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ATV Accidents

All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and other off-road vehicles are popular for recreational use in rural parts of New York. However, these powerful machines can also be dangerous when operated improperly or recklessly. Accidents frequently occur on trails, back roads, farms, and other private properties.

Harm Caused by ATV Accidents

ATV accidents often result in severe injuries due to the instability of the vehicles, lack of safety equipment, and high speeds. Common injuries include broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, and sometimes death. Passengers can be ejected or crushed during rollovers. The terrain itself also poses hazards from hidden obstacles, steep hills, and ditches.

Claims You Can Make

If you or a family member were harmed in an ATV accident caused by another person’s negligence, you may have a personal injury claim. Typical claims are based on a driver's excessive speed, intoxication, lack of experience or training, failure to wear a helmet, allowing children to drive adult-sized vehicles, defective parts, or allowing use on dangerous property conditions.

Damages Recoverable

The at-fault driver and their insurance company may owe compensation for both economic and non-economic losses. This includes medical bills, lost income and benefits, pain and suffering, disability or disfigurement, and loss of companionship or support for the family. Punitive damages may also apply in cases of gross negligence.

Contact an Attorney

Those harmed by ATV accidents often face huge medical bills, lost wages, and reduced quality of life. An experienced personal injury lawyer can investigate fault, deal with insurers, determine full compensation amounts, and fight for maximum recovery in these complex cases.

If you or a loved one has suffered an ATV accident in Syracuse or anywhere else in the state of New York, or you have a question that has not been answered, contact us and call the Porter Law Group at 833-PORTER9 or e-mail us at info@porterlawteam.com.

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