Legal Minute: ATV Accidents

On behalf of the Team of Bergeron Clifford LLP posted in Events on May 29, 2017

You don’t need an injury lawyer, until you do.

ATV accidents are a sure fire way to get meet an injury lawyer. No air bags. Just you and a helmet between gravity and 1000 cubic centimetres of engine power.

The Off Road Motor Vehicle Act requires that an ATV be insured under an auto policy for all travel off the owner’s property.  All of it.

Here’s the kicker.

Bad things can happen on your own property too. Really bad things.

If your ATV is not insured, you may not qualify for no-fault insurance if you are injured while driving your ATV on your own property. Since ATV injuries tend to be big injuries like spinal cord and brain injuries, this is a big deal.

The solution is simple. Insure your ATV on your auto policy. Don’t have an auto policy, buy one. Don’t turn the key on the ATV without one.

You don’t need an injury lawyer, until you do. If you drive your ATV without insurance, even the best injury lawyer may not be able to help you.


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