If you've been involved in an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) accident, it's important to be aware of steps to take after the accident, regardless of whether you were in a collision with another ATV or vehicle, or if your ATV is the only vehicle involved in the crash. Read more to learn about what to do if you're ever the victim of an ATV crash.
First and foremost, always seek immediate and appropriate care for injuries sustained in the accident. Oftentimes, these injuries are severe and life-altering. However, sometimes the extent of a person’s injuries may not be immediately apparent and may worsen in the days following the accident. If you are involved in an ATV crash, be sure to seek medical treatment for the evaluation and treatment of your injuries.
Gather and Preserve Evidence from the Accident
Collecting and preserving evidence is an important component in seeking compensation after a crash. Key evidence includes photos and videos of the scene, the ATV, and any other vehicles involved in the crash. It is also important to obtain contact and insurance information from the driver of any other vehicles involved in the collision. Obtaining the names and contact information of any person who may have witnessed the accident is also extremely important. One of the most crucial pieces of evidence is the ATV itself. In order to determine if the accident may have been caused by a possible defect in the ATV, it is essential to preserve the vehicle for future inspection by attorneys and experts. If possible, it is also key to preserve any records regarding the purchase of the ATV and any maintenance or service documentation for the vehicle.
All this evidence and documentation can be beneficial when filing insurance claims or filing a lawsuit against the parties responsible for the incident. Therefore, it is important to collect and preserve this information as quickly and thoroughly as possible.
Law Enforcement and Insurance Companies
If you find yourself in a situation where you have sustained physical injuries and/or property damage or loss in an ATV accident, it is important to file a police report and notify your insurance company as soon as possible to start an investigation and preserve evidence.
Before giving a statement, signing any type of release, or discussing the settlement of your claims with your insurance company or the insurance company of any other person involved in the accident, contacting an attorney for advice is highly recommended. An experienced lawyer can help negotiate the best outcome for you, in terms of coverage and claims.
Hire an Experienced and Qualified Law Firm
Navigating insurance and medical claims can be overwhelming and confusing. When determining whether or not to pursue a legal claim for your damages, selecting an experienced and qualified law firm is imperative in order to protect your rights and obtain the compensation you deserve. Litigation involving ATVs is complex and requires a team of legal experts with the resources and skills to fully investigate and litigate ATV cases.
We're Here to Help Injured ATV Victims
If you've been involved in an ATV accident, it's important to understand your rights and responsibilities as a victim. At Cunningham Bounds, we specialize in helping injured ATV victims get the compensation they rightfully deserve following an accident. We want to make sure that you receive the justice and financial support needed to help with the losses you've incurred.
Contact us today to learn more about your rights and options after a serious accident by calling (844) 417-0930. Our experienced team of personal injury lawyers looks forward to helping you receive the representation and compensation you deserve.