Recreational Vehicle Accidents
Recreational Vehicle Accident Attorneys
Thousands of Georgia families take to the roads, trails, and waterways in recreational vehicles each year. The term “recreational vehicle” (RV) has historically been used to describe a motorized vehicle with a living area, but has also taken on an expanded definition in recent years. There are many types of vehicles that can be classified as a Recreational Vehicle.Types of Recreational Vehicles include:
- Motorhomes and campervans
- Camper trailers and fifth-wheels
- All-terrain vehicles (ATVs), including four wheelers and three wheelers
- Motorcycles, dirt bikes, mopeds, mini-bikes, and scooters
- Boats, jet skis, wave runners, and mini-boats
- Go-karts and dune buggies
While recreational vehicle usage can provide worthwhile entertainment, many of these outings unfortunately end in injury. According to a recent study, there are over 65,000 reported injuries involving recreational vehicles annually, as well as thousands of deaths. These injuries and deaths are not limited to recreational vehicle operators, but often involve passengers and bystanders.
Injuries can result from a number of circumstances, including driver inexperience (especially with rental RVs) and carelessness, dangerous property conditions (e.g. an open well), and design and mechanical defects in the RV’s braking or steering system.Recovering Compensation After a Recreational Vehicle Accident
Recovering compensation from recreational vehicle accidents can be a challenging process, as it is not always easy to determine the exact cause of injury and legal liability. Liability may lie with the driver, property owner, or even the vehicle seller or manufacturer. Some of these entities may have insurance to cover the damage, however insurance companies rarely cooperate with injury victims, and frequently attempt to blame the accident on them. Under Georgia law, even if the plaintiff is partially negligent, he can still recover damages if he is less than 50% at fault. For these reasons, it is extremely important that you contact a qualified and experienced Georgia attorney to handle your case.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a recreational vehicle accident, contact the Atlanta recreational vehicle accident attorneys at Katz Wright Fleming Dodson & Mildenhall LLC today at (404) 460-0101. We offer a free initial consultation, and you pay no attorneys’ fees unless we win your case.