Regardless of skill level, people who ride quads, dirt-bikes, and other all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) could lose their lives in unexpected, fatal accidents. Additionally, novices and experienced riders alike could be among the approximately 6000 off-highway vehicle operators hospitalized each year throughout the province as the result of injuries they sustain in ATV accidents.
Riding ATVs has never been more popular. In recent years, sales of dirt-bikes, quads, and other all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) have seen a marked increase throughout the country. However, this recreational pastime is a distinctly Albertan activity. Even though residents of this province account for only 12% of the national population, nearly a quarter of the country’s off-highway vehicles are owned by Albertans. And while most ATV riders in the province exercise an abundance of caution on their excursions, sadly, many of them do not.
Off-highway vehicle operators owe a duty of care to other ATV riders and trail-users. Failing to uphold this duty of care by engaging in reckless, careless, or otherwise unsafe actions could be considered negligence. The wrongful actions of a negligent ATV rider can lead to a collision that ends the life of an unsuspecting trail-user, or seriously injures another community member.
Common forms of negligence that often cause ATV accidents include:
If an ATV rider’s negligence leads to an accident in which another party is injured, the victim’s injury-related costs should be covered by the at-fault driver’s insurance policy. That said, insurance companies do not always make it easy for injured ATV accident survivors to get the compensation they are fairly owed. They might contest an accident vicitm’s claim, offer unfairly low settlement amounts, and even try blaming the injured accident survivor for the collision.
If it can be proven that the at-fault ATV rider’s negligence was responsible for the injury-causing collision, they may be responsible for compensating the person or persons who were injured as a result of their wrongful conduct. By taking advantage of a cost-free, no-obligation first meeting with our Canmore ATV accident lawyers, you will have the opportunity to review the circumstances of your collision and learn about options for financial recovery that might be available to you.
To learn more about working with our ATV accident lawyers serving Canmore, contact us today and book your cost-free, no-obligation initial consultation.
After being involved in an injury-causing accident, it can be difficult to know where to turn for assistance. That is why, if you were injured by a negligent off-highway vehicle rider and would like to learn more about options you might be entitled to pursue, you can take advantage of personalized legal advice during a cost-free, no-obligation first meeting with Preszler Injury Lawyers.
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