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Are You Owed Compensation for an ATV Accident?

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Winter is officially here, and that means many are out and about, enjoying winter activities. They are sledding, building snowmen, and enjoying the off-road trails. Unfortunately, some may suffer serious injuries during these activities. For ATV accident victims, such injuries may give way to the right to pursue compensation. The following information may be able to help you to determine if you or someone you love might be eligible. It also provides key details on how to ensure your interests are protected throughout the entire claims process.

Youth Passengers and Negligent Drivers Speed and alcohol are often factors in ATV accidents. If your child happened to be riding with a driver who was intoxicated, speeding, or otherwise acting negligently and you were not aware of their tendency for poor driving decisions, you may be able to pursue compensation for any injuries they may have experienced. Other possible examples of negligent behavior might include riding on property that was not cleared for ATV riding, traveling on streets, and any failure to heed warning signs that signified the area was not safe for riding. Injured by Another Rider If you and another rider were out together and they acted in a way that caused injury, you may have the right to pursue compensation. There are numerous factors to consider, however, and an investigation into the details may be warranted. You can have your case examined by an experienced attorney to determine the viability of your case and your possible options. Injured on the Property of Another If you or someone you love were riding on the property of another person, had been cleared to do so and were told it was safe, but then experienced an accident because the property was not safe for riding, you may have a premises liability lawsuit. Alternatively, if you were riding the vehicle of another and it had not been properly maintained, you may have grounds for pursuing compensation. In either case, it is critical that you speak with a skilled professional about your case as soon as possible. Wrongful Death and Negligence Of all the accident outcomes, those that involve a wrongful death are often the most devastating. Such accidents leave a family behind to grieve, and may even result in the loss of an income. If negligence of another was responsible, you and your family may be owed compensation. Keep in mind that these cases are extremely complex. It can also be traumatizing experience for you and your loved ones. Get the support and assistance you deserve and contact an attorney. Our Joliet Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help At the Law Offices of Tedone and Morton, P.C., we fight to protect the interests and rights of victims. Dedicated and compassionate, our Joliet personal injury attorneys will aggressively pursue the most favorable outcome possible. Get the representation you and your family deserve. Call 815-666-1285 and schedule a consultation with us today. Sources:

http://www.wcax.com/story/33016211/nh-wardens-alcohol-played-a-role-in-atv-crash

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/12/26/atv-crashes-on-public-roads/4208827/

http://www.theherald-news.com/2016/10/30/boy-dead-after-atv-accident-in-southern-illinois/aorqquy/

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