Recreational Vehicle Injuries
We are Idaho’s Experienced Recreational Vehicle Accident Lawyers
After a recreational vehicle causes an injury accident, questions immediately arise. What insurance policies cover this accident? Who will pay med bills and lost wages? Who will replace my boat, four-wheeler or recreational vehicle? And who can help me sort out the confusing legal and insurance issues resulting from my accident? Sometimes the vehicle itself, like Polaris RZR’s is to blame.
At the Boise, Idaho, personal injury law firm of Hepworth Holzer, LLP, our lawyers focus our practice on motor vehicle accident and injury cases, including recreational vehicles. Were you injured in an accident involving:
- A boat or jet-ski, (including accidents involving propellers)?
- An all-terrain vehicle (ATV) or four-wheeler?
- A sand buggy, dune buggy or dirt bike?
- An OHV fire?
- A four-wheel-drive truck?
- A motorcycle?
- Water skiing or ski boarding?
- A horse?
We have resolved thousands of personal injury cases, including numerous cases involving recreational vehicles. Are you unsure if your vehicle or homeowner’s insurance covers your accident? Is your insurer claiming your boat policy or insurance rider to your homeowner’s policy doesn’t cover your damages and injuries? Do you suspect you are the victim of a dangerous or defective product?
We can determine where your insurance coverage is, and can effectively handle your insurance dispute. We have recovered millions of dollars in damages from negligent recreational vehicle operators, manufacturers and vehicle and property owners.
Before choosing not to pursue a claim, or settling with an insurer who surely isn’t looking out for your best interests, contact an experienced and knowledgeable attorney at Hepworth Holzer, LLP for a free initial consultation.
Boating Accident Lawyers
Boating accidents are among the recreational vehicle accidents we see regularly. Personal injury claims involving boating injury cases can be complex legal matters that only the most experienced attorney can execute with success. Boat accident injury victims need thorough investigation of what happened, skillful negotiation with the negligent boater’s insurance company and litigation skills that get results.
Not surprisingly, just as with motorcycles and bicycles, boating accidents become more prevalent in the summer. More people turn to lakes and rivers for recreational fun. When such accidents are the result of alcohol abuse, drug use, excessive speed or driver inattentiveness there may be a role for a boating accident injury attorney.
There are other basic rules of safety that boat operators or rafters should file. At dusk or in nighttime conditions, boats need visible running light to signal the boat’s presence to others. And, there are often people operating boats, jets skis or water bikes without any experience or training. People sometimes feel safe on the water and do stupid things. With some basic training and guidance many water sport related injuries and accidents could be reduced or even eliminated. Recreational boaters who are not experienced with speed boats, jet skis, and other water craft often cause accidents resulting in significant injuries to themselves and others.
Unlike the road traffic rules, rules of safe boat operation are a bit less clear although there are Idaho laws on safe boat operation. A boat operator must always abide by the basic rule that everything he does must be reasonable under the circumstances. Idaho law provides it is illegal to operate a boat in a: “careless or heedless manner so as to be indifferent to any person or property of other persons, or at a rate of speed greater than will permit him in the exercise of reasonable care to bring the vessel to a stop within the assured clear distance ahead”
Handling All Types Of Boating Accidents
Boating injury accidents come in many forms, including:
- Collisions involving two or more boats
- Collision between a boat and personal watercraft
- Being thrown from a personal watercraft
- Collisions with fixed objects such as piers or docks
- Swimmers struck by a personal watercraft or boat
- Drunk or distracted boating
- Boating at night in poor visibility
- Entrustment of personal watercraft or boat to an underage person
Hepworth Holzer, LLP, aggressively represents the rights of injured boat operators, passengers and bystanders. We work hard to obtain maximum compensation for your catastrophic injury — head trauma, neck injury, traumatic brain injury, amputation or spinal cord injury.
Our skilled lawyers can also work to determine whether insurance coverage exists from various sources: boat or auto liability insurance, homeowners insurance and uninsured or underinsured motorist provisions, in the event of a major loss that exceeds policy limits or for an accident in which a family member was negligent.
Contact Us For A Free Case Review and Assessment Today
The law firm you choose to handle your case makes a difference. If you have questions following a recreational vehicle or ATV accident, contact our firm. We speak Spanish, are available for evening and weekend appointments and hospital visits, and are conveniently located on the eastern side of downtown Boise. To contact us, call (208)343-7510.
At Hepworth Holzer, we have access to accident reconstruction experts, engineers and other highly qualified professionals whose specialties are researching these unique kinds of claims and assisting us with identifying the negligent conduct that caused you serious injury or the wrongful death of a loved one.
Our 5-star rated lawyers possess well over 100 years of combined experience with a broad range of accident injury claim cases.
Hepworth Holzer can help you too. We are proud to offer Life-Changing legal representation.
If you or a family member sustained serious or catastrophic injury on an Idaho waterway due to the negligence of another, contact us immediately, toll free, to arrange a free initial consultation. 877-343-7510.