ATVs, short for all-terrain vehicles, are a staple both in rural areas to assist with farming, transporting goods, etc. and nationwide for recreational purposes. Although they may be popular, adults and children of all ages often do not realize the risks associated with riding an ATV. If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in a Glen Canyon ATV accident, Torgenson Law has a team of dedicated and experienced attorneys that will fight for the highest possible compensation for you. Schedule a free case evaluation today, online, or by calling our office at (602) 726-0747.
Although most ATV crashes do not result in a fatality, they do, however, cause serious injuries. It is not uncommon to see the following in the aftermath of an accident:
ATV crash victims often face financial stress from being unable to work and earn the income they need to support themselves and their families. This is in addition to hefty medical bills. Companies that offer ATV rentals must ensure that users are properly trained and have access to the necessary safety equipment.
The 2018 Annual Report of ATV-Related Deaths and Injuries details the following statistics:
Helmets have been known to reduce the risk of fatalities in ATV accidents by 42 percent. Research also states they can reduce the possibility of a non-fatal head injury by 64 percent.
Proving liability for an ATV accident can be difficult, especially if the collision occurred in a remote area, or without any witnesses. Additional factors may involve whether the ATV driver and passenger had training, safety precautions taken, if the vehicle was properly maintained or had any defects, as well as whether the helmet was faulty. All of these considerations must be taken into account when determining the parties that are liable for damages. If you or a member of your family has been injured in an ATV accident, speak to an attorney to discuss your legal options before filing an insurance claim.
The aftermath of an ATV crash can be scary and confusing. If the carelessness or negligence of another person or company is to blame for an injury to you or a loved one, the team at Torgenson Law is ready to advocate for you. Our goal is to secure the compensation victims in Glen Canyon need, for medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and possibly punitive damages. We offer free case evaluations, call (602) 726-0747 today.