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Many high school and college sports teams, as well as other small church and social groups, use 12 and 15 passenger vans for games, trips or outings. Unbeknownst to many, these vehicles can become very dangerous when loaded with passengers and cargo. Though they have not been the subject of an official recall, many insurance agencies have stopped insuring 12 and 15 passenger vans because of the risk of injury.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a 12 and 15 passenger van, you want an experienced personal injury lawyer to help you get full and fair compensation for all your injuries.

At Blackman Legal Group, we bring more than 33 years of experience in personal injury law to people in California. We combine our experience with extensive knowledge and thorough preparation, paying close attention to every detail of your case. As a result, we often settle claims at or above insurance policy limits, and have obtained numerous verdicts or settlements that exceed $1 million for clients.

Contact Blackman Legal Group by e-mail or call our office at 415-585-5200 (toll-free at 866-692-8126) to set up an appointment. We offer a free consultation.


When you fill a passenger van with people or cargo, the van’s center of gravity is elevated, making the vehicle more susceptible to rollovers and making it more difficult to handle. The more passengers and gear you put in the passenger van, the more dangerous the situation becomes. A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study showed that a passenger van with more than 10 people aboard has three times the rollover rate of one with only five passengers.

Our attorneys handle all types of claims related to passenger van accidents, including cases involving

  • rollovers.
  • collisions with other vehicles.
  • loss of control caused by the change in the center of gravity.
  • driver negligence or error.
  • roadway defects, including poor design, construction or maintenance of roads.

We handle cases involving all types of injuries, from soft-tissue injuries to serious and catastrophic injuries, such as broken bones, brain or spinal cord injury, paralysis, or amputation or loss of limb. We also represent surviving family members in wrongful death claims arising out of passenger van accidents.

We handle passenger van accidents on a contingent fee basis. We will only charge legal fees if we recover compensation for your injuries.


If you have been injured through the negligence of another, you have rights and deserve full compensation for your serious injury. Contact Blackman Legal Group to discuss your personal injury claim and how we can help. All initial consultations are free, and there is no attorneys’ fee unless the case is successfully resolved.

We represent accident victims throughout California from our law offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose and Sacramento, CA. If you need an experienced and knowledgeable attorney to handle your personal injury case, our lawyers are ready to help you. Call 866-692-8126 to arrange your free initial consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney.

We offer a free consultation to anyone who has suffered an injury in a passenger van accident. For an appointment, contact us by e-mail or call our office toll-free at 866-692-8126. We have offices throughout San Francisco, Los Angeles and other locations across California. To find the location nearest you, see our Office Locations page.