As a previous claims manager for an insurance company, Scott Krug, now our claims manager, had the opportunity to manage several bodily injury claims arising out of the operation of recreational vehicles. These claims involved ATVs and side-by-sides, which often times resulted in serious injury or death. Western Colorado is an off-road enthusiast's paradise offering a wide variety of riding experiences and terrain. But with it's popularity comes increased risk of injury or death caused by a higher accident incident rate. Given his experience in this field Scott Krug offers the following insight into complicated world of recreational vehcile liability.
Getting involved in a car accident is a stressful experience for everyone involved -- even the at-fault driver. In the heat of the moment, a driver may make a poor decision and flee the scene of an accident. Although a person may want to avoid the consequences of causing a motor vehicle accident, it's illegal to leave the scene.
In the immediate aftermath of a motor vehicle accident, it may be difficult for victims to know what to do next. Of course, seeking medical attention for injuries is the first step, but then the longer-term effects of the accident will likely become more apparent. Between medical expenses and time spent away from work, a person might feel a serious financial strain. This is where a personal injury claim can become incredibly beneficial.
As gas prices have climbed, a number of people have looked for ways to save money on their morning and evening commutes. One way that some people may have approached this issue is by riding a motorcycle to and from work each day since they are typically more fuel-efficient than cars. Although motorcycles can limit fuel costs, bikers are constantly at risk of being involved in an accident -- which may be especially true in high volumes of traffic.