As a popular vacation destination, it should be expected that vacationers and residents alike will bring or rent all sorts of recreational vehicles. All manners of bicycles (motorcycles, road bikes, and mountain bikes), ATVs, motorhomes and more are used everyday by residents and visitors to the San Diego area.
The term “recreational vehicle” vaguely encompasses a variety of entertainment vehicles that people use for travelling for vacation or leisure. These include, but are not limited to:
However, reckless use of these vehicles can result in serious injury, to the drivers, passengers, bystanders, or other vehicles. On the other hand, it’s also possible that these same people are injured as a result of poor manufacturing and other unforeseen circumstances. Take a look below at some common incidents that are reported with recreational vehicle accidents.
Listed below are just a few examples of common causes for accidents involving recreational vehicles.
Hit-and-Run: Bicycles and motorcycles are often victims of hit-and-runs, where the ones at-fault flee from the scene.
Manufacturer Error: An accident could be caused due to a flaw in the design or construction of the vehicle itself.
Mechanical Error: It’s possible that a recreational vehicle that was recently repaired could cause an accident due to a failure on the mechanic’s part.
Alcohol Use: Driving any vehicle while under the influence is absolutely prohibited.
Weather and Terrain: Not using the vehicles for their intended terrain, or using or towing in adverse weather.
Motorhomes and vehicles towing RV trailers need to be especially careful of driving in certain weather conditions that can lead to accidents. Even a strong wind can knock an RV on its side. When sharing the road with motorhomes, treat them as you would with trucks and steer clear of their blind spots as well.
If you or a loved one were injured in an accident involving recreational vehicles, contact us immediately to schedule a free case consultation. As a victim, you are entitled to compensation for your troubles, including medical bills, surgeries, and more. Don’t hesitate to contact us.
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