There are few thrills as exhilarating as exploring wilderness trails while riding an all-terrain vehicle (ATV). Riding dirt-bikes, quads, and other kinds of off-highway vehicles is a pastime enjoyed by many Red Deer residents and seasonal visitors to the area.
In addition to offering a recreational escape into nature, ATVs can also serve as useful travel options through rural terrain. Off-highway vehicles can help keep communities connected, allowing their riders to travel great distances at fast speeds.
The safe operation of an ATV requires skill, common sense, and an abundance of caution. Indeed, riding an off-highway vehicle in a careless or otherwise negligent manner is a violation of Alberta’s Traffic Safety Act.
Unfortunately, each year, negligent ATV operators disregard the duty of care they are required by law to uphold. They do so by engaging in wrongful conduct while operating their off-highway vehicles. Common examples of negligence include:
The negligence of an ATV operator can have far-reaching consequences. Indeed, thousands of people across the province are hospitalized each year because of injuries they sustained in an ATV accident. Not only are Alberta ATV accidents responsible for approximately 6000 emergency room visits annually, but they also lead to an average of 15 fatalities in the province per year.
Many ATV accidents occur when operators accidentally roll over their vehicles, collide with a stationary object (such a tree, rock, or fence), or are forcibly ejected from their driver seat. Other ATV accidents occur when a negligent off-highway vehicle operator collides with another rider or trail-user.
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.
When friends set out for a leisurely ride on their quads together, when families step onto the trail for a walk through nature, when visitors to the region explore the picturesque scenery, 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.
If you were injured in a collision, our Red Deer 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 Red Deer, 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 Red Deer ATV accident lawyers, contact us today.
In addition to providing all prospective clients with a free initial consultation, our ATV accident lawyers serving Red Deer work on a contingency-fee basis. That means, if you are eligible to work with Preszler Injury Lawyers, you will not be required to pay for our services unless we win your case.
To learn about the options for financial recovery that might be available in the aftermath of your injury-causing collision, call our Red Deer ATV accident lawyers today.
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