Car Accidents on Road Trips: What To Do?
Posted in: Truck Accidents
Legal Help for the Injured
Recreational vehicles (RVs) can pose a danger to occupants, pedestrians, and other vehicles due to their size, weight, and lack of maneuverability. Whether you were injured in an RV or were struck by a negligent RV operator, it’s important to know your rights.
At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, our lawyers understand the complexities of accidents that involve recreational vehicles and the severe injuries that may result. Fortunately, the law gives you the option to pursue an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit to recover the maximum compensation possible for your losses and hold the right parties accountable.
With a long history of fighting for injured Ohioans, we can successfully guide you if you or a loved one are hurt in an RV accident.
At KNR, we ask, “what more can we do?”
Despite their large size, weight, and complexity, obtaining a special RV license, such as a commercial driver’s license, is not necessary. In fact, some of the leading causes of RV accidents are inexperienced driving and equipment failure.
Injuries sustained in RV accidents can include disfigurement, paralysis, broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, burns, muscle injuries, and even death. On average, 26 people die every year in RV accidents, and the number one injury in recreational vehicle collisions is a head injury.
Other frequently seen RV accident-related injuries include:
Our statewide practice is designed to make going through a claim or lawsuit more convenient and accessible for accident victims. With 12 Ohio locations, KNR is a call or click away.
*KNR also serves Ohio’s rural counties & conducts consultations via Zoom.
To be deemed negligent in an RV accident:
For example, if you believe the driver was negligent, you can potentially show they breached their duty by speeding in a large recreational vehicle. As a result, the driver was unable to avoid collision. Finally, you must show how the accident led to your injuries and subsequent financial losses.
While every injury victim’s experience is different, an insurance claim or lawsuit usually focuses on:
Fight for Everything You’re Owed
You shouldn’t be forced to bear the financial cost of someone’s negligent behavior, especially if an inexperienced or distracted RV driver hit your car and caused significant harm.
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:
If a reckless driver or another party caused a loved one’s untimely death, the family may also be able to pursue a wrongful death claim after an RV accident. And while there is no standard way to calculate an insurance settlement or verdict, a lawyer can help you understand the best way to proceed.
Our client suffered a cervical disc herniation which required fusion surgery due to injuries sustained from a crash…
What Makes KNR Special?
Cases involving large recreational vehicles can involve detailed technical information, and large insurance carriers refuting their liability. You likely have numerous questions about what to do next if you’ve been injured. Our attorneys can offer insight and are committed to advocating for your interests after an incident with an RV.
At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, our experienced personal injury lawyers can help assess the factors that caused your RV accident, investigate the crash scene, and help you pursue a claim for compensation. As one of the largest personal injury law firms in Ohio, we have the skill and resources to build the strongest possible case and have a proven track record of success.