Miami RV Accident Attorneys
Florida may as well be known as the RV capital of the world, with the number of RVs which cruise through the state boundaries every day. Recreational vehicles, or RVs, are substantially larger than typical motor vehicles, and with that size comes the potential for dangerous and significant accidents on the roadways. If you or a loved one have been injured in an RV accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries.
RV Accidents in Florida
In 2014, there were approximately 250 accidents involving a recreational vehicle throughout Florida. This is a small number, compared to the total number of vehicles involved in accidents throughout the state. However, the size and weight of an RV can contribute substantially to the amount of damage and resulting injuries that occur from an accident. RV units are not able to correct and adjust their driving as easily as a typical motor vehicle is able to do, and are therefore more likely to be involved in an accident.
Personal Injury Claims in Florida
Florida is a comparative negligence state, which means that a victim is entitled to bring a claim for damages against the responsible party up to the amount that the other driver is at fault for the resulting injuries. For example, if the other driver caused the accident, but the victim had not buckled their seatbelt (leading to more severe injuries), the amount of damages will be reduced by the percentage which the victim was found to be at fault for their injuries.
The victim of an RV accident is entitled to bring a claim for damages that includes the following:
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Lost wages
- Future earnings
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
An insurance company will likely try to contact you shortly after the accident in an attempt to settle the amount of damages without the filing of a claim. However, it is important to consult with a personal injury attorney before accepting any settlement. Insurance companies are in the business of making money and will therefore try to coerce a settlement for a rate that is lower than what the victim is entitled to receive. Insurance companies will further try to coerce the victim by promising a quick payment, versus the months of litigation that a personal injury claim may lead to. However, it is important that you are correctly compensated for the damage which was done to you and your vehicle during an RV accident.
Lipcon & Lipcon | Miami, Florida Personal Injury Attorneys
If you or a loved one were injured in an RV accident, do not hesitate to contact the attorneys of Lipcon & Lipcon. Our attorneys have years of experience in handling car accident claims, including those caused by RVs. RVs seem to take over the Florida highways at times and can cause extreme injuries to everyone involved in an accident. Our attorneys will work diligently to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve from your injuries. Contact our Miami office today for your initial free consultation.