RV Accident Attorney

RV’s, Motor Homes, Toy Haulers, and Fifth Wheels are becoming more and more popular throughout America. Recently, I was talking to a friend of mine who indicated that 2020 as a response to COVID 19, the recreational vehicle market has skyrocketed. In addition, the baby boomer population is becoming more and more engaged in this type of recreation. In short, roadways are filling up with people who may not have the experience necessary to drive such a vehicle safely. Here at Racine Olson, we have the expertise to help you should you be involved in an accident with an RV. We have been helping people for seventy years throughout Idaho but especially here in Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho.

Types of Recreational Vehicles

Recreational vehicles make up all types of sub-categories. They include fifth wheels, motorhomes, campers for trucks, pop up trailers, and even converted vans and buses. This is no longer simply the conventional bumper pull trailer market it once was. Furthermore, all of these recreational vehicles come in various shapes, sizes, weights, and lengths. The options are dizzying and often, a brand new, excited owner gets behind the wheel of a recreational vehicle and has no idea how to drive it. This causes accidents.

Common Causes of RV Accidents

The list of things that can cause an RV accident is almost overwhelming. They include failing to maintain a proper distance between the RV and the vehicle in front of it. RV’s take longer to stop due to their increased weight. An inexperienced driver may poorly calculate the area necessary to make a turn. An inexperienced driver may not understand the size of the blind spot that exist when pulling the trailer. There are numerous other accident causes including fatigue, intoxication, and distraction. This does not include design and manufacturing defects which also, often can exist in a new trailer.

After the Accident

If you have been involved in such an accident, get help first. Make sure that you contact your physician so that your recovery can be as full and complete, as possible. After that, give us a call. We will be happy to help you gather the necessary evidence, interview witnesses, and keep the insurance companies at bay while you deal with simply getting better.

Remember, the statute of limitations here is Idaho is very short, just two years from the date of the accident. Therefore, you need to contact an attorney as soon as possible to preserve your case. Here at Racine Olson, we would be happy to help you. We have been invested here in Pocatello for decades and will be here when you need us. Give us a call.

Client Reviews
“Pat George, well there is so much I can say…. EXCELLENT lawyer! He leaves no stones unturned. If you are in need of an excellent Lawyer I would highly recommend Pat George. He turned a life threatening accident into a life changing event. Thank You Pat George, You’re The BEST!!!!” Personal Injury Client
“After we talked Attorney Stephen Muhonen took my case and told me that he would examine the case and see if we can do something. Though my case was weak, due to my police agency not providing the right equipment and certification, Attorney Stephen Muhonen did a phenomenal job in working the case and I was awarded a settlement that allowed me to start again in a different profession. If it was not for the work Attorney Stephen Muhonen did for me, it would have been much more difficult to try to start again.” Personal Injury Client