Omaha ATV/UTV Accidents Lawyer

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ATV/UTV Accident Lawyer

Our award-winning Nebraska ATV/UTV accident lawyer, Matthew G. Miller, has worked with many accident victims who went out for an afternoon of fun and instead suffered lifelong complications related back to the serious injuries that they sustained while riding on a quad. These ATV/UTV injuries occur when the vehicles tipped, crashed, or rolled over. Over 300 people every year die from ATV/UTV accident injuries, so it is important that you are careful whenever driving, riding in, or walking near running ATVs/UTVs. Still, accidents can happen and that is when you need expert legal representation.

All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) and Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTVs) can be used for recreational purposes or work related purposes. They can hold one person or two people (and in rare cases, more than two people) and while their safety has steadily improved over the years, they can still be quite dangerous. In fact, the larger UTVs and ATVs are more prone to accidents.

“I have no idea how to even start to explain the amount of help I received from Matt Miller and Mrs. Ann. I was in a horrible accident that has left me with a devastating permanent disability. My family and I did some interviews for lawyers to help me with my injury lawsuit. We didn’t need a second interview when we met Matt. We all just got this right feeling with him. He was very professional but with a manner that made you feel at ease. Matt is a straight shooter, he will tell you like it is. He will guide through every step. He has heart in it. He promptly returns your phone calls, yes you heard that right; He is a lawyer that is quick to return phone calls! Matt is a honest hard GOOD working lawyer. He is certainly trustable. Matt goes the extra mile. Mrs. Ann she is the heart of the operation. She is hard working and has you covered. She handled all the bills with medical insurance companies and thousands of calls. She is always 3, 4, 5 steps ahead of you. She is very knowledgeable and organized. She feels sympathy, she can put herself in your shoes. She has a heart made of pure gold. Mrs. Mary she is always there to greet you with a smile. She smiles through each phone call. She’s very efficient at getting messages. They’re all quick to give you calls or emails back, even after hours. I had the pleasure to get to know them for the last 3 years. They waited until I was well enough to settle my case. Matt fought with the insurance companies until my family and I liked the numbers they offered. I was able to focus on my health and getting better. These 3 became my family and I will always remain in contact with them. Without their hard work and dedication to me, I wouldn’t be in such a good place.” Shena Wasco

If you have been involved in an accident related to the use of an ATV or UTV, contact our Nebraska ATV/UTV accident lawyer who can help you to a build a successful personal injury lawsuit.

Nebraska ATV/UTV Accident Laws

Nebraska has fairly strict laws that help to control who can and cannot drive a UTV, how their gear must be maintained, and even when someone can drive an ATV. These ATV laws include (in the state of Nebraska):

Neb. Rev. Stat. § 60-6,356.

ATVs may not be operated on or cross any controlled-access highway with more than two marked traffic lanes. ATVs may cross any controlled-access highway with more than two marked traffic lanes if (1) the crossing is made at an intersection that is controlled by a traffic control signal or stop signs, (2) the crossing is made in compliance with the traffic control signal or stop sign, and (3) the crossing is specifically authorized by ordinance or county board. ATVs may be operated on highways, roads, etc. outside the corporate limits of a city, village, or unincorporated village if used for agricultural purposes, or where authorized by governing authority, or to cross. ATVs may be operated on highways, roads, etc. only between the hours of sunrise and sunset. Operators must have Class O operator’s license or a farm permit, liability insurance coverage for the ATV while operating the ATV on a highway, and may not operate at a speed greater than 30 mph. Must have headlight, taillight, and safety flag if operated on roads

60-6,357. Lights.

Every ATV must display a lighted headlight and taillight during the period of time from sunset to sunrise and at any time when visibility is reduced due to insufficient light or unfavorable atmospheric conditions.

60-6,358. Equipment.

Every ATV must be equipped with:

  • A brake system maintained in good operating condition;
  • An adequate muffler system in good working condition; and
  • A United States Forest Service qualified spark arrester.

Unfortunately, the laws related to personal injury cases after an ATV/UTV accident are murky, and require an experienced ATV/UTV accident lawyer to help navigate them. It can be difficult to receive compensation for your injuries after an ATV accident without help from an experienced attorney by your side.

If you were injured and need legal representation in your Nebraska UTV accident case, contact Matthew G. Miller today.

Top Causes of ATV/UTV Accidents in Nebraska

Nearly all accidents of any kind, ATV accidents included, are caused by the negligence of someone. This means that those driving, riding in, or standing near the ATV/UTV failed to act in a reasonable and safe manner. Sometimes, injuries and ATV accidents are caused by unforeseeable circumstances as well, but that is rare.

