Given the vulnerability of victims of ATV accidents, the damages can be substantial.
If you suffered an injury in an accident involving an off-highway vehicle, you might have the opportunity to collect compensation.
1. ATV drivers and their passengers hit by a negligent driver
If the accident involved more than one ATV, the non-negligent driver and their passengers could sue for compensation for any damages. Damages include medical costs for injuries, property damage and lost wages.
2. Pedestrians or others hit by a negligent driver
Any pedestrians, hikers or other bystanders could sue for compensation if directly or indirectly hit by a negligent ATV driver. For example, if the accident involved two ATVs, the driver not at fault could still hit someone. In that case, the negligent driver would be responsible for the damages.
3. Passengers of the negligent ATV driver
If you suffered an injury while riding on the ATV of a negligent driver, you can sue for compensation. For example, if the driver hit a tree or other object, resulting in physical injury, they are responsible for any damages you suffered as their passenger.
4. Family of anyone killed in an ATV accident caused by negligence
ATV accidents resulting in a victim’s death are the responsibility of the negligent driver. In Minnesota, the surviving family members of the deceased have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit seeking compensation for their financial and emotional losses.
This is not a comprehensive list of potential negligence victims. The details of your case could reveal other victims.