Whether you are taking a trip with family or some friends, RVs and motorhomes can be great ways to get out and about. However, these vehicles pose certain risks and you may find that you need a Columbus RV accident attorney.

At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers, we are ready to get to work on your behalf. Our knowledgeable and experienced team will get to work investigating the crash so we can secure the compensation you deserve. You should not be left holding the bills if another person’s negligence has caused you harm.

What Can Happen With These Vehicles?

When we talk about RV or motorhome crashes, we know that there are a few ways they can happen. Today, we want to focus on driver and maintenance errors as well as manufacturing issues.

First, any time you are involved in a crash, contact law enforcement and seek medical assistance for any injuries, no matter how minor they may seem.

RVs and motorhomes vary in size and weight (anywhere from 5,000 to 40,000 pounds). You will see some that are made to be pulled behind other vehicles and others that are motorized on their own. The causes of RV crashes are often similar to regular vehicle crash causes, but they do pose some challenges that passenger vehicles do not, including:

  • Drivers inexperienced with operating a larger vehicle
  • Overloading the vehicle with too much weight
  • Poor weight distribution
  • Poorly executed turns
  • Worn down tires

As with any vehicle crash, incidents at high speeds cause much more damage. An RV driver should never operate when they have been drinking or using drugs. They should also never drive while distracted by phones or other devices.

RV and motorhome manufacturers should always ensure their vehicles are thoroughly tested. A poor design or a manufacturing error can cause major crashes and lead to a product liability case being filed.

Because of the size and weight of these vehicles, it is not uncommon for us to see the following injuries in the aftermath of an RV crash:

  • Broken and dislocated bones
  • Severe lacerations
  • Internal organ damage
  • Internal bleeding
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Concussions

These injuries can lead to major medical expenses for victims and their families. If an RV crash victim is disabled, they may not be able to return to work or earn an income.

How We Can Help You Moving Forward

RVs and motorhomes are usually safe, but there are times when the negligence of a driver or a manufacturer can cause major injuries. If that happens, you need to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers, we understand that these incidents can become complex, but we will stop at nothing to ensure you are compensated for all of your crash-related expenses. This can include:

  • Compensation for your medical bills
  • Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
  • General household expenses
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Possible punitive damages against a negligent party

If you need a Columbus RV accident lawyer, please contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 888-710-0040.

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