OFF-ROAD & ATV

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Hire an Experienced Southern California Off-Road and ATV Accident Attorney.

At Owen, Patterson & Owen (OPO), we go beyond being your off-road accident attorney. We’re your legal and health advocate, your counselor, and more importantly, your trusted friend.

What You Can Expect When You Hire an Owen, Patterson & Owen Off-Road and ATV Accident Attorney

Our philosophy centers on protecting our clients — inside and outside of the courtroom. Our off-road accident attorneys will not only fight to ensure you receive just compensation but also educating you every step of the way so you can make the best decisions for you and your family’s future. These are just a few of the benefits you receive from working with our firm:
  • More than 40 years of handling off-road accident injury claims, which allows us to navigate a variety of cases effectively.
  • A longstanding history of success—filed, settled, or tried cases to jury verdicts in excess of $1 billion for our clients.
  • Provide free consultation informing you of your rights and options.
  • Negotiate with insurance companies, which allows you to focus on your recovery.
  • Provide medical referrals with no upfront costs.
  • Investigate the details of your case to determine all responsible parties: identifying witnesses, obtaining supporting documentation, and even recreating the accident scene to build your case.
  • Guide you through each step of the legal process and readily available to answer your questions.

How Common are Off-Road and ATV Accidents

From racing down trails to kicking up dirt, off-roading has become an increasingly popular pastime among Southern California residents. But along with the excitement of speeding down a dirt trail comes dangerous consequences.

According to a recent report by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, ATVs have stolen the lives of more than 15,250 individuals from January 1, 1982, to December 31, 2017. Children under 16 years old accounted for nearly a quarter of those deaths. This same report revealed that ATVs sent more than 93,000 people to the emergency room over the span of a decade.

When assessing the death toll by state, California had the fourth-highest ATV-related fatality rate, with 694 deaths. But sadly, these numbers are only half of the equation. They do not account for accidents involving other off-road vehicles such as recreational off-highway vehicles, or ROVs, which are also gaining popularity.

For a free legal consultation with an off-road & ATV accident lawyer serving Southern California, call 800.672.5295

Causes of Off-Road Accidents

Off-road vehicles include all-terrain vehicles or ATVs, dirt bikes, dune buggies, tractors, forklifts, bulldozers, and golf carts, to name a few. They are characterized by large tires with deep open threads and, because of their high center of gravity, are more prone to tip over or go out of control when riding at high rate speeds or operated by an inexperienced driver.

Leading causes of off-road vehicle accidents include speeding, performing dangerous stunts, lack of training, driving on a paved road, overloading the vehicle with a passenger, and alcohol. While most off-road accidents result from negligence, there are also situations when the manufacturer is at fault, such as a defective part or design. If you’re the victim of an off-road accident caused by negligence, you are entitled to compensation. A consultation with one of our off-road attorneys will advise you on your rights and options should you decide to move forward with your accident injury claim.

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    At Owen, Patterson & Owen (OPO), we go beyond being your off-road accident attorney. We’re your legal and health advocate, your counselor, and more importantly, your trusted friend.

    What You Can Expect When You Hire an Owen, Patterson & Owen Off-Road and ATV Accident Attorney

    Our philosophy centers on protecting our clients — inside and outside of the courtroom. Our off-road accident attorneys will not only fight to ensure you receive just compensation but also educating you every step of the way so you can make the best decisions for you and your family’s future. These are just a few of the benefits you receive from working with our firm:
    • More than 40 years of handling off-road accident injury claims, which allows us to navigate a variety of cases effectively.
    • A longstanding history of success—filed, settled, or tried cases to jury verdicts in excess of $1 billion for our clients.
    • Provide free consultation informing you of your rights and options.
    • Negotiate with insurance companies, which allows you to focus on your recovery.
    • Provide medical referrals with no upfront costs.
    • Investigate the details of your case to determine all responsible parties: identifying witnesses, obtaining supporting documentation, and even recreating the accident scene to build your case.
    • Guide you through each step of the legal process and readily available to answer your questions.

    How common are off-road and ATV accidents

    From racing down trails to kicking up dirt, off-roading has become an increasingly popular pastime among Southern California residents. But along with the excitement of speeding down a dirt trail comes dangerous consequences.

    According to a recent report by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, ATVs have stolen the lives of more than 15,250 individuals from January 1, 1982, to December 31, 2017. Children under 16 years old accounted for nearly a quarter of those deaths. This same report revealed that ATVs sent more than 93,000 people to the emergency room over the span of a decade.

    When assessing the death toll by state, California had the fourth-highest ATV-related fatality rate, with 694 deaths. But sadly, these numbers are only half of the equation. They do not account for accidents involving other off-road vehicles such as recreational off-highway vehicles, or ROVs, which are also gaining popularity.

    For a free legal consultation with an off-road & ATV accident lawyer serving Southern California, call 800.672.5295

    Causes of Off-Road Accidents

    Off-road vehicles include all-terrain vehicles or ATVs, dirt bikes, dune buggies, tractors, forklifts, bulldozers, and golf carts, to name a few. They are characterized by large tires with deep open threads and, because of their high center of gravity, are more prone to tip over or go out of control when riding at high rate speeds or operated by an inexperienced driver.

    Leading causes of off-road vehicle accidents include speeding, performing dangerous stunts, lack of training, driving on a paved road, overloading the vehicle with a passenger, and alcohol. While most off-road accidents result from negligence, there are also situations when the manufacturer is at fault, such as a defective part or design. If you’re the victim of an off-road accident caused by negligence, you are entitled to compensation. A consultation with one of our off-road attorneys will advise you on your rights and options should you decide to move forward with your accident injury claim.

    Contact Us Today

    Request a Free
    Consultation




      The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

      Disclaimer:



      Common Off-Road Accident and ATV Injuries

      Off-road vehicles weigh upwards of 600 pounds and can reach speeds of 65 mph or more. Their speed coupled with their lack of safety devices such as seatbelts, roll bars, and safety cages, often results in serious injuries that can be life-threatening, particularly without the proper medical treatment. If you’re involved in an off-road accident, please seek treatment immediately.

      Head and spinal injuries commonly occur when a rider is ejected from the off-road vehicle. In instances when the vehicle flips over and lands on top of the rider, internal bleeding is likely to take place. Broken bones and fractures are less severe injuries experienced by off-road accident victims. To ensure you receive the medical treatment you need, our Southern California accident attorneys will refer you to our extensive network of doctors and medical professionals.

      How to Get Compensation for Off-Road Vehicle and ATV Product Defects

      Over the past few years, there have been several ATV recalls for manufacturing defects such as engine overheating, inconsistent tire pressure, inoperable or lack of seat belts, an incorrect parking brake adjustment, or improperly bled brake lines. Manufacturers have a responsibility to consumers to make sure products are working correctly to avoid injury and wrongful death. If you have been injured in a crash due to a defective ATV or other off-road vehicle parts, OPO can represent you in your claim against the manufacturer.

      How an Attorney Can Speed Up Your Off-Road Accident Injury Claim Settlement

      When you’re unfamiliar with the law and don’t know your rights, dealing directly with insurance companies can further complicate your case. Some insurance adjusters take advantage of this fact and may delay your claim to persuade you to accept a lower settlement amount. An experienced off-road accident attorney at OPO will handle all communications with insurance companies on your behalf so you can receive the maximum amount of compensation.

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      Learn About Your Rights and Legal Options

      If you or a loved one has been the victim of an off-road or ATV accident, contact Owen, Patterson & Owen at 800.676.5295 or contact us for your free consultation. During this free evaluation, an experienced attorney will review your case and advise your best options for a successful outcome.

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