I’m very sorry to hear about your ATV accident. I am not only a personal injury attorney, I am also an amputee, and I understand how an amputation can affect the rest of your life. If the accident occurred under certain circumstances, you may be able to recover compensation.
ATVs are popular among teens and adults. They are used not only for recreational purposes, but also for tasks on farms and at businesses. However, even then they are used correctly, they can lead to accidents and serious injuries. It’s been estimated that there are roughly 100,000 emergency room visits each year in the U.S. due to ATV accidents, and many of those are for children.
It can be very complicated to figure out who is responsible after an ATV accident. In some situations, the owner of the ATV is legally responsible, and to obtain compensation after your accident, you may need to file a claim against that person. If the ATV itself was defective or unsafe, and the defect led to your accident, you may be able to file a claim against the ATV’s manufacturer or retailer. If you were riding the ATV on private property that was somehow dangerous, you may be able to file a claim against the property owner, which may be paid by homeowner’s insurance.
Amputations can result in huge medical expenses over the course of an amputee’s lifetime. In addition, an amputation can seriously impact the amputee’s career and potential earnings. It’s important that if you have been injured in an accident and lost a limb because of someone else’s wrongdoing, you speak with an attorney. Call me, Conal Doyle, Amputation Attorney, at 310-385-0567. I can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation.