Recreational Vehicle (RV) Accident Lawyers in Ohio

Recreational vehicles (RVs) are a popular way to travel for many Americans. According the the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), RV ownership is at an all-time high. More than 9 million households in the United States own an RV. RVs can be classified into a number of different categories that vary in size, design, and crashworthiness.

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Recreational Vehicle Accidents in Ohio

Recreational vehicles (RVs) offer a convenient way of vacationing; however, they can pose a danger to occupants, pedestrians, and other vehicles on the road due to their size, weight, and lack of maneuverability. The auto accident attorneys at KNR are familiar with RV accidents, and we can help you obtain compensation for injuries sustained in such a crash. Call an Ohio RV accident lawyer today at 1-800-HURT-NOW to find out how we can help you.

Despite the large size and weight of RVs, it is not necessary to obtain a special driving permit, such as a commercial driver’s license, in order to operate these types of vehicles. In addition, proper maintenance is essential to ensure the safe operation of these types of vehicles. In fact, some of the leading causes of RV accidents are inexperienced driving and equipment failure.

Common Causes of RV Accidents:

  • Overloading, which can lead to restricted breaking and/or steering and blowouts
  • Inexperienced drivers
  • Speeding
  • Taking turns too fast
  • Tire blowouts due to overloading, under inflation, or wear over time
  • Poorly balanced roads
  • Miscalculating the distance needed for turns or stopping
  • Blind spots
  • Equipment failure
  • Distracted, drowsy, or impaired drivers

Accidents involving RVs can lead to devastating consequences. Injuries sustained in RV accidents can include disfigurement, paralysis, broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, burns, muscle injuries, and even death. A report from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) found that between 2000 and 2007, there were 212 fatalities in RV accidents, and more than 75,000 people were injured in RV accidents in 2012.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an RV accident due to another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Through a personal injury claim, you may be able to recover compensation for:

  • Medical costs
  • Loss of income
  • Physical pain
  • Disfigurement
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of consortium

Determining liability in an RV accident can be complicated. Depending on the specific circumstances of your accident, a driver, manufacturer, and/or the retailer may be at fault. Here at Kisling, Nestico & Redick, we know how to handle RV accident cases. Our auto accident attorneys will fight to obtain the maximum compensation available for accident victims.

Contact an Experienced Ohio RV Accident Lawyer

At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, our team of experienced personal injury lawyers can help assess the factors that caused your accident, investigate the crash scene, and help you pursue a claim for compensation, whether through negotiation with an insurance company or by taking your personal injury case to court. As one of the largest personal injury law firms in Ohio, we have the skill and resources necessary to build a strong case on your behalf, and we have a proven track record of success. Our firm has obtained countless favorable settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients, and we will work hard to obtain the maximum compensation possible in your case.

If you’ve been in a RV accident, call us at 1-800-HURT-NOW or fill out our online contact form to speak with our experienced Ohio RV accident attorneys about how we can help. At KNR, we believe in no recovery, no fees — you will never be asked to pay a fee unless you successfully obtain compensation for your case.

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