ATV Accident Lawyers

ATV (or All Terrain Vehicles) are off-road vehicles that come in a variety of shapes and sizes.  They usually have four wheels (although can have three) and are usually designed for a rider to sit astride like a motorcycle.  

ATVs can be fun for all ages, but like any motor vehicle they can come with their dangers too.  Common accidents with ATVs include:

  • Crashes with other motor vehicles
  • Crashes with stationary objects
  • Rollover accidents
  • Accidents caused by substance abuse
  • Accidents caused by unsafe riding practices
  • Rider falling/tossed from ATV
  • Accidents caused because ATV was not in proper working condition

ATV Accidents & Insurance

While ATVs are often not insured like cars and motorcycles, that does not mean that insurance cannot respond to claims for ATV accidents.  It often depends on the specific circumstances of the accident.

If a third party causes the ATV accident, they may have motor vehicle insurance or homeowners umbrella insurance would could respond to a claim for injury and related losses.  If the ATV was rented or you are not the owner and the accident occurred because the ATV was not in proper working condition or because you were not given proper instruction on the safe use of the ATV there could also be insurance coverage in those situations as well.

ATV Accidents & Compensation

 If you have been injured in an ATV accident you can seek compensation from the person/company whose negligence caused the accident.  Compensation can include damages for:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Out of pocket expenses
  • Loss of income
  • Loss of capacity to earn income
  • Loss of home keeping capacity
  • Health care costs
  • Cost of future care

There are strict timelines for when you have to start a lawsuit for ATV accidents.  If you or a loved one have been injured contact the lawyers at Taylor & Blair LLP today for a free consultation.