Idaho ATV Accident Lawyer
Idaho is a perfect place for outdoor activities involving all-terrain vehicles, four-wheelers, and other recreational vehicles. The state’s mountains and national parks attract both visitors and residents of the state. However, ATVs can be dangerous, and accidents can result in life-changing injuries. If you have been harmed in an ATV accident, a dedicated Idaho ATV accident lawyer may be able to help you recover compensation for your injuries.
All-Terrain Vehicle Accident Prevention
All-terrain vehicles are designed to be ridden on much rougher terrain than most other vehicles, so they are often used on more dangerous landscapes. Activities such as rock crawling and hillclimbing are especially challenging and pose a risk of injury to riders. Because of the hazardous terrain, risk of crush injuries, and riders’ frequent lack of safety gear, ATV accidents can cause serious injury or death, especially for children and adolescents.
- Do not allow those under the age of 16 to ride ATVs;
- Do not ride with a passenger;
- Do not drive ATVs on paved roads;
- Always use protective gear, including a helmet, protective eyewear, gloves, long pants and shirt, and boots; and
- Take a safety training course.
Depending on the cause of the accident, several parties may be responsible if you are injured in an ATV accident caused by another’s negligence. Accidents may occur because of:
- Defective vehicles;
- Negligent maintenance of equipment;
- A driver’s intoxication;
- Inexperience and lack of skill;
- Speeding; and
- Dangerous land conditions.
An attorney can help you determine whether another party may be liable for your injuries and can help you figure out which insurance policies may cover the costs of your accident.
If you have been injured in an ATV or recreational vehicle accident caused by another’s wrongdoing, please contact the Idaho personal injury lawyers at Hansen Injury Law, at (208) 577-5300, to schedule a free consultation.