Recreational Vehicle Accident Lawyer
Last updated Sunday, March 6th, 2022
The popularity of recreational vehicles (RVs) in America shows no signs of slowing down.
Along with the growing number of RVs on the road has been a rise in the number of recreational vehicle accidents.
Because of the combination of large vehicle size and driver inexperience, recreational vehicles often pose a severe risk to those who use them and others on the road.
If a recent RV accident has left you or a loved one injured you should contact a Nampa recreational vehicle accident lawyer today at Skaug Law.
You likely have many questions one of our local personal injury attorneys can answer.
You may be eligible for compensation for your medical expenses, property damages – even lost income and pain and suffering.
Causes of Recreational Vehicle Accidents
Recreational vehicles can be just as dangerous to nearby motorists as any large bus or tractor-trailer.
Even with an experienced driver, an RV can be difficult to maneuver even under normal traffic conditions.
Some of the characteristics of RVs that can lead to serious roadway accidents are:
Long Stopping Distances
RVs weigh many thousands of pounds and as a result, exceptionally long stopping distances.
This can make it harder for operators of RVs to avoid dangerous situations in front of them, increasing the odds of impact and serious injury.
Like other large vehicles, RVs have a greater tendency to roll over when going around a turn or swerving to avoid something on the road.
Rollover accidents are exceptionally dangerous and account for approximately 35 percent of all yearly roadway fatalities.
The blinds spots an operator of an RV must contend with are larger and more numerous than those on a passenger vehicle.
Because of these blind spots RVs have a higher risk of colliding with nearby vehicles during a lane change or other maneuvers.
There are many other causes of RV accidents including tire blowout, overloading, unbalanced loads, driver fatigue, and equipment failure.
Let a Nampa Recreational Vehicle Accident Attorney Help
The size of an RV often leads to serious injuries in an accident.
If multiple vehicles were involved, it can be particularly difficult to determine which party was at fault.
For these reasons, it is important for injured people to promptly hire an experienced Nampa RV accident lawyer. You should contact a Nampa recreational vehicle accident lawyer today at Skaug Law.
Your RV lawyer can help you win your case by:
- Recruiting an accident reconstruction expert to better understand what happened and who was responsible.
- Interviewing witnesses.
- Obtaining police reports including accident scene photographs.
- Connecting you with medical experts who will testify to the extent of your injuries.
- Negotiating a fair settlement with the opposing party’s insurance company – or going to trial, if necessary
Contact a Nampa Recreational Vehicle Accident Attorney Today
Being involved in an RV accident can be a horrific experience.
Long after the accident you may experience significant physical, emotional, and financial hardships.
Let the legal team at Skaug Law help you recover compensation.
Speak to a Nampa recreational vehicle accident lawyer to discuss your case. There is no cost for this consultation.