Many vacations are done in recreational vehicles (RVs) or motorhomes. And while hitting the open road with kids in tow sounds like a great time, drivers need to remember to take necessary safety precautions and responsibilities that come with operating an RV so accidents don't happen.
Common RV injuries include fires that start because of leaking propane gas, tires that blowout because there are too many people in the RV, leaving the retractable outside steps out while traveling, or leaving your antenna down. And if you are involved in an RV accident, make sure to have a plan. Carry your cell phone and know emergency numbers to call. Leave your itinerary with friends or family so they can contact you in case of emergency. And always remember to stay calm and call 911 to assistance.
When driving, be sure to remember that it will take longer to stop the big motorhome than it will to stop your normal passenger car. When an RV crashes, the results are usually not good for the car that was hit. This picture is the result of an RV driver who wasn't paying attention and rear ended the car driven by our law firm's clients. Amazingly, both of our clients lived!
RVs are fun and can create lasting memories for you and your family. Just remember to follow those safety tips when operating a vehicle as large as a motorhome. If you have been injured in an accident with an RV or a motorhome in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, call a Fort Worth personal injury lawyer for a free consultation today at 817-294-1900.
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