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Limit the Damage from Off-Road Accidents

Any good personal injury lawyer will tell you that many of the accidents that cause personal injuries don’t happen on the roads or highways. Off-road accident victims make up a good percentage of the people who need ongoing medical treatment for their injuries. Some of the more common types of off-road accidents include:

  • Dirt bike accidents
  • ATV or four-wheeler accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents between an off-road vehicle and a person walking in the woods
  • Snowmobile accidents
  • Jet Ski accidents

A good car accident lawyer will have plenty of experience to handle the details that come with an off-road accident. One of the more difficult parts of an off-road incident is collecting accurate information to determine exactly what happened. A highway or road accident usually has witnesses and leaves behind clues that investigators can follow to determine what really happened. In an off-road accident, the witnesses and physical evidence can be hard to find, which makes it difficult to pinpoint blame.

If you want to avoid having to speak to a Toronto long term disability lawyer about your off-road injuries, then there are a few precautions you should take before heading out into the wilderness. Following good safety advice will not only limit your exposure to possible personal injury lawsuits, but it could also save your life.

When you head out to use an off-road vehicle, never go alone and always have someone experienced in operating the vehicle with you. If it is your first time out with your ATV, then you should have an experienced operator with you instead of a couple of friends who also have no experience in driving an ATV. Inexperience behind the wheel of an off-road vehicle can lead to the same disastrous results as driving a car on the road without any previous training.

Always wear the proper safety equipment at all times. A good rule of thumb is to take the attitude that there is no such thing as too much safety gear. A helmet, goggles and shin guards are always good gear to start with.

Make sure all of your gear is properly certified and that it fits comfortably. You will see the safety certification printed right on the gear before you buy it.

Make sure that everyone has a general understanding of how to operate the equipment before you head out. You never know when an unexpected event may force someone else to have to drive the ATV back to get help. Each person in your party should know how to operate the vehicle(s) at least in some basic way before you head out. If there is ever trouble, you and your party can feel confident knowing that there will be someone who can go for help and prevent any further serious injuries from occurring.

 

For assistance with a personal injury and/or insurance claim, please email David Himelfarb at dhimelfarb@himprolaw.com or call 1-855-446-7765, for a free case evaluation.

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