Boating & Recreational Vehicle Accidents

The Upper Midwest is known for its outdoor recreational activities, especially during the summer months. We especially love our lakes. From fishing and boating to tubing, jet skiing, and water skiing, many residents and tourists spend their summer on the water. There’s also plenty of land to explore – on foot or by ATV.

Boating Accidents

Most people make safety on the water a top priority, but occasionally something goes wrong. Watercraft collide, sometimes with alcohol involved. Too many passengers overload a boat. Drivers of boats make unsafe maneuvers that result in injury. Every year innocent people are injured or killed in water recreation vehicles.

The personal injury and wrongful death attorneys of Bolt Hoffer Boyd represent the victims of these unfortunate accidents across Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. Many of our employees are experienced watercraft operators, water-skiers, and fishing enthusiasts, which gives us insight into the nature of these accidents and how they might happen.

We understand the emotional suffering that can occur for victims who have been injured or lost loved ones in boating accidents. Contact us for a free consultation to learn how we can help recover compensation for injuries and other damages.

ATV, UTV, and Snowmobile Accidents

All-terrain vehicles (ATVs), utility task (or terrain) vehicles (UTVs), and snowmobiles are fun, popular recreational vehicles across the United States. Unfortunately, like all vehicles, these machines can be dangerous when operated by careless or reckless drivers or when they have been designed improperly.

While statistics show that reported recreational vehicle injuries and fatalities have decreased in recent years, these types of accidents are not uncommon. Nearly 100,000 ATV/UTV-related injuries and more than 400 deaths occurred in the United States in 2015. Every year snowmobile accidents account for approximately 200 deaths and 14,000 injuries.

Many of these incidents are caused by negligence or recklessness. Victims and families of victims have the right to claim compensation for their injuries, pain, and emotional suffering caused by this negligence or recklessness. If the driver who caused the ATV, UTV, or snowmobile accident was drinking at the time of the crash, your personal injury lawyer may be able to help additional compensation in the form of punitive damages.

Product defects can be a frequent cause of ATV, UTV, and snowmobile accidents. In the case of product liability, your personal injury attorney will require evidence to prove that the defect existed, and that it caused or worsened the accident. Manufacturer-issued recalls may serve as evidence that they were aware of potential risks.

If you or a family member has been victimized by a recreational vehicle accident, please contact the skilled personal injury attorneys of Bolt Hoffer Boyd.

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