All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) are 3 & 4 wheel motorized vehicles, often used for off-road recreational driving and riding. Children under 16 are most likely to endure an ATV accident, for there is no formal training or licensing procedure needed to drive one of these vehicles.
With a typical ATV weighing in an excess of 340 kg, and reaching speeds of ~120 km/hr, the potential for accident and injury are high. Most often, accidents occur when a driver is too inexperienced, the positioning on the vehicle is not secure, there are too many riders on the vehicle, or/and the driver is under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Common injuries resulting from an ATV accident include head and spinal cord injuries, fractures, abrasions, lacerations and internal organ injury.
While the majority of ATV accidents have been caused by driver error, some accidents are caused by product defects as well. Design flaws can make the vehicle dangerous to operate and at this time, many people are winning defective product lawsuits against ATV manufacturers since the beginning of hundreds of thousands of ATV recalls, since 2000.
If you or a loved one has suffered an ATV injury, and/or have been denied long term disability benefits, contact PW Lawyers and speak with an experience motor vehicle accident lawyer now.