When many people envision traffic accidents, they picture a small car, truck or motorcycle. However, it is important to keep in mind that drivers of all types of vehicles may become involved in a wreck that claims their life or causes serious injuries. If you drive an RV in New London, Connecticut, or on any roads across the country, it may be helpful to realize just how many people are hurt in RV crashes each year.
According to information published on the California Department of Public Health's website, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration estimates that 75,000 people are hospitalized every year as a result of an RV accident. That said, there is insubstantial information on the number of RV crash fatalities and injuries that occur each year.
However, there are 8.9 million RV owners in the U.S. and 30 million Americans are considered an RV enthusiast, many of whom rent recreational vehicles. Whether you own or rent an RV, you should always stay vigilant while on the road. After all, driving an RV can be very different when compared to operating a small vehicle or pickup truck.
Unfortunately, RV drivers and family members who are riding along may find themselves in the middle of an accident due to another driver's recklessness. If you are hurt in an RV accident, you may struggle to piece your life back together. From medical costs and insurance issues to physical and mental pain, victims of an RV wreck should take advantage of all resources on their path to recovery.