accidents, families may seek damages for wrongful death. This covers funeral expenses, loss of companionship, the deceased's estimated future income, and sometimes punitive damages. 


What Other Accidents Can Happen on Prom Night Besides Car Accidents?

Such an eventful night can also present risks beyond car accidents. These include slip and fall incidents due to spills or poor lighting, alcohol-related emergencies such as alcohol poisoning, and the risk of drowning if the event is held near water. There's also the possibility of food poisoning, physical altercations among students, incidents of sexual assault, and property damage. In all these cases, there's always a possibility that someone somewhere was negligent or reckless, something our attorneys can help figure out.


Contact Morgan and Morgan Today

If you or a loved one has been involved in a prom night car accident or any other type of accident that was not your fault that unforgettable night, you might be owed compensation for your injuries or losses. Contact us today to get started with a free, no-obligation case evaluation.