Ronald Hartzmann Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties:

Motorcycle

Specialty Focus:

ATV, UTV, ROV, 4-Wheeler, Quad, OHV, Side by Side Vehicle, All Terrain Vehicle

Years in Practice:

19

Additional Information

Ron has worked in the Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) safety industry for nearly twenty years as a certified instructor for the ATV Safety Institute (ASI). Ten years ago he was instrumental in the development of a safety training program for UTV’s (Side by Side type vehicles) for the Speciality Vehicle Institute of America. He has certified many new ATV and UTV instructors (coaches) for many branches of the military, the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Border Patrol as well as many private companies. Ron also worked for the Yamaha Corporation as a Safety Consultant. He traveled to their nationwide major OHV events to set up closed and trail ride courses and monitored ongoing safety procedures. Although he is yet to be deposed or testify in court, he has worked with attorneys on ATV and UTV personal injuries. In that regard he has produced five Expert Witness Reports which were used in their litigations. It is important for any beginning ATV rider and UTV driver to get trained to safely operate the vehicle. The basic knowledge and skills obtained during the training period are critical to the safe operation of any style of OHV. There is no doubt, that this training period can and does reduce personal injury and death as a result of an avoidable incident.