ATVs can be a lot of fun, but they can also be quite dangerous—many people find themselves involved in ATV accidents that leave them with long-term injuries. ATVs offer little to no protection for riders, so when a collision or turnover occurs, the injuries that result can be quite significant—or even deadly. Identifying defendants in ATV accidents can be quite difficult too, since there may be more than one person on whom the blame is cast for the accident. SMT Legal has a long history of helping accident victims get the compensation that they are due for their injuries so that they can move on with their lives. If you or someone you love has been involved in an ATV accident, then you need to contact us right away to weigh your legal options.
Types of Injuries Caused By ATV Accidents
ATV accidents often result in drivers and passengers falling or being thrown from the off-road vehicle. These accidents cause severe injuries that may include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck injuries
- Fractures/broken bones
Identifying Litigants in ATV Accidents
ATV litigation can be extremely difficult because it’s a challenge to identify who is at fault for the accident. A fault may fall on the driver of the ATV if they were responsible for the accident, or the owner of the ATV may be held liable. A third party may be involved in contributing to the accident, such as the owner of a dangerous or damaged trail, the ATV manufacturer, or the driver of another ATV.
Compensation for Your ATV Accident Claim
ATV accidents often leave passengers and drivers with serious, even fatal injuries that require lengthy hospital stays and expensive medical care. ATV accident victims should not be responsible for costly medical bills when their accident was caused by another person’s recklessness or negligent actions. Our experienced and knowledgeable ATV accident attorneys at SMT Legal will fight on your behalf to guarantee your medical bills, lost wages, and physical and emotional pain and suffering are all compensated.
Statute of Limitations in ATV Accidents
Since ATV accidents fall under personal injury accidents, you’ll need to file your claim as soon as possible. Pennsylvania has a statute of limitations of two years on personal injury cases, meaning you must file your claim within two years from the date of your ATV accident. The sooner you reach out to our team of ATV accident attorneys, the better.