My child was killed while he was a passenger on his friend’s ATV. Should I sue?

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I’m so sorry to hear about the tragic loss of your child. Your child may have been enjoying a fun day out with his friend on one of Kentucky’s many ATV trails, such as those located the Wilderness Trail Off-Road Park or Wright’s Area 252 Riding Park.

The Question of Whether to Sue Is a Personal One – Here are Some Things to Consider

We can’t tell you whether or not you should pursue a lawsuit for your child’s death. We understand that many parents do not want to profit from their child’s death and may not want to punish their child’s friend who probably feels guilty enough over the crash.

Yet, there may be important reasons to consider an ATV accident lawsuit even if you don’t want a financial gain or to punish the other child involved in the crash. Specifically, you might:

  • Need to recover for medical expenses your child incurred prior to death and for funeral expenses. You should not have to use your life savings to pay these costs.
  • Find out that it was the ATV manufacturer or mechanic that is really responsible for what happened. Your lawsuit may encourage companies to make or maintain safer ATVs so that future accidents are avoided.

While this decision is yours to make, we encourage you to gather all of the facts before you make it. To that end, we encourage you to contact us by phone or via our online contact form today to learn more.

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