ATV Crash Attorney

Michigan ATV Crash Attorney

Any time a motor vehicle is involved in a collision, the Michigan No-Fault Act gets involved. That includes an ATV crash. That is when you will need an ATV crash Attorney.  When off-road vehicles hit the pavement, the accidents that result can cause serious injury. But the attorneys at Christensen Law can help.

Children and Off-Road Vehicles Can Result in Serious Injuries

All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and off-road vehicles (ORVs) are not toys. With significant engines powering them, if an ATV gets out of control it could cause serious injury, or even death.

Unfortunately, far too many parents see ATVs as a toy for kids to play with. Children should never be allowed to use an ATV unsupervised. If you do decide that your child can be trusted to ride responsibly, make sure the ATV you choose is age-appropriate. Generally, an ATV’s engine size is a good measure of its power:

  • ATVs with 70cc to 90cc engines shouldn’t be used by kids under 12 years of age.
  • ATVs with engines bigger than 90cc shouldn’t be used by anyone under 16 years of age.

Before anyone under 16 years old take to the trails, they need to take an approved ORV education course by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Child riders should carry their ORV safety certificate with them whenever they are riding on public lands.

Off-Road ATV Injuries

If you or your child are hurt in an off-road ATV accident, your options to recover medical expenses and other damages could be limited. Your medical insurance may cover much of the actual doctor’s bills. But limits on Michigan premises liability may cut off any claims against the person who owns the property where you are riding.

If you are a passenger on an ATV, though, you may be able to file a Third Party negligence lawsuit against the driver. Particularly if drunk driving or other distractions are involved, you may be able to get your damages covered. However, most ATVs are not designed to hold more than 1 person. If you are riding irresponsibly, your comparative negligence will limit your recovery.

Road-Related All-Terrain Vehicle Accidents

ATVs are not designed for road travel. Soft tires and small engines can put you at risk when crossing or traveling along paved roads. But sometimes, crossing a road is inevitable.

Any time an ORV comes to a roadway, there is a risk of a collision. If a car or truck is involved in your injury, you may have a claim for auto insurance benefits under the Michigan No-Fault Act. Even if you could be held at-fault for your accident, you may still be able to collect medical expenses, lost wages, and attendant care costs from your insurance company.

The attorneys at Christensen Law know when you do or don’t have a claim for damages or benefits because of an ATV accident. If you or your child has been seriously injured in an ORV crash, contact Christensen Law, an experienced ATV crash Attorney, today for a free consultation.


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V. Watkins

I never knew attorneys could be so accessible and kind. They fought for me all the way to the end. They had to take my case to trial and they won me a great settlement. Now I have a secure future.


HH, Davison

I was treated very nicely and professionally with a lot of consideration and compassion for my disabilities suffered in a horrible car accident. Mr. Christensen and Sarah Stempky made sure I understood what was happening with my case and that everything was pulled together.

LG, Stockbridge

As an accident victim I had to have my leg amputated and I was in bad shape overall. David Christensen was a light in that experience. I ended up with an entire home modification to accommodate my disabilities. It was a very stubborn insurance company but David wouldn’t take no for an answer.

CB, Milford

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DT, Jackson

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