Because of their size and weight, recreational vehicles can cause devastating collisions. The car accident attorneys at Needham Kepner & Fish LLP are experienced in representing victims of RV crashes. We know that your injuries may be catastrophic, which leads to great anguish for you and your family. We have the skill and resources to help you recover compensation and peace of mind.
Many RVs Are Aftermarket Vehicles
An aftermarket vehicle is one that has been modified from its original form. For example, many RVs are built on OEM (original equipment manufacturer) frames. In some cases, the entire vehicle is stripped to its shell and reassembled.
It is common in the creation of aftermarket vehicles for some components to be scrapped altogether. An aftermarket vehicle can be plagued with numerous safety problems.
The Dangers of Aftermarket Vehicles
RVs, trailers, car haulers and boat haulers are complicated pieces of machinery. There’s a lot that can go wrong. Here are the common causes of aftermarket vehicle accidents:
- Inexperienced driver: Aftermarket RVs are often rented by motorists who have no experience driving anything bigger than a passenger car. A driver who is not familiar with the dimensions, handling and acceleration of an RV can crash into other drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists and fixed objects.
- Defective product: A defect in an aftermarket car hauler, boat hauler, trailer or RV component can cause the vehicle to malfunction and lead to a serious accident. Faulty hitches, brakes and tires are often to blame.
If you are injured in an accident involving an aftermarket vehicle, it is essential that you retain experienced counsel. If you are the driver of an RV, and the vehicle malfunctions and causes an accident, a lawyer skilled in defective vehicle cases can help you.
Fighting for Victims of Aftermarket Vehicle Crashes in California
Needham Kepner & Fish LLP is respected throughout San Jose, San Francisco, Sacramento and Santa Cruz for providing aggressive counsel to injured drivers.