Recreational Vehicle Accidents

Recreational Vehicle Accident Attorney

Arizona families often take to the roads, trails and waterways in recreational vehicles each year. “Recreational Vehicle” (RV) has historically been used to describe a motorized vehicle with a living area but has recently expanded its definition to include:

  • Motorhomes and campervans
  • Camper trailers and fifth-wheels
  • All-terrain vehicles (ATVs), including four wheelers and three wheelers
  • Motorcycles, dirt bikes, mopeds, mini-bikes, and scooters
  • Boats, jet skis, wave runners, and mini-boats
  • Go-karts and dune buggies

 

Recreational Vehicle Injuries

Recreational vehicle usage can be a worthwhile entertainment, it can also lead to injury. A recent study reported over 65,000 injuries annually involving recreational vehicles, not to mention the thousands of deaths that affect operators, passengers and bystanders.

Injuries can result from numerous circumstances from driver inexperience, especially so in renting RVs, carelessness, dangerous conditions on the terrain, design and mechanical defects in the steering or braking system.

Recreational Vehicle Accidents: Recovering Compensation

Recovering compensation after an RV accident can be challenging as it is often difficult to determine the cause of the injury and the liability as it may lie with the driver, the vehicle owner, or even the vehicle seller or manufacturer. Some of these entities may have insurance to cover the damage but the insurance companies rarely cooperate with those injured, often trying to blame the accident on their carelessness. Because of this, it is extremely important to seek the legal counsel of an experienced Arizona attorney to handle your case.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a recreational vehicle accident, contact The Arnold Hirsch Law Office of Scottsdale at (480) 788-8082 for your free consultation.