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INJURED IN A RECREATIONAL ATV UTV VEHICLE ACCIDENT? CONTACT A RECREATIONAL ATV UTV VEHICLE ACCIDENT PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY / LAWYER

Injured In a Recreational ATV UTV  Vehicle Accident?   

When you have been injured in a recreational ATV UTV vehicle accident, the aftermath of a recreational ATV UTV vehicle accident can be overwhelming. Many injured people wonder, are my injuries permanent? Who will cover these medical bills and other costs? What about my lost income? Does the negligent driver have enough insurance to compensate me fully? What to do about my medical bills? Will this pain ever go away? When you have been injured in a recreational ATV UTV  vehicle accident that turns your life upside down, contact a recreational ATV UTV vehicle accident personal injury attorney / lawyer that so you don’t have to face these challenges alone.

APLC Moore-Faust Injury Law Group exclusively handles injury claims and understands the worries that follow a recreational ATV UTV  vehicle accident. Our commitment is straightforward – we can be there for you, ensure your rights are protected, and fight for the maximum compensation available.  

When You Need APLC Moore-Faust Injury Law Group

If you were injured in a recreational ATV UTV vehicle accident, remember that obtaining help from a qualified and experienced recreational ATV UTV vehicle accident lawyer is critical. This is especially true after a serious injury since you may have to file a recreational ATV UTV vehicle accident claim or lawsuit.

Some pedestrain accident victims delay pursuing their injury claim, make mistakes while handling a claim without a lawyer, miss applicable time lines or statute of limitations, fail to understand the full extent of their damages, or lack evidence to fully prove the damages they suffered. In these situations, important evidence may vanish, and the deserving victim can jeopardize their chances of recovering the compensation they need to help pay for their recovery. Moreover, insurance carriers work to limit your claim and damages suffered.

Let recreational ATV UTV vehicle accident personal injury attorney / lawyer Moore-Faust Injury Law Group, who exclusively handles injury claims, work for you to prove the extent of your injuries and damages. Our personal injury law firm has built a reputation for recovering substantial compensation for auto accident victims throughout Rapid City, the Black Hills, and surrounding areas of South Dakota.

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7 Ways APLC Moore-Faust Law Group, A Recreational ATV UTV Vehicle Accident Personal Injury Attorney / Lawyer, Can Help You With Your Injury Claim

When you have been injured in a recreational ATV UTV vehicle accident, your first priority is receiving the medical care you need to recover from your injuries. At the same time, you need to consider how to protect your legal rights if someone else caused the accident. A recreational ATV UTV vehicle accident personal injury attorney’s / lawyer’s number one goal is to help you build a solid legal case, establish evidence of your damages, and recoup the financial compensation you deserve to help pay your accident-related losses. Those losses may include medical bills, property damage, past and future pain and suffering, lost income, future lost earning capacity, and the loss of enjoyment of life among other damages.

  1. An experienced recreational ATV UTV vehicle accident personal injury attorney / lawyer can help you throughout your claim, including by:

    • Offering a free consultation and claim review to explain:
    • Your legal rights.
    • The law that applies to your situation.
    • Damages in a claim such as yours.
    • What you can expect.
  1. Providing legal advice for your specific injury claim such as: what damages you should include in your claim, evidence needed to prove and establish your damages suffered, and the probability of success. 

  2. Finding all available insurance coverage – determining who is liable. If the other driver was underinsured (your claim exceeds the amount of their insurance coverage), we can determine if you have applicable underinsured coverage on your policy to further pursue. If the other driver was not insured, we can determine if you have uninsured coverage to pursue.

  3. Preparing an insurance demand letter – requiring several steps, including:

    • Investigating and gathering evidence such as photos, police reports, medical records, employment details, witness statements, proof of the other driver’s negligence, and a summary of your financial losses. Many times, lawyers have access to evidence the average person does not know how to obtain.
    • Engaging experts, for example, medical specialists or accident reconstructionists.
    • Calculating all possible damages, including both current and future costs and damages so they are properly included in your claim. 
    • Creating a persuasive argument for the settlement amount requested.
  1. Your lawyer will negotiate with the insurance company and defense legal counsel, argue on your behalf for your damages, and defend against the insurance’s efforts to devalue your claim and damages.

  2. Your lawyer must be prepared to file a civil lawsuit in the appropriate court system before the applicable statute of limitations runs out. 

  3. Finally, your recreational ATV UTV  vehicle accident attorney will handle your settlement or court outcome and all related documentation to disburse the funds and resolve your case.

With a contingency fee, you won’t pay for these services until you receive compensation at the end of your case. Studies have shown that injured people who work with a recreational ATV UTV vehicle accident personal injury attorney / lawyer receive more compensation than those who try to resolve their cases on their own, even after paying attorney fees.

To find out how APLC Moore-Faust Injury Law Group can help you if you have been injured, contact us today for a free, no obligation consultation and review of your injury claim. 

