Florida RV Accident Lawyer
Recreational vehicles (RV) have become increasingly popular across the U.S., especially since COVID-19 restrictions limited people’s ability to travel and vacation by other means. What many inexperienced drivers do not realize, however, is that driving or hauling an RV, including motor homes, camper vans and other types of recreational vehicles listed in section 320.01(b) of the Florida Statutes can be dangerous.
Because of its warm climate, beautiful beaches and numerous world-class theme parks, Florida is a primary tourist destination for RV travelers. Unfortunately, this means that Florida is also the site of many RV accidents. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reports that in 2019 alone, accidents involving motor homes and motor coaches involved over 900 people.
Many RV accidents result in serious, even fatal, injuries. In addition to the pain and suffering associated with their injuries, accident victims face many difficulties, including finding adequate medical treatment, maintaining their previous work schedule, adjusting to physical challenges and covering their medical and health care expenses.
The Florida RV accident attorneys at Dennis Hernandez understand these problems and want to help accident victims and your family get through this difficult time. We have many years of experience helping victims of accidents in Florida and want to help you achieve justice and the fair compensation you deserve for your injuries.
What Causes RV Accidents in Florida?
Many factors cause Florida RV accidents, including the size of the vehicle and driver inexperience. Because of their size, RVs can present problems, such as lack of maneuverability, extended braking distance and reduced visibility. Because Florida has no special requirements or training for operating an RV, many drivers lack the experience necessary to handle these large vehicles on the road.
In addition to these factors, other common causes of RV accidents are:
- Driver fatigue
- Overloaded RV
- Unbalanced loads
- Detached trailers
- Miscalculated turning distance
- Miscalculated stopping distance
- Failure to see another vehicle
What Kind of Injuries Do Florida RV Accidents Cause?
Because RVs are typically much larger and heavier than other motor vehicles, people involved in Florida RV accidents can be very seriously injured. Accident victims suffer many different types of injuries, depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident. Common serious injuries include:
- Head injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Crushed limbs
Most accidents occur due to collisions in which multiple injuries can occur. Being thrown from a vehicle during a collision is especially dangerous, since the impact can cause life-threatening injuries.
How Can a Dennis Hernandez Florida RV Accident Lawyer Help Injured Victims?
If you or a family member has been seriously injured or killed in a Florida RV accident, you may be able to take legal action against the negligent driver who caused the accident or others whose actions led to the accident and obtain substantial compensation for the damages you suffered. The Dennis Hernandez Florida RV accident attorneys have years of experience helping victims of accidents and want to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
Your Florida RV accident attorney will help you navigate the legal complexities involved in pursuing and achieving fair compensation for your injuries by:
- Listening to the details of your case and advising you on the best course of legal action.
- Determining all of the liable parties (e.g., driver, vehicle owner, RV seller, RV manufacturer).
- Developing a strategy for holding the liable party(ies) accountable.
- Gathering the evidence necessary to demonstrate liability.
- Working with medical experts to demonstrate the full extent of your injuries and future health care needs.
- Negotiating aggressively with defendants’ insurance companies for the settlement you deserve.
- Being well prepared to fight for your legal rights in court and win the compensation you deserve for all the damages you suffered.
What Financial Compensation Can Florida RV Accident Victims Obtain?
The Dennis Hernandez Florida RV accident attorneys will not back down and settle for less than you deserve. Depending on the circumstances of your accident and injuries, we may pursue compensation for your:
- Current and future medical and care expenses
- Lost income
- Decreased or lost earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Diminished capacity to enjoy life
- Damaged property
- Other damages recoverable under Florida law
If a family member was killed in an RV accident, one of our experienced Florida wrongful death attorneys can help you consider taking legal action to provide compensation for your numerous losses.
Get the Legal Help You Need from an Experienced Florida RV Accident Attorney
Dennis Hernandez Florida RV accident lawyers are committed to fighting vigorously for fair and full compensated for your injuries. We make sure all the evidence to prove negligence is collected and presented in a timely manner, and we develop a powerful case demonstrating your need for compensation for physical, emotional, and financial damages caused by the RV accident.
We will advocate strongly for the settlement you deserve and be well prepared to go to trial, if necessary to get the compensation you deserve. When you work with a Dennis Hernandez Florida RV accident attorney, you get top quality support and advocacy throughout the entire legal process.
Call us at 855-LAW-DENNIS or fill in the FREE CASE EVALUATION form on our website to get started on your case.