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Serious auto accident: The California limo fire that killed 4

Family members of the victims who died inside a limousine have brought forward lawsuits against six separate companies. The lawsuit, which was filed on Thursday, Oct. 24, seeks monetary damages due to the death of five women, who were consumed by flames after being trapped inside a limousine. This serious auto accident took place earlier this year during the evening of May 4.

In August 2013, California investigators determined that the fire was the result of a malfunctioning air suspension system. The system created friction between a metal pan -- which was under the floorboards, and the drive shaft. The families behind the lawsuit allege that the companies that modified and maintained the limousine are at fault for their relatives' deaths.

A 31-year-old newlywed and four of her close friends were killed in the accident. Four other friends were fortunate enough to survive the crash. The surviving victims were able to escape from a small window that separated the driver compartment from the passenger compartment.

At any time, a serious auto accident can cause personal injury to unsuspecting and innocent victims in California. In many of these cases, those accidents can and should have been prevented. When a family member is killed due to the negligence of another individual, or company, justice and financial reimbursement can be sought by pursuing legal claims against the responsible person or organization. It is impossible to come to terms with the loss of someone we love, but financial restitution can allow families to more comfortably handle expenses that come as a result of such a tragedy.

Source: sfgate.com, Limo fire victims' families sue 6 companies, Vivian Ho, Oct. 25, 2013

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