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Recreational vehicles like ATV’s are used in all seasons throughout Rhode Island and are intended to be fun and enhance the enjoyment of the outdoors. Unfortunately, recreational vehicle accidents are very common and occur frequently with all-terrain vehicles (ATV’s) such as dirt bikes, four wheelers, and snowmobiles. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 135,000 people are injured every year because of an accident involving a recreational all-terrain vehicle (ATV). These ATV accidents can cause extremely serious injuries and death.
Accidents that involve ATV’s and other off-road recreational vehicles can be devastating and result in serious and permanent injuries or death. If you were injured while riding an ATV or other off-road vehicle in Rhode Island, it is very important to contact a skilled local ATV accident lawyer to help you recover full and fair compensation for your injuries. If you are ready to move forward with your ATV accident case call us at 401-228-8271. We offer a completely free consultation to discuss the specifics of your injuries and case.
Rhode Island ATV Accident Attorneys
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How to Choose the Right Rhode Island ATV Accident Lawyer?
An ATV accident and the accompanying serious injuries can be a terrifying experience. ATV injury cases can be extremely complex and it is vitally important to hire a skilled and aggressive Rhode Island ATV injury lawyer right away. In many cases, time is of the essence and your lawyer should immediately begin working on your case by:
Tracking Down Witnesses
Establishing the type of ATV and Identity of Manufacturer
Identifying Other Responsible Parties
Obtaining the Incident Report
Obtaining Pertinent Medical Records
Contacting the Insurance Companies and Establishing Your Claim
WHO IS LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE IN A RHODE ISLAND ATV ACCIDENT?
During operation, the driver of a vehicle is usually responsible for its safe operation and it is no different with an ATV or other off-road recreational vehicle. When a driver loses control of the ATV passengers, bystanders, and the driver are all at risk of serious injury.
In some cases, the passenger may be at fault for their own injury. This can happen when they fail to remain seated while the vehicle is moving or fail to hang onto the driver during the ride.
In other cases, the manufacturer of an ATV may be responsible for the accident. This may be due to a defective product, either in the production or the safety design. Additionally, the ATV manufacture may be liable for failure to warn of unknown dangers to the driver and / or passenger during the operation of the ATV.
Generally, a claim for damages for your injuries will be made to the negligent party’s insurance provider. It is standard practice for the insurance company to attempt to delay your claim, dispute the seriousness of your injuries, refuse to fully compensate you for your injuries, or possibly deny your claim completely.
To recover damages in an ATV negligence case, you will have to prove that the negligent party owed you a duty, that they breached this duty, and that you sustained injuries as a result of their breach of the duty. These elements must be proven by a preponderance of the evidence; which means by at least 51%.
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WHAT ARE COMMON ATV ACCIDENT INJURIES?
By far, the greatest risk of injury in an ATV accident is when the driver and/or passengers are thrown off the vehicle or the ATV rolls over on the driver and / or passengers. These types of ATV accidents can cause serious injury or even death. Most often, ATV and off-road recreational vehicle accidents in Rhode Island can result in the following types of injuries:
Closed Head Injuries
Appendicular Skeletal Fractures
How Long Do I Have to File an ATV Accident Lawsuit in Rhode Island?
When you have been injured in an ATV or other off-road recreational vehicle accident, you have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit for damages. However, Rhode Island limits the amount of time you have to take legal action. Rhode Island General Law Section 9-1-36 provides that you must file your personal injury injury claim within three years of the ATV accident. If you don’t file before the statute of limitations expires you will be permanently prohibited from pursing legal action for your injuries.
The best way to ensure that your ATV accident case is filed on time is to seek legal representation from a skilled local Rhode Island ATV injury attorney. At Marin and Barrett, Inc., we are committed to helping you recover the money you deserve. Call us today at 401-228-8271 to schedule your no obligation case evaluation.
WHAT DAMAGES ARE AVAILABLE TO VICTIMS OF ATV ACCIDENTS?
If you have been injured in an ATV accident in Rhode Island you can seek compensation for your injuries from the negligent party. Rhode Island law will allow you to recover the following damages listed to the right.
At Marin and Barrett, Inc., our ATV injury lawyers will fight for every dollar you deserve. On these types of cases it is often helpful to work closely with expert witnesses to ensure that your injuries and damages are valued fully. This extra effort makes sure that you recover all you are entitled to for your injuries.
COMPENSATION FOR ATV ACCIDENT INJURIES
Permanent Injury or Disability
Lost Wages and Loss of Career Earning Potential
Reduced Earning Capacity
Pain and Suffering
Anxiety and Depression
Scarring and Disfigurement
Loss of a Limb
Loss of Consortium
In 2018 alone, the CPSC estimated that there were 81,800 ATV-related emergency room visits and 26% of these visits involved children under the age of 16. Of these emergency room visits, 81% of the individuals were treated and released and only 17% required hospitalization. Overall during the ten-year period from 2009 to 2018 there was a decreasing trend of ATV accidents resulting in emergency room visits.
ATV-RELATED EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT TREATMENT FOR INJURIES
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported that from 1982 to 2018 there were over 15,744 ATV-related accident fatalities in the United States. Of these, 3,353 of the ATV fatalities were children younger than 16 years of age accounting for over 20% of all fatalities.
In Rhode Island, ATV accidents resulted in 10 fatalities over the study period. Over the past few years, Rhode Island has averaged 0.9 deaths per year per 1 million people.
HOW CAN OUR RHODE ISLAND ATV ACCIDENT LAWYERS HELP?
ATV's and off-road vehicle riding certainly has its benefits, and the freedom and camaraderie are undeniable. But accidents do happen, and if you or a loved one has been injured in an ATV accident you may have the right to seek financial compensation. The money you recover can help to cover expensive medical bills, make up for lost income while you recover from your injuries, and compensate you for the emotional stress of the accident and your injuries.
At Marin and Barrett, Inc., our team of Rhode Island ATV accident lawyers are here to help you assert your legal rights and recover the money you deserve. Call us 24/7 at 401-228-8271 for a free, no obligation case review and consultation.
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