RV and Motor Vehicle Auto Accident Attorney

Side-Impact-T-Bone-Car-CrashRecreational & Motor Vehicle (RV) Auto Accident Statistics The recreational vehicle (RV) accident attorney Bob Edens, at the Law Offices of Robert T. Edens, represents those injured by motor home accidents throughout Lake County.  Despite the difficulty in maneuvering recreational vehicles (RVs) and motor homes, state laws do not require special driving permits for these over-sized campers and trailers. Inexperienced drivers operating motor homes and trailer type campers pose a serious threat to drivers of automobiles, motorcycles, pedestrians and the others they share the road with.  Additionally, 10% of  recreational motor vehicles drivers are over the age of 55. Senior citizens may have a variety of difficulties affecting their driving, including vision challenges, reaction time delays and fear or nervousness while operating a motor home.  Drivers above the age of Many cases drivers of RVs are senior citizens and many have difficulties seeing, hearing, steering, and reacting quickly to certain driving conditions. Due to its sheer size and poor maneuverability issues RVs and motor homes are prone to accidents.

images1The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reported in 2012 that over 75,000 people were injured in recreational vehicle accidents; some catastrophically. The U.S. Department of Transportation reported that in 2012 there were thousands of fatalities.

How Getting Older Affects Driving and Auto Accidents

Many physical changes are involved that affect driving in older people. Not all seniors have these characteristics, but these are some of the reasons why the elderly are more prone to car crashes.

  • Slower reaction time
  • Depth perception changes (another car seems farther or closer than it really is)
  • Vision problems
  • Hearing problems
  • Decreased ability to focus
  • Feelings of nervousness and anxiety
  • Medical problems

Types of Over-sized or Recreational Vehicles (RV):

RVs have many different uses. They are used for excursions, camping and in some cases mobile offices at building sites. RVs are very popular among tourists that travel cross country. Some of the different types of RVs include:

  • Conventional
  • Teardrop Trailer
  • Class A Motor homes
  • Travel Trailers
  • Class C Motor homes
  • Fifth Wheels
  • Hybrid Trailer
  • Toy Haulers
  • Luxury
  • Van Camper or Conversion-van
  • Folding Camping Trailer, Also Known As Popup Camper
  • Truck Camper
  • Causes of Recreational Vehicle (RV) Car Accidents or Motor Home AccidentsWhen a person is driving an RV or hauling a camper they must take extra caution when operating these types of vehicles. There are thousands of RV accidents throughout North America each year and many are caused by inexperienced drivers. Driving an RV is compared to driving an 18-wheeler or semi tractor trailer; however there are no special license requirements to operate an RV in the United States. The only requirement is you must hold a valid driver’s license and be at least 21 years old. Some of the most common reasons for RV and car accidents include:

  • Driver sideswipes another vehicle
  • Inexperienced Driver
  • Failure to secure equipment outside of the vehicle
  • Overloading Poorly balanced load
  • Accidents when making turns
  • Rollover due to higher center of gravity
  • Fire caused by a gas leak
  • Driver fails to see a car in the RVs’ large blind spot
  • Blown tires
  • Poorly calculated turns
  • Braking problems
  • Mechanical problems
  • Collapsing walls
  • Runaway Trailers
  • Poorly secured cabinet
  • Law Firm Represents Recreational Vehicle Accident Victims – Free Consultation

    Seriously injured in an RV accident in the Chicagoland and Northern Illinois areas, including the following communities: Antioch, Fox Lake, Gurnee, Grayslake, Lake Villa, Ingleside, Lindenhurst, Round Lake, Round Lake Beach, Round Lake Heights, Round Lake Park, Waukegan, Zion, Highland Park, Libertyville, Mundelein, Algonquin, Crystal Lake, Lake in the Hills, McHenry, Woodstock, and North Chicago? Want to know if you have a legal case?  Want to know what your case is worth? Want compensation for your injuries?  Want justice for your loved ones?  Want to make sure the same thing doesn’t happen to someone else? Get the legal aid that you need and deserve. Call attorney Bob Edens at The Law Offices of Robert T. Edens. The call is free. The advice can be priceless and there is never a fee unless we win your case. Call 847-395-2200now for a FREE legal consultation regarding your RV accident injury case. We serve accident victims all over Lake and McHenry CountiesProviding Recreational Vehicle Accident Legal Aid in Lake and McHenry Counties We can help if you live in the Chicago area and Northern Illinois, including the following communities: Antioch, Fox Lake, Gurnee, Grayslake, Lake Villa, Ingleside, Lindenhurst, Round Lake, Round Lake Beach, Round Lake Heights, Round Lake Park, Waukegan, Zion, Highland Park, Libertyville, Mundelein, Algonquin, Crystal Lake, Lake in the Hills, McHenry, Woodstock, and North Chicago and have over 20 years of proven successful experience with RV accidents and motor home collisions the motor home accident attorneys at The Law Offices of Robert T. Edens have the skill and expertise necessary to help you.

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