Were you recently injured in a recreational vehicle accident in Houston, TX? If so, you may be entitled to a sizable financial settlement or award. By filing an injury claim, you can demand compensation from anyone who caused you to get hurt. Contact Attorney Brian White & Associates to find out how our Houston recreational vehicle accident lawyers might be able to help you get the money you deserve.
We offer a free consultation, so contact our Houston law office to schedule yours today. Our team will gladly review your case, explain your potential legal options, and help you figure out how to move forward.
Why Should I Call an Attorney After a Recreational Vehicle Accident?
While you may be entitled to money for your injuries and suffering after an accident in Houston, getting cash in your hands isn’t always as easy as it should be. At-fault parties won’t rush to accept responsibility for their negligent actions. Insurance companies certainly don’t have your best interests at heart. So, to get the compensation you deserve, you’ll have to be aggressive and forceful with your demands.
Hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer can make a huge difference in how your case is ultimately resolved. At Attorney Brian White & Associates, we’ve been standing up and fighting on behalf of recreational accident injury victims like you for decades. Collectively, our lawyers have more than 45 years of experience. We appreciate how tough life can become after an unexpected accident. And, we’re ready to help you do whatever it takes to secure a meaningful and life-changing financial award.
- Stand up to insurance companies on your behalf, working hard to neutralize their efforts to deny you the money you need.
- Conduct a thorough investigation into your recreational vehicle accident to determine causation, fault, and liability.
- Seek compensation from any and all at-fault parties.
- Defend you if and when others involved in the collision attempt to blame you.
- Work closely with experts along the way, especially as we navigate the valuation process.
- Work hard to negotiate a swift and sizable settlement offer on your behalf.
Rest assured, our Houston trial lawyers will be ready to take your case to a jury if insurers and negligent parties don’t extend a fair offer. When we say that we’re ready to do whatever we can to help you, we mean it.
To learn more, give us a call to schedule a free consultation.
What is a Recreational Vehicle?
A recreational vehicle, or RV, is a vehicle with sleeping quarters. It’s large enough to live in but small enough to be driven or towed. According to the federal government, an RV is any vehicle that has temporary living quarters, but not a vehicle that’s intended to be a permanent home.
Examples of RVs include:
- Caravan trailers
- Fifth-wheel trailers, and
- Toy haulers.
Note, in order to be classified as an RV, the vehicle must be:
- No larger than 400 square feet, AND
- Self-propelled or able to be permanently towed by a small truck.
RVs can range in size and shape. However, no matter the size, they can do quite a bit of damage if they’re involved in an accident. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our Houston RV accident lawyers for help if you’ve recently been injured in a crash.
We Handle All RV Accident Injury Cases in Houston
Recreational vehicles aren’t as aerodynamic or steady as other vehicles on the road. They’re not as easy to stop or maneuver. Accidents involving RVs can and do happen in Houston. Brian White & Associates is ready and willing to help you if you’ve recently been injured in an RV wreck.
We represent clients in all types of RV accident cases, including:
- Tire blowouts
- Runaway trailer accidents
- Rear-end crashes
- Squeeze play accidents, and more.
There’s never a bad time to pick up the phone and call us for help. Whether your RV accident happens on the interstate in the middle of the night or while you’re camping over the 4th of July weekend, we’re always available to take your call. So, don’t hesitate to reach out to us after an unexpected crash.
How Common Are RV Accidents?
RV accidents and injuries are more common than you might think. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), there were 75,000 recreational vehicle accident injuries reported in 2013. That’s more than 200 RV accident injuries a day.
More recently, NHTSA crash data reveals that, in 2018, there were a total of 91 fatal RV accidents nationwide. Those accidents, of which at least six occurred in the state of Texas, involved medium/heavy truck-based motorhomes, campers or motorhomes, or recreational off-highway vehicles.
Causes of RV Accidents in Houston, TX
There are tons of parks, campgrounds, and lakes around Houston. In turn, there are always a lot of RVs crisscrossing local roads, interstates, and highways to get there. Given how many traffic accidents occur in Harris County, it’s probably safe to say that many of these motor vehicle accidents and injuries happen in and around Houston.
What causes RV accidents to happen, in the first place? There are a lot of different factors that can play a role.
- Driving within the speed limit, but faster than is safe under the conditions
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Inexperienced operators
- Fatigued drivers
- Unbalanced loads
- Defective RVs or equipment
- Overloaded RVs
- Failure to maintain lane
- Passing illegally, and
- Making unsafe or illegal turns.
If you’ve been injured in a recreational vehicle accident in Texas, call Brian White & Associates. Our lawyers can review your case, explain your potential legal options, and answer any questions you might have.
What If I’m Blamed For an RV Accident in Houston?
Don’t panic. At the same time, it’s important to understand that sharing the blame for an RV accident could prohibit you from recovering the compensation you need and deserve. That’s because Texas has modified comparative negligence rules. Basically, you can pursue damages as long as you share less than 51 percent of the blame for your accident. Once your proportionate responsibility exceeds 50 percent, you’ll lose the right to seek compensation.
Sharing blame – but less than 51 percent – can also limit how much money you can get at the end of the day. Under state law, your damages will be adjusted to reflect your share of the blame. If you’re 25 percent at fault, your damages will be reduced by that much.
Insurance companies always try to shift blame to RV accident victims. If these tactics work, insurers can limit how much money they have to pay or escape liability altogether.
So, it is critical to enlist the help of a qualified Texas RV accident lawyer if you are involved in a crash. Brian White & Associates will defend you every step of the way and work to protect your right to get the money you need.
RV Drivers Aren’t Always Responsible For RV Wrecks in Houston
An RV accident can happen for a lot of different reasons. While it might be easy to blame the RV driver, sometimes they’re not really to blame. Other parties can also cause or contribute to RV accidents in Houston.
This might include:
- Other drivers on the road, including truck drivers, motorcyclists, and transit drivers
- Transit companies
- Trucking companies
- RV manufacturers
- Government agencies, and
- Employers of negligent parties.
Our lawyers will carefully investigate your recreational vehicle accident to figure out the cause(s). Once we know why your accident happened, we can determine who is to blame. When we know who is to blame, we can begin to work toward holding them financially responsible for your injuries.
Damages Available to Recreational Vehicle Accident Victims in Houston
Whether you’ve suffered broken bones, a traumatic brain injury, burns, or whiplash, the consequences of a car accident that involves an RV can be catastrophic. When someone else is to blame – in full or in part – they can’t be allowed to walk away without taking responsibility for their actions. And, Brian White & Associates will work tirelessly to do just that.
Our team will pursue all damages that you’re entitled to under the law.
This could include money for:
- Lost income and wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Loss of quality of life
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Medical bills and expenses
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Wrongful death, and more.
You’ll only have a limited time to file a claim and pursue the compensation you deserve. In most cases, the statute of limitations for auto accident lawsuits is just two years. So, do not delay in reaching out to our qualified legal team for help. We’ll be your strongest ally and assist you as you fight to secure every last dollar you deserve.
Hire Our Houston Recreational Vehicle Accident Lawyers
Did you recently get hurt in an RV accident in Houston, Texas? If so, contact Brian White & Associates for help. Our law firm may be able to help you secure a financial settlement or award from responsible parties. Your first consultation is 100 percent free, so give us a call today.