Exploring the natural scenery surrounding Wood Buffalo from atop an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) is a popular recreational pastime. Indeed, riding a dirt-bike, quad, and other kinds of off-highway vehicle is an enjoyable activity for many people throughout the whole province. In fact, even though the residents of Alberta make up only about 12% of the country’s total population, we own approximately one quarter of all off-highway vehicles in Canada.
Unfortunately, this beloved pastime can lead to serious accidents with serious consequences. Injuries caused by off-highway vehicle accidents are responsible for approximately 6000 hospitalizations throughout the province each year.
Even though many ATV accidents are single-rider events– such as vehicle rollovers, collisions with stationary objects, and driver ejections– many people are injured in collisions caused by the negligence of another rider. In these scenarios, the failure of a negligent ATV operator to consider the safety of others by engaging in wrongful conduct can have profound, long-lasting, life-changing consequences.
Examples of negligence often exhibited by ATV riders that can lead to serious off-highway vehicle accidents include:
If an ATV rider’s negligence causes an injury-causing accident, the at-fault driver’s insurance policy should cover the costs associated with their injuries. However, insurance companies often dispute the claims of injured ATV accident victims.
After being involved in an injury-causing ATV accident, many people require invasive surgeries, lengthy periods of physical rehabilitation, and even dramatic adjustments to their overall lifestyles. The recovery process can be more than physically demanding and emotionally challenging: it can be extremely expensive, too.
Our Wood Buffalo ATV accident lawyers are passionate about helping people who have been injured as the result of someone else’s negligence. No one should be forced to pay for the wrongful actions of another community member who failed to uphold the duty of care they were legally required to provide.
If you were injured in an off-highway vehicle collision, call our ATV accident lawyers for a free initial consultation on your case. Our Wood Buffalo ATV accident lawyers offer personalized legal advice to all prospective clients. To review your case, contact us today and schedule a free initial consultation with our ATV accident lawyers serving Wood Buffalo.
During a free initial consultation with our Wood Buffalo ATV accident lawyers, you will have the opportunity to review how your accident occurred, explain the impact your injuries have had on your quality of life, and receive case-specific feedback about options for financial recovery that might be available to you. Our ATV accident lawyers serving Wood Buffalo are standing by to provide you with crucial legal feedback. To take advantage of your free initial consultation, contact us today.
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