Party buses are used for a variety of occasions, including bachelor and bachelorette parties, birthday parties, concerts, and other gatherings. LED lighting, creative seating layouts, state-of-the-art sound systems, and over-the-top additions like dance floors and poles are all standard features on most party buses.
The majority of individuals book a party bus because they will be drinking and do not want to worry about who will drive. Those who rent these buses should be able to unwind and enjoy themselves, however bus accidents can put a damper on the good times. Continue reading to learn more about these collisions and what you can do if you’re in one. Then call The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker for a free legal consultation at 800-333-0000.
Accidents involving party buses
On party buses, accidents may and do happen. A 25-year-old lady fell out of the door of a moving party bus in 2012, for example. She was struck by a car and died as a result of the collision. Another accident was a 16-year-old varsity tennis player on a double-decker party bus returning from a birthday party in Manhattan Beach. He thrust his head out the top, collided with an overpass, and died a few days later from his injuries.
These are only two examples of party bus collisions, but the number of collisions has increased across the country, owing in part to an increase in the number of party bus companies. When compared to 2009, the number of party bus companies in California has increased by almost 3,000. Between 2009 and 2013, 22 party bus collisions were reported, with 18 of them resulting in death. During that period, 48 persons were injured in party bus incidents.
Accidents involving party buses have a variety of causes
People jumping from the bus is the most prevalent cause of party bus accidents. In reality, eleven of the 22 accidents listed above included people falling from the bus. In the majority of cases, the victim struck or fell on the escape lever, which opened the door, which they subsequently exited.
Passengers poking their heads out of buses, other cars on the road driving recklessly or carelessly, buses not being properly maintained, and party bus drivers who are distracted or under the influence are all potential causes of party bus accidents.
If you have been injured in a party bus accident, contact an attorney right away
If you are one of the increasing number of people who has been injured in a party bus accident, you should contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. We are delighted to offer a free legal consultation at The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker.
Simply dial 800-333-0000 to reach us. We can go through the details of the case with you and provide you our best recommendations on how to proceed. We are here to assist you, whether you are a victim or have lost a loved one.