Fort Wayne ATV Accident Lawyer
We can investigate your case and handle your injury claim
Accidents involving all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) can be complicated legal cases. That’s because there’s often a lot of debate about who’s at fault or who’s responsible for compensating the injury victim in an ATV accident.
If you or a loved one has been harmed in an accident involving an ATV in Indiana, talk to a lawyer at Glaser & Ebbs. We can review the details of your potential legal case and explain the options available to you.
Our dedicated team of trial lawyers has more than 100 years of combined legal experience handling ATV crashes and similar cases involving motorcycle accidents. As a result, we’re familiar with the laws governing such accidents in Indiana. We know how the legal system works here. As your attorney, we can help you pursue every available option in pursuit of the financial compensation you deserve.
What are common causes of ATV accidents?
ATV accidents often occur because of dangerous or hazardous situations ATV riders encounter. In many cases, these accidents could have been easily prevented if the property owner had taken the necessary steps to protect the health and well-being of people on their property. These types of cases often involve an area of the law known as “premises liability.” Examples of ATV accidents due to negligence involving premises liability law include:
- Unmarked obstacles on property regularly used by ATV riders and other members of the public. Such obstacles can include a downed tree or chain across a road designed for prohibited access to property open to the public.
- Lack of “no trespassing” signs on a property where there’s a trail where the ATV accident took place.
Other times, ATV accidents take place due to mechanical defects with the ATV itself, including defective brakes or tire blowouts due to defective tires. These types of cases frequently involve “product liability” law.
Whatever the cause of your ATV accident, make sure you fully understand your legal rights and the options available to you. Talk to an attorney familiar with product liability or premises liability law in Indiana.
Who’s responsible for compensating me?
As with many other injury claims, the at-fault party is normally the one responsible for paying for your accident-related expenses. In the case of an ATV accident, the at-fault party could be:
- The property owner where your accident took place
- The property owner’s insurance company
- The manufacturer of your ATV
- The ATV manufacturer’s insurance company
Don’t try to tackle your ATV accident claim on your own. Talk to an attorney who can review your case and explain the legal options available to you.
Do I have grounds for a lawsuit?
In general, you often need to prove that someone was at fault in order to have a strong ATV accident claim. That’s because Indiana has a fault-based insurance system. That means you need to prove that someone did something to cause your accident. If you can do so, that person or their insurance company is then often responsible for financially compensating you for your accident-related expenses.
Proving that someone (or a particular company, often the ATV manufacturer) is to blame can be difficult. It’s also important to realize that the person or company that caused your accident will likely hire attorneys to discredit or dismiss your claim.
It is critical that you have an experienced legal team of your own. When you do, you can take an aggressive stance after your accident. Your lawyer can investigate your crash and gather evidence in support of your injury claim.
Get the law firm that gets results. Contact us.
Experience matters when it comes to hiring a lawyer to represent you after your ATV crash. That’s why many people choose Glaser & Ebbs, Attorneys at Law, to represent them. We know how the legal system works in Indiana. We know what strategies can be the most effective. That’s why we have such strong track record of success. We don’t back down from difficult cases. We fight to win.
Get the law firm that gets results. Contact us and schedule a free consultation with a lawyer who can fight for your rights after your ATV accident. We can meet with you in our Fort Wayne office or one of our other convenient locations statewide.