If you or someone you know has been in a recreational vehicle accident, you are probably wondering what steps will allow you to seek compensation for your injuries. RV accidents in California can cause serious injuries. After an accident, you will want to speak with a lawyer who specializes in RV Accident claims, so that you don’t have to fight the insurance company on your own.
While some people turn to their insurance company for help and support, doing so is not always the best path. Insurance companies want to protect their own interests and try to pay you as little as possible for your injuries. Don’t fall into that trap, call our office to speak with an RV accident lawyer to make sure that you receive a fair settlement award for your injuries, property damage, pain, and suffering, wage loss, etc;
Our attorneys always provide a free initial consultation and collect no fee for services unless a recovery is made. You owe it to yourself to call our office to find out if you need to hire a lawyer to represent you for your Recreational Vehicle Accident.
There are times, where you may not need to hire an injury attorney, and we will let you know. An attorney with Nadrich & Cohen, LLP can provide you with a quick, fair and honest case evaluation – – free of charge. Call us now at 1-800-718-4658.
Causes of RV Accidents
California RV accidents caused 75,000 injuries and 62 deaths in 2012. Poor maintenance and hazardous weather conditions can play a role in a motor home accident. Those who travel by RV down Route 66 or Hwy 101, they often push themselves to drive too far in one day and can become fatigued, slowing reaction time and increasing the likelihood of a collision.
When people drive along Interstate 5 or other California freeways, they need to keep their eye on the road to prevent a traffic accident from taking place, but not all drivers live up to that obligation. Those who act with negligence while behind the wheel can cause a rollover, rear-end or sideswipe accidents. If a driver does not apply the brakes correctly and is on a slope, a runaway motorhome or RV can collide with other vehicles or pedestrians on the roadway.
Learning about the common causes of RV accidents in California will help you better understand who may be liable for RV Accidents. There can be many parties/entities who may be responsible for causing or contributing to a Recreational Vehicle accident. For example, it could be that another driver was inattentive and crashed into you, or the RV manufacturer defectively designed a component of the vehicle, or a tire was defective, or a defective roadway design contributed to the accident.
As you can see, there are many potential defendants in any Recreational Vehicle accident case. This is why our law firm always advises someone who is injured in an RV accident to contact our office to speak with an attorney before speaking with the insurance company.
Accidents Involving Rented Recreational Vehicles
If you rented the recreational vehicle that was in an accident, we would also advise you to first speak with a lawyer before you discuss the facts of the accident with the rental company. It’s possible the rental company could be at fault for the accident if they failed to properly maintain or service the vehicle prior to your picking it up for use.
Although a motor home vehicle is large and harder to control than standard vehicles, California does not require drivers to obtain specialized training or permits to operate one, and inexperienced drivers can put other people in harm’s way.
With the increasing popularity of renting RVs in California, more inexperienced drivers are on the road. When someone rents an RV, it can often be for a weekend or for a one-time trip. A person who rents a vehicle is unfamiliar with how it handles, the maintenance history, or even basic safety precautions for turning, backing, etc;
RV Accident Injuries and Compensation
If you are the unfortunate victim of an RV accident and would like to obtain the needed funds to move forward with your life, learning about damages and compensation will point you in the right direction. Not only can an RV accident cause damage to your vehicle and inflict serious bodily injury, but it can also cause financial strain as you take time to recuperate from your injuries.
The injuries that you sustain could prevent you from reporting to work and result in lost wages. That is why it’s vital for you to contact a California RV accident lawyer as soon as possible after an accident. An attorney will be able to demonstrate why you are entitled to compensation, who is at fault for the accident and provide you with the best shot at winning your case.
Why Choose Us?
There are many California personal injury lawyers for you to choose from, but an RV accident is unlike a typical car accident. When choosing an attorney to handle your recreational vehicle accident, you will need someone who has experience handling such cases. Do not settle for anything for anything less than the best when your future and your family’s future is on the line.
The legal team at the law firm of Nadrich & Cohen, LLP will stand beside you to ensure that you get every penny to which you are entitled. We have the experience and resources to get maximum compensation for your injuries or loss. We are caring professionals who have dedicated our professional lives to helping injury victims and their family seek justice.
Even when it seems that liability is clear and all the evidence is on your side, you will still have a long road ahead if you wish to pursue a claim for your accident-related injuries. Let us worry about the legal issues and dealing with the insurance company so that you can focus on your recovery.
Since time is of the essence, we encourage you to contact us right away for a free consultation. Call us at 1-800-718-4658. We have 28 California locations to serve you.