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ATV Accidents & Rollovers

ATVs (All Terrain Vehicles - also known as four wheelers and quads) have become popular for recreational and work related outdoor activities.   Most ATVs are used for “off-roading” or riding in natural conditions. Many of these ATVs can go as fast as 55 MPH and can weigh as heavy as a quarter of a ton.

Unfortunately, reported cases of serious injury and death from ATV accidents and rollovers have increased along with their increased use. Some 75% of the ATV accidents result in serious damage to the head or spinal cord of the accident victim.  Most of these ATV rollover injuries and deaths can be attributed to unstable design, too high center of gravity, operator error or it was another persons fault because they were driving negligently.

Experts contend that one reason for the rising death and injury rate is that the ATVs are becoming heavier, stronger, and much faster. Since many young people have not handled vehicles of this magnitude, the results can be especially serious. Many government officials are saying that age plays a significant role as a cause of ATV related accidents. While dealers and manufacturers continue to push the limits of power and weight, more and more people are becoming killed and injured on ATVs.

Time is Limited

Keep in mind that you have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit. There is usually a statute of limitations, or a legal deadline, for filing a lawsuit when it comes to ATV accidents. If your claim is not brought within that time, it may be barred regardless of its merits.

Consult a Lawyer

ATV laws have been established to protect individual rights. Many states have ATV laws requiring an accident report be filed with law enforcement when anyone is injured or killed in an ATV crash. Those responsible for the accident can also be held liable for any damages caused.

Specifically, victims of ATV accidents and their families may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses and suffering including:

•  Medical bills
•  Lost wages or earning abilities
•  Mental anguish
•  Loss of companionship

You probably have a lot to handle right now, and a competent lawyer can make all the difference.  A lawyer can also make things a lot easier for you by negotiating with insurance companies and guiding you through the legal process.

If you or someone you care about has suffered serious injury or death during an ATV accident, or you wish to learn more about ATV laws in your state, please contact us to speak with an experienced attorney who can protect your legal interests.

Please fill out our confidential Case Evaluation Form to the right or contact our Client Specialist at 1-800-913-6370.

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ATV Deaths and Injuries on the Rise
WASHINGTON - According to Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), at least 555 people were killed in 2006 in accidents connected with ATVs. The statistics says more than 100 among the victims are children.... Read More

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