Types Of Damages That Can Be Pursued In A Recreational ATV UTV Vehicle Accident By A Accident Injury Attorney / Lawyer

When you are injured in a recreational ATV UTV vehicle accident, various types of damages can be pursued to compensate the injured party for their losses. These damages can be broadly categorized into economic and non-economic damages. Here are the main types:

  1. Economic Damages:

    • Medical Expenses: This includes all costs related to medical treatment for injuries sustained in the accident, such as hospital bills, surgeries, medication, rehabilitation, and future medical care.
    • Lost Earnings: Compensation for any wages or income lost due to the inability to work as a result of the accident. This may include past and future lost wages, as well as diminished earning capacity if the injuries lead to long-term disability.
    • Property Damage: Reimbursement for the repair or replacement of the damaged vehicle and any other property damaged in the accident, such as personal belongings inside the vehicle.
    • Other Financial Losses: This can encompass various out-of-pocket expenses directly resulting from the accident, such as transportation costs to medical appointments, home modifications for disabilities, or the cost of hiring help for household chores if the injured person is unable to perform them.

2. Non-Economic Damages:

    • Pain and Suffering: Compensation for physical pain, discomfort, and emotional distress experienced as a result of the accident and injuries. This includes both present and future suffering.
    • Emotional Distress: Damages for psychological trauma, anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) resulting from the accident.
    • Loss of Enjoyment of Life: Compensation for the diminished quality of life or inability to participate in activities or hobbies enjoyed before the accident due to injuries sustained.
    • Loss of Consortium: This refers to damages awarded to compensate for the loss of companionship, affection, or intimacy suffered by the injured party’s spouse due to the injuries sustained in the accident.
    • Other Potential Damages:
    • Wrongful Death: In cases where the accident results in the death of the victim, surviving family members may pursue damages for loss of financial support, companionship, and funeral expenses through a wrongful death claim.

It’s essential to consult with a qualified recreational ATV UTV vehicle accident personal injury attorney / lawyer to assess the specific circumstances of your case and determine the types of damages that may be applicable and appropriate to pursue.

How Much Can I Get for Pain and Suffering and Other Damages?

Pain and suffering compensation (and all other types of non-economic compensation) varies greatly depending on the details of your case.

To determine the value of your pain and suffering and other damages, your recreational ATV UTV vehicle accident personal injury attorney / lawyer will consider the specifics of how your life has been impacted and the evidence of the losses. The greater the change, the greater compensation you can receive.

Pain and suffering is often a main focus of negotiations and can be worth significant compensation, depending on the severity of your injuries.

To recover the damages caused by a recreational ATV UTV vehicle accident, and pursue what you deserve from your injury claim, don’t delay. Seek help from a professional. Contact APLC Moore-Faut Injury Law Group today for a free consultation and evaluation of your injury claim.

How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Recreational ATV UTV Vehicle Accident Injury Attorney / Lawyer?

APLC Moore-Faust Injury Law Group works on a contingency fee basis. That means there is no fee unless we successfully resolve your case. You also pay no money upfront. Your lawyer will receive a percentage of the money they collect from the auto insurance carrier or other at-fault parties.

For a Free Initial Consultation, Contact APLC Moore-Faust Injury Law Group.

 

WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE IN AN AUTO ACCIDENT

Auto accidents are a distressing experience, often leaving individuals confused and unsure of what steps to take next. However, knowing what to do immediately following an accident can significantly impact your safety, well-being, and ability to seek compensation for damages. Here’s a comprehensive guide on what to do after you’ve been in an auto accident.

1. Ensure Safety First:

    • Move to a safe location: If possible, move your vehicle to the side of the road to prevent further accidents.
    • Check for injuries: Assess yourself and others involved in the accident for any injuries. Call emergency services if medical attention is needed.

2. Contact Authorities:

    • Call the police: Regardless of the accident’s severity, it’s crucial to report the incident to the police. They will document the scene and create an official report, which can be essential for insurance claims.
    • Exchange information: Collect contact and insurance details from all parties involved in the accident, including witnesses.

3. Document the Scene:

    • Take photos: Use your phone or camera to capture images of the accident scene, vehicle damage, license plates, and any relevant road conditions.
    • Note details: Write down the time, date, location, weather conditions, and any other relevant information about the accident.

4. Seek Medical Attention:

    • Even if you don’t feel injured immediately after the accident, it’s essential to seek medical evaluation. Some injuries may manifest later, and a medical report can be crucial for insurance claims.

5. Notify Your Insurance Company:

    • Contact your insurance provider as soon as possible to report the accident. Provide them with all the necessary details and documentation.
    • Follow their instructions regarding filing a claim and providing additional information.

