Being involved in an injury-causing all-terrain vehicle (ATV) accident can be the beginning of a long, physically challenging, emotionally exhausting, and expensive road to recovery. Each year in Alberta, ATV accidents are responsible for approximately 6000 emergency room visits throughout the province. The injuries sustained in these collisions can range in severity from moderate to catastrophic.
Most riders who are injured in ATV accidents do not collide with another vehicle. These single-rider accidents can occur if the off-highway vehicle operator unexpectedly collides with a tree, a rock, a fence, or another stationary object. They can also occur if the rider is forcibly thrown from their ATV while the vehicle is in motion.
That said, ATV riders and other trail-users can also sustain injuries if they are involved in an accident caused by a negligent off-highway vehicle operator. In accordance with the Alberta Traffic Safety Act, the people who operate off-highway vehicles must do so with a reasonable degree of caution. Failing to do so in a manner that jeopardizes the safety of others could be considered negligence. Common examples of ATV rider negligence include:
If a trail-user or other ATV rider is injured in a collision with an off-highway vehicle, the negligent party whose wrongful conduct caused the crash may be liable for damages incurred by the injured accident victim. That means reckless, careless, or otherwise negligent ATV riders who fail to operate their off-highway vehicles in a safe manner that takes the safety of others into consideration, they may be responsible for financially compensating the people injured as a result of their misconduct.
Our Grande Prairie ATV accident lawyers are passionate about helping injured survivors of these traumatic collisions get the fair treatment – and compensation – they deserve. If you were injured in an off-highway vehicle collision in or around Grande Prairie, you might be entitled to compensation. To learn how our ATV accident lawyers serving Grande Prairie may be able to provide you with crucial assistance and support in your pursuit of justice, contact us today.
If you are eligible to pursue a civil claim against the negligent off-highway vehicle operator whose wrongful actions led to your injuries, our ATV accident lawyers serving Grande Prairie may be able to help you recover compensation for your injury-related losses. During a cost-free, no-obligation first meeting with our Grande Prairie ATV accident lawyers, you can review the circumstances of your case and learn about courses of legal action you may be able to undertake in order to pursue the compensation you deserve.
To discuss your case and receive personalized legal feedback, contact our ATV accident lawyers serving Grande Prairie today.
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