ATV Accidents

We Help Victims of ATV Accidents

With what may seem like endless miles of trails and off-road locations, Central Pennsylvania is one of the country’s best-kept secrets for those who enjoy riding all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). While traffic laws and ordinary rules of the road might not apply in these rural places, the principles of negligence and a rider’s duty to act responsibly still do. Most people who own and ride ATVs are well aware of the proper safety precautions they must take before enjoying themselves. However, accidents do happen.

At Schemery Zicolello, we have been helping ATV accident victims since 1996 in Williamsport, other Pennsylvania areas. For over 16 years, we have represented people who have been injured in all types of accidents including three-wheel and four-wheel ATV product liability litigation, and we know what it takes to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

ATV Accidents Often Involve Catastrophic Injuries

ATVs, like motorcycles and personal watercraft, offer almost no protection for the rider in the case of accident, collision or rollover. Unlike automobiles, whose manufacturers go to great lengths to protect passengers who get into accidents, ATVs leave drivers and passengers at risk for detrimental 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 take every possible precaution to keep drivers and passengers safe when operating the ATV. When they fail to do this, it is not your fault. The trusted attorneys at Schemery Zicolello will gather the facts and gainfully present you in a court of law.

Who Pays For Damages?

Normally, ATV coverage is included in a homeowners insurance policy, motor vehicle insurance policy or both. For example, if you are riding your ATV in a permitted area and the owner of the property is aware that the condition of his or her land may provide foreseeable danger, the owner, through his homeowners insurance coverage, could be liable for any injuries you suffered. Even if you are involved in an accident riding your ATV unlawfully on the public road, so long as you are observing the rules of the road and the accident is the fault of the other driver, you can recover damages for your injuries from the other driver’s motor vehicle insurance company.

Contact Us Today For A Free Case Evaluation

Whether it is a negligent landowner, driver of another vehicle, ATV manufacturer or dealer who is trying to avoid responsibility for their dangerous designs, improper training of safety procedures, lack of adequate warnings, or failure to notify customers of safety information and recalls, Schemery Zicolello will fight for your rights as a consumer and victim.

If you have any questions please contact us online, or call 570-321-7554 for a free preliminary consultation. Let us help you begin taking steps toward getting the compensation you deserve from your ATV accident. Call today.