ATV Accidents

Car Crash Lawyers Helping Victims on Cape Cod

At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III, our car accident attorneys represent individuals throughout the Cape Cod area who have been injured in a wide variety of motor vehicle collisions. With more than 146 years of combined legal experience, we understand how to build the strongest possible claims for the people whom we represent.

All-terrain vehicles are designed to handle a wide variety of conditions and to maneuver through areas where there are no roads. They have also become a popular form of recreation. The increase in use of ATVs, however, has come with an increase in accidents, especially those involving children. A number of factors, including engaging in unsafe driving behavior, failing to wear a helmet, and riding with passengers, have helped contribute to severe injuries and even deaths seen in ATV accidents across the country.

Protect Your Rights by Bringing a Claim for Compensation

Massachusetts is home to some of the strictest ATV laws in the country. All riders must complete a safety and responsibility course before using off-road vehicles. Children under the age of 10 are barred from riding in them under any circumstances, and those aged 10-16 may ride in only ATVs specifically designed for kids during certain sanctioned events. The state rules apply both to riding on public roads and property and to the use of ATVs on private lands.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an ATV accident, you may have the right to seek compensation from those responsible for the crash. For drivers, that may include other drivers on the same course, the owner of the property on which the accident took place, or the vehicle’s manufacturer and seller. The state’s strict liability system holds vehicle makers and retailers liable for any injuries that are caused by a defect in an ATV’s design or construction. They may also be held legally responsible for a vehicle that is not properly marked as being unsafe for use by children. Property owners and others who allow kids to get on an ATV might additionally face liability for negligent entrustment or supervision.

A person injured in an ATV crash may be able to recover some damages, even if he or she is partly to blame for the accident. Under Massachusetts’s modified comparative fault system, a person who is found to be less than 51 percent at fault for causing his or her own injuries can potentially receive a proportionate share of the damages from any other responsible parties.

Enlist a Cape Cod Attorney for Your Motor Vehicle Collision Claim

The Cape Cod lawyers at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III have been representing motor vehicle collision victims and other injured individuals since 1994. Our lawyers focus exclusively on personal injury cases, and we fight aggressively to hold those responsible for a crash liable and pursue proper compensation for the victims of their carelessness. Our lawyers have a solid reputation for providing comprehensive legal services, as well as a significant track record of success. Our offices are conveniently located in Hyannis and Plymouth. We offer free consultations and can visit you in your home or the hospital. We do not charge a fee in many cases unless we are successful. Call us at 888-262-6664 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Nós Falamos Português.

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