SAN JOSE, CA, October 21, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Since 1966, the legal team from Shea & Shea has been dedicated to providing their clients with high-quality representation in all types of complex personal injury accidents. Recently, they have begun to offer their legal services to the victims of passenger bus crashes. At their firm, they recognize the dangers of riding in motor coaches with accidents being caused by everything from improper maintenance to mechanical failure, tire blowout and even driver error. As these vehicles are difficult to drive, it can be not only dangerous, but life-threatening if the driver is tired, distracted or even simply inexperienced. Worse, since passengers often ride without any form of seat belts, they are often ejected from the bus during a crash. In cases where the passenger is not ejected, they can sustain severe injuries from being thrown around the cabin of the bus.
This problem has become aggravated by the rise in popularity of so-called "party buses." These are typically designed to carry 10 or more passengers and often utilized during celebrations such as proms, birthdays, weddings and other parties. While the driver chauffeurs the group around, the passengers are free to relax, dance and, in cases of 21-and-older parties, drink in the back. While fun, it can be dangerous. One major concern with party buses is that the emergency exit buttons can be misplaced throughout the bus. When party-goers are moving around, they can accidentally deploy them - resulting in the accidental and sudden opening of either a door or a window. This, however, is just one of the types of accidents that can occur.
On the tail of several headline-making accidents, there have been serious concerns regarding the safety of such buses. For example, in June of 2012, one accident involving a party bus in Illinois resulted in 19 people suffering injuries. Another incident in Santa Cruz, CA involved a women falling out of a party bus while drunk. Finally, in September of 2012, one teenage boy was killed while riding a double-decker party bus to a sweet 16 party; he had stuck his head out of an emergency hatch and struck an overhead pass. Stories such as these have raised alarm nationwide. In fact, it has resulted in several new laws to be penned and regulations to be tightened - seeking to protect those riding in what is often dubbed an equivalent of a "booze cruise."
With a constant commitment to the victims, Shea & Shea maintains focus on those injured or killed by these types of accidents. No matter whether the crash was aboard a motor coach, school bus or whether it happened during a night on the town in a "party bus," the responsible parties should be held liable. With decades of experience under their belt, their firm remains dedicated to helping clients who have been wrongfully injured, as well as those who have lost their loved ones to a fatal accident. If you have questions about the firm and how they can help you in the aftermath of such an incident, it is extremely important that you do not hesitate to get the involvement of their firm as soon as possible.
Shea & Shea is a personal injury firm providing compassionate legal representation to the wrongfully injured throughout San Jose, California. Founded almost half a century ago, they have earned both local and national reputation for their efforts - including inclusion in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, as well as being listed in the Super Lawyers list. They have also been proud to earn an AV from the peer review rating service of Martindale-Hubbell. To learn more or to schedule your initial case evaluation, contact the firm today. Simply call 888-627-3032 or visit them online at www.Shea-Shea.com
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