When you think about personal injury lawsuits due to motor-vehicle accidents, you usually tie them in with cars or trucks. However, there are many types of vehicles on the road out there – including recreational vehicles. RV accidents are actually fairly common considering the unique construction of these vehicles.
The larger and heavier the RV, the longer it will take to stop when you apply the brakes. Class C RVs (built 40 feet in length) are even harder to drive. But the most dangerous aspect of an RV accident is that they are not built to be structurally sound. Some recreational vehicles have actually had walls disintegrate in an accident because they had very little structural support.
Unfortunately, the federal government doesn’t monitor RVs as closely as cars, especially in regards to the ability to withstand crashes and overturns. In an accident case, an RV driver may be held responsible for an accident, as can the manufacturer (if it’s a product liability claim we’re making). Sometimes it can even be another motorist who collides with the RV. It depends on the circumstances. One thing is for sure: If you’re injured in an accident involving an RV, you NEED to talk to a lawyer as soon as possible.
If you have been in a major RV accident, then you may be able to recover to damages for your injuries and property. Contact Rasansky Law Firm today to discuss the specifics of your case to an attorney for free.