Phoenix RV Accident Attorneys
Did Your Motor Home Get into a Collision in Arizona?
Recreational vehicles and motor homes are a great way to enjoy all that Arizona has to offer. But these vehicles are extremely large. Driving one is similar to driving a tractor-trailer, but RV drivers don’t need a commercial driver’s license. This means many drivers of RVs don’t have the experience to maneuver such a large vehicle, and don’t know how to prevent one from getting into an accident.
As with a semi-truck, when an RV collides with another vehicle, the people in the smaller vehicle are typically the most injured. Due to the many surfaces and loose objects inside an RV, those inside can also be injured.
You may be entitled to compensation in the event of an RV crash, and with the Phoenix car accident lawyers at Breyer Law Offices, P.C., we will work toward the best result possible. Call (602) 267-1280 to schedule a free consultation.
How RVs Crash
Due to their immense size, recreational vehicles are more prone to certain types of accidents than others. Although RVs have a lower center of gravity than tractor-trailers, they are still susceptible to rollovers due to their height. Like transport trucks, RVs also take a longer time to come to a full stop. Drivers may not realize this and fail to leave enough room in front of them, makings rear-end collisions common. RVs are also involved in sideswipes. Recreational vehicles have large blind spots on all sides, including the front and rear of the vehicle. When a driver does not ensure his blind spots are clear before moving into another lane, it can result in a side-impact collision.
Liability in an RV Accident
RV drivers have a responsibility to ensure they always drive in a manner that keeps themselves, and others on the road, safe. When they fail to do so, whether it’s due to inexperience or recklessness, they can be held liable for causing a wreck.
Other parties may be responsible as well. Special regulations are placed on RV manufacturers. When a manufacturer does not comply with those regulations, it may be held liable if the RV is involved in an accident. Manufacturers are also responsible when an RV, or part of an RV, is defective.
RVs are commonly rented rather than purchased or leased. When a rental company does not ensure those renting their vehicles are experienced or have a proper driver’s license, the rental company may also be held partially liable for any injuries.
Contact a Phoenix Car Crash Lawyer for Help
RVs and motor homes are some of the largest vehicles on the road. Still, they are typically driven by people who don’t have the experience to maneuver and control a vehicle of that size. When an RV is involved in a collision, the injuries and damage caused can be severe.
To add to these complications, determining liability after an RV accident can be difficult. Multiple parties may be involved, including the RV driver, other drivers on the road, the manufacturer of the RV, and even the rental company. Each of those parties has an insurance company, unwilling to pay what you need to heal.
If you have been injured in an RV crash, you may be entitled to compensation, but don’t try to fight the insurance companies on your own. Call Breyer Law Offices, P.C., at (602) 267-1280 so we can start reviewing your case. The Husband and Wife Law Team helps injured victims claim the full amount of compensation they are entitled to, which can ease your financial burden after an accident.