ATV Accidents Information
By Chris Kramer
If you've been injured in an ATV accident, you may have a product liability claim. Of course, your attorney will want to consider the traditional personal injury claims associated with all motor vehicle accidents, but since ATVs have inherent dangers, there may be other claims available to you as well.
A personal injury lawyer can help you determine who is responsible for your accident. Injury lawyers can talk to you about protecting your rights, gathering evidence in your case, and negotiating with the insurance company or companies involved.
One or more insurance companies may contact you directly, but it's important that you remember who they are and what their job is. Insurance company employees have one key responsibility: to save the insurance company money. Be informed before you talk to an insurance company or take a settlement offer.
Once you enter into a settlement, you will very likely be barred from most future claims, even if you later discover that you would have been entitled to more compensation, that your injuries are more extensive than you realized, or that there are additional medical bills that have not been covered.
Learn Your Rights Before You Take Action
ATV accident litigation can be very complicated. There may be multiple defendants involved, and leaving out a party who should have been included can destroy your case.
The evidence may include technical reports and expert witness testimony that the average person is not qualified to understand, interpret, or challenge. A personal injury attorney will know how to handle that technical information, and when to bring in your own experts to analyze the evidence or critique the claims of the manufacturer.
Time is of the Essence
Statutes of limitations can bar your claim if it isn't filed in a timely manner. The applicable statute of limitations varies, not only from state to state but also depending upon the type of claim you're bringing. Consider talking to a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to make sure that you understand your rights and options and the time limitations involved.
Call us now at 877-288-7564 and we'll arrange for a free, no-obligation consultation with a personal injury attorney in your area. Get your questions answered, and use this free information to make good decisions about your next steps.