Experienced ATV Accident Attorneys in Upstate New York
Throughout New York State, more and more people are utilizing snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles (ATV) as a way to enjoy the outdoors during all four seasons. For many, sleds, quads and ATVs are a highly entertaining and pleasurable experience, however, accidents involving snowmobiles and ATVs are very common and leave the victim severely injured, paralyzed or worse, dead.
As sales of snowmobiles, dirt bikes and quads continue to rise each year, the number of people, including children, who are injured or killed in ATV accidents, are also on the rise. Specific to snowmobile accidents, according to NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation: unsafe speed is the primary cause of snowmobile accidents. Most accidents continue to involve collisions with fixed objects, such as trees.
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At the law offices of E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, our experienced personal injury attorneys confidently handle all types of injury cases, including those involving ATVs, snowmobiles and other recreational vehicles. ATV accidents can occur in the blink of an eye, in any type of situation and with serious injuries, resulting from:
- ATV rollovers
- ATV and quad collisions (with other ATVs or other vehicles)
- Unsafe operation of an ATV or snowmobile
- Failure to follow operating directions or training
- ATV or snowmobile product defects
- ATV, quad, dirt bike and snowmobile recalls
- Hitting a snowbank, drift or mooring while snowmobiling
- Snowmobiling at high speeds
- Driving a snowmobile or ATV under the influence or alcohol or drugs
- Driver / operator inexperience or error
If you have been injured or a family member has been killed in a snowmobile, quad or ATV rollover or other accident, you may be able to obtain compensation for the losses you and your family have suffered. Contact us today to confidentially discuss the details of your accident. Our past settlements speak for themselves and we are here to help.
Common Snowmobile and ATV Accident Injuries
An accident on a snowmobile, four-wheeler, ATV, dirt bike or other type of recreational vehicle can have a devastating impact on an individual and his or her family. Serious injuries and even death can occur. Our lawyers are experienced in helping clients who have sustained injuries such as:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Concussion or closed head injury
- Neck injury or whiplash
- Spinal cord injury (including paralysis or paraplegia)
- Broken bones
- Road rash or abrasions
Contact an Accident Attorney Today and Begin the Road to Recovery
Call us now to schedule a free consultation with one of our our attorneys familiar with Upstate New York snowmobile and ATV accidents. Available to meet with clients throughout the north country regions, E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy also offers four convenient offices located in Albany NY, Schenectady, Troy and Saratoga Springs. Flexible appointments, including evenings and weekends, are available upon request. Contact us today and we’ll help you through this difficult situation.