Off road driving can be great fun, but if you were involved in an accident that was not your fault then you should think about making an off road driving accident claim. Your first thought when deciding to try off-roading was likely to be that you would have a great experience. Unfortunately, the accident that you suffered was serious enough to leave you with severe injuries. Now, the only thing left for you to do is to look for off road driving accident claim advice.
Off roading implies driving a vehicle in challenging conditions, which means that obtaining compensation for an injury resulting from an off road accident can be problematic, especially if we consider that most operators deny liability based on the assumed risk involved in this activity. This is where our well qualified and experienced personal injury solicitors step in. If you have been seriously injured in an off road adventure, our team of legal specialists will investigate and evaluate your case carefully to help you receive proper compensation for your suffering.
What you need to do
Never assume that the tour operator does not have insurance coverage or that your accident is not covered under an existing policy. Most off road tour operators have insurance policies covering all kinds of incidents and resulting losses, including medical expenses. Regardless of whether you were the driver or a passenger in an off road vehicle, you have a great chance of receiving recompense for the terrible experience you have suffered. In order to assess your case as accurately as possible, our lawyers will want to know the following:
- If the accident resulted from defective equipment, such as failed brakes or after-market modifications.
- If the driver was negligent or a concealed hazard actually caused the accident.
- If alcohol should be considered a factor in the accident.
- If an instructor has shown you or another person how to operate the vehicle safely.
Regardless of what happened, it is not wrong to expect someone to pay for your suffering, especially if you are not responsible for the accident.
It is time to take legal action
Accident litigation involving a recreational vehicle often ranges beyond the common issues that dominate accident claims involving regular cars. Certain elements, such as proper supervision and training, accurate assessment of risks relating to specific kinds of terrain, and warnings regarding dangerous conditions, are usually part of the picture when assessing an off road driving accident claim.
One of the hardest battles lawyers face when handling such a claim is to demonstrate that the accident was caused by the negligence of others. To prove this, your solicitor must know how to obtain evidence regarding the conditions of the accident. Some evidence you should try to collect before even approaching one of our personal injury lawyers includes photographs of the scene, photographs of faulty or broken equipment, and witness information.
Your next move
Whatever your injury, be it a fracture, concussion, lacerations, bruises, or sprains and strains, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline online or call our 24-hour helpline on 0800 180 4123 so that you can discuss your situation with one of our legal consultants. Our lawyers have great empathetic listening skills, and they are ready to get fully involved in your case to help you make the most appropriate decisions regarding your claim.
Date Published: July 24, 2014
Author: David Brown