ATV Accidents Attorney in Sioux Falls
Experienced South Dakota Personal Injury Lawyer on Your Side
Riding an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) can be a fun and exciting recreational activity, but unfortunately it can also be extremely dangerous. ATVs can weigh up to 750 pounds, travel up to 75 miles per hour, and are typically operated in off-road conditions, making driving them safely a challenge. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), ATV accidents were responsible for 327 deaths and 107,500 emergency-room treated injuries in 2011. Of those injuries, 27 percent were children under the age of 16.
If you or someone you love was injured in an ATV accident, you may be able to recover compensation for damages if it is established the design or other problem with the ATV contributed to the accident. At the Even Law Firm, we have 25 years of experience practicing personal injury law, so you can be confident we have the knowledge and skills to identify what party was at fault in the accident and to pursue the damages to which you are entitled.
Determining Fault in ATV Accidents
You will need experienced counsel to evaluate your case and see if you have grounds to pursue legal action. For example, if the owner of the ATV was remiss in properly maintaining the vehicle, you may have a case. If you were injured on a publicly or privately maintained trail or track, the owner of that facility may be at fault for your accident if that party failed to fix damaged equipment or warn you about potential hazards on the trail. In some cases, the manufacturer of the ATV itself could be held liable if parts of the vehicle were defective or the design of the vehicle is established as the cause of the accident and injuries sustained.
ATV Accidents Can Lead to Severe Injuries
Victims of ATV accidents can experience serious problems such as:
You have suffered pain, emotional distress, possibly lost wages, and medical expenses. Our lead Sioux Falls personal injury attorney is an experienced trial lawyer who formerly represented insurance companies, giving him key insights into how the defense side of the courtroom operates. We will use that experience to fight aggressively on your behalf to get what you deserve and move on with your life.
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