The pain and suffering caused by ATV and motorcycle accidents affect thousands of Americans every year. Families and individuals who have experienced an accident have to pay costly hospital bills, and some physical injuries can last a lifetime. In the worst cases, an accident may even result in death.
Injuries caused by an accident that wasn’t your fault are not something that you should have to pay for. If you or a loved one was injured in an ATV or motorcycle accident, you may be due a large settlement.
Information on ATV and Motorcycle Accidents
In 2018, it is estimated that around 82,000 people were injured in motorcycle accidents across the United States. Almost 5,000 motorcyclists were killed in traffic accidents. Meanwhile, ATV crashes resulted in an estimated 81,800 emergency room visits. That same year, there were 264 ATV-related deaths.
Motorcycle and ATV accidents cause several types of injuries that range in levels of severity. You may be lucky enough to escape with a few bumps and bruises. But some people suffer much worse outcomes. Riders have broken bones, seriously injured their neck or head, and even experienced damage to their internal organs because of accidents.
Riding motorcycles and ATVs can be a dangerous activity, and even more dangerous when others do not exercise the necessary caution. If you or your loved one was seriously injured due to negligence on behalf of a manufacturer or another driver, you may be able to get some form of compensation.
Reasons for ATV and Motorcycle Accidents
There are several ways that motorcycle and ATV accidents can happen. But usually, they happen because of driver error. This can include:
- Driving under the influence
- Driving while intoxicated
- Driving with no license or with an expired license
- Sudden stops
- Driving in prohibited areas
Motorcycle and ATV Accidents may also occur due to an error by the manufacturer. These types of errors can vary widely, but most generally include things like:
- Faulty tires
- Brake failure
- Accelerators that get stuck
- Steering system failure
- Other manufacturer defects.
Any one of these things can cause a dangerous ATV or motorcycle crash that could mean thousands of dollars in damage and a lifetime of physical and emotional suffering.
Why You Need a Lawyer
Insurance companies will want to pay you as little as possible for damages caused by your ATV or motorcycle accident. An experienced lawyer understands the laws and processes associated with accidents such as these, and they will be able to evaluate your case and find the best way to get you the biggest compensation.
A good accident lawyer will investigate a case thoroughly by conducting interviews, meeting with experts, and reviewing every aspect of your case. This can be a time-consuming pursuit, and having a lawyer do everything for you will speed up the process and ensure that it is done correctly.
After investigation, your lawyer will file a claim within the proper time frame. After this, they will work on negotiating a fair settlement with the responsible party.
Get a Free Case Review
It is important that we hold negligent parties responsible for the injuries that they cause others. If you or someone you love was seriously injured in a motorcycle or ATV accident and would like to file a claim, call our office at 602-955-0055. We will give you a free case review in which we evaluate your claim and decide if there is enough evidence to go ahead with a suit.