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ATV Accidents

ATV Accident Attorneys in Illinois

Tenacious Representation for Injured ATV Riders

At Sam C. Mitchell & Associates, we are proud to be legal champions for wrongfully injured motorists, including ATV riders throughout Illinois. ATV riders are often labeled as reckless by insurance companies, which is merely a tactic used by insurers to try to avoid a full coverage payout to claimants and plaintiffs. We know of their tricks and strategies. Our firm was first founded in 1968, so if a defending insurance company wants to try to beat us in settlements and negotiations, they need to prepare for the fight of their careers.

Call us at (618) 505-1660 right away if you were hurt in an ATV accident that was not your fault.

When to File an ATV Accident Claim

After being injured in an ATV accident, your first thought will probably be to file a claim in pursuit of damages. When is an injury claim valid, though? Our Illinois ATV accident lawyers can review your case at no cost to see if you should consider filing a claim in pursuit of compensation.

Three common situations that call for an ATV accident claim are:

  • Hit by another motorist: In Illinois, ATVs should only be driven on approved trails and courses. However, there are times when you need to cross a street to get to a trail. If you get hit by another motorist who was not paying attention to the road, then you can file a claim against them. The same is true if you get hit by another ATV rider on the trail.
  • Injured as a passenger: Many people enjoy ATV rides not as drivers but as passengers. Whether you were riding with a friend or paid a private company for an ATV trail ride, you can probably file a claim against whoever was operating your ATV at the time of your crash.
  • Injured due to a product defect: Did you lose control of your ATV without warning or due to no fault of your own? If your crash can be traced back to a defect with your ATV – like ineffective brakes or steering components – then the ATV manufacturer can be named as a defendant in your claim.

ATV Accident Infographic

How dangerous are ATV accidents in Illinois? Our attorneys have created this helpful infographic that looks at key details regarding ATV accidents that every rider should know.

Compensation You Should Seek in an ATV Accident Claim

Injuries suffered in an ATV accident can be catastrophic. Even at low speed and with protective gear, an ATV rider can suffer a back injury, head injury, crush injuries, and more. With serious injuries come extensive damages.

What damages might apply to your ATV accident claim?

  • Medical costs: Any necessary medical treatments to help you reach a maximum medical improvement (MMI) after an ATV accident should be paid entirely by the liable party.
  • Lost wages: Resting and recuperating could take weeks or longer after a serious ATV crash. If you miss work because of your injuries, you can seek your missing wages, even if you are getting disability pay.
  • ATV repair or replacement: Most ATV owners spend upwards of $10,000 on a good-quality ATV. If yours was totaled in a crash, then you can demand damages to replace it with an ATV of similar quality and value.
  • Pain and suffering: Illinois allows injured claimants to seek noneconomic damages for their pain, suffering, and emotional trauma. A violent ATV accident can be traumatizing and cause PTSD, something that must be considered when filing a claim.

Let Us Show You the Sam C. Mitchell & Associates Difference

Managing an ATV accident claim is not something you should do on your own if you want to get as much rest as possible. Leave the legalese and legal procedures up to our Illinois ATV accident attorneys. With more than a century of combined legal experience, you can trust us to pursue maximum compensation and protect your best interests at each step along the way.

Contact us today for a free consultation with our staff.

Why You Can Trust Us

The Right Firm Can Make the Difference
  • Free Initial Case Evaluations
  • You Pay Nothing Unless We Win
  • Over 3,700 Cases Handled
  • Committed to Integrity Above All Else
  • Over $200 Million Recovered for Our Clients
  • Over a Century of Combined Legal Experience

Case Results

Over $200 Million Recovered for Our Clients
  • Burn Victim $24,000,000

    House explosion involving a gas leak causing serious and permanent injuries to the occupants.

  • Auto Accident $9,000,000

    Auto accident involving permanent injury to a mother and her unborn child.

  • Trucking Accident $2,500,000

    Trucking accident which results in permanent injury to the client.

  • Auto Accident $2,500,000

    JURY TRIAL VERDICT - A box truck pulled out in front of our client’s vehicle, resulting in a T-bone crash. Our client sustained serious injuries to his neck and left shoulder.

  • Slip & Fall $1,050,000

    Woman slipped and fell over a parking block at a local restaurant in Nashville, IL. She was left with a broken hip and a long recovery.

  • Auto Accident 920,000

    A man was sheading south on RT 45 in Saline County when TT slowed to make a turn and was rear-ended. Our client suffered injuries to his neck and shoulders. Justice was served for our client.

  • Auto Accident $875,000

    Client was stopped at a red light in O'Fallon when another vehicle failed to stop rear-ending our client. He sustained injuries to his neck, low back and leg.

  • Auto Accident $750,000

    JURY TRIAL VERDICT - Jury verdict in favor of our client who was injured in an intersection crash in Herrin, IL. Before the trial, the defendant’s insurance company withdrew all settlement offers and offered our client $0. Justice was served with a trial verdict of $750,000.

  • Pedestrian Accident $650,000

    Client was struck on the head by a tree branch being cut by the defendant, leaving our client unconscious. He suffered a severe brain injury as a result.

  • Auto Accident $600,000

    A woman was violently rear-ended in Marion, IL and sustained injuries to both of her knees from striking the dashboard and an injury to her foot.

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Client Testimonials

Hear From People We've Helped
  • “The sincerity that he showed is what separates Mr. Dihle from others I have interacted with. I would certainly recommend him to anyone looking for a sharp, knowledgeable lawyer who gets the best for his client.”

    - Nathan
  • “Sam C. Mitchell & Associates handled my case fairly and professionally I was able to put the worry of the legalities and paperwork aside and focus on my rehabilitation after my accident.”

    - Sally
  • “My wife and I hired Mr. Dihle in an accident claim. He has proved very well versed in the law concerning the claim. He and his aid we're always pleasant and helpful in explaining what could and could not be done.”

    - Cathy
  • “Bill explained everything to me and kept me notified of how my case was preceding. Attorney Bill Alexander was very friendly and made my very comfortable.”

    - Keith
  • “They fight for their clients and their rights with passion. Their competitive nature gives them an advantage no one can compare to. On top of all of this, they give back.”

    - Iris
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