If you are suffering serious injuries from an ATV accident, or one of your loved ones was killed as a result of a crash, you are likely able to obtain compensation for your loss. For the injured party, this includes losses such as medical expenses, finances, injuries, and even nonmaterial losses such as suffering and pain. It is best to seek out the competent skills of an ATV accident lawyer to handle this type of case in a court of law.
Based on the United States CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) there were over 150,000 individuals in 2007 that were transported to emergency rooms due to ATV caused injuries.[i] In fact, not every type of ATV vehicle is used for fun and entertainment. Farm laborers often utilize an ATV as a way to maintain and inspect farmland, manage livestock and grazing lands, haul supplies, check crops, and much more.
The most common injuries involving ATV vehicles are caused by rolling or flipping. This often throws the passenger and the driver away from the vehicle, or pins them underneath. Children tend to suffer greater injuries caused by rolling ATVs because they do not have the fine motor skills, cognitive abilities or physical strength necessary to properly handle the vehicle.
A skillful, competent car accident lawyer can handle a lawsuit involving an ATV accident. They can help find compensation for the rehabilitation involved, along with any present and future medical treatments required, and with ongoing expenses. In addition, they can help recover any lost wages from downtime at work along with extensive out-of-pocket expenses directly related to the injuries involved in an ATV accident.
Individuals involved in an ATV accident are typically entitled to recover damages for property loss, serious injuries and medical expenses along with pain and suffering.