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Recreational Vehicle Accidents


Helping victims of a boat, ATV, snowmobile, and other recreation accidents

Recreational Vehicle Accident Lawyers in Maine

For people who love outdoor adventure and recreation, Maine can be a four-season playground. In the warm months, boats and personal watercraft abound on the state’s lakes, rivers, and on the Atlantic Ocean. Personal recreational and utility vehicles including all types of ATVs, dirt bikes, and more are gaining in popularity. And in the winter, Maine’s trails are a haven for snowmobiles.

Accidents are often caused by other operators or motorists who fail to respect operators of recreational vehicles and/or fail to follow applicable operating rules. Also, as more people use recreational vehicles, and as manufacturers churn out new models that can go faster and further than ever before, the risks go up.

The consequences of a recreational vehicle accident can be tragic. Because these vehicles usually offer little physical protection, riders face a much higher risk of severe injury in the event of a collision.

To learn more about snowmobile accidents in Maine and your legal rights, see our blog article.

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For the best results, you need the best recreational vehicle accident lawyers

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident in Maine involving a personal recreational or utility vehicle, and someone else’s negligence caused your injury, contact us and speak with one of our experienced attorneys. We handle all types of injury claims, with a particular focus on serious injury and wrongful death cases.

Having won many of the largest jury verdicts and settlements ever obtained for injured people in Maine. We have recovered $1 billion for our injured clients.

Hold manufacturers accountable when they put consumers at risk

In many accidents involving an ATV, snowmobile, personal watercraft or other types of recreational vehicle, the fault clearly rests with another operator or motorist.

But in some cases, the manufacturer of the vehicle could be at fault. The markets for recreational and utility vehicles are highly competitive, and manufacturers often don’t fully consider consumer safety in the race to release newer, faster products. Unreasonably dangerous products, design defects, faulty parts, and the lack of proper warnings or instructions can all contribute to serious injury or death.

If you have been injured as a result of a defective product or a product that is not safely labeled you have the right to receive compensation under Maine law. Our lawyers have the skills, expertise, resources, and experience to make sure you can be fully compensated.

You focus on recovery. We take care of the rest.

After an accident, your attention can be pulled away from the one place where it should be on your health and recovery. Instead, you face the pressure of creditors, employers, and insurance companies that often try to place the blame on you, the victim.

We have helped countless victims who have been harmed in accidents and we understand the challenges you face. We realize that beyond the physical struggles, the emotional and financial impacts can be overwhelming.

We can turn the tables in your favor. While our personal injury lawyers aggressively work to maximize your financial award, our caring and responsive staff can help reduce stress in your recovery process. We take the time to listen to you, understand your concerns, and come up with solutions that can make your life better including obtaining payment for or deferral of your debts until your case is resolved.

A Law Firm That Listens

Berman & Simmons is widely recognized as the best personal injury lawyers in Maine and among the best in the U.S., having won many of the largest jury verdicts and settlements ever obtained for injured people in Maine.

Our trial lawyers have won thousands of claims on behalf of those injured in a car accident, and each year we build on that successful track record.

Our attorneys and staff members will take the time to listen to you, work to understand your concerns, and come up with solutions that can make your life better, including obtaining payment for or deferral of your debts until your case is resolved. We help you recover and make sure you receive full compensation for your injuries and loss.

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It never hurts to consult an attorney regardless of whether you decide to move forward.

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