Orlando Conversion Van Accidents Attorneys
Serving victims of van accidents and van rollovers:
If you or someone you love has been injured in an auto
accident involving a conversion van or a 15-passenger
van, you will need very specialized legal representation.
Large Passenger Van Accidents / Conversion Vans
With an estimated 1.4 million 15-passenger vans registered
in the United States that are used primarily by churches,
colleges and carpools, it would stand to reason that these
vehicles would tout a high level of safety. However, more than 1,200 fatal accidents have occurred since 1990 in
these types of vans, with more than 420 of the deaths coming from accidents where the van was the only vehicle
Accidents generally happen with van-type vehicles because they are susceptible to over-steering when a driver
makes a quick maneuver, and that risk increases significantly with the number of passengers in the vehicle. The
vans carrying 10 or more passengers have a rollover rate in single vehicle crashes that is almost three times the
rate of vehicles that are not fully loaded. Added weight and additional passengers change the center of gravity of
the vehicle, increasing the driver's chances of losing control while braking or making a quick steering maneuver.
Once a van rolls over, it is not a crashworthy vehicle, and occupants are sometimes killed in what should have
been an easily survivable crash.
Conversion vans also have a high risk of rollover thanks to their design, but the true danger of these vehicles
comes from the modifications made by the van conversion company. Additions to the vehicles can include captain's
chairs, paneling, raised roofs, sofa chairs and more.
Safety and quality control are frequently lost during the conversion process, and the auto makers don't uphold
conversion companies to safety and design standards. The specialized seats cannot withstand the impact of an
accident or rollover, and the seatbelts may also fail. Conversions also change the roof structure, replacing it with a
raised top made of fiberglass. The new roof can come loose or shatter during an accident, leaving a gaping hole
through which passengers can be ejected. Additionally, the vans feature large "picture" windows that shatter during
an accident, creating another space through which passengers can be ejected.
The van accident attorneys at Bodiford Law Group are very experienced in handling litigation of van accident
cases. Our primary focus is in helping those injured due to defective and dangerous automobiles. We have the
experience, knowledge and capabilities to reconstruct the accident, identify the cause of the accident and the
injuries. We are experienced at working with the auto manufacturers and have built a reputation with them and their
Our lawyers have spent more than 25 years helping more than one thousand auto accident clients, and have
achieved many multi-million-dollar recoveries. We are committed to helping families obtain full compensation for
medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other expenses arising from auto accident, SUV and van crash
Regardless of your type of injury (or the injuries sustained by your loved one), the knowledgeable attorneys at
Bodiford Law Group can support your efforts to prove responsibility and enforce accountability. Our personal injury
lawyers are seasoned and knowledgeable, and ready to take your case to trial if it becomes necessary. They won't
settle for anything less than what you deserve. You can view a sample of our successful cases here on this site.
We look forward to speaking with you.
Contact our firm now or call 1-800-423-0160.
Our personal injury attorneys are available to serve clients throughout Florida,and the entire United States,
including California, Texas, Illinois, New York, Georgia, and other states.
2011 THE BODIFORD LAW GROUP
The Bodiford Law Group represents seriuously injured people throughout Florida and the nation, including people in Orlando, Winter Park, Lakeland,
Kissimmee Daytona Beach, Gainesville, Melbourne, Tampa, Tallahassee, Miami, Panama City, Orange County, Osceola County, Seminole County, Brevard
County, Volusia County, Flagler County, Alachua County and people injured on 1-95, I-75, and I-4.
Motor Vehicles Accidents
Car, Motorcycle and Bicycle
Accidents with Commercial
Air Bag Failure
Defective Fuel Systems
Child Safety Seats
Door Latch Design Defects
Auto Glass Defects
Conversion Van Accidents
Roof Crush Defects