The rite of passage known as Homecoming will be front and center for the next few weeks. Knowing this there are a few things kids and the parents need to pay attention to. Some of these items were sadly overlooked in Long Island and it lead to tragic consequences.
Pay close attention to the safety record of the company you hire to transport your children. What is the company safety record? Demand inspection records along with the record of the driver. According to the State of New York the driver in Long Island wasn’t properly licensed and the vehicle in question failed a safety inspection in the previous month. The Governor of New York said “In my opinion, the owner of this company had no business putting a failed vehicle on the road. Prestige has a lot of questions to answer.” The limo involved was 17 years old and this is an important piece of information investigators want to review.
We suggest asking for a copy of safety records when the limo is rented along with the drivers record and physically checking the driver’s license of the person driving your children to make sure they match. The best drivers in our experience have their own rules when it comes to driving teenagers and many of them start with a call to the parents at the first sign of an issue. Limo drivers have the same level of responsibility as airplane pilots and bus drivers. It’s reasonable to expect professionalism, current valid licenses and well maintained equipment. It seems all three of these may have been ignored with tragic consequences.
We represent people who are injured because of the careless and reckless acts of others. At the end of the day your case can only be settled one time and you need to know all of the facts beforehand. The reason that insurance companies have paid our clients in excess of $130,000,000.00 is that we get the facts and are not intimidated at the prospect of going to trial when they refuse to follow the law. We help with serious issues that require serious representation. We are the Law Offices of Guenard & Bozarth. We have over 80 years of experience in our plaintiff’s only law firm. Call GB Legal 24/7/365 at 888-809-1075 or visit www.gblegal.com We Can Help!