ATV Accident LAwyer
All-terrain vehicles, also referred to as four-wheelers or quads, are popular among both teens and adults. These vehicles are often used for fun and sport, but can also be used for hauling heavy objects. While riding an ATV can be exciting, it can lead to accidents and serious injuries.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that there are over 700 fatalities and over 100,000 injuries sustained each year by individuals riding ATVs. A quarter of such ER trips involve children under the age of 16. If you suffer an injury because you got into an accident while riding an ATV, do you know what your next steps should be?
At Giddens Law Firm, P.A., we know how fun riding an ATV can be. We are also aware that these types of accidents can result in serious injuries that can result in large medical bills. If you were involved in an ATV accident, contact us today for a free consultation.
Common Injuries From ATV Accidents
Victims who are thrown from an ATV or involved in crash with another ATV or car can sustain serious injuries. Some common ATV injuries include:
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Facial injuries
- Broken bones
- Neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
Those injured in an ATV accident may have the right to recover for their losses associated with the accident.
Who is Responsible for My ATV Accident?
ATV accidents can be complicated, however, and require first figuring out who is responsible for the accident.
For instance, if you were riding on an ATV trail that was damaged in some way, such as having huge holes or a dangerous slant, the person or organization who owns the trail could be held accountable for your injuries.
If, on the other hand, you were hit by a car while driving an ATV, the negligence of the driver of the car would need to be examined.
Additionally, if you were a passenger on an ATV and the driver acted negligently, you may have the right to recover against the at-fault driver.
Finally, the maker of the ATV itself could be held responsible if a defective design or component of the ATV lead to your accident.
Each ATV accident is unique and you will require the assistance of an experienced accident attorney who can thoroughly investigate the crash and uncover your potential avenues for recovery. ATV accidents can cause serious injuries that may require months or even years of medical treatment. Children and teens are often the victim of such accidents and are particularly vulnerable to the dangerous effects of traumatic brain injuries.
Giddens Law Firm, P.A.: Helping Victims of All Manners of Accidents Recover
The Mississippi personal injury attorneys at Giddens Law Firm, P.A. urge anyone who has been injured in an ATV or any other sort of accident to contact our firm immediately. Our experienced accident attorneys will examine your accident and determine whether it was caused by a negligent party, product defect, or negligent property owner. We will then guide you through the legal process to a full recovery.
Our case reviews are always free and confidential. Call us today at (601) 355-2022 to see how one of our skilled personal injury attorneys can help you.
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