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Motorhome & RV Accident Attorneys in San Antonio

Contact Us If You Were Hit by a Motorhome or Recreational Vehicle

The drivers of RVs and other large recreational vehicles pose a danger to others on the road when they act carelessly or negligently. From a lack of driving experience to just plain unsafe driving, like speeding and distraction, there are many causes of motorhome and RV accidents.

Take toad braking systems, for example, which are meant to enhance RV safety. When RV drivers tow a car or trailer behind the motorhome, whatever is being towed should be equipped with a toad braking system, which engages the brakes of the vehicle being towed when the driver hits the brakes on the motorhome. (This is also known as supplemental braking, required in most states.) The absence of toad brakes can cause jackknifing.

If you've been injured in a motor home accident, contact us at (210) 774-6445 for a free consultation with one of our motorhome and RV accident attorneys in San Antonio.

Causes of Motor Coach Accidents

There are the obvious causes: texting while driving and other forms of distracted driving, speeding, or drunk driving.

But, especially when it comes to RVs, travel trailers, or campers, there are the not-so-obvious causes, such as:

  • Towing other vehicles behind the motorhome without a "toad" braking system, causing jackknifing, as described above
  • Poor maintenance, including ABS brakes that fail or are not properly adjusted
  • Unequal weight distribution or exceeding the allowable weight, causing poor handling and rollovers
  • Hitch systems that are improperly set up, resulting in loose and run-away trailers or vehicles
  • Insufficient training and experience on the part of the RV driver, causing the driver to overreact or drive unsafely

RV drivers who do not stay aware of their surroundings may hit bicyclists, pedestrians, and smaller autos (especially when driving motorhomes without proper mirrors, which help drivers to see others in their blind spots). Simply by going too fast in a motorhome or RV is never a good idea, because larger vehicles take longer to stop and to turn.

The San Antonio motorhome/RV accident lawyers at The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery can help you understand your legal rights and options if you were hit, injured, or lost a loved one due to a motorhome or RV driver’s careless or reckless actions.

If you've been injured because an RV driver was not driving safely or was driving a poorly maintained camper, contact us online or by phone at (210) 774-6445 for a free consultation.

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    In 2017, Top 100 Verdicts recognized Dennis C. Peery, John N. Tyler, James Shaffer, and Anthony R. Garza-Vale as they had obtained a few of the highest Personal Injury jury verdicts in Texas.

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    Four of our attorneys are Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a testament to our dedication and extensive personal injury experience.

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    Founding partner Dennis Peery was selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers® in 2014 and has been reselected every year since 2016. No more than 5% of attorneys in Texas are selected to receive this honor.

  • American Board of Trial Advocates

    Attorney Dennis C. Peery, a founding partner at our firm, is a proud member and officer of the American Board of Trial Advocates. This organization is dedicated to improving the ethical and technical standards of practice in trial advocacy.

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  • Top 100 Verdicts

    In 2018, Top 100 Verdicts recognized John N. Tyler, James Shaffer, R. Craig Bettis, and Anthony R. Garza-Vale as they had obtained a few of the highest Personal Injury jury verdicts in Texas.

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