ATVs, four-wheelers, and quads. Whatever you choose to call them, they are extremely dangerous motor vehicles and accidents involving these motor vehicles can result in serious and life-threatening injuries. ATVs, also known as “all-terrain vehicles,” are three or four wheel vehicles most commonly used for off-road riding. ATVs are popular among teens and adults, both for recreation and for hauling heavy objects. Many children are also passengers on these dangerous vehicles. In 2010, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission revealed that there were “over 100,000 ATV-related injuries that requires an emergency room visit.” Children under the age of sixteen suffered almost twenty-five percent of those injuries. Children have the highest risk for being involved in an ATV accident because they are often riding with inexperienced drivers. ATVs can weigh anywhere from five hundred to one thousand pounds and can travel almost 80 miles per hour. Yet, most states do not require an ATV driver to undergo any type of training or hold a license, nor is there an age limit to operate an ATV.
Some of the most common ATV accidents involve drivers and passengers either falling or being thrown from the ATV. These accidents cause serious injuries including:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Head injuries
- Neck injuries
- Fractures/broken bones
If you or your loved one has suffered injuries as a result of an ATV accident, it is important that you contact the Miami ATV accident attorneys at Friedland | Carmona as soon as possible. ATV accident litigation is very difficult because it is often hard to determine who is initially at fault for the accident. The driver of the ATV may be responsible for the accident, the owner of the ATV may be held liable or there may be another third party involved that contributed to the accident. Third parties can include the owner of a dangerous or damaged trail, the manufacturer of the ATV or the driver of a separate ATV. The Fort Lauderdale ATV accident attorneys will work you to determine who is at fault for the accident. Once the Broward ATV accident lawyers are able to determine who caused the accident, a claim needs to be filed against the person at fault or their insurance company. The Coral Gables ATV accident lawyers at Friedland | Carmona are experienced insurance litigation attorneys who have a successful track record of recovering compensation for their clients.
An ATV accident can leave a passenger or driver with serious and deadly injuries that require extensive and expensive medical care. Accident victims should not be required to pay costly medical bills when the accident was the result of another person’s reckless or negligent actions or inactions. The Miami ATV accident lawyers at the Friedland | Carmona will fight on your behalf to ensure that you medical costs, past and future lost wages and pain and suffering are all compensated.
If you or your loved one has been involved in an ATV accident, call the Miami ATV accident lawyers immediately to fight for your recovery! Call 305-661-2008 or email to schedule your free consultation. As a victim, you should not suffer any setbacks to your quality of life as a result of another person’s negligence. Contact us today and let our family take care of your family!