Most people in Ohio have seen the results of a car wreck on the side of the road. These accidents can range from simple fender-benders to more serious crashes involving severe injuries. And car accidents have all kinds of causes. But what about accidents involving recreational vehicles? How often do these types of crashes occur, and how often do injuries occur in these accidents?
According to one source, in one year alone an estimated 70,000 people were involved in car accidents that included recreational vehicles. Fortunately, deaths are not all that common in recreational vehicle accidents. In a seven-year period of time, only 212 people died in accidents involving recreational vehicles. Compared to the rate of death in other car accidents, it appears that driving or being a passenger in a recreational vehicle is relatively safe.
Unfortunately, it is not uncommon to be injured in a recreational vehicle accident. Statistics show that in one recent year, 2012, an estimated 75,000 people suffered injuries in these types of accidents.
Like all other types of car accidents, sometimes the driver of the recreational vehicle can be at fault for the accident. However, in today’s society, it is just as likely that another driver will be responsible for a serious car accident involving a recreational vehicle. Distracted drivers are everywhere and, while you would think that it would be easy to see a large recreational vehicle, sometimes these types of accidents are unavoidable for distracted or intoxicated drivers in other vehicles. Anyone who has been injured in a recreational vehicle accident in Ohio may need to look into their potential legal options.