Mississippi Recreational Vehicle Accident Lawyers Fighting for Injury Victims
Handling watercraft, ATV, and other recreational vehicle accident claims
Our great state of Mississippi offers many recreational options. Residents, as well as tourists, spend their weekends jet skiing on Biloxi Beach, ATV riding through the Chickasaw trail, and boating on the Mississippi River. Families enjoy Tombigbee National Park in their campers. These recreational vehicles offer adventure and fun, until someone’s negligence results in another’s injury.
Recreational vehicles can be extremely dangerous when maintained or operated in a negligent manner. Thousands of people are severely injured in accidents involving recreational vehicles each year. Often times, these victims do not understand all of their rights to compensation. That is why it is vital to secure assistance from skilled Mississippi recreational vehicle lawyers. The legal team at Merkel & Cocke, P.A. has handled numerous recreational vehicle injury claims. We are the law firm that other law firms count on to handle complex cases. Put your claim in our competent hands.
Why do people get injured while using recreational vehicles?
When most people consider vehicle accidents, they think of car wrecks and truck crashes – not ATVs and speed boats. Yet, these incidents happen far more often than many realize. One reason for some recreational vehicle accidents is the lack of licensing requirements. Many of these vehicles do not require any kind of license or training to operate. Any individual can jump on a jet ski, even without any training. In Mississippi, you do not need a special license to drive a motorhome or a camper, either, which can lead a person to underestimate how much time is needed to brake, or how to handle hydroplaning.
The absence of regulations also contributes to these accidents. ATVs, quads, and even jeeps are often driven on off-road trails, where there are no stoplights or traffic directions. These riding conditions can lead to serious accidents if an operator does not employ adequate safety standards.
Product defects may also contribute to a recreational vehicle accident. These vehicles have numerous parts, and each of them needs to adequately work in order to promote the safety of the rider and others in the vicinity. For example, if an ATV is equipped with defective tires, the manufacturer of the ATV or the tires may be liable for resulting injuries.
Our experienced attorneys understand the various actions that may contribute to a serious recreational vehicle accident. We have the resources to thoroughly investigate all circumstances surrounding the incident in order to accurately determine the cause and identify all responsible parties.
Proven legal representation for recreational vehicle injury victims
With so many types of recreational vehicles, accidents can result in various severe injuries. Our legal team has helped numerous victims of recreational accidents with such serious injuries as:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Fractured and broken bones
- Organ or nerve damage
- Loss of vision or sight
- Permanent scarring or disfigurement
These harms can lead to long-term disabilities or even wrongful death, leaving families to cope with the painful loss of a loved one. When our knowledgeable accident lawyers step in to seek compensation for these injuries, we consider the totality of your harm and then diligently work to obtain a settlement or verdict that fairly encompasses such costs as:
- Medical expenses
- Future medical treatment costs
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning potential
- Home care accommodations
Contact our experienced Mississippi recreational vehicle accident attorneys
At Merkel & Cocke, we dedicate ourselves to pursuing the best interests of our clients. We take a team approach to practicing law, collaborating on each recreational vehicle accident case. That is why we have earned a reputation as the law firm that other lawyers trust. From our home office in Clarksdale, we assist injured parties throughout Mississippi, including Tupelo, Jackson, and across the Gulf Coast region. We also handle recreational vehicle accident cases in Tennessee and Arkansas. Call us today at 662-799-1633 or complete our contact form to schedule a free consultation.