Mind Your Own Business
May, 2016 - Issue #139
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What to Consider when Involved in an Accident
with a Limo or Luxury Vehicle

Riding in a limousine can be an exciting experience and a memorable part of any special occasion. However, as a passenger in these luxury vehicles, it can be difficult to know what your rights are, or even what proper safety protocol is for a passenger. Understanding these things is critical when an accident occurs and you, the passenger, are harmed because of another's negligence.

While most people do not associate limousines with taxis, trains, buses or even airplanes, they are "common carriers" just like these other vehicles. This means that limos are subject to a standard of safety that needs to be provided by the limousine companies and their drivers. These considerations, however, are often disregarded in the limousine industry, putting passengers at risk.

Limousine accidents commonly involve:
• Removed or unavailable safety belts/features
• Overcrowding in the cabin
• Limo driver negligence (speeding, aggressive driving, etc.)
• Lack of driver training

These common forms of negligence also extend to other luxury or specialty vehicles like private cars, stretch limos, limo trucks and more. Additionally, as a motorist, if you were hurt due to limo driver acting irresponsibly on the road, the time to start exploring your legal options is now.
The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus 296-2992

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SCV RE/MAX Realtor Kathy Watterson recently was honored with the 20 Year Milestone Award from RE/MAX Santa Clarita. Watterson, who has over 27 years experience as an SCV Realtor, has been a RE/MAX of Santa Clarita's top-10 agent for 20 years; for 15 of those years, she placed in the top five. She was also recognized with the RE/MAX Diamond Award, one of only two agents whom have earned the title in this office. The award goes to Realtors whom have an estimated sales volume in a single year over $40,000,000. Known for relationship building, expertise and for getting the most money possible for each home she sells, Watterson proudly calls Santa Clarita home. 284-5066
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