What better way to enjoy a family vacation or even an extended trip across the country than in an RV or a motorhome. Perhaps you even own or rent one. If you do, then we know you take steps to be safe, but these large vehicles can cause major crashes. If you need a Toledo RV accident lawyer, call us today.

At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers, we are ready to get to work on securing the compensation you need. Let our team investigate what happened and handle this for you.

What Happens In RV Crashes?

RV and motorhome crashes need to be treated just like any other crash in the aftermath. Make sure you seek medical attention, document the scene, and secure an attorney if someone else’s negligence was involved. However, injuries from RV crashes are much more likely to be severe.

An RV or motorhome can weigh anywhere from 5,000 to 40,000 pounds. Some of them are motorized on their own, while others are pulled behind other vehicles. Each type poses certain risks on the roadway. While many of the causes of RV crashes are similar to regular vehicle crashes, you will see some items on this list specific to larger vehicles:

  • Speeding or reckless driving
  • Inexperienced RV drivers
  • Overloading with too much weight
  • Poor weight distribution
  • Poorly executed turns
  • Worn down or low-quality tires
  • Blind lane changes

Some of the items on that list are vehicle specific, while others relate to driver/operator error. In some cases, RV crashes occur because a driver is impaired by drugs or alcohol or distracted by their phones or other electronic devices.

Because of the size and weight of these vehicles, the following injuries are not uncommon in the aftermath of a crash:

  • Broken or dislocated bones
  • Severe lacerations or amputations
  • Internal organ damage
  • Internal bleeding
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries

Victims who sustain these injuries often need extensive medical care and rehabilitation. If they have to take time away from work while they recover, they could lose the income they need to support themselves and their families. This means that, on top of all the medical bills coming in, their regular household bills may not get paid.

Why should an RV crash victim be on the line for these expenses?

If You Are Injured

Nobody expects to be dealing with a vehicle crash of any type, but we know that they happen. A crash with an RV can have devastating effects, and you may need to seek legal assistance. At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers, our knowledgeable and experienced team will get to work investigating this incident and putting the pieces together. Our goal is to secure the compensation you need now, which can include:

  • Your medical expenses related to the RV crash
  • Lost income and benefits if you are unable to work
  • Pain and suffering/loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Punitive damages against the responsible party

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

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