Atv Accident Attorney
The All Terrain Vehicle has grown in popularity for its high speeds and use on rough surfaces. ATV’s have also grown as a source of injury. The weight and speed of these vehicles create risks for unprotected drivers and riders. A significant risk is vehicle rollover, which is a factor of the design and manufacture of the vehicles. Defects in the machines can reduce operational safety to dangerous levels and there have been a number of manufacturer recalls for All Terrain Vehicles.
Recalls and Safety
An experienced ATV accident attorney can investigate safety issues including recalls and pending safety investigations. The facts and circumstances of an accident may only be part of its cause; a defective machine can make safe operation impossible. A moving vehicle, under the best of circumstances, provides control over speed and direction and stopping power over a safe, predictable distance. When the condition, design, or manufacture of the machine reduces any of these vital functions, it can cause accidents and personal injury. It is essential to consult an attorney as soon as possible after an accident. Valuable evidence and key witnesses can be lost if there is a delay.
If injured in the course of using an ATV by the negligence of others, an ATV accident attorney can be of valuable assistance. Negligence can involve persons in the physical scene of an injury such as landowners and other drivers. It can also involve persons who make or sell ATV’s. An experienced lawyer can make a thorough examination of the facts including medical care to determine responsibility.
Time Is Important
Anyone injured in the course of using an all terrain vehicle should consult with an ATV accident attorney whether the personal injury was caused by the negligence of other persons or features of the vehicle. There are limits in every state upon the time to file an injury claim. If one waits too long, legal time limitations may bar the claim. The best advice is to consult with a lawyer immediately.
The Consultation Is Free
ATV injuries can be severe. Many models have no protection for riders and the weight and speed of these high-powered vehicles create a significant amount of force and powerful impacts. Design flaws or manufacturing mistakes can reduce the amount of control, steering, and stopping power needed for safe operation of high-powered machines, particularly on difficult terrain. Anyone injured by or during the use of an All Terrain Vehicle should act immediately; get a free consultation with an experienced ATV accident attorney.
Being involved in an accident on an ATV, also known as an all-terrain vehicle, can have a lifelong impact on your quality of life. If you have been injured in an accident due to the negligence of another ATV rider, or a motor vehicle driver in an area that permits the use of ATV’s on the roadways, you have the right to a personal injury attorney to defend your rights, negotiate and litigate on your behalf, and compensation for costs that you have incurred due to the accident.
There are several instances in which an ATV accident where someone else is at fault and would be liable for your medical expenses, lost wages, future potential lost income from your injuries, or disability. The Advocates have experience representing victims of ATV accidents, and our goal is to get you the compensation you deserve. If you have been an accident on one of these vehicles, contact our attorneys today:
- Three wheelers
- Four wheelers
- Utility vehicles
- Marine personal watercraft
- Dirt bikes
- Dune buggies
Because living in Utah provides close access to areas deemed desirable to ride ATV’s, including areas like Utah’s famous sand dunes, traffic in these areas can often lead to an accident. Holidays and weekends can produce more traffic in these areas, which can often lead to an accident. If you were riding an ATV and were involved were rear ended, side swiped, run off the trail, involved in a head on, or were hit by a careless ATV rider, contact the ATV accident lawyers at the Advocates today.
Because of the dangerous nature of ATV’s, many riders choose to carry insurance to protect their liability for property damage and bodily harm that could potentially happen while riding their ATV. All ATV’s that are street legal are required to carry insurance coverage.
An ATV accident lawyer has experience handling these types of cases, and can get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries. If you are unsure if you have a good case for our ATV accident lawyers, fill out our free case evaluation form today, or call the Advocates to speak with an attorney 24 hours per day 7 days per week.