ATV accident legal optionsBeaches, backwoods and inlets are the perfect terrain in Florida to enjoy ATV’s.  All-Terrain Vehicles open up access to some of the most remote and breathtaking scenery the Melbourne area has to offer.  Whether you are venturing out for high speeds, laid back exploration or remote photography, accidents can happen resulting in serious injury.  If you have been injured in an ATV accident, the time is now to contact an attorney who specializes in personal injury law.

Types of Injuries

No one is expecting an accident while out on an ATV, but the injuries that can be sustained in one are cause for extreme caution.  The most common are head injuries which may lead to permanent damage.  Some other injuries that require extensive medical treatment include:

  • Concussions
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Neurologic injuries
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Chest injuries
  • Abdominal injuries
  • Death

A difficult aspect to ATV accidents is the delayed response for head injuries to show up.  Adrenaline is rushing and it isn’t until later on that a person may begin to feel something is not right.  It is always a good idea to get checked out by a medical professional even if no injury can be identified right after an accident.

Injuries sustained of this nature often require an intensive and prolonged treatment with surgeries and physical therapy.  If your ATV accident was caused by the negligence or even willful intent of an ‘off-road’ raged individual, you could be entitled to serious compensation.  If you have lost a loved one due to an ATV accident caused by another’s actions, compensation may also be available to you and the family.

Filing a Personal Injury Claim

Personal Injury Claims are filed in a civil court for the recovery of damages in a monetary award.  These claims get processed according to the complexity of the law and serve to hold the offender accountable for their actions.  This includes the reimbursement for medical bills, lost wages, property damages, and pain and suffering.   Being involved in an accident, trying to juggle your recovery and get back to work leaves you almost no time to file a personal injury claim on your own.  Hiring an attorney who specializes in this area will save you hassle and put your hard earned money back in your pocket.  Most often, the attorney’s fees are deducted from the damages recovered when the case reaches settlement.

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