A large number of outdoor enthusiasts ride forest trails on All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) throughout Seattle and the rest of Washington state. But an ATV accident can result in serious bodily injury and leave injured victims with expensive medical bills and a long road of recovery.
The award-winning attorneys at Davis Law Group, P.S. have extensive experience dealing with accidents that involve ATVs. If you or a loved one has been injured due to an ATV accident, Seattle attorney Chris Davis and his dedicated and experienced legal team will fight for the highest possible compensation for you and your family.
We are dedicated to representing those who have suffered bodily injury or disability through an ATV accident. These cases can be challenging, and sometimes very difficult difficult, to pursue, and consulting with an experienced lawyer can better prepare you for the legal process.
Common Causes And Injuries
Although there is a variety of types of ATVs, most of these vehicles are very large and weigh thousands of pounds. Rollover accidents can sometimes trap riders, crushing extremities or causing serious internal damage that can be life-changing. In many cases, victims of ATV accidents require emergency surgery and the loss of a limb is not uncommon.
Collisions with other ATVs or stationary objects - such as a tree, bollard, or rocks - are also common types of incidents involving these vehicles. Since most ATVs do not include seatbelts or harness restraint systems, riders are vulnerable to serious injury in the event of an accident. Inexperienced riders are also a common contributing factor.
It's a myth that serious ATV accidents occur at high speeds; in fact, a large percentage of these incidents occur at lower speeds. Fractured or broken bones, torn ligaments, lacerations, and head injuries are some of the most common types of injury suffered by ATV accident victims. Paying for medical treatment for these types of injuries can be challenging, especially when injuries are more severe.
Insurance Issues In ATV Accident Cases
One of the most difficult legal issues arising from ATV accidents is identifying the party responsible for the incident and any potential insurance companies which may provide coverage to the injured victim. Our attorneys understand how to investigate serious injury claims and identify potential sources of insurance that can be used to compensate injured victims.
Insurance companies will often allege comparative fault or negligence against accident victims. If an insurance company is attempting to blame you for your own injuries, you may benefit from an experienced personal injury attorney who can successfully defeat the insurance company's claims of negligence either in court or before a lawsuit is ever necessary.
Free Case Review For Accident Victims
If you have been injured in an ATV accident, you may start to feel overwhelmed by the complexity of the legal process while you try to recover from your injuries. We understand the challenges and stresses that injured victims face, and our award-winning legal team is here to help.
We offer a free case review to accident victims and their loved ones, which allows us to answer any questions you may have about your rights and the necessary steps in the claims process. If we believe we can help you with your case, we will schedule a free legal consultation with our award-winning legal team. Call our office in downtown Seattle at (206) 727-4000 or use the confidential contact form on this page to have your case reviewed by our attorneys.