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The personal injury attorneys at the law firm of Murray Guari have been achieving exceptional results for conversion van accident victims throughout Florida and the United States for more than 20 years.
Conversion vans are passenger vans made in part by major automobile manufacturers but modified or completed by a van conversion company. Conversions or upgrades made to Conversion vans are often dangerous and can cause serious injuries and even death in an accident. Conversion van companies often sacrifice safety (safety regulations mandated by Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards) for increased sales.
These companies are known for installing captain’s chairs, foldout beds, kitchens, bathrooms, and raised roofs. They sometimes place paneling in these vehicles. When such changes are made, safety and quality are rarely taken into account. Many of the converters have little or no engineering experience in designing or testing these changes. Some of the most common failures of conversion vans include seats that come loose during an accident, roofs that buckle or come off during an accident, windows that shatter easily and restraints that tear away easily.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued several reports on the dangers of conversion vans and continues to make safety recommendations. Even the “Big Three” American Automakers have established van conversion programs with approved conversion van companies to actively market their vans. Even with these improvements and the decrease in the number of vans on the road today, quality and safety are still issues. There are also defective models that share the roadways today that were never recalled.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of a conversion van accident and would like to learn more about your legal rights, please contact our Personal Injury Lawyers.
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