Philadelphia Bus Accident Lawyers Salute Feds Who Shut Down the Notorious Philadelphia Chinatown Bus Service
In the last two years, I have been entrusted with the representation of several individuals who sustained some of the most unimaginable catastrophic injuries that will dramatically affect them for the rest of their lives as a result of short cuts and corner cutting by low cost bus services which sacrificed safety in the name of profits.
The Double Happiness Bus Company regularly transports passengers on the northeast corridor making stops in Philadelphia, Washington, New York City, and Albany, New York.
In December, the U. S. Department of Transportation declared Double Happiness a “eminent hazard to safety” after federal review found numerous safety violations in hours of service, vehicle maintenance, and controlled substance and alcohol testing. It was interesting to note that in our representation of individuals in some of our cases we had to pursue a complicated web of corporate shells and identities before we were able to discern the appropriate and responsible corporate and individual entities that are operating these buses.
When a passenger boards a bus, he or she has every right to expect that the bus will be properly inspected, operated safely, and not operated by an over-fatigued, alcohol or drug induced intoxicated driver. One has a rightful expectation that the bus will be regularly and safely maintained.
The experienced Pennsylvania bus accident lawyers of Reiff and Bily salute the efforts of federal officials in obtaining a court order against the Chinatown bus company, as well as salute every continual effort that federal and state agencies utilize at their disposal to protect the traveling public and remove unsafe bus companies and commercial carriers from our highways. On a side note, it should be stated that the restraining order against the Double Happiness Bus Company cited four violations of controlled substance and alcohol use, including two drivers who had failed pre-employment drug tests. Additionally the company had filed 49 false driver reports and violated several inspections and maintenance regulations. I have voraciously argued for enforcement of common carrier rules when it comes to the substandard bus companies and believe that one must stand for something.
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