RV AccidentsJuly 31, 2014
Statistics provided by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration demonstrate that over 70,000 individuals were hurt in RV accidents during 2003.
Here in Mobile Alabama, camping in an RV, or recreational vehicle, is common year round due to our warm weather. Additionally, we have many visitors traveling through our state to see our beautiful gulf coast, rivers, lakes, recreational areas, and parks. Unfortunately, these vehicles which are meant to be fun are also known to become involved in accidents across our roadways.
If you or a family member has been injured in a RV accident, due to a negligent action of another individual, the victim may be eligible to receive compensation for any damages or losses including; medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of wages, and property damage.
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Types of RVs
There are many different types of recreational vehicles people use for a variety of different reasons from camping to tailgating at a sporting event. Typically these RV’s have everything a person requires to live and travel outside of their home including a kitchen, bed, and bathroom. These RV’s provide an opportunity for people to travel across the country and have a great time while doing so.
Some common types of RV’s Include:
- Pop-Up Trailer – These have collapsible sides which fold down during travel and unfold at the campsite. These are commonly towed by the average passenger vehicle.
- Van Camper – These are equipped with most amenities that can be found in motor homes, however maneuverability is limited. These vehicles will typically have a raised roof, bed, sink, and a small water supply.
- Truck Camper – These are a detachable section which attached to the top of a pickup truck. There are many different forms of these, while the truck will typically require dual-rear wheels.
- Conventional Camper – These typically range from 13 to 35 feet and can be towed by a small vehicle to large pickup or van depending on the size.
- Fifth Wheel – These are attached to a hitch in the center of the pickup truck bed. They are typically anywhere between 17 to 40 feet.
- Motor Home – There are two types of motor homes; larger motor homes, which are capable of traveling a long distance and are built on a truck chassis which have a large fuel capacity, and smaller motor homes which are built on a van chassis.
In any case, individuals operating these vehicles are advised to take some form of advanced driving classes before entering our roadways. This will not only keep the individuals traveling in the recreational vehicle safe, but also others traveling on the roadway.
Causes of RV Accidents
Many times, recreational vehicle accidents are caused by defective products on the RV or a simple driver error. However, there are several other reasons an accident can occur and cause injuries to those involved.
A few common causes of recreational vehicle accidents include:
- Defective products
- Inexperienced driver
- Fatigued driver
- Runaway trailers
- Blind spot collisions
- Overloaded RV
- Unbalanced load
Of course, there are several other reasons explaining the actual cause of an accident, however these are the most commonly found reasons on our roadways today.
Types of RV Accidents
As there are many causes of RV accidents, there are also many different types of RV accidents. Depending on the situation, these accidents can range from a minor fender bender to a rollover accident or worse, an accident resulting in death.
A few common types of RV accidents include:
- Construction zone accidents
- Rollover accidents
- DUI accidents
- Under-ride collision
- Rear-end collision
- T-Bone collision
- Jackknife collision
- Brake failure
- No zone accident
- Runaway trailer
In some instances, these RV accidents may cause injuries to the individuals involved. As with any other accident, the injury typically depends on the type and severity of the accident.
Types of RV Accident Injuries
An RV accident is something that nobody ever looks forward to, however injuries caused by RV accidents are even more unfortunate. Accident injuries can alter a fun filled vacation into a life changing event for everyone involved.
Some common types of RV accident injuries include:
- Back and neck injuries
- Broken bones
- Burn injuries
- Concussion injuries
- Dental injuries
- Internal injuries
- Psychological injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Whiplash injuries
- Wrist injuries
If you have been injured in an RV accident, our attorney’s recommend to seek medical attention as soon as possible. In addition, these medical documents may be used by our attorneys to formulate a strong case against the negligent party in the court of law.
Contact Our Alabama RV Accident Attorneys Today
At Citrin Law Firm, we believe that if you or a loved one has been injured in an RV accident that was caused by the negligence of another individual, that negligent individual must be held accountable and take full responsibility for their actions in the court of law. Our attorneys have won millions in successful verdicts and settlements and will fight on your behalf to achieve the compensation you deserve.
With our main headquarters in Mobile, we are able to serve the entire state of Alabama.
Some local areas we serve include:
- Tillman’s Corner
- Bay Minette
- Point Clear
- Gulf Shores
- Orange Beach
For additional information about our law firm, or to schedule your free case review, we welcome you to contact us at 251-888-8888 today. It should also be noted that our attorneys also work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we will not charge you for our services unless a favorable verdict or settlement has been achieved.
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