New Orleans RV Accident Lawyer
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Recreational vehicles (RV) are a common vehicle used for travel across the United States. There are a few different kinds of recreational vehicles that are in use, including camper vans, fifth wheels, motorhomes, and toy haulers. These vehicles can potentially cause very serious accidents in high speed travel on highways and interstates.These cases often lead to catastrophic injury or a wrongful death. If you or someone you love has been injured in an RV accident, you can speak with a skilled New Orleans accident attorney at the Voorhies Law Firm.
RV Driver Negligence
The potential hazards involved with using these recreational vehicles can be very serious, much like with larger vehicles such as buses or trucks. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reported in a study that more than 70,000 people were involved in RV wrecks in 2003. The study also reported that there were 75,000 injuries in 2012 due to RV accidents. When driving an RV, the larger size increases the difficulty in maneuvering the vehicle. Additionally, RVs are often driven by people with no additional skill or training in handling a recreational vehicle or trailer. These factors increase the risk of getting into a collision.
Most common causes of RV accidents and RV wrecks:
- Inexperienced drivers
- Driver fatigue
- Runaway trailers
- Overturn of the entire vehicle
- Poorly calculated turns
- Miscalculated stopping distances for heavier vehicles
- Failing to see another vehicle due to a blind spot
- Improper lane usage
When an RV driver violates the laws and regulations and, as a result, causes a RV accident, the victims of the accident are entitled to compensation for the treatment of injuries, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages.
Our New Orleans Vehicle Accident Lawyers Can Help
We offer an extensive network of professional contacts, medical experts, and health care providers, along with the resources to investigate cases and pursue legal appeals, if necessary, at all levels of local, state, and federal jurisdictions. We are tRopsberyed and experienced personal injury lawyers who have been listed in Super Lawyers Rising Stars for 2014 and Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 by the American Society of Legal Advocates. You can contact us directly to speak with a member of our professional team. Our goal is always to assist you in order to achieve justice.
Call The Voorhies Law Firm today for a free consultation regarding your personal injury case in New Orleans, or anywhere in Louisiana.