As any experienced ATV rider knows, all-terrain vehicles can be dangerous. Because the vehicles offer little protection to their occupants, an ATV accident can cause serious injury or death.
Most ATV riders are very safety conscious. They make riding safely a priority. But accidents can still happen. Here are some of the leading causes of Wisconsin ATV accidents:
- Driving while impaired. ATVs, like any other vehicles, should not be driven while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. An impaired ATV driver can be held liable for any injuries that he causes.
- Bad riding conditions. Bad weather happens, but bad trails are often the result of negligence. If you are injured because of bad conditions on an ATV trail, you may be eligible for compensation for your injuries. To learn more, discuss your case with a Milwaukee ATV accident lawyer.
- Driving without proper training. Wisconsin law requires anyone born after 1988 to have a valid ATV safety certification before riding an ATV on public property. An uncertified driver may be held liable if he causes an accident.
- Carrying too many passengers. Many ATVs are not designed for passengers. If you were injured while a passenger on an ATV, you may have a Wisconsin ATV injury claim against the driver.
- Manufacturing defects. Independent studies have shown that many ATVs are designed so they tip easily. When a design defect causes an injury the manufacturer of the ATV may be held liable.
If you believe that someone else is at fault for your Wisconsin ATV accident, it is important that you hire a Milwaukee accident lawyer with experience in ATV accidents. The attorney will be able to determine the cause of your crash and who is liable for your injuries. If someone else is found responsible, you may be eligible for compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, property damage and more.
Are you ready to learn more about Wisconsin ATV injury claims? Contact the Milwaukee accident injury attorneys at Hupy and Abraham and ask to schedule a free consultation.