As snowmobiling wanes in popularity, ATVing has become a popular choice for Ontario’s outdoor lovers. As in the case of motorcycle accidents, an ATV accident can result in severe injuries. Even with the right protective gear like a helmet and protective clothing, the rider of an ATV can sustain serious injuries such as a traumatic brain injury, spinal cord damage, severe orthopedic injuries, or broken limbs.
You May be Eligible for Benefits
If your ATV is insured under a motor vehicle liability policy in Ontario, then you will are entitled to claim Statutory Accident Benefits. These benefits can help pay for medical costs and other costs related to your care. In the event of significant injuries like those mentioned above, these benefits are even more critical. Thomson Rogers can help start and navigate this process for you.
The At-Fault Party Can Be Sued
If someone else was at fault, even partially, for the accident, then you can issue a ‘tort’ claim and sue for damages. These damages can include lost wages, recovery costs, physical therapy costs, and more. However, if you fail to insure your ATV, then you will not be able to bring such a tort action.
Thomson Rogers Can Help
ATV accident litigation may be impacted by many different laws, including the Insurance Act, the Highway Traffic Act, the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act, and the Off-Roads Vehicle Act. If you have been injured in an ATV accident, you need a personal injury lawyer who understands and has experience with these laws.
Thomson Rogers Personal Injury Lawyers have been fighting for the seriously injured for over 80 years. Our staff has the skills, expertise, and resolve to ensure you receive the compensation you need and deserve in the aftermath of an ATV accident.