Will a Party Bus Keep You Safe?

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Are Party Buses Safe?

Party buses may seem like a safe alternative to drinking and driving. However, they present an entirely new set of dangers. Several operators fail to meet basic safety requirements. Lots of vehicles are unsafe, and many drivers are inexperienced or even unlicensed. Chicago attorney David Neiman, of Baizer Kolar Neiman P.C., explains what you need to do to make sure you’re renting a safe party bus.

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Video Transcript:

I’m Rob Rosenthal with AskTheLawyers.com, and this is Ask The Lawyers.

With authorities cracking down on drunk driving these days… the popularity of party buses has risen. More and more these party buses are being used by bachelor/bachelorette parties, grads, weddings, and pretty much anyone who wants to be able to have fun without having to worry about getting behind the wheel.

Unfortunately, sometimes these party buses can be dangerous themselves… and often with tragic consequences…

Recently a man in Illinois died after he fell out of a party bus, and into the road, where he was struck by another vehicle.

Attorney David Neiman with the Baizer Kolar Neiman Law Firm in Chicago says people need to do some research before hiring and boarding one of these party buses…

He says:

“It is critical for anyone hiring a party bus company for an event to research reputable companies. Some of these “fly by night” companies carry insufficient insurance or do not hire qualified drivers to save money, and then the company disappears or goes bankrupt after their negligence causes an injury or death to an innocent person. Unfortunately, I’ve met with families where this exact situation has occurred, and they want people to be aware of the issue so it does not happen to others.”

There was a similar death to a party bus rider a couple of years ago in Los Angeles and one just this year in North Carolina. Often times the party bus companies are not adequately insured and have very little government regulation.

So, before you put your life or the lives of your guests at risk, ask the bus company if they have commercial insurance as required by law, and find out how they qualify their drivers. Lives could depend on it.

If you’re ready to contact a lawyer, go to AskTheLawyers.com.