If you or someone you know has been in a recreational vehicle accident, you are probably wondering what steps will allow you to seek compensation for your injuries. RV accidents in California can cause serious injuries. After an accident, you will want to speak with a lawyer who specializes in RV accident claims, so that you don’t have to fight the insurance company on your own.
While some people turn to their insurance company for help and support, doing so is not always the best path. Insurance companies want to protect their own interests and try to pay you as little as possible for your injuries. Don’t fall into that trap; call our office to speak with an RV accident lawyer to make sure that you receive a fair settlement award for your injuries, property damage, pain, and suffering, wage loss, etc.
Our attorneys always provide a free initial consultation and collect no fee for services unless a recovery is made. You owe it to yourself to call our office to find out if you need to hire a lawyer to represent you for your recreational vehicle accident.
There are times where you may not need to hire an injury attorney, and we will let you know. An attorney with Nadrich & Cohen can provide you with a quick, fair and honest case evaluation, free of charge. Call us now, text us from this page or fill out the free case evaluation form on this page. You may be eligible for financial compensation in an RV accident claim or RV accident lawsuit.
What Compensation Can An RV Accident Lawyer Obtain For Me?
A personal injury attorney at Nadrich & Cohen can help you recover compensation for many things after your RV accident, including:
If you’ve been involved in an accident involving an RV driver, you may already be facing medical bills because you’ve been injured in your car accident. You may have also suffered severe injuries which will need future treatments and therefore generate more medical expenses. The personal injury attorneys at Nadrich & Cohen can help you recover financial compensation for any past or future medical bills related to your RV accident.
If you’ve been injured in an RV collision, you may have been hurt so badly that you were or are unable to work temporarily. You may also need to take time off from work to have your injuries treated. A recreational vehicle accident lawyer at Nadrich & Cohen can help you recover compensation for any lost wages associated with your RV accident.
RVs weigh a lot and thus a lot of force can be involved in RV accidents. Vehicles are often totaled in RV accidents. We can help you recover financial compensation for any damage to your vehicle or any other property which was in your vehicle at the time of the accident.
Loss Of Earning Potential
You might have been hurt so badly in your RV accident that you can never work again. Alternately, you may still be able to work, but not in the field you used to anymore. We can help you recover compensation for any loss or reduction of your earning potential related to your RV accident.
Pain And Suffering
RV accidents can cause especially severe injuries because of the tremendous forces involved in them. These injuries can cause a lot of physical pain and mental suffering, and you may qualify for compensation for this pain and suffering.
You may have lost a loved one to an RV accident. If that is the case, we can file a wrongful death claim on your behalf, seeking compensation for your loved one’s pain, suffering, medical bills, burial costs and funeral costs. We can also seek compensation for the loss of your loved one’s income, household services, love and company.
Causes of RV Accidents
California RV crashes caused 75,000 injuries and 62 deaths in 2012. Poor maintenance and hazardous weather conditions can play a role in a motor home accident. Those who travel by RV down Route 66 or Hwy 101 often push themselves to drive too far in one day and can become fatigued, slowing reaction time and increasing the likelihood of a collision.
When people drive along Interstate 5 or other California freeways, they need to keep their eye on the road to prevent a traffic accident from taking place. However, not all drivers live up to that obligation. Those who act with negligence while behind the wheel can cause a rollover, rear-end or sideswipe accidents. If a driver does not apply the brakes correctly and is on a slope, a runaway motorhome or RV can collide with other vehicles or pedestrians on the roadway.
Learning about the common causes of recreational vehicle accidents in California will help you better understand who may be liable for RV Accidents. There can be many parties/entities who may be responsible for causing or contributing to a recreational vehicle accident. For example, it could be that another driver was inattentive and crashed into you, or the RV manufacturer defectively designed a component of the vehicle, or a tire was defective, or a defective roadway design contributed to the accident.
As you can see, there are many potential defendants in any RV crash case. This is why our law firm always advises someone who is injured in an RV accident to contact our office to speak with our RV accident attorneys before speaking with the insurance company.
Accidents Involving Rented Recreational Vehicles
If you rented the recreational vehicle that was in an accident, we would also advise you to first speak with a lawyer before you discuss the facts of the accident with the rental company. It’s possible the rental company could be at fault for the accident if they failed to properly maintain or service the vehicle prior to your picking it up for use.
Although a motor home vehicle is large and harder to control than standard vehicles, California does not require drivers to obtain specialized training or permits to operate one, and inexperienced drivers can put other people in harm’s way.
With the increasing popularity of renting RVs in California, more inexperienced drivers are on the road. When someone rents an RV, it can often be for a weekend or for a one-time trip. A person who rents a vehicle is unfamiliar with how it handles, the maintenance history, or even basic safety precautions for turning, backing, etc.
RV Accident Injuries and Compensation
If you are the unfortunate victim of an RV accident and would like to obtain the needed funds to move forward with your life, learning about damages and compensation will point you in the right direction. Not only can an RV accident cause damage to your vehicle and inflict serious bodily injury, but it can also cause financial strain as you take time to recuperate from your injuries.
The injuries that you sustain could prevent you from reporting to work and result in lost wages. That is why it’s vital for you to contact a California RV accident lawyer as soon as possible after an auto accident. Our RV accident lawyers will be able to demonstrate why you are entitled to compensation, who is at fault for the accident and provide you with the best shot at winning your case.
How Much Will It Cost For Nadrich & Cohen To Represent Me?
Nadrich & Cohen represent RV accident victims on a contingency fee basis. This means we won’t charge you any fee until and unless we recover money to compensate you for your injuries.
The only fee we charge is a percentage of any compensation we recover for you. We will not charge any upfront fee. We will not charge any legal fees which come out of your own pocket.
Is There A Time Limit To File An RV Accident Claim?
California has a time limit for filing personal injury lawsuits. That time limit is two years from the date of the injury.
If you do not file a lawsuit within this time frame, it can forever prevent you from recovering compensation for your injuries.
However, this time limit is shortened to six months if a government entity is involved. An example of a claim where a government entity would be involved is if your RV accident involved a dangerous roadway condition which should have been fixed by a government agency.
The best results regarding the size of your recovery shouldn’t be expected if you procrastinate until the last minute. You should call us today so we can get started working on your case immediately. Calling us today gives us the most time possible to build a convincing case on your behalf and make sure any paperwork is filed on time.
Why Choose Us?
There are many California personal injury lawyers for you to choose from, but an RV accident is unlike a typical car accident. When choosing an attorney to handle your recreational vehicle accident, you will need someone who has experience handling RV accident lawsuits. Do not settle for anything for anything less than the best when your future and your family’s future is on the line.
The legal team at the law firm of Nadrich & Cohen will stand beside you to ensure that you get every penny to which you are entitled. We have the experience and resources to get maximum compensation for your injuries or loss. We are caring professionals who have dedicated our professional lives to helping injury victims and their family seek justice.
Even when it seems that liability is clear and all the evidence is on your side, you will still have a long road ahead if you wish to pursue a claim for your motor vehicle accident-related injuries. Let us worry about the legal issues and dealing with the insurance company so that you can focus on your recovery.
Since time is of the essence, we encourage you to contact our dedicated RV accident attorneys right away for a free consultation. Call us today.