Hitting the trails on an ATV is an exciting and fun way to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. However, a significant part of safely operating an ATV is understanding what to do if the unexpected happens, like an accident or rollover. If you or a loved one has been involved in an ATV accident, James H. Brown and Associates can help! Below are three key steps to follow if you or a family member gets involved in an ATV accident and how James H. Brown and Associates can help if you’re injured. Continue reading to learn more!
Don’t Tough it Out; Seek Medical Attention
If you or a loved one has been injured in an ATV accident while on a trip, it’s critical to seek medical attention immediately. Even if your injury looks or feels minor, a medical professional must assess your injuries to ensure other hidden injuries are not present. Not all injuries will present with symptoms immediately; for example, whiplash can take several days, weeks, or even months before pain or other symptoms. If you continue trying to ride while injured, you could worsen your injuries, leading to permanent damage, chronic pain, or other life-altering conditions. Not to mention, continuing to operate an ATV while injured can be dangerous as ATVs require total physical control. Regardless of how minor or severe your injuries are, it’s best to get checked out by a medical professional as soon as possible after an ATV accident. A doctor or medical professional can properly diagnose your injuries and provide complete medical documentation if you decide to make a personal injury claim. Often when you choose to seek an accident settlement, insurance companies will attempt to challenge the severity of your injuries if you decide not to seek medical attention. It’s always best to be safe rather than sorry, so if you or a loved one has been injured in an ATV accident, seek medical attention immediately.
Document All Damages
After your ATV accident, it’s essential to document any other symptoms of your injuries or additional out-of-pocket expenses in a journal or elsewhere. This could be anything from additional medical costs, lifestyle changes due to your injuries, damages to your ATV, and beyond. It’s critical to document anything related to your ATV accident. It can help our personal injury lawyers at James H. Brown and Associates ensure you attain fair and complete compensation. No detail is ever too minor, so take note of everything, even if it seems trivial. The more information you give our personal injury lawyers, the better the settlement we can work on getting you!
Get Legal Advice from an Expert
Once you’ve sought medical attention and have decided to seek legal compensation for your injuries, it’s time to seek legal advice from the personal injury experts at James H. Brown and Associates. Our team has over 250 years of combined injury law experience, so we understand the many complexities of recreational vehicle law. An insurance company will often try to reach out to you after an ATV accident to get a statement. Before speaking with an insurance company, obtain legal counsel from James H. Brown and Associates. Insurance companies will use that statement to try and find any excuse to pay you less for your injuries. If you’re looking for justice and fair compensation after an ATV accident, James H. Brown and Associates is here to help!
ATV Accidents and Injury Law with James H. Brown and Associates
ATV and recreational vehicle laws are complicated. Numerous factors are at play, like licensing, impairment, trail conditions, etc. If you or a loved one has been injured in an ATV accident, you need an experienced team of personal injury lawyers to ensure you get the justice and compensation you deserve. Since 1993, James H. Brown and Associates has stood up for victims’ rights to ensure they receive the compensation they need to focus on their recovery. No two accidents are ever the same, but James H. Brown and Associates has a proven track record of getting accident victims the justice they deserve.
Have You or a Family Member Been Injured in an ATV Accident?
Contact us today if you’re ready to seek justice and compensation following an ATV accident. The James H. Brown and Associates team is ready to book your free, no-obligation consultation now!