Draper Off Road Vehicle (ATV / OHV) Accidents Attorney Serving Utah
Recreational Vehicle Accidents in Utah
With thousands of miles of trails, commercial dirt-bike courses and off-roading locations, Utah is a haven for those who enjoy All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs). While traffic laws and ordinary “rules of the road” might not apply in these places, principles of negligence and a rider’s duty to act responsibly still do.
ATVs, like motorcycles and personal watercrafts, offer almost no bodily protection in the case of an accident, collision or rollover. Unlike automobiles, which go to great lengths to protect passengers in the case of an accident, ATVs leave the operator and/or passenger at risk for great bodily harm. While the manufacturers of ATVs cannot be held liable for a lack of protection provided to riders, they do have a duty to ensure they are taking every possible precaution to safeguard operators and passengers when the ATV is being used under normal conditions.
Normally, ATV coverage is included in a standard homeowner’s insurance policy, which simply pays for the damages incurred. However, when an accident or injury is involved, extenuating circumstances sometimes result in assigning liability. For example, if you ride your ATV in a permitted area, but the owner of that land knows the condition of his land provides a foreseeable danger, the owner could be liable for any injuries you incur.
Whatever your case might be, the personal injury attorneys at Coulter & Tateoka, we understand your situation is unique. To help you through this overwhelming process, the firm offers a free, no-obligation consultation with an attorney to learn about your rights and options. Call 801-501-0321 or click here to speak to a Coulter & Tateoka personal injury attorney today.