Most commonly, ATV accidents and UTV accidents in Nebraska are caused by:

  • Allowing children to ride or drive without adult supervision;
  • Unlicensed drivers;
  • Exceeding speed limits for ATV/UTV use;
  • Operating an ATV/UTV in a reckless manner;
  • Operating an ATV/UTV with a medical condition;
  • Insufficient ATV/UTV maintenance;
  • Riding without following Nebraska state laws for ATV/UTV operation;
  • Riding an ATV/UTV in a new or unfamiliar place;
  • Driving an ATV/UTV in an area it was not designed for, such as through snow or on the pavement;
  • Operator inexperience;
  • Driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs;
  • Exceeding the weight limits for the ATV/UTV;

These are just a few of the reasons why an ATV accident could result in life-changing injuries that demand a personal injury attorney.

Injuries Caused By ATV/UTV Accidents

ATV accidents tend to result in injuries that are very similar to motorcycle or bicycle injuries because there is very little to protect your body from harm. Most ATVs do not have doors, seatbelts, or airbags. This means that when you crash, it is common for injuries to be severe and long-lasting.

Some of the most common injuries after an ATV accident include:

  • Head Injuries
  • Spine Fractures
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Internal Injuries
  • Broken Bones
  • Bone Strains/Sprains
  • Amputations
  • Fractures
  • Burns
  • Infections

Who Is Responsible For An ATV/UTV Accident?

In Nebraska, the legal liability for an ATV/UTV accident depends on who is found negligent or at fault. If you were involved in an ATV accident, it is recommended that you contact our skilled Omaha personal injury attorney Matthew Miller, so that we can help you determine who is to blame for your crash and what your next steps should be, or if you should take any at all.

We have experience filing personal injury cases for ATV accidents and pursuing the claim until it reaches its end. It is important to remember that there are statutes of limitation in place, so you want to contact our office immediately after your accident.

Contact Our Experienced ATV/UTV Injury Lawyer Today

When you file a claim with the insurance company after your ATV accident, there is a large chance that you will not be offered the settlement that you deserve. This is where Matthew G. Miller helps you – he will go against the powerful lawyers retained by insurance companies to fight for your rights.

Contact us today to get started.

"My son was in a horrible car accident. I did not know what to do or who to contact. A good friend of mine referred me to Matt Miller. As soon as my son was out of the hospital, I went to see Matt and his staff. Ann and Mary were wonderful to work with. They guided me through the process and made it somewhat stress-free. The moment I sat down with Matt, I felt a sense of relief knowing that they had everything under control and allowed me to focus on getting my son on his road to recovery. I highly recommend that if you are in need of an attorney to call Matt Miller." - Kristin Vance, client

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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A serious injury can leave you with many questions regarding the cause of your accident and your legal options. To help explain the basics of personal injury law and how our dedicated legal team can help you, we have compiled the following list of frequently asked questions:

Accidents, injuries, and sudden deaths create chaos in our lives. After the dust has settled, what is left can be confusing, especially when it comes to whether or not you have a case. To better understand whether your situation warrants a case, call us today. We will be able to help you understand the legal implications of your situation.

If you think you may want to open a case, it is imperative that you contact us as soon as possible. Unfortunately, the most common reason people don’t win their accident, injury or wrongful death case is because they wait too long to file their claims, so the sooner you can contact us, the stronger your case will be.

Matthew G Miller is an extremely talented, vigilant lawyer who has worked in law for over 30 years. Our law firm is proud to have exceptionally hard-working team members who put everything into winning cases and obtaining compensation for our clients.

However, there is no guarantee that any lawyer will win your case. During your initial meeting, we will talk about your case and get an understanding of whether or not you have the potential to win your case, and what your next steps are if you want to proceed.

Are you ready to move forward with your personal injury case? It is important that you contact an Omaha, NE lawyer as soon as possible. Our team of dedicated legal professionals is ready to ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the compensation you deserve.

The best way to begin your personal injury case with Matthew Miller is to give him a call at (402) 558-4900 to set up a free consultation, or fill out the form below.

It is important to know that you should always talk to a lawyer before starting your case. Insurance companies do not have your best interests in mind and will want to settle for much less than you deserve.

The amount of money that your case is worth is dependent on many factors, including:

  • The details of your accident
  • What types of injuries you have
  • Insurance coverage for you and the policy of the person liable for your injury
  • The evidence available
  • Your lawyer
  • Whether or not you decide to settle

Once we understand the details of your case, our legal team will be better prepared to determine what kind of monetary damages you are entitled to for your injuries, lost wages, and other factors.

When you hire our law firm, we will get to work for you immediately. Time is of the essence in many cases, as we need to obtain details and evidence from accident sites, police reports, doctor’s reports, and more.

It is never too early to contact our law firm so that we can get to work on your case because time is often of the essence. In fact, it is better to start working with our lawyer as soon as possible so that evidence, reports, and testimonies can be gathered.

It is important to note that you do not have to wait until your medical treatment is finished to file a claim or start your case. When you first talk to our lawyer, he will answer any questions you have about filing a claim, and how long you can expect the case to take.

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