Riding an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) may be an exciting recreational pastime, but it can also be profoundly dangerous. Many ATV accidents in Medicine Hat end in serious injuries as well as tragic fatalities.
Thousands of people across the province are hospitalized each year as the result of ATV accidents. As it happens, each year in Alberta, approximately 6000 people are admitted to emergency rooms because of injuries sustained in ATV accidents.
A large number of ATV accidents resulting in hospitalization are single-rider incidents, meaning the person operating the off-highway vehicle sustained injuries even though they did not collide with another vehicle. These accidents typically involve a collision with a stationary object, a vehicle rollover, or ejection from the driver seat.
Unfortunately, though, many ATV riders and trail-users are injured in collisions with another off-highway vehicle. Typically, these occur when the at-fault ATV driver fails to uphold the duty of care they owe to others, as mandated by the province’s Traffic Safety Act.
If an ATV rider fails to take the safety of others into consideration by engaging in any form of negligent conduct while operating their off-highway vehicle, they may be liable for damages incurred by anyone who has been injured as a result. ATV riders may be considered negligent for:
Injured survivors of ATV accidents often face long, challenging, and expensive paths to recovery. This can be particularly true if the injuries they have sustained prevent them from continuing to work. Injured ATV accident survivors can face monumental physical demands, overwhelming emotional and psychological issues, and financial distress.
That is why it is so important to contact our Medicine Hat ATV accident lawyers as soon as possible following an injury-causing collision. Our ATV accident lawyers serving Medicine Hat are committed to helping injured victims of off-highway vehicle collisions get the fair treatment and fair compensation to which they should be entitled.
If you are eligible to pursue a claim against the at-fault ATV rider whose negligence caused you to be injured in a collision, our Medicine Hat ATV accident lawyers may be able to help you recover the compensation you deserve. To learn more about working with our ATV accident lawyers serving Medicine Hat, contact us today and schedule your free initial consultation.
In the days, weeks, and even months following an injury-causing ATV accident, it can be difficult to know where to turn to begin your pursuit of justice. If you have been injured because of someone else’s negligence, our Medicine Hat ATV accident lawyers may be able to offer you crucial advice and legal support.
You can receive personalized, case-specific legal feedback by taking advantage of a free initial consultation with our ATV accident lawyers serving Medicine Hat. Contact us today to review the details of your case, and the options for pursuing compensation that may be available to you.
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