You know that riding an ATV is a risk, but so too is driving a car or motorcycle. There are few things worth doing that carry no risk of serious injury or death—the enjoyment you get from riding an ATV in Nickota Motor Sports Park, Rush Off-Road, Skullbone ATV Recreation Area or another Kentucky ATV trail is simply too great to pass up.
Still, You Need to Know the Risks
Before you go out on an ATV again, it is important to know that the following serious injuries may result from an ATV accident:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord injury (SCI)
- Head injury
- Broken bones
- Neck injury
- Lacerations and abrasions
- Internal injuries
It is also important to know what to do if you are injured.
Now, It’s Time to Take Action
The first—and most important—thing that you can do after an ATV accident is to get a proper diagnosis and the right treatment for your specific injuries. That way you can recover to the maximum medical extent possible.
It is also important to protect your legal rights. You may have the right to recover damages for things such as your past, current and future medical expenses, lost income, out-of-pocket costs, and pain and suffering. However, the insurance company responsible for paying these damages may be unwilling to simply write you a fair check. Instead, you may need to contact a lawyer and to advocate for a full and fair recovery.
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