atvAre you facing a personal injury due to an ATV/ORV accident? With so many trails here in Northern Michigan and so many enthusiasts who flock to the area trail heads, it is no surprise that both locals and vacationers suffer ATV/ORV accidents while out on the trail. If you or a loved one were the victim of an ATV/ORV accident that led to personal injury, the personal injury lawyers at Smith & Johnson can help represent you.

What Are Some Common Causes for ATV/ORV Accidents?

All-terrain and off-road vehicles are extremely common in the northern Michigan area. With traffic on the trails increasing each year, ATV/ORV accidents are becoming far too common.

Speed and reckless driving are the primary contributing factors for off-road vehicle accidents, with 24 percent of all ORV accidents reported in 2017 resulting from people driving too fast, and 16 percent of people not wearing a helmet.

With more riders hitting the trail—and more accidents happening—each year, it’s important to keep safety in mind when heading out on your ORV. Most ORV accidents can be avoided by following some safety tips, including:

  • Ride sober.
  • Always wear a helmet.
  • Ride at a safe speed.
  • Ride on the right side of the trail, and take it easy around corners.
  • Be familiar with the terrain.
  • Ride within your ORV’s limits.

For a trusted ATV/ORV accident lawyer in northern Michigan, contact the team at Smith & Johnson today.

Because our Personal Injury Team of lawyers, Tim Smith, Page Graves and Brad Wierda, deals with this area of personal injury law on a daily basis, we are able to help those who have been involved in ATV accidents in Northern Michigan and the State, to protect their legal rights under the law.


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