6. Consult with a Accident Injury Attorney / Lawyer:

    • Consider seeking advice from a qualified attorney specializing in personal injury cases. They can help protect your rights and ensure you receive fair compensation for damages.
    • Your attorney can guide you through the claims process, negotiate with insurance companies, and represent you in legal proceedings if necessary.

7. Keep Records:

    • Organize all documents related to the accident, including police reports, medical bills, repair estimates, and correspondence with insurance companies.
    • These records will be essential for proving liability and calculating damages during the claims process.

8. Follow Through:

    • Attend all medical appointments and follow your healthcare provider’s recommendations for treatment and rehabilitation.
    • Stay in communication with your insurance company and legal representation, providing any requested information promptly.

Conclusion: Being involved in an auto accident can be a traumatic experience, but knowing what steps to take afterward can make a significant difference in the outcome. By prioritizing safety, documentation, and seeking appropriate assistance, you can protect your rights and work towards recovering physically, emotionally, and financially from the incident. If you’ve been in an accident, remember to stay calm, stay safe, and seek the necessary support to navigate the aftermath effectively.

SAMPLING OF CLAIM RESULTS

The Moore-Faust Law Group has been assisting their injury claim clients for over 30 years, having handled more than 1,000 personal injury insurance claims. We have obtained millions of dollars in compensation for victims who were seriously injured or lost their life by the carelessness of others in car crashes and other accidents. *Recoveries in all cases depend on various factors and circumstances which are unique in each case. Therefore, past results are not a guarantee or prediction of similar results in future cases which the Moore-Faust Law Group may undertake.

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ATV AND RECREATIONAL VEHICLE CLAIMS

All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are safely used and enjoyed by thousands of Americans each year, they also can be extremely dangerous. Recreational ATV accidents claim more than 700 lives annually and injure another 135,000, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). About one-third of fatalities and injuries each year are to children under 16 years old. In the workplace, ATV accidents claim the lives of about 11 people a year and injure another 163, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Accidents can result in serious injuries.

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ATV accidents can occur for a variety reasons; many are due to negligence on the part of one of the drivers. Victims harmed because of ATV negligence are entitled to compensation to finance their medical expenses, and to address their pain and suffering.

To learn more, review the information below. If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in an ATV accident, the personal injury attorneys of Moore Faust Injury Law Group can help protect your legal rights.

ATV Accident Negligence

An ATV accident is legally defined as any situation with an ATV that results in property damage, injury and or/death. These accidents are usually caused by the negligence of one of the drivers.

Victims of ATV accidents cannot obtain compensation without first proving negligence to an insurance company or court. To prove negligence, victims must show that the ATV accident:

  • Caused harm
  • Was caused by another party’s carelessness
  • Is the fault of that party, who is therefore responsible for compensation?

Compensation Due to an All Terrain Vehicle Accident

Compensation can be awarded in order to cover a variety of expenses, including:

  • Lost Income
  • Medical Expenses
  • Physical & Psychological Pain & Suffering
  • Property Repairs
  • Scarring/disfigurement
  • Permanency of injury

Factors Contributing to ATV Accidents

Many factors contribute to ATV accidents. Most fall into two categories; operator behavior and equipment failure.

Operator Behavior

Operator behaviors, including those listed below, lead to many ATV accidents.

Driving without proper training. Lack of training can lead to serious mistakes, especially while crossing rough terrain, climbing steep slopes or traveling on paved roads (ATV tires are not designed for pavement). These mistakes can lead to a collision with another motor vehicle, collisions with stationary objects or other non-motorized objects or a non-collision accident, such as a rollover. If you have been involved in an accident caused by an untrained or inexperienced ATV operator, you may be entitled to compensation.

Hauling a passenger(s) or load against manufacturer’s recommendations. Many ATVs are not meant to carry a load or additional passengers. Adding a passenger or load increases the vehicle’s weight and hinders the vehicle’s maneuverability, increasing the likelihood of a rollover. Though all ATVs are manufactured with published weight limits, an untrained or inexperienced operator may not realize the dangers associated with an overload.

Allowing children to operate adult-size ATVs. Most serious ATV accidents involving children happen while they are operating adult-size ATVs. Adult-Size ATVs have engine sizes and speed limits that require more strength, ability and experience than most children possess. The ATV industry recommends:

  • Engines under 70 cubic centimeters (cc) for children 6 to 12 years of age
  • Engines 90 cc and under for children 12 to 16 years of age
  • Engines over 90 cc only for ATV operators age 16 and older

ATVs designed for children can be adjusted for maximum speed limits. In addition, the ATV industry recommends that a child be supervised by a responsible adult while operating an ATV. This also is the law in many states.

Driving on public roads

Where ATVs are permitted, ATV equipment requirements may be imposed, including:

  • Headlights & taillights
  • Brakes
  • Muffler
  • Spark arrester

No-Cost Review of Your Claim

If you have been injured due to another’s negligence, contact Moore-Faust Injury Law Group for a free, no obligation consultation regarding your injury claim. 
 

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