Riding ATVs (all-terrain vehicles) is a popular outdoor activity. But, like any vehicle, ATVs can be dangerous. The associated risks increase when riding on mountains, dirt roads, sand dunes, or other rough terrain often traversed by ATVs.
To avoid any preventable risks while riding, it is important to follow all ATV safety precautions. Unfortunately, your own safety measures will not account for a defective ATV, or the negligence of another driver. In cases were ATV-related injuries have been caused by something other than the personal oversight of the injured person, our Salt Lake City ATV accident lawyers are available to help.
If you were injured in an ATV accident, call Eisenberg, Cutt, Kendell & Olson at (801) 901-3470 or complete our online form for a free consultation.
ATV Accidents: Personal Injury or Product Liability Case?
An ATV accident can be considered a personal injury case or a defective product case, depending on the nature of the incident. If the accident was caused by the reckless or negligent actions of another driver, it will likely be filed as a personal injury case. This will involve the insurance company of the other driver, and possible negotiation with the at-fault party.
Injuries resulting from a defective or malfunctioning ATV are classified as product liability cases and fall into a realm outside of traditional accident law. In defective product cases, the at-fault party is the creator and/or seller of the defective ATV, and cases are built against the company manufacturer/seller, rather than an individual.
At Eisenberg, Cutt, Kendell & Olson, we are experienced in both types of litigation, and we are prepared to utilize the necessary strategies to assist you. Similar to a car crash, recovering compensation in an ATV accident involves proving fault, whether that lies with another driver or the ATV manufacturer.
Backed by proven results representing victims of car, truck, bus, motorcycle, and bicycle accidents, we know how to build a strong case on your behalf. In addition to our track record of success, we are committed to learning from victims, their families, and medical professionals — striving to gain a greater understanding of the people behind the litigation.
Eisenberg, Cutt, Kendell & Olson handles cases nationwide!
At Eisenberg, Cutt, Kendell & Olson, our Salt Lake City injury lawyers advocate on behalf of accident victims across Utah. The period following an ATV accident should be focused on recovery, free of the stress of financial pressures. We’re here to make sure that happens for you. We provide individualized support to victims of injury or death resulting from ATV accidents, and we are here to do the same for you and your family. Since opening our doors in 2000, we have helped our past clients recover hundreds of millions of dollars in accident cases. Contact us online for a free consultation, or call our office at (801) 901-3470.