ATV Accident Attorney in Wisconsin
With thousands of miles of trails, commercial dirt-bike courses and off-roading locations, Wisconsin is a haven for those who enjoy All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs). While traffic laws and ordinary “rules of the road” might not apply in these places, principles of negligence and a rider’s duty to act reasonably still do.
ATVs, like motorcycles and personal watercrafts, offer almost no bodily protection in the case of an accident, collision or rollover. Unlike automobiles, which have many safeguards to protect passengers in the case of an accident, ATVs leave the operator and/ or passenger at risk for great bodily harm. While manufacturers of ATVs cannot be held liable for the lack of protection provided to riders, they do have a duty to ensure they take every possible precaution to safeguard operators and passengers when the ATV is being used under normal conditions.
Many recreational vehicle accidents are caused by inexperienced, drunk or negligent drivers. Their inattentiveness, carelessness and lack of experience often result in serious injury to themselves, their passengers and to bystanders. These injuries can be increased by a lack of safety equipment.
Causes of ATV Accidents
ATV accidents are most often caused by:
- Collisions with fixed objects
- Collision with motor vehicles
- Collisions with other ATVs
- Mechanical defaults of ATVs
- Reckless operating
- Steep terrain
Hire a Lawyer You Can Trust
If you or a loved one have been injured in an ATV accident, you need an experienced lawyer to aggressively represent your best interests. Whatever your case might be, the personal injury attorneys at Doar, Drill & Skow understand your situation is unique. To help you through this overwhelming process, our firm offers a FREE, no obligation consultation with one of our attorneys. Call Doar, Drill & Skow at 877-362-7529 toll free or contact us online. Located in New Richmond, we serve clients throughout western Wisconsin.