There are many factors that can contribute to an ATV accident, but sometimes it’s the ATV rental company that’s liable for the crash. ATV rental companies may be liable if they failed to comply with the law or supply safe vehicles and equipment to their renters. If a rental company’s negligence caused your ATV accident, consult with a Florida ATV accident lawyer to help you with your claim and receive fair compensation.
Responsibilities of ATV Rental Companies
When renting an ATV for a day of fun, riders expect to use vehicles and equipment that have been well maintained and checked for safety by the rental company. Additionally, the rental company is supposed to provide adequate training to its riders or require that they have previous ATV experience before renting. If the rental agency fails to follow through on any of these and there’s an accident, they can be held liable.
An ATV rental company can be held responsible for an accident if it:
- Failed to comply with the laws of Florida
- Supplied vehicles that were too large or too powerful for the rider to control, and a roll-over accident occurred
- Failed to train the rider, and the accident was due to inexperience
- Rented to a rider who was under the age of 16 and was not accompanied by an adult
- Failed to provide helmets or other safety equipment to a rider under the age of 16, and the rider suffered a head injury
- Failed to properly inspect the vehicle prior to renting, and there were problems with the brakes or other components that contributed to the accident
Why and When to Contact a Lawyer
If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries after an ATV rental accident, contact an experienced lawyer to help with your personal injury claim. An attorney can help you by:
- Gathering evidence from the accident scene
- Investigating the cause of the accident
- Determining if the ATV rental company can be held liable or if another party was responsible for the accident
In addition, a lawyer can help ensure you receive fair compensation for damages that resulted from the ATV accident. Damages can include:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Rehabilitation costs
- Property damage
- Loss of income
- Loss of future earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death
If you have been involved in an ATV accident caused by the negligence of a rental company, contact Browning Law Firm for help. To set up a free, no obligation consultation, fill out our online contact form, or call us today.