With ample trails and open land expanses throughout the state, a thrilling ATV or UTV ride is commonplace in Wisconsin. Reckless operation of these vehicles, however, can produce accidents which may result in serious injuries to riders, passengers, or bystanders. As with any sport or recreational activity that involve high speed; a day out on an ATV or UTV has its risks. One never expects to be part of a rollover or hit by one of these vehicles. If this happens to you, or a loved one, you have the right to sue for compensation.
Sue ATV/UTV Driver for Injuries
The result of a sudden turn, bump, or drop-off can throw a passenger into the air. An innocent bystander may not have a chance to get out of the oncoming path of a speeding ATV or UTV. Two of these vehicles colliding can end in a catastrophic manner. Unfortunately, some of the most severe crashes may involve children. In any scenario, the impact the body and head are subjected to can be traumatic, involving serious injury to the brain, back, neck, limbs, or even result in death. As an innocent victim, you have rights. An Action Law attorney can help with your ATV or UTV related injury case.
ATV/UTV Related Accident
Here are common factors that are often associated with ATV and UTV accidents:
- High Speed: Driving an ATV or UTV too fast risks injury to yourself and others including passengers, or those who happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Additionally, speed can lead to collisions between two or more of these vehicles, or a rollover.
- Impaired Operation: Being under the influence of drugs or alcohol impair judgement. Drunk or impaired ATV/UTV riders are a danger to themselves and others.
- Night Rides: When driving an ATV or UTV at night, vision is limited. In these conditions, collisions with fixed objects or people, are more likely.
- Inattentive Driving: Where there are ATV's or UTV's in operation, there are often people walking or standing. Running over or striking someone with enough force can prove fatal.
- Manufacturer Defect: Personal injury lawsuits involving ATV's or UTV's don't always require two or more people. If you have been injured because the vehicle you were riding was somehow defective, you may also be entitled to damages.
If you or a loved one has been seriously hurt due to the negligence of someone else, you may be entitled to compensation for injuries, pain, suffering and lost wages. Find out if you have a potential lawsuit by contacting an Action Law attorney for your free case evaluation. There are no fees unless we succeed on your claim. We are available for home and hospital visits.