Glendale RV Accident Attorneys
RV’s, or recreational vehicles, are a fun way to explore the country with your friend and family. They allow for comfortable camping, and endless hours on the open road. But what may have started out as a fun road trip could quickly turn into a nightmare. Accidents happen everywhere, and they can certainly happen to RV’s. Another driver acting negligently, or a roadway not being properly maintained, could spell disaster for you and your passengers.
The attorneys at Aghabegian & Associates, PC know just how traumatic an auto accident can be, especially since RV’s are so popular with families. The last thing you want is for your child to be involved in an auto accident. But if the worst has happened, then you should hold those responsible accountable for their actions. In order to do that, you’ll need a strong legal team.
Contact Aghabegian & Associates, PC at (818) 507-4311 and tell us about your case. We may be able to help you receive the compensation you deserve.
RV’s can vary in height, length, and vehicle type, which means that whatever your needs are, they’re likely to be met. Some common kinds of recreational vehicle include:
- Travel trailers
- Converted buses
Despite the variety, RV’s still have far more risks associated with them than average passenger vehicles. Accidents can, and often do, happen. If you have an RV or are thinking of getting an RV, there are a few risk factors you should keep in mind:
- Rollovers: RV’s have a high center of gravity, unlike other passenger vehicles that have low centers of gravity. This makes them prone to rollovers.
- Bridge collisions: RV’s are taller than normal cars, which means if the driver is inexperienced and unaware of how tall the RV is or the bridge does not have a sign indicating the clearance height, then a collision is likely to occur.
- Driver fatigue: RV’s are typically taken on long trips cross country. Drivers can easily become fatigued, driving far longer than they should. This puts them at risk of falling asleep at the wheel or becoming distracted.
These risks can easily be exasperated by other, irresponsible drivers, as well those responsible for maintaining roads not taking that job seriously. If roads are not properly maintained or labeled, if other drivers are behaving recklessly, or if the RV malfunctions, then catastrophe can ensue.
Recreational vehicles are typically much larger than other cars. This can make them difficult to control, but it also means that they come away from accidents far less damaged. That doesn’t mean, however, that the passengers and driver inside will be unscathed. Common severe injuries from RV accidents are:
- Spine injuries
- Broken or fractured bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Limb loss or amputation
- Skull fracture
- Burn injuries
These injuries can take months to properly heal, and there’s also the chance that they will leave you with scars and a lasting impact far after your recovery. That means you may have to face hospital bills and time off from work to heal. That time off could cost you wages or even your job if you are left unable to perform your normal duties. Moving past severe injuries is difficult enough without the added stress of medical debt and being unable to work.
That is why your best chance of recovering the compensation you need is by filing a claim. If your accident was caused by someone else’s negligence, then you certainly don’t deserve to pay for their actions. With a dedicated and knowledgeable auto accident attorney by your side, you may be able to recover all the damages you faced as a result of your accident.
When making a claim, an important step is figuring out what damages you will claim for and what you want to recover. When filing for economic damages, you may choose to file for things like your medical bills, lost wages, any property damages you suffered, or anything else that impacted you financially.
On the other hand, filing for non-economic damages means demanding for compensation for non-financial impacts. For example, you may seek damages for emotional trauma, a lowered quality of life, loss of enjoyment, and pain and suffering.
Auto accidents are traumatic, especially when they are caused by someone else’s negligence. You deserve compensation for your pain, your trauma, and the financial stresses the accident likely left you with. The attorneys at Aghabegian & Associates, PC believe that victims of RV accidents deserve justice, and we are willing to be the ones to fight for that justice. If you or a loved one have been injured in an RV accident that was not your fault, call us at (818) 507-4311. We want to help.