Large passenger vans or buses are highly susceptible to rollover accidents or other types of accidents, especially when they are fully loaded. Experts say that a fully loaded passenger van is three times more likely to roll over when compared with a van that is only occupied by the driver. In many cases, church vans are driven by someone who has not received the proper training in handling a large van full of passengers.
For decades, there have been concerns about the safety of passenger church vans that are fully loaded with occupants. The National Transportation Safety Board issued a warning about the safety hazards of large vans, and called for better safety regulations. Those regulations were issued in 2010, but many van owners have not complied with the regulations because of the expense involved.
If you have suffered a serious injury or a loved one has been killed in an accident involving a church van, you may be able to seek compensation. Many of those who are injured are reluctant to file a claim against their church, and that is understandable, but the vast majority of these accidents are covered by liability insurance policies and are not paid out-of-pocket by the church.Call the Houston automobile accident attorneys at Kennedy Hodges if you have been injured in an accident involving a church van or bus or another large vehicle. Our firm can build a solid case for compensation against the negligent party. You may be entitled to compensation. Call us today at 855-947-0707. You can also learn more about our firm on our Facebook page.