Who We Are
A personal injury attorney works with those that have been injured by the negligence of others. Car accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, slip and fall, and medical malpractice are some of the more common cases handled by “PI” attorneys. In order to obtain a recovery in these cases, a PI attorney must show the following: (1) the at-fault party owed a legal duty of care; (2) the at-fault party breached that duty of care; (3) injuries resulted from the at-fault party’s breach; and (4) the injuries have a monetary value.
The attorneys at UTVlaw have all spent their entire careers handling personal injury cases. They each (and collectively) have extensive knowledge and experience proving all elements of a personal injury case and obtaining significant recoveries for their clients. They understand the law and are proficient in maximizing their clients’ recovery.
We Love to Ride
The attorneys at UTVlaw love to ride UTVs. They have experience riding mountain roads, desert trails and the dunes. They know the legalities of riding in these various types of terrains. For instance, some mountain roads require an MC plate with a valid driver’s license while others only require an OHV tag, leading to circumstances where riders as young as 5 years old on 50 cc vehicles are legally riding in the same vicinity as older and more aggressive riders in 1000 cc machines. When traveling on desert trails, narrow roads and tight turns on steep slopes can lead to tragic outcomes. Ripping it up at the dunes is a monster adrenaline rush, but riders who exceed their experience levels or fail to have a proper spotter can cause deadly endings.
Let’s Face It
Riding Can Be Dangerous
The more the risk, the greater the danger of injury. Because Can-Am, Polaris, Yamaha, Artic Cat and other manufactures are coming out with bigger, faster and more powerful recreational vehicles every year, we are all tempted to go faster and take more risks. Many new UTVs are turbo charged and pushing 1000 cc’s of mechanical muscle. These UTVs are more powerful than many cars. Inexperienced (and even experienced) drivers can cause serious injuries for themselves, their passengers, and other riders when they attempt to maximize the power of these machines without proper training or experience, or when pushing the limits of the machines’ capacities. Taking blind curves at high speeds, launching off the top of a dune without a spotter, climbing a dune without a spotter, and rolling a UTV after tackling a trail that is too steep are just some of the scenarios that can cause catastrophic injuries.
Understanding the Human & Legal Nature of Riding
Makes Us Unique
If someone you love is injured due to the negligent actions of a UTV driver, it is important to have an experienced UTV attorney on your side. Insurance companies look for any reason to limit what they pay to injured parties. Having an attorney that knows UTV law is crucial to a full recovery. The attorneys at UTV law know the legalities of riding. They know what is and is not an act of negligence when riding in recreational areas. Due to handling cases for hundreds of tragically injured victims, they understand how to prove the legal cause of those injuries. They know how insurance companies operate and what they look for when evaluating a claim. They know what the law requires for recovery. They know how to ensure a full recovery. They know these things because they have experience both in UTV riding and in UTV personal injury law.