Irvine Accident Attorney

RV Accident Attorney in Irvine

The city of Irvine, California has several different scenic places that attract RVs (recreational vehicles) each year. For example, many travelers visit the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort and Marina, Crystal Cove State Park, Laguna Beach Irvine Regional Park, Irvine Spectrum Center, and Orange County Great Park. Those also doing cross-country trips visit Disneyland, which even offers RV parking on-site.

According to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association, the industry’s economic impact grew by 23%. There were around 73 billion dollars that were attributed to RV manufacturers. RV sales accounted for around $30 billion dollars. This influx of RV usage was caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Besides the sales, RV usage has also increased manufacturing and factories, where hundreds of thousands of employees are employed in the manufacturing process. 

Since RVs are very common in Irvine, this also means that the likelihood of being involved in an accident with an RV or while riding an RV is also common. If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident involving an RV, contact our top-rated Irvine RV lawyers today to discuss your specific accident case. 

RV accidents are different from car accidents. There are several parts that go into an RV that a car may not be equipped with, as an RV is essentially a mobile mini home. Because there are so many parts, the likelihood of any of these parts going wrong and resulting in an accident is also very high.

What are some examples of RV accidents?

  • RV rollovers: because it is very tall and very heavy, the likelihood of an RV rolling is very high. Rollovers are dangerous not only for passengers in the RV, but any surrounding vehicles are at risk as well.
  • Rear-end collisions: In the event of a rear-end accident, the other vehicle may really feel the impact since the RV is heavy and large in size.
  • RV and truck accidents: In the event of a collision with a truck, passengers in both vehicles are at risk of serious injuries.
  • T-bone accidents: In the event of a side-on collision, all passengers risk suffering serious injuries and will need immediate medical attention.
  • RV defect accidents: These accidents are caused by defects in the RV part. In this case, the manufacturer may be responsible under a product’s liability lawsuit.
  • Pedestrian and RV accidents: An RV might collide with a pedestrian. In that case, the could be fatal for the pedestrian. This would then require a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the decedent’s family members.
  • Motorcycle and RV accident: Since motorcycles can travel at very high speeds, which is somewhat different from the slow pace of an RV, the collision could be very severe. The motorcyclist could fly off the motorcycle, or sustain serious injuries. 
  • Train and RV accidents: Typically, RV drivers like to explore new places. This then leads to inexperienced driving. In that case, the RV could collide with oncoming trains if the driver ends up driving on the tracks.

What are the different types of RVs in Irvine?

  • Camper Vans
  • Truck Campers
  • Travel Trailers
  • Caravans
  • Large Motorhomes
  • Converted Buses

RV Defect Accident

If the accident was caused by a defect in one of the parts, then the manufacturer or retailer that took part in the process of making these parts could be held responsible. This is filed under a product liability case. A product liability case is different from a negligence case. In a product liability case, the person filing the lawsuit would have to show exactly what the defect was that caused the accident. There are several manufacturers of RVs, including:

  • Fleetwood Enterprises
  • Jayco Inc
  • Wander Lodge
  • Thor Motor Coach
  • Shasta
  • Nexus RV
  • Tuscany Luxury Motorhomes
  • Heartland RV

What type of compensation could I receive from an RV accident?

  • Medical expenses: this is one of the most common types of compensation that RV accident victims need. Because an RV collision is typically a severe impact, resulting injuries may also be severe. Immediate medical treatment can include imaging, such as MRIs or X-rays, along with emergency room visits, physician visits, chiropractors, radiologists, and nurses, along with any surgeries or prescription medication prescribed as a result of the incident. 
  • Future medical expenses: many attorneys may not necessarily think of future medical expenses. We work with top-rated medical experts to determine the amount of compensation you will need for the future. For example, if you have suffered serious injuries, you may need permanent medical at-home care.
  • Lost wages: you could recover lost wages for your time spent out of work.
  • Loss of future income: if the injuries are severe, and are permanent, you could recover loss of earning capacity, which takes into consideration the fact that you are unable to return back to work.
  • Funeral costs: these are costs awarded in wrongful death lawsuits. In the unfortunate event that you have lost a loved one in an RV accident, you may have the right to file a wrongful death case to recover a variety of damages that the decedent, along with the family members have suffered.
  • Punitive damages: punitive damages are very rarely awarded, and are only awarded when there is some type of malicious intent from the other party. This is usually common in DUI accidents
  • Pain and suffering: pain and suffering takes into account the emotional toll that the accident injuries have caused. For example, if the accident victim has PTSD, anxiety, or has anxiety and fear when it comes to driving an RV or getting into an RV, these all account for pain and suffering. 
  • Property damage: if you have sustained damage to your vehicle or to your RV, you may be eligible to recover property damage. 

There may be other types of compensation that you could also recover that are not listed here. Each case is different, and there are different ways that we work on a case. Regardless, we give our one-on-one attention to each case to make sure that our clients get the help they need.

Irvine RV Attorney Near Me

Contact our experienced Irvine accident lawyers today to schedule a one-on-one consultation and to discuss your specific RV accident. We know that one of your top concerns after an RV accident is: How will I be able to afford an RV accident attorney? 

We understand this concern and would like to make the legal process as easy as possible for our clients. This means that our attorneys only work through a contingency fee agreement. Contingency fee agreements allow our attorneys to front all the costs, which means that you do not have to worry about paying for any medical expenses or legal expenses while your case is pending. For more information, give our Irvine lawyers a call to discuss your case.