What to Do If You Are Involved in an ATV Accident?

If you are involved in an ATV accident it is important to get medical help as soon as possible, to collect information from all those involved or present, to call the police, to file a report, and to contact a personal injury lawyer. Under his advice, discuss the case with your insurance company.

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As ATV accidents can result in severe injuries or even death, it is important to get medical assistance as soon as possible. Although any accident is shocking by nature, you must try to keep calm and follow these steps:

  • Call an ambulance in case someone was injured
  • Call the police and file an accident report
  • Collect addresses, names and phone numbers of witnesses
  • Take pictures of the crash details
  • Seek medical assistance even if you feel fine immediately after the accident
  • Contact a personal injury lawyer
  • Contact your insurance company but present only the facts of the accident

Do not leave the scene of the accident: you might face criminal charges. Do not change the position of the ATV unless necessary (if the victim is trapped, for example) and refrain from admitting liability or providing any statements, as details have to be investigated first. Reporting the accident to the local police is also recommended or even mandatory depending on the severity of the damages. You should also preserve all evidence of the crash including damages to the vehicle, contact details of other persons involved and your medical bills.

If you, or a loved one, sustained an ATV accident injury, seek the advice and assistance of qualified legal counsel even if you do not intend to file a claim. This way you can make an informed decision by being apprised of your rights and obligations. It can be challenging to determine who was at fault and whether there is an applicable insurance policy, but Sean Cleary is experienced in handling these matters. In the event of a defect, you may choose to pursue an ATV injury claim against the manufacturer. If you have any questions about ATV accident law, please call today. Contacting an attorney as soon as possible following the accident is needed to protect your legal rights and ensure proper compensation. Call 305.416.9805 for prompt legal representation.

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