Our skilled ATV accident attorneys help people who were injured in ATV-related accidents or by faulty all-terrain vehicles. ATVs are the cause of over 125,000 accidents and over 600 deaths every year in the U.S. Accident victims and their family members deserve fair compensation for their injuries.
Common defendants in ATV cases include:
- other ATV riders,
- ATV manufacturers (in product liability cases),
- private landowners (in premises liability cases), and
- negligent automobile drivers.
A skilled ATV lawyer can file a lawsuit against any of these parties. Personal injury attorneys can also:
- help injury victims receive immediate medical care,
- manage a victim’s ongoing medical treatment,
- assist in gathering critical evidence to prove liability, and
- file a personal injury claim with an at-fault party’s insurance company.
The Shouse Law Group is a California based personal injury firm that represents people injured in ATV and recreational vehicle accidents. Our experienced attorneys work tirelessly for all our clients and seek to get you the biggest settlement possible. Contact our law firm today to get the legal representation you deserve.
What are common types of ATV accidents and injuries?
People use many different types of ATVs across the U.S. A few common ATVs include four-wheelers, side-by-sides, and off-road vehicles.
While many people go unharmed in enjoying off-road activities, many other ATV riders suffer severe injuries.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), ATVs cause over 125,000 accidents and over 600 fatalities every year in the U.S. The age of those who suffer the most injuries are 16 years of age and younger.
Popular causes of ATV accidents include:
- low-pressure tires,
- collisions with other ATVs,
- crashes with motor vehicles, and
- impact with stationary objects.
Note that many ATVs do not have rollover bars or cages. This means that in some ATV crashes, riders can get launched out of their vehicles or pinned under them.
Common injuries in ATV accident cases include:
- traumatic brain injuries (TBIs),
- spinal cord injuries,
- broken bones and fractures,
- lacerations, and
- internal injuries.
People injured in an all-terrain vehicle accident frequently require immediate medical treatment in an emergency room.
Who can people sue following an ATV injury?
Potential liable parties in these cases will vary depending on the particular facts of a case.
Some common defendants, though, include:
- negligent car drivers,
- an ATV rental company,
- an ATV manufacturer,
- another ATV rider, and
- private landowners.
If a party is successful in bringing an ATV injury case or claim, he/she can receive compensation for:
- medical bills and medical expenses,
- lost wages,
- lost earning capacity,
- property damage, and
- pain and suffering.
If a person was killed in an ATV incident, his/her family can likely file a wrongful death lawsuit against the party responsible for causing the accident. Damages can include (but are not limited to):
- burial and funeral expenses,
- amounts the deceased would have earned as income, and
- compensation for the loss of the deceased’s companionship and support.
See our related article, ATV Accidents in Nevada – Who can I sue?
What is the role of personal injury lawyers in ATV accident cases?
ATV accident lawyers play an enormous role in these types of cases.
They interview accident victims, or their surviving family members, to learn the facts of a case and asses the level of medical treatment that a victim requires.
In cases involving serious injuries, ATV attorneys can assist victims in managing their ongoing medical care.
ATV lawyers also assist victims in gathering critical evidence in a case to help prove liability. If necessary, a lawyer will appoint experts to assist in interpreting or building key evidence.
When a party has an insurance policy that will reimburse a victim, a personal injury attorney can file a demand letter on the victim’s behalf. A demand letter is a document that informs parties that the accident victim intends to file a personal injury claim with their insurer.
Injury lawyers can also file a lawsuit on their clients’ behalf and work to get them favorable verdicts.
What is the benefit of an ATV attorney?
Personal injury attorneys know the value of ATV cases. This means they will hold negligent and at-fault parties to pay their fair share of a victim’s damages.
ATV attorneys also know how to find hidden value in a case. By finding something of extra worth, injury attorneys help provide their clients with the biggest settlement possible.
Lawyers also prove invaluable in handling all of the complexities within a case so that injury victims can focus on healing.
Note that most ATV lawyers provide free case reviews. A free case evaluation means people can get their legal questions answered without spending a dime.
Further, the communications between an attorney and his/her clients are protected by the attorney-client relationship. Lawyers cannot disclose these communications unless the client agrees.
For additional help…
If you or a loved one was injured in an ATV accident, we invite you to contact our law office/law firm at the Shouse Law Group. Our California personal injury attorneys provide both free consultations and legal advice you can trust.
We work tirelessly to get you the maximum compensation available for your case.