Philadelphia 15-Passenger Van Accident Lawyer
Many hotels, nursing homes, religious groups, colleges, scout troops, and other organizations utilize 15-passenger vans for many of their transportation needs in Philadelphia. The larger capacity of a 15-passenger van eliminates the need to make several smaller trips, or rent an excessively large vehicle for a planned outing or event. However, there are still many safety concerns inherent in the design and handling of a passenger van that can give rise to potential risks of injury. One of the greatest safety concerns with all domestic manufactured 15-passenger vans is their significant increased risk of rollover due to occupancy conditions and driving conditions. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued many recommendations to help decrease the likelihood of fatal rollover accidents especially where van occupants were not restrained. If you or a family member has suffered severe injury or death as a result of a car accident in a 15-passenger van, minibus, or shuttle, in either Pennsylvania or New Jersey, a Philadelphia van accident lawyer at the law firm of Rosenbaum & Associates is committed to fighting for your financial and legal rights.
Typical injuries resulting from a 15-passenger van accident are, broken bones, lacerations, amputations, traumatic brain injury, and paraplegia, many of which require long-term rehabilitation. 15-passenger vans have been shown to have a shifting center of gravity, which directly affects the stability and handling of the van. Even though many 15-passenger vans are used to transport our loved ones, they are not manufactured under the same safety requirements that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration holds school buses to. For instance, school buses must use laminated glass windows, compartmentalized seating, interior crash padding, and reinforced sides to keep the roof from collapsing in the event of a rollover crash. Accidents involving a 15-passenger van are heightened if the drivers lacks proper training on the dangers of overloading a van, the importance of maintaining the van’s tire pressure and sufficient tire tread prior to every trip, and the deadly results of distracted drivers. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recorded more than 1,500 fatalities in 15-passenger van crashes between 1994 and 2004. One of the leading causes of injury in a 15-passenger van according to NHTSA is the ejection of a van occupant during a rollover accident. A Philadelphia van accident lawyer at the Rosenbaum and Associates law firm has over twenty-five years experience establishing liability, damages, and collecting for our clients.
Contact A Philadelphia Van Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one were injured in a 15-passenger van due to the negligent actions of another, you may be entitled to compensation for your lost wages, medical expenses, and other damages associates with the crash. To determine whether you have grounds for a case, please contact an experience Philadelphia car accident lawyer online or call 1 800 7 LEGAL 7 for a Free Case Evaluation.