ATVs, or All-Terrain Vehicles, have become very popular over the years, especially in Florida. Once used mainly by the military, park rangers, and outdoor workers, today they're also a hit with adventure-seekers wanting to take on mud, hills, rocky slopes, backwoods, fields, and more. And while offroading is certainly an adrenaline rush, ATVs can also be dangerous and even deadly.
If you've been injured in an ATV accident in Florida, then let the experts go to work for you! The team at Lowman Law Firm cares about our Sunshine State communities, and offers a free consultation to everyone – and you never pay until we win your case.
ATV Accidents in Florida
As fun as it is to hit the trails and watch the mud fly, riding an ATV can also be deadly. Florida is #6 in the country for ATV deaths, with thousands of more injuries occurring every year. UTVs, or utility task vehicles, are also dangerous; the main difference is that drivers of these vehicles sit in a bucket seat versus straddling the machine, and use a steering wheel instead of handlebars.
So what contributes to injury or death on an ATV or UTV?
- ATV companies allowing rentals regardless of experience and age
- Collision with another ATV or motor vehicle
- Operating off trails or on poorly maintained trails
- Failure to use a helmet and other safety gear or faulty safety gear
- Poorly maintained/defective vehicles
- Reckless riding, DUI, or operating at unsafe speeds
- Riders operating on paved roads meant for cars and trucks
- Carrying extra passengers on a single-rider vehicle
If you've been involved in an ATV accident through no fault of your own, or even if you may share just partial blame, Lowman Law Firm's ATV accident attorneys can help.
Who's at Fault in an ATV Accident?
ATV cases revolve around determining which party breached their duty of care, meaning they failed to uphold measures that would reduce the risk of harm. Unfortunately, who's at fault isn't always clear, but before you can proceed with a legal case to get compensation for injuries, a party must be identified as legally responsible for the ATV accident injury. This may include:
- The ATV manufacturer
- The driver of another ATV or motor vehicle
- The private owner or government agency responsible for maintaining safe ATV trails
- The repair shop responsible for work on the ATVs
- The ATV rental company
Even if you were partially at fault for the accident, you may still be able to collect some compensation (and if a settlement is presented, it may be a lowball offer). Your best bet, then, is to contact the experienced Florida ATV accident lawyers at Lowman Law Firm. We will help you:
- Determine how to handle filing a claim based on the determination of what caused the ATV accident.
- Understand the potential compensation you may receive for your injuries.
- Keep in contact with you during your case, providing your attorney's cell phone number so you can reach out directly anytime.
- Obtain all documentation available to support your injury case including medical bills and physician testimony.
- Collect any available evidence related to your accident, including any proof that the other party is at fault when possible.
- Defend your rights throughout the legal process, and we do not collect a fee unless you win!
Contact Lowman Law Firm, Your Dedicated ATV Accident Lawyers
Involved in an ATV accident? First, make sure everyone is safe and out of harm's way. Then, contact the ATV accident attorneys at Lowman Law Firm. You can even text Joe anytime at 813-317-5927. Remember, the best time to speak to a lawyer is immediately after an accident!
Lowman Law Firm was built on compassion and customer service. We’ll never treat your case like a number because we care about the communities we work in:
- Citrus County: Beverly Hills, Crystal River, Floral City, Homosassa, Inverness, Lecanto
- Hernando County: Brooksville, Ridge Manor, Spring Hill, Spring Lake, Weeki Wachee
- Pasco County: Dade City, Land O’ Lakes, Lutz, Wesley Chapel, Zephyrhills
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a golf cart accident, we will be committed and invested in your case from your initial consultation until its resolution. As our client, you’ll also have our full attention, meeting in person with us or by calling, emailing, and texting.
With our combined experience and expertise, our entire law firm is committed to getting you the best possible results for your golf cart accident.