California RV & Motorhome Accident Attorneys
The California RV & Motorhome Accident Lawyers of Bisnar Chase have been helping families recuperate after their disastrous recreational vehicle crash for 40 years.
Families nationwide find that renting a motorhome is a less expensive alternative for a vacation. Unfortunately, many families are not well-experienced in driving RV’s and put their passengers and other drivers on the road at risk.
The injury attorneys of Bisnar Chase have brought reckless RV drivers to justice and continue to win millions in compensation for victims who have been involved in a motorhome crash. Bisnar Chase’s expert legal team members are on standby to take your call.
Upon your call you will also receive a thorough case evaluation for free.
Our professionals will be here to answer any of your questions throughout the legal process. Contact us today.
Do I Have a Motorhome Accident Case?
If there is a substantial amount of evidence to prove that there was carelessness on the behalf of the RV driver the claim can qualify for a strong RV accident case.
One of the important elements most motorhome drivers do not know is that they must possess a specific license when driving the vehicle.
The type of license that an RV driver must possess is a Class B license. A Class B license states that the driver is certified to operate a vehicle that weighs 26,001 pounds or more. If the driver was not certified to drive the motorhome then this can prove to be a form of negligence.
Other factors that can strengthen your RV claims is if you prove the driver was:
- Recklessness with turns
- Failed to pay attention to an RV’s blind spot
- Overloaded the motorhome
- Drunk driving
Legal Steps to Take After a Recreational Vehicle Crash
The average motorhome weighs 5,200 pounds. A vehicle this big can cause extreme damage to the surrounding property and leave many victims to endure severe pain and suffering. Data reports that over 10 million families own an RV putting not only adults at risk but children as well. There are actions that can be taken to ensure that you and your families rights are protected.
Legal actions to take after a motorhome accident:
File a claim: You need to file a claim with your insurance company before leaving the scene of the accident. This is the first step you need to take when beginning the legal process. The way in which you can strengthen your claim is by giving the insurance agency the name, driver license number and insurance company of the party that was also involved in the accident. What will also help your claim is if you had taken any pictures of the crash or have gathered any witnesses at the scene of the accident.
Follow up with your insurance agent with the process of your claim: The length that the claim will take to process depends on how much property was damaged and the severity of injuries the victims of the crash have suffered. Stay involved in the process of your case so you have a better understanding of the amount that you will be compensated or what you will have to pay out of pocket.
Contact a California RV & Motorhome Accident Attorney: If you feel that you are not receiving the compensation you deserve from your motorhome crash contact the California RV & Motorhome Accident Lawyers of Bisnar Chase. We have taken on the most complex cases and navigated through every challenge to get you the earnings that you need to recover from your massive wreck. Call 1-800-561-4887 to further your knowledge on how you can obtain the medical bills and other financial earnings you are entitled to.
Compensation for Injuries
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reported that 26 deaths take place annually due to motorhome crashes. Data has also shown that in one year, 75,000 people had experienced an RV accident-related injury. Injuries from these incidents may need intensive surgery, rehabilitation or continuous at-home care.
The following are injuries that can be compensated for after a recreational vehicle wreck.
Brain damage: A blow to the head from an auto accident can cause irreparable damage to the brain. It can lead to victims to live with disabilities for all their lives or victims can be left in a vegetative state. Common symptoms of minor head injuries include depression, forgetfulness and extreme mood swings. Seek medical attention for minor signs of a head injury. Side effects from minor brain injuries can lead to extreme disturbances later in life.
Nerve Damage: Typical signs of nerve damage include a tingling sensation in extremities, the inability to speak or paralysis. Types of nerve damage are sectioned into three different categories which include autonomic, motor and sensory nerve damage.
Each serves a different function in the body:
Sensory nerves command the sensations, for example, being able to feel a prick in the finger.
Autonomic nerves are responsible for the functioning of systems of the body which include blood pressure and heart rate.
Motor nerves govern the movement of the body. It is responsible for signals transmitting through the spinal cord and brain.
Back injuries: In the United States injury victims spend an average amount of $50 billion dollars on back pain. People who suffer from severe back pain do not only experience pain in their back but also in their neck, legs or arms. Treatment for back injuries can involve at home remedies such as leaving hot/cold compressions on the area of pain, physical therapy and if necessary, surgery.
Broken bones: Bones that are commonly broken in accidents are ribs, arms and legs. Since the weight of the motorhome is heavier than that of a commercial vehicle, the body is more likely to suffer more damage from an accident.
Dental injuries: It is not abnormal for injury victims to experience damage to their teeth after a motorhome crash. Teeth can either become chipped or entirely lost in a RV collision. Once a tooth has been loosened the victim has a two-hour window to receive treatment to recover the tooth. Cosmetic procedures on the mouth can be costly and most insurance companies do not cover it. The injury attorneys of Bisnar Chase can gain you the finances you need to cover your dental cosmetic procedures. Contact us at 1-800-561-4887 to receive a free case analysis.
Common Causes for a Recreational Vehicle Accident
Due to its size a motorhome can be difficult to operate. It is important that drivers proceed with care and caution to prevent a disastrous accident. If not, many people can end up with serious injuries. Below are the primary elements that cause recreational vehicle collisions.
Common causes for a recreational vehicle accident:
- Amateur drivers
- Drowsy driving
- Miscalculated turns
- Under or Overestimating the stopping distance before an intersection
- Defective motorhome parts
RV’s and the California Lemon Law
Just like commercial drivers have laws placed for them, so do avid motorhome drivers. The California lemon law serves to protect newly purchased recreational vehicles that have defective parts. The Lemon Law states that the manufacture of the vehicle must replace the defective car parts or repurchase the motorhome back from the consumer.
If a California resident has purchased their car from a different state, the lemon law would still apply to that defective vehicle.
Superior Legal Representation
For over 40 years the RV & Motorhome crash attorneys of Bisnar Chase have been bringing negligent parties to justice and have won millions in compensation for our clients.
You and your family members should not have to pay out-of-pocket for someone else's carelessness.
The law firm of Bisnar Chase holds a 96% success rate of winning cases and we do not show signs of stopping.
When you call today you will receive a free consultation for your injury case.
Your suffering should end at your accident.
Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys
1301 Dove St. #120
Newport Beach, CA 92660