ATV Accident Lawyers
All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs), also known as four-wheelers or quads, are a popular form of transportation in Ontario. They are frequently used for farming and yard work, hunting and fishing, and pure recreational riding purposes. Ontario’s extensive trail systems have led to widespread recreational use of ATVs throughout the province.
Riding an ATV requires skill and experience. In Ontario, approximately 15 people visit a hospital emergency room every day due to an ATV accident. Children and inexperienced or unlicensed ATV riders are responsible for many ATV accidents. Other common causes of ATV accidents include:
- Riders who are unfamiliar with the trails
- Riding too fast for the terrain
- Improper use, such as carrying more passengers than the ATV is designed to carry
- Traveling illegally on roads or highways
- Alcohol consumption, and
- Traveling in poor visibility, such as after dark.
Those involved in ATV accidents often suffer serious trauma including brain and spinal cord injuries. Crushing injuries are not uncommon in accidents where the ATV rolls over, as ATVs typically weigh up to 500- 800 lbs, depending on the model. Leg fractures are the most common injury resulting from an ATV accident.
If you have been injured in an ATV accident, you are entitled to receive accident benefits from your insurance company. In addition, you may have a legal claim for your damages if someone else was responsible for causing the accident. Accidents involving recreational vehicles such as ATVs can be quite complex because ATVs are more likely than motor vehicles to be uninsured or driven by unlicensed drivers.
Your injuries may be severe and leave you unable to support yourself and your family. The ATV accident lawyers at Girones Lawyers can ensure that you receive the compensation that you need to promote a full recovery.