All Terrain Vehicles come in many forms and are referred to as a quad, 4×4, four-wheeler, or three-wheeler. Additionally, two-wheeled vehicles, such as dirt bikes, are typically paired with ATVs as well. There are several manufacturers of ATVs: Bombardier (Can-Am), Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Kymco, Polaris, Suzuki, Yamaha, and Arctic Cat.
While ATVs are useful for utility purposes and a great source of fun and entertainment, their design and usage also make them highly dangerous when used improperly or without proper supervision. The rough terrain used with ATVs also opens more opportunity for disaster. Likewise, even when properly supervised and used in the intended manor, ATVs are prone to poor design, leading to accidents and injuries.
According to Clinical Pediatrics, an average of 31 children and teens find themselves with non-fatal, ATV-related injuries in a single day in the United States. However, that number does not include adults or non-head or neck injuries in children.
Meanwhile, Florida is ranked in the top 6 states for ATV deaths. Indeed, with such beautiful land as we have in Florida, ATVs have still brought tragedy to hundreds of families. So if you find yourself in an ATV accident, you may be entitled to damages and financial compensation. In that case, keep these considerations:
Main Causes of ATV Accidents
Reckless Driving, Unsafe/Untested Operators, Inexperience, Speeding, Drunk Driving
Liability to Consider
Is there ATV Insurance? Also, who owned the property used for ATV purposes?
Overall, supervise your children when they are using ATVs. Also, keep yourself and those using the ATV informed of health and safety for recreational use. Besides, it is much easier to be careful and study rather than dealing with the aftermath of an accident.
Do yourself a favor and find a personal injury lawyer you can trust. Tripp Law Firm certainly understands the importance of safe recreation and fights for each individual aggressively and ethically. So if you or a loved one has been injured in an accident related to an ATV, contact our firm to discuss your rights and potential claim(s). Also, if you have additional questions that aren’t listed or think you have a potential ATV accident injury claim, give us a call. We are available 24/7 for a free consultation. Click the link below or call us at either of our phones: (727)398-2900 or 1(888)392-5297.
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