The recreational vehicle (RV) accident attorney Bob Edens, at the Law Offices of Robert T. Edens, represents those injured by motor home accidents throughout Lake County. Despite the difficulty in maneuvering recreational vehicles (RVs) and motor homes, state laws do not require special driving permits for these oversized campers and trailers.
Inexperienced drivers operating motor homes and trailer-type campers pose a serious threat to drivers of automobiles, motorcycles, pedestrians, and the others they share the road with. Additionally, 10% of recreational motor vehicle drivers are over the age of 55. Senior citizens may have a variety of difficulties affecting their driving, including vision challenges, reaction time delays, and fear or nervousness while operating a motor home.
Drivers above the age of Many cases drivers of RVs are senior citizens and many have difficulties seeing, hearing, steering, and reacting quickly to certain driving conditions. Due to their sheer size and poor maneuverability issues, RVs and motor homes are prone to accidents.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reported in 2012 that over 75,000 people were injured in recreational vehicle accidents; some catastrophically. The U.S. Department of Transportation reported that in 2012 there were thousands of fatalities.
Many physical changes are involved that affect driving in older people. Not all seniors have these characteristics, but these are some of the reasons why the elderly are more prone to car crashes.
RVs have many different uses. They are used for excursions, camping, and in some cases mobile offices at building sites. RVs are very popular among tourists that travel cross country.
When a person is driving an RV or hauling a camper they must take extra caution when operating these types of vehicles. There are thousands of RV accidents throughout North America each year and many are caused by inexperienced drivers. Driving an RV is compared to driving an 18-wheeler or semi-tractor trailer; however, there are no special license requirements to operate an RV in the United States. The only requirement is you must hold a valid driver’s license and be at least 21 years old.
Seriously injured in an RV accident in the Chicagoland and Northern Illinois areas, including the following communities: Antioch, Fox Lake, Gurnee, Grayslake, Lake Villa, Ingleside, Lindenhurst, Round Lake, Round Lake Beach, Round Lake Heights, Round Lake Park, Waukegan, Zion, Highland Park, Libertyville, Mundelein, Algonquin, Crystal Lake, Lake in the Hills, McHenry, Woodstock, and North Chicago? Want to know if you have a legal case? Want to know what your case is worth? Want compensation for your injuries? Want justice for your loved ones? Want to make sure the same thing doesn’t happen to someone else? Get the legal aid that you need and deserve.
Call attorney Bob Edens at The Law Offices of Robert T. Edens at (847) 395-2200. The call is free. The advice can be priceless and there is never a fee unless we win your case. Call 847-395-2200 now for a FREE legal consultation regarding your RV accident injury case. We serve accident victims all over Lake and McHenry Counties.
We can help if you live in the Chicago area and Northern Illinois, including the following communities: Antioch, Fox Lake, Gurnee, Grayslake, Lake Villa, Ingleside, Lindenhurst, Round Lake, Round Lake Beach, Round Lake Heights, Round Lake Park, Waukegan, Zion, Highland Park, Libertyville, Mundelein, Algonquin, Crystal Lake, Lake in the Hills, McHenry, Woodstock, and North Chicago.
We have over 20 years of proven successful experience with RV accidents and motor home collisions the motor home accident attorneys at The Law Offices of Robert T. Edens have the skill and expertise necessary to help you.