Ottawa ATV Accident Lawyers
All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are popular year-round and can be used for work as well as play. Whether being used for work on a farm or on a trail for recreation, these vehicles are an excellent combination of convenience and fun. Riding one can make for a freeing and exciting off-road experience – so long as you obey the rules and follow safe practices.
Unfortunately, there are instances when ATVs can also be dangerous, and these vehicles have developed a reputation for a high risk of causing severe injuries. This is primarily because ATVs can travel at high speeds, in addition to being prone to flipping and rolling over. The design of these vehicles makes it much harder to control on corners and especially on inclines. In many instances, ATV drivers have been injured or even been killed from the weight of their vehicles turning against them. A popular time to use an ATV is in muddy, slick conditions and on off-road courses, yet many of us are not aware of the impact the environment can have on how these particular vehicles handle.
Understanding Safe Use of All-Terrain Vehicles and Rules of the Off-Road
There is a lack of rules regarding ATV use and many people are not aware that these vehicles shouldn’t have more than one person on them at a time. Many people don’t realize that ATVs aren’t designed for use on paved roads, leading to a higher risk of accidents and subsequent injuries occurring.
ATVs are generally unsafe for individuals under eighteen years old, yet they’re commonly operated by younger teenagers and even children. This poses a significant risk of severe injury or death, both for ATV riders and those around them. These are machines that can wildly veer out of control if not handled by experienced operators, with a higher potential of spinning out or throwing the driver due to the lack of a seatbelt.
How the Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyers at Tierney Stauffer LLP Can Help
ATVs are built similarly to motorcycles, representing a near-equal level of danger to those underaged or inexperienced in using them. If you are involved in an accident while riding one, it could mean a long and costly road to recovery. Don’t let your livelihood and peace of mind be put at risk as well; the Tierney Stauffer LLP team is here to help you seek appropriate financial restitution.
Whether you’ve been put at risk because of another ATV rider’s negligence or a misinterpretation of the rules despite your best intentions, we have the legal knowledge and experience to make a positive difference in your case.
Skilled ATV Accident Injury Lawyers in Ottawa, Cornwall, Kingston, North Bay & Arnprior
At Tierney Stauffer LLP, we recognize that no two accidents or accident victims are the same, which is why we give each claim the personalized attention needed to bring about the best possible resolution. Call us at 1-888-799-8057 or contact us online to set up a free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers.