Knowledgeable RV And ATV Accident Attorneys
Sometimes a day of fun can turn tragic. When an accident happens on a recreational vehicle (RV) or all-terrain vehicle (ATV), the injuries can be very serious. In many instances, accidents occur because people are not given proper instructions and warnings. At Friedman, Domiano & Smith, we represent people throughout Ohio who have been injured in ATVs and RVs.
Helping Suffering Clients Find Solutions
Many RV accidents occur because the driver has not been formally trained to operate the vehicle. While drivers are not required to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL), they do have a responsibility to uphold the rules. When they do not follow these rules, our lawyers hold them accountable for the harm they cause. We also represent people injured on:
- Golf carts
- Motor homes
- Travel trailers
- Jet skis
- Wave runners
- Other motor craft, including Sea-Doos
All of these vehicles can cause serious injury. If an ATV tips over, for example, there is hardly any protection for riders or passengers. Did you know that most ATV accidents occur for first-time riders that don’t realize they are going too fast on rough terrain? As a result of this carelessness, people have suffered spinal cord injuries, head injuries, severed limbs and even death.
What Are Some Of The Common Causes Of An ATV Accident?
Some of the most common causes for ATV (all-terrain vehicles), commonly called four-wheelers, accidents are:
- Disobeying the laws of the road
- Passengers, since ATVs are only meant for one person
- Distracted driving
- Driving the ATV while intoxicated
The tour company, boat operator, boat manufacturer or maintenance crew may all be found at fault. Learn more about your rights if you were hurt in a boating accident.
What Should I Do After An ATV, RV Or Boating Accident?
Take as many notes as possible about what happened such as weather conditions on the water, hazards on the roadway or anything that may have contributed to your accident. Take photographs of the scene and gather names and contact information from anyone who may have witnessed the accident.
It’s important that you contact an attorney following any recreational vehicle accident. They will remove the burden of struggling with discussions with the insurance company as you recover. At Friedman, Domiano & Smith, you can benefit from our no fee if no recovery policy, meaning you won’t have to pay anything until you get a settlement.