More than six weeks after their world was turned upside down, the parents of one of the Schoharie limo crash victims have filed a lawsuit against Prestige Limo.
It's the first of what's expected to be many lawsuits filed against the company.
Amanda Rivenburg was one of 18 people in that limousine the day it crashed in Schoharie.
Every passenger, the driver, and two pedestrians were killed.
Rivenburg was just 29 years old.
Her parents' lawsuit claims that owners Shahed and Nauman Hussain knew the Ford Excursion stretch limo was both illegal and dangerous if taken out on the road.
They hope this will prevent other families from dealing with similar grief and heartbreak.
"If you allow this to occur and nothing happens to these people, then why should you bother? Why should you spend your time and effort to maintain your vehicle because who cares? So, people do care,” said Salvatore Ferlazzo, attorney.
A law firm representing the family in this civil suit did not immediately return a request for comment.