Florida RV Accidents
Many people come to Florida to enjoy our beautiful weather and scenic surroundings. A recreational vehicle is a popular way to explore the beauty of nature without giving up the comforts of home. RV usage is expected to reach an all-time high in 2017, per the Recreational Vehicle Association. This increased usage of RVs naturally leads to a rise in accidents involving RVs. Here are some things to consider if you are the victim of an RV accident.
Cause of Motor Home Accidents / RV Accidents
RVs are unique types of vehicles that many people are not familiar with. In many cases, there is no extra license requirement or training necessary to operate a motorhome or tow an RV. According to Geico, here are some of the common causes of RV accidents.
- Tire Blowouts: Overloading, under inflated or old tires
- Clearance and Height driving mistakes: RVs hitting bridges and gas station overhangs
- Overloading: Uneven weight can cause restricted braking and steering
Type of RVs / Motorhomes on Florida Roads
RVs fall into two main categories. The first category is the motorhome, these are the vehicles you see that may look like a bus or a truck with a built-in camper. The other category is towable, these are trailers that have living quarters. Different RVs have different insurance coverage requirements.
Motor Home Insurance / RV Insurance in an Automobile Accident
In many ways, motorhome insurance works the same as the insurance for your personal vehicle. Motorhome insurance policies have limits to how much the policy will pay. Towable RVs are covered under the policy of the vehicle towing the RV. As the victim of an RV accident, it is important to understand how policy limits affect you.
Who to Call if you’re involved in a car accident with an RV (Motorhome) in Florida
When you are the victim of an RV accident it is important to know your rights. The attorneys at Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice, and Purtz have over 5 decades of experience with personal injury cases. We have six offices located in Southwest Florida. Our offices are conveniently located in Fort Myers (two offices to serve you), Cape Coral, Naples, Lehigh and Port Charlotte. Call us today to set up your appointment for a free consultation.