Party Bus Accidents

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party busParty buses are used to transport people to graduations, birthday parties, weddings, and other special events. They typically hold at least ten people at a time. Riding on a party bus is a fun experience for most people. However, bus accidents are not an uncommon occurrence.

Common Causes of Party Bus Accidents 

Many people rent a party bus in order to avoid drinking and driving. However, some bus drivers operate the bus while under the influence. This can result in an accident. Other causes of party bus accidents include reckless driving, driver fatigue, distracted driving, speeding, and a lack of bus maintenance.

Furthermore, more than a few people are injured from falling out of the bus. This often occurs when the passenger extends his or her head too far out of the window. Alcohol is not infrequently involved.

Common Party Bus Accident Injuries 

A person can too easily be injured in a party bus accident because, often, there are no seat belts in the vehicle. The passenger could easily be thrown out of the bus. The resulting injuries can be serious. Some of the most common bus accident injuries include the following:

  • Internal bleeding
  • Tissue damage
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Amputation
  • Back injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Loss of eyesight
  • Paralysis

Can the Bus Company or Driver be Held Responsible? 

The driver or bus company can be held responsible if the accident was caused by drunk driving, reckless driving, speeding, distracted driving, or any type of negligent behavior. Additionally, under certain circumstances, the bus company can be held responsible if any underage passengers on the bus were drinking.

Contact Tampa Personal Injury Lawyers 

You may well need the help of a Tampa personal injury law firm if you have been hurt in a bus accident. Tampa personal injury lawyers can provide you with the legal assistance and guidance that you will need for a successful case. Do not hesitate to contact the experienced lawyers at Wagner, McLaughlin & Whittemore If you have suffered injury during a party-bus accident.


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millennial drivers When asked to name the most dangerous drivers who put other people on the road at risk, most people would answer teenage drivers and the elderly. However, studies have shown that the age group known as “millennials” are the most dangerous drivers as a whole. The reason? Millennials make the roads more dangerous because they engage in distracting behaviors while they are driving.

Texting, running a red light, and speeding are some of the activities that can make driving more dangerous. A study showed that 88 percent of drivers who are between the ages of 19 and 24 have engaged in at least one of these dangerous behaviors within the past 30 days — as have 79 percent of drivers who are between the ages of 25 and 39.

Studies have shown that millennials are 1.6 times more likely to read a text message or email while driving. They are twice as likely to type a message while driving or to speed in a school zone. Additionally, half of millennials have stated that they have run a red light.

Some Millennials Lack Guilt 

Not only are millennials, as a group, engaging in dangerous behaviors, but many of them think that it is acceptable to engage in those behaviors. Twelve percent of millennials believe that it is safe to speed in a school zone. Additionally, many millennials have stated that they believe that they are good drivers — despite the fact that they engage in dangerous behavior while they are driving.

Contact a Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer 

Because of recent changes in the law, it is important than ever to call a lawyer (including accident lawyers in Tampa FL) if you have been hurt in an accident that was caused by negligence. An experienced Tampa personal injury lawyer can examine all of the details of your case and determine the best route to help maximize your recovery of compensation.

Do not hesitate to contact Wagner, McLaughlin & Whittemore today, at 813.225.4000.