Van Dyke Law, LLC’s Connecticut and Massachusetts ATV accident lawyer has handled numerous wrongful death matters and injury claims caused by ATV, off road vehicles, four wheelers, and dirt bikes accidents.
Traumatic all-terrain vehicle (ATV) accidents occur each day throughout the country, many of the accidents unfortunately involving young children. ATVs have become a popular way for children to get to friends’ houses in rural areas, or to simply pass the time. While parents do their best to supervise children and even teenagers to ensure they do not hurt themselves through the ATV, sometimes accidents are unavoidable. However, if you or a loved one have been involved in an ATV accident which was the direct result of another person’s actions, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
ATV accidents are different than other motor vehicle accidents in many ways. ATVs are most popular among children and teenagers, although they are also used to haul heavy items. However, the popularity among children and young adults often leads to severe injuries caused by inexperience. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimated that there were over 100,000 injuries caused by ATV accidents which required emergency room visits. This number has decreased since 2007, when it peaked to 150,000. However, this number has also dramatically increased since 1997, in which the number was as low as 52,000. This is due to a rise in popularity over the last two decades and the prevalence of ATVs throughout the country.
Since ATVs do not offer much protection from any accidents, injuries can be quite severe and include:
- Broken bones
- Spine injuries
- Brain injuries
ATVs offer less protection than other motor vehicles and therefore any person involved in an ATV accident is subject to extreme injuries. Even if you are wearing protective headgear and other protective clothing articles, you are at risk of traumatic injuries if you are involved in an accident, especially due to the negligence of another person. As a victim of an ATV accident, you are entitled to receive compensation for your injuries, including medical expenses, lost wages, future earnings, and even pain and suffering.
Van Dyke Law, LLC’s Connecticut and Massachusetts Personal Injury Attorney
If you or your child have been injured in an ATV accident, do not hesitate to contact Van Dyke Law, LLC’s Connecticut and Massachusetts ATV accident lawyer. Our attorney has years of experience in handling ATV accidents and understand how severe relating injuries can be due to the lack of protection on the vehicle itself. Contact our West Hartford, Glastonbury, or Enfield office today for your initial free consultation.