Recreational Vehicle Accidents
There is a different between car accidents and recreational vehicle accidents. Recreational vehicles include dirt bikes, motorcycles, three-wheeled vehicles, all terrain vehicles (ATVs), snowmobiles, sleds and personal watercraft like Jet Skis and WaveRunners.
One of distinct differences between car accident and recreational vehicle accidents is the role that insurance plays. Illinois law requires that motorists carry liability insurance for themselves and their cars, but recreational vehicle owners have no such mandate for insurance.
Another distinction in motorists and recreational vehicle operators is licensing. There is not a driver’s license required for most recreational vehicles.
Motorcyclists in some states, although not in Illinois, are required to wear helmets when riding motorcycles, but there is no such requirement of any kind for those utilizing recreational vehicles. Helmets are advisable for safety measures for those who use bicycles, motorcycles, dirt bikes, ATVs and snowmobiles, but it’s not Illinois law.
Recreational vehicle accidents are commonplace in all seasons. Because of the exposure that a recreational vehicle rider has to contact with other objects, other motor vehicles, cars, trucks and other stationary impediments like boulders hidden in snow or trees or tree stumps, serious injuries, including brain injuries, amputations, fractures, and spinal injuries are not uncommon in recreational vehicle accidents. These injuries can be permanent and lead to serious impairment and disability.
If you or someone you know or love has been injured in a recreational vehicle accident, please call us for an immediate free consultation. Robert Kreisman of Kreisman Law Offices has been handling Chicago and Illinois area recreational vehicle accident injury cases for more than 40 years.
Kreisman Law Offices has prevailed in trials and settlements in Chicago, Illinois and surrounding areas and successfully resolved cases for severely injured clients for over these many years.
With our years of experience in trying and settling recreational vehicle accident cases, Kreisman Law Offices provides the best possible services to our clients and have achieved unsurpassed results. Our service is unmatched. Please call us 24 hours a day at (312) 346-0045 or toll free (800) 583-8002 for a free and immediate consultation, or complete a contact form online. There is no charge for a consultation that will include an evaluation of your case, assessment of your damages such as lost income, lost wages, medical and hospital bills, past and future pain and suffering, loss of normal life and wrongful death.