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by Jeff Rasansky - November 23, 2013
Jeff Rasansky
Jeff Rasansky, managing partner of Rasansky Law Firm, is an aggressive Dallas personal injury lawyer with 25 years of legal experience.

Summer is upon us and that means people are getting out on the lakes and rivers in their boats. While this is one of the most enjoyable parts of getting out and about in the warm months, it can also be dangerous. It means that, not only are there people out there boating in sometimes irresponsible ways, there are also a lot of people towing trailers with boats down the highways, some of them who may not really know what they’re doing. More than one Dallas car accident has been caused by people overestimating their ability to drive with a boat in tow.

iStock_000011016139MediumOne of the most common wrecks with these vehicles involves turning. If you think of the signs on the back of semi trucks that warm about wide right turns, you’ll understand why many accidents with trailer-equipped vehicles happen. The dynamics between the vehicle and the road are significantly changed when a vehicle is towing a boat, and that means that there is a real danger of something going wrong. If you’ve been hit by such a vehicle, you may want to call a vehicle accident attorney.

One of the main risks with these types of accidents is that people have a lot to lose. You may well find yourself in a situation where someone who is clearly responsible for hitting you tries to pass it off as if you caused the problem. This is where attorneys come in. When someone has managed to hit you with their recreational vehicle, they know they’re looking at big bills coming down the road. Make sure you have a car accident personal injury attorney there to make sure that you don’t end up footing the bill for their negligence.

If you’re in this situation, keep a few things in mind. A vehicle accident lawyer will tell you, first and foremost, admit no fault. Talk to the police, if needed, but call your attorney before you talk to an insurance company. The attorney can tell you how to deal with the insurance company so that you don’t end up being the one who takes unjust blame for an accident that wasn’t your fault. These wrecks can be very expensive due to the presence of an entire other vehicle being involved. If you don’t have money for a lawyer, look for one who works on contingency.

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