Non-Traditional Vehicle Accidents

In the realm of personal injury law, motor vehicle accidents are all too common. However, not all accidents involve your typical cars, trucks, or motorcycles. Some incidents involve non-traditional vehicles, presenting unique challenges and legal considerations for those involved.

According to a recent article, a vehicle collided with a horse and carriage in Norridgewock, Maine. The incident occurred as the driver attempted to pass the carriage while traveling west on River Road. The collision caused damage to both the vehicle and the carriage, injuring the horse and the carriage operator. The carriage operator was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, while the horse’s condition was described as severe. The driver faces multiple traffic violations in addition to the reckless driving charge and is slated to appear in court in July. Somerset County Sheriff Dale Lancaster emphasized the obligation of drivers to exercise caution when encountering animals on public roads, citing Maine’s motor vehicle laws.

Examples of Non-Traditional Vehicles

Non-traditional vehicle accidents encompass a wide range of scenarios. While alternative modes of transportation offer convenience and enjoyment, they also pose risks that may lead to serious injuries or property damage. Understanding the dynamics of these accidents is crucial for anyone who finds themselves in such a situation.

  • Electric Scooters: With the rise of companies like Lime and Bird, electric scooters have become a popular choice for short-distance travel in urban areas. However, the proliferation of these scooters has also led to a rise in accidents, including collisions with pedestrians, cyclists, and other vehicles. Determining liability in these cases can be challenging, as it often involves complex factors such as rider negligence, inadequate maintenance, or defective equipment.
  • Recreational Vehicles: ATVs (All-Terrain Vehicles) and snowmobiles present their own set of risks. While these vehicles are designed for off-road use, accidents can still occur, resulting in serious injuries or even fatalities. Factors such as reckless driving, insufficient training, or defective parts may contribute to these incidents. Additionally, determining liability may involve various parties, including the vehicle manufacturer, property owner, or other drivers.
  • Drones: Although primarily used for recreational or commercial purposes, drones can also be involved in accidents leading to personal injury or property damage. From aerial photography to package delivery, drones are increasingly integrated into various industries. However, technical malfunctions, operator errors, or regulatory violations can result in accidents, raising questions of liability and compensation for those affected.


Navigating the aftermath of a non-traditional vehicle accident requires the expertise of a skilled legal team. At Peter Thompson & Associates, we have a proven track record of success in handling complex personal injury cases, including those involving non-traditional vehicles. Our experienced attorneys will thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding the accident, identify responsible parties, and advocate tirelessly for our clients’ rights.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a non-traditional vehicle accident, don’t hesitate to seek legal guidance. Contact Peter Thompson & Associates today for a free consultation and let us help you pursue the compensation you deserve. Give us a call at 207-874-0909 or visit our website. Remember, when it comes to protecting your rights and seeking justice, you don’t have to navigate the legal process alone.

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