The accident lawyers of U.S. Traffic Accident Lawyers are experienced and successful. They represent victims of serious injury and wrongful death from accidents and unsafe products including 15 passenger van accidents.
15 passenger vans are large vehicles used to transport the driver and fourteen passengers. These passenger vans are used by churches, schools, businesses, and other organizations to carry people and large amounts of equipment. 15 passenger vans pose a threat because they are top heavy and the rear end may extend over four feet past the rear wheels. These two details combined may cause the vans to fishtail or rollover, causing severe accidents.
Warnings and special recommendations have been issued by the NHTSA regarding the safe use of these vehicles. Many insurance companies have dropped coverage on these vehicles.
The following are 15 passenger van accident statistics:
- Since 1990 more than 400 people have died in single-vehicle rollovers in 15 passenger vans.
- There are approximately 500,000 15 passenger vans being used in the United States.
- If a 15 passenger van is filled with over 15 people it has a 70% chance of rollover.
If you or a loved one have been seriously injured or suffered a fatal injury as the result of a 15 passenger van accident, you should seek the advice of an experienced car accident attorney.