Party Bus Accidents

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 If you have suffered injury during a party-bus accident.