Multi-Passenger Van Accident Lawyers
If You’re Injured While Traveling in a Van, We Could Be Able to Help
Although there have been many reports and studies done on the risks drivers and riders in multi-passenger vans face, these vehicles continue to be manufactured and used by countless organizations such as daycares, churches, shuttle services, and sports teams. While they may seem a cost-effective way to transport groups, it only takes one moment for an accident to show why the savings aren’t worth it.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a 15-passenger van accident, the skilled attorneys at Del Rio & Caraway, P.C. can help you. We have 35 years of combined legal experience and have litigated multiple cases in that time. We’re serious and passionate about getting you and your loved ones the compensation you deserve.
Faced with a multi-passenger van accident? Call us any time at (916) 229-6755 to learn about your legal options and potential next steps.
Dangers of Multi-Passenger Vans
The fact that restrictions have been placed on when multi-passenger vans can transport school-aged children should be enough warning to make anyone second-guess using one. These vehicles are easy to lose control of, meaning just a moment of driver distraction could result in a crash. They also have weaknesses due to their design that can make it impossible for any driver to keep control when something goes wrong.
15-passenger vans and other multi-passenger vans are dangerous because they have:
- A high center of gravity, especially when fully loaded
- Flat sides that create instability in crosswinds
- Structural rigidity (designed to transport cargo)
- Weight imbalance that pressures the left rear tire
- Poor tire inflation that often results in blow-outs
Even with the development of newer and safer models, these dangers persist. We recommend groups stop using multi-passenger vans, and drivers who see them on the road should leave plenty of space. However, if it’s too late for prevention, let us see what we can do to help you recover.
Contact us today at (916) 229-6755 if you think you have a case. We offer free, no-obligation consultations in our Sacramento office.
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