ATV Accidents




ATV Accidents

All-terrain vehicle (ATV) accidents are on the rise. More than 100,000 ATV accidents result in serious injury or death each year, and 60 percent of those injured are children under the age of 16. Even more, a large percentage of injuries sustained in ATV accidents are head and spinal cord injuries. Unfortunately, many of these accidents and the consequent injuries are caused by negligence, or flawed and unsafe ATV designs.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed in an ATV accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses and suffering. Please contact us today for a FREE consultation with an experienced attorney who can evaluate your case and help you plan the best course of action.

Causes of ATV Accidents

The leading cause of ATV accidents is human error. However, as ATVs have increased in popularity, they have also increased in size and power. Couple this with the increase in inexperienced drivers, and the rise in ATV accidents is no surprise. These larger, more powerful ATVs are also becoming more difficult to handle, and their extra mass increases the likelihood of serious injury in an accident.

ATV manufacturers have made advancements in many areas of ATV design. However, their safety has remained largely unchanged since the halt in production of three-wheelers in 1987.

ATV Recalls

Numerous ATV recalls have been issued in recent years over a variety of safety concerns. Some ATVs were shoddily constructed or built with defective parts. Many others were simply found to have unsafe designs. If you have been seriously injured as a result of an ATV defect, please contact us to learn more about your legal rights.

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ATV Accidents and the Law

Unlike with cars, there is very little government regulation of ATV design and use. Manufacturers provide their own safety standards, but sometimes they aren't high enough. Many people also choose to ignore manufacturer-imposed age restrictions on certain ATV's, while many others drive them recklessly.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed in an ATV accident, you may be eligible to recover damages including medical expenses and more. Please contact us today for a FREE consultation with an experienced attorney who can inform you of your legal rights and ensure that they are protected.

Related ATV Accident News

Nov 27, 2007 - Study Shows ATV Injuries on the Rise 

July 5, 2007 - Non-Automobile Vehicles Harmful to Children

April 16, 2007 - Jury Awards $20M in ATV Accident Death

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