Passenger Van Accident
Jed Dietrich, Esq. and His Team of Aggressive, Tenacious and Hardworking Attorneys and Paralegals at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Are Ready to Fight to Obtain the Best Result for You if You Were Injured in a Passenger Van Accident Caused by Someone Else’s Negligence.
The size and capacity of many passenger vans make them an ideal mode of transportation for groups. The vans are used for a variety of reasons such as hauling groups of employees, children in daycare, church groups, and nursing home residents. Nevertheless, these vans are widely recognized as one of the most dangerous types of vehicles for occupants when involved in an accident. All too often, vans are overloaded, operated by inexperienced drivers and passengers who often fail to wear seatbelts—all of which contribute to accidents and resulting injuries. When such a large vehicle crashes into another, the occupants of both vehicles can suffer catastrophic injuries.
Additionally, over half of all passenger van fatalities result from rollovers. Accidents involving passenger vans often leave victims with a long and difficult road to recovery. Victims suffer agonizing pain, huge financial burdens and worry over whether insurers will pay for their injuries. These tragic happenings inspire Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of Buffalo, New York passenger van accident lawyers to strive to provide the highest level of personal injury service to the people of Western New York every day, and recover the maximum compensation possible for their clients’ injuries.
Victims of passenger van accidents want the best personal injury lawyer in Buffalo, New York in their corner. Since 1999, Jed Dietrich, Esq., recognized as a Best Lawyer of America and New York Super Lawyer, has exclusively handled serious personal injury cases. At the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., our team understands how to properly and aggressively pursue passenger van accident injury claims. Call Jed Dietrich, Esq., and his elite team of passenger van rollover injury attorneys in Buffalo, New York, TODAY at 716-839-3939 for a free consultation if you were seriously injured in a van accident. We are available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week, and there is never a fee unless we win for you!
Due to the large size and heavy weight of passenger vans, the injuries resulting from crashes can be catastrophic. Your main concern after a passenger van accident should be to make sure that you and your loved ones are safe. If anyone is injured, seek emergency medical care. Some frequently occurring injuries in passenger van accidents include:
- Burns and lacerations;
- Dislocated joints;
- Torn tendons and ligaments;
- Fractured and broken bones;
- Herniated discs;
- Neck or back or injuries;
- Total paralysis;
- Internal bleeding or organ damage;
- Traumatic brain injuries; and
- Emotional distress.
Even if you do not think your injuries require a trip to the emergency room, you should still be examined by a doctor. Getting treated and documenting all of your injuries can help your claim and ensure that you will recover faster. Frequently, passenger van accident victims to have internal injuries that they are not initially aware of, which can worsen and cause serious complications over time.
If you, or a loved one, were seriously injured in a passenger van accident, contact Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of highly experienced passenger van crash injury attorneys in Buffalo, New York at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. We will battle to obtain the best result for you if you were injured by someone else’s negligence. Call us today at 716-839-3939.
WERE YOU, OR A LOVED ONE, INJURED AS A RESULT OF A PASSENGER VAN DRIVER’S NEGLIGENCE IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?
CALL BUFFALO, NEW YORK’S AGGRESSIVE, TENACIOUS AND HARDWORKING PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY, JED DIETRICH, ESQ., AND HIS TEAM OF BUFFALO, NEW YORK PASSENGER VAN ACCIDENT INJURY ATTORNEYS TODAY AT 716-839-3939 FOR ASSISTANCE WITH YOUR CLAIM!
Although these vehicles are technically vans, passenger vans are much larger than your average minivan. Operating a passenger van greatly differs from driving a normal car or truck. When passenger vans are overloaded or loaded improperly, the van’s high center of gravity shifts to the back, increasing the risk of fishtailing, losing control or even rolling over. The seatbelts in some models can fall in-between the seats, making them difficult to access. Instead of trying to grab a seatbelt, some passengers simply choose to ride without them. Unbelted passengers can be violently thrown from the van if it crashes or rolls over. Additionally, there are no special training or licensing requirements to drive a passenger van. Inexperienced and non-professional drivers may have a poor understanding of how to handle these vans. Passenger vans have more blind spots and require much longer stopping distances than other vehicles. All of the above make passenger vans more vulnerable to being involved in devastating accidents, which can result in serious injuries or even fatalities to innocent passengers.
To stay safe in a passenger van both passengers and drivers should observe all the following safety tips:
- Passengers should only ride in vans with experienced drivers;
- Passengers must always wear seatbelts;
- Drivers should routinely inspect the vehicle’s tires;
- Drivers should never drive for longer than 8 hours at a time;
- Drivers should always give their complete attention to the road;
- Drivers should never speed;
- Luggage and other cargo should never be stored on top of the van’s roof;
- The van should not be overfilled with passengers or cargo;
- Drivers should be sure to seat occupants in front of the van’s rear axles to maintain the center of gravity.
Insurance companies have paid Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his highly experienced, top rated and elite team of passenger van accident injury attorneys in Buffalo, New York over $150,000,000.00 in verdicts and settlements to compensate his clients for their serious injuries. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. team will fight for the compensation that you deserve for all the injuries that you suffered. This may include monetary compensation for your medical bills, lost time from work and pain and suffering. Contact us today at 716-839-3939 for the help that you need.
Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!