When you are driving down the roadway, we know you are continually aware of your surroundings. We know that nobody plans on getting into an accident. We also know that there are some vehicles on the road that can cause more damage than others. Where will you turn if a large van slams into you and causes you harm?
The attorneys at Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman are ready to help if you or a loved one are injured and need a Beaver County large van accident attorney. We understand the complexity of these cases and will work to secure the compensation you deserve.
When we talk about large vans, we are talking about ones that typically carry 10 or more passengers. You may be familiar with them as being used for schools and churches, but they are also used regularly by airports, limo services, and more.
These vehicles typically weigh much more than a regular passenger vehicle, meaning they can cause more serious injuries in the event of an accident. Rest assured, vehicle crashes are common in Pennsylvania. For the latest reporting year, there were over 128,000 vehicle crashes and more than 80,000 injuries.
While the state does not get specific on singling out large van accidents, we know that these crashes can cause serious injuries to both the passengers inside the van and to other parties impacted by a van in a crash.
First, we want to point out that these vans are much more prone to rollover crashes due to their higher center of gravity, seating configurations, and structure. Because of their weight and size, they are not as easy to handle in emergencies or in adverse weather conditions.
These crashes can happen due to driver error as well as vehicle failure.
Owners of large vans must regularly inspect and maintain them in order to ensure they are roadworthy at all times. Drivers of large vans need to ensure they the vehicle is not filled over its carrying capacity and that they follow all traffic laws. Under no circumstances should a large van driver be impaired by drugs or alcohol. They should also never operate while distracted by their phones or other devices.
Injuries in large van accidents can include:
These injuries can become incredibly costly for victims.
You do not have to sit back and wait to see what your insurance settlement will be. If a large van has slammed into you, causing injuries, Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman is ready to step in and help. We will take proactive steps to ensure you are fairly compensated for all of your crash-related expenses. This can include: