Ensure Your Van Tires Are in Good Shape

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 653 car accident fatalities involving 15-passenger van accidents, between 2004 and 2013. An overwhelming majority of the fatalities occurred in rollover accidents. Reducing the risk of an accident involving a 15-passenger van depends very heavily on tires safety. These vans must have tires that are correctly sized for the vehicle, and load rating. Additionally, it’s also important to understand that tires are at risk of degradation over a period of time. If your tires need replacement, replace them. Avoid buying used tires or older tires as replacement tires.

If you own a 15-passenger van, make sure that the van is not loaded to beyond its capacity. Overloading is a common cause of rollover accidents involving 15-passenger vans. Make sure that the car components are inspected, and replaced or repaired, if necessary.

Also make sure that the van is operated by a person who is familiar with handling a 15-passenger van. These vans are more challenging to drive, and an inexperienced driver could mean a heightened risk of a rollover crash. These are devastating accidents that have a much higher risk of injuries and fatalities.

If you were injured in a van accident, speak with a Denver car accident lawyer about filing a claim for compensation. A claim for compensation can help you recover damages for medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and disability. Call a Denver accident lawyer to ascertain the value of your claim.

By: Dallas Norton

Dallas Norton, the founding partner of Norton & Bowers, has practiced law with a focus on personal injury since 1992. Mr. Norton has extensive Colorado roots including grade school in Arvada and high school in Denver. He earned his J.D. from Brigham Young University Law School in 1991. When working on behalf of clients, Mr. Norton draws upon his extensive background in psychology and human resources.