Cochrane ATV Accident Lawyers

Each year, thousands of people across the province are injured in accidents involving all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). In fact, on an annual basis, ATV accidents are responsible for approximately 6000 emergency room visits throughout the province. These traumatic events are also responsible for an average of 15 fatalities across Alberta annually.

ATV riders must have a combination of experience, skill, and an abundance of caution in order to operate their off-highway vehicles safely. Many ATV accidents are single-rider events, occurring when operators accidentally roll over their vehicles, collide with a stationary object, or are forcibly ejected from their driver seat. Exercising caution and abiding by the rules governing these vehicles’ lawful operation could help avoid these single-rider accidents.

Unfortunately, the most experienced and cautious ATV riders can be injured by negligent off-highway vehicle operators. Riding an off-highway vehicle in a reckless, careless or otherwise negligent manner is a violation of Alberta’s Traffic Safety Act. ATV riders owe a duty of care to other off-highway vehicle operators and trail-users they may encounter on their expedition. If they disregard the duty of care they are required by law to uphold and engage in wrongful conduct while operating their off-highway vehicles, serious or fatal accidents can occur.

Common examples of ATV rider negligence that could lead to an injury-causing collision include:

  • Riding under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
  • Speeding
  • Carrying passengers on single-rider vehicles
  • Riding an ATV inappropriate for the operator’s age, weight, and experience level
  • Straying from trails
  • Operating the off-highway vehicle on highways
  • Failing to use headlights while riding at night
  • And more

When friends set out for a leisurely ride on their quads together, when families set out into the wilderness for a walk through nature trails, they do not imagine that their experience will end in tragedy. However, because of someone else’s refusal to uphold the duty of care they are required to provide by law, these innocent, unsuspecting accident victims could face lifelong physical, psychological, and economic hardships.

The consequences of an ATV accident caused by a negligent party can be all-encompassing, impacting an injured accident survivor’s physical health, psychological well-being, and financial stability. Being injured in a collision caused by a fast-moving, motorized vehicle can lead to substantial challenges that upend a person’s entire life.

If you were injured in a collision, our Cochrane ATV accident lawyers may be able to fight on your behalf to help you recover the compensation you deserve. By working with our ATV accident lawyers serving Cochrane, you may be able to pursue a civil claim against the negligent off-highway vehicle operator in order to receive a fair settlement. To take advantage of a free initial consultation with our Cochrane ATV accident lawyers, contact us today.

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Our ATV accident lawyers serving Cochrane do our best to limit financial barriers to accessing our legal services. In addition to offering all prospective clients a free initial consultation, our Cochrane ATV accident lawyers work on a contingency-fee basis. That means, if you are eligible to pursue a claim, you will not be required to pay for our services unless we win your case. To learn more about working with our ATV accident lawyers serving Cochrane, book your free initial consultation today.

 
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