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Hovde Dassow + Deets Indianapolis ATV Accident Attorneys

Indianapolis ATV Accident Attorneys

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The lawyers of Hovde Dassow + Deets have successfully handled a number of catastrophic injury claims involving all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), dirt bikes, and other recreational vehicles.

The ATV has become a popular machine for both recreational and occupational use. Their popularity is increasing with time. From 1997 to 2001, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported an increase in ATV ownership of 39.5% and an increase in riding hours of 44.8%.

As ATV popularity and utility increased, injuries to riders increased. An estimated 22,648 non-fatal injuries occurred on U.S. farms to youth less than 20 years of age during 2001. Approximately 10% of these injuries were the result of ATV use by youths. In 2001, youth under 16 years of age sustained over 25% of all ATV-related injuries.

Our team of skilled Indianapolis ATV accident lawyers is prepared to pursue your claim to its fullest extent. Call our team at (317) 576-3241 today to begin.

Efforts Made to Curb ATV Accidents

In 1988, the CPSC and the major manufacturers of ATVs entered into a consent decree intended to reduce injuries through the development of safety training programs and guidelines for ATV use. These guidelines included agreements to halt the production of 3-wheeled ATVs and to place age restrictions on ATV use by engine displacement size.

Although ATVs with engine displacements of 200CC and greater are not intended for children and youth under 16 years of age, CPSC data showed 19,770 (65%) injuries to youth under 16 occurred to drivers of these adult-sized ATVs. This demonstrated that the age restrictions implemented by the consent decree were not being followed. This continues to be the case and results in many unnecessary injuries to children.

ATV cases are generally brought under theories of negligence on the part of the driver of the vehicle and/or the person responsible for the safe supervision or the safe operation of the vehicle. Cases can also be brought against the manufacturer of certain vehicles for unreasonably dangerous design or manufacture of the product. In some cases, both personal negligence and products liability claims will figure into the same action. Our attorneys have long experience and demonstrated skill in establishing liability under both approaches and in finding insurance coverage for such losses.

How Hovde Dassow + Deets Can Help

We handle recreational accident cases involving vehicles such as ATVs, snowmobiles, dirt bikes, golf carts, boats, wave runners, and race cars. Our caseload is limited to allow us to fully investigate and develop your case against every defendant that has responsibility for an unnecessary and preventable accident, whether it’s a person who negligently operated a vehicle, a person who negligently entrusted and failed to train the operator of a vehicle or a manufacturer of an inherently unstable and dangerous ATV.

If you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one as a result of an accident involving a vehicle such as an ATV, snowmobile, dirt bike, golf cart, boat, or wave runner, we can help you.

To talk to one of our lawyers, please call (317) 576-3241 or fill out our online form. If you choose not to go forward or if you do not recover damages, there are absolutely no charges or attorney fees.

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  • "Rick Hovde handled all of the communication & worked with the insurance company on our mother's behalf."
    My brother and I reached out to Rick Hovde for assistance dealing with the insurance company after our mother was struck by a car. Mom required surgery and a 2-month rehab stay. Rick was great! He explained to us what we could expect as none of us had any experience in this type of situation. Rick handled all of the communication and worked with the insurance company and Medicare to get the best possible settlement for our mother. I recommend Rick and his firm - you'll be very glad you did!
    - Annette K.
  • "The level of communication was outstanding."
    Nick Deets was our family’s attorney for my mother’s wrongful death case. Mr. Deets came highly recommended during our family’s search for legal representation. We were very impressed with Mr. Deets during our initial visit and immediately signed up with him. Mr. Deets was available to us as needed while our case was active. He kept us informed every step of the way. The level of communication was outstanding. Without going into detail, there was an aspect to our case that Mr. Deets uncovered. Most attorneys would have never made this discovery- and in the end, it raised the level of the conclusion of our case substantially. This is exactly why we wanted a competent and experienced attorney. Mr. Deets went toe to toe with the opposition at every step of the way. He fought for every inch. You never have to wonder whose side the attorney is on if you hire this firm. Most people only go through a tragedy once in their lifetime. The loss in our case was unfathomable. Our family is so grateful that we didn’t make the situation worse by having a negative experience law firm. Our family was extremely satisfied with the job performance of our attorney, Nick Deets. We pray that we never experience the unfathomable loss that necessitated the need to hire an attorney again. If we should ever have to hire an attorney again, we would hire this law firm again with no hesitation whatsoever. That is probably the strongest recommendation anyone could give. Thanks for everything.
    - Kenneth E.
  • "Highly recommend Hovde Dassow + Deets law team!!!"
    Highly recommend Hovde Dassow + Deets law team. This group of individuals practice law with determination and devotion to their clients. Professional attorneys that provided excellent customer service. Educated and respected with years of experience, choose this firm to represent you. I especially want to thank Frederick Hovde for the compassion and empathy provided to my father throughout his legal process.
    - Heather M
    Martinsville, IN
  • "Nick Deets really gives you everything in the Arsenal."
    Nicolas Deets is the G.O.A.T. He really gives you everything in the Arsenal. He's very tactful when dealing with insurance companies and their lawyers. He won't allow these big insurance companies to take advantage of you. He's a lawyer that goes to bat, swinging to make sure you're highly satisfied. I would highly recommend anyone to call Hovde Dassow + Deets if you are involved in an accident. Ask for my lawyer, Nicolas Deets.
    - Lester S.
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