Philadelphia Motor/Recreational Vehicle Accident Lawyer
Not every mode of transportation is designed merely to get from one place to another. All-terrain vehicles, boats, jet-skis, and bicycles are all designed for fun and leisure as well as a means of moving around. But that fun can quickly turn into tragedy when an accident or the negligence of others leads to serious injuries or the loss of a life.
Wilk Law represents individuals and families who are living in the aftermath of injuries and losses sustained in recreational vehicle accidents. These kinds of accidents can have different causes, raise different issues, and present unique legal challenges that aren’t present in car or truck accidents. We have the experience and insight to build compelling cases on behalf of our injured clients so that they can obtain the compensation that can help them recover and make them whole after such accidents.
We bring our commitment, tenacity, and fierce advocacy to personal injury cases arising from every type of recreational vehicle accident including:
While all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) vehicles are fun to ride, they are too often treated like toys. Riding without training or safety equipment, riding on dangerous terrain, or riding under the influence of alcohol or drugs are just a few of the factors that can quickly lead to a person becoming one of the following statistics from the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC):
- 13,617 ATV-related fatalities occurred between 1982 and 2014.
- Of those 13,617 fatalities, 3,098 of them involved children younger than 16 and 1,303 were younger than 12 years old.
- In 2014, emergency rooms treated an estimated 93,700 ATV-related injuries in the United States.
If you have been hurt because of someone else’s negligence in operating, maintaining, or supervising the use of an ATV, we can help.
According to a 2017 United States Coast Guard report, boating accidents, injuries, and deaths are on the rise:
- In 2016, 4,463 recreational boating accidents resulted in 701 deaths, 2,903 injuries and approximately $49 million in property damage.
- From 2015 to 2016, the boating accident fatality rate increased by 11.3%..
- Compared to 2015, the number of accidents in 2016 increased by 7.3%, the number of deaths increased by 12%, and the number of injuries increased by 11.1%.
The Coast Guard report also found that these accidents are most frequently the result of:
- Alcohol use
- Operator inattention
- Operator inexperience
- Inadequate safety instruction
- Improper lookout
- Excessive speed
- Machinery failure
When this kind of conduct causes injury, death, or other losses, someone should be held accountable. Our Philadelphia boat accident law firm brings our passion for helping injury victims to those who have suffered because of negligent conduct on the water.
Jet Ski Accidents
A combination of speed, water conditions, and a lack of experience or instruction can lead to tragedy for operators and riders of jet skis and similar personal watercraft, as well as those in the water with them. Similar to boating accidents, negligence and reckless behavior, such as operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs or ignoring basic safety rules are all too often the reason for jet ski accidents and injuries.
Wilk Law represents those injured in jet ski and personal watercraft accidents. When such crafts are rented from concessionaires who fail to properly train the rider, maintain the craft, or otherwise are negligent in entrusting their rentals, we can seek and obtain compensation from them for their negligence.
Biking is fun, healthy, and good for the environment. But sharing the road with cars, trucks, and other vehicles can be scary, dangerous, or deadly. Even with safety gear, vulnerable and exposed cyclists are no match for two tons of metal moving at a high rate of speed. When drivers fail to exercise due care around cyclists, resulting in injuries or death, Wilk Law steps in to hold careless parties responsible for their actions and to fight for justice and compensation for bike riders.
Wilk Law: Philadelphia Recreational Vehicle Accident Law Firm
If you have been hurt or lost a loved one in an ATV, boat, jet ski, or cycling accident caused by another person’s negligence, we urge you to contact us to arrange for your free consultation. We know the difficulties you face and the questions you have. We will fight tirelessly to get you the maximum amount of compensation for your losses. Please contact us today at (855) 946-3678.