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Recreational vehicles have provided thousands of Americans with access to new hobbies and enjoyable pastimes. They have also caused some individuals to suffer traumatic personal injuries. Many individuals who are not experienced at driving all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) may find themselves the victims of severe injuries, but even more upsetting can be ATV accidents caused by another driver’s carelessness or improper use of an ATV.
Increase in ATV Accidents
ATV accidents are on the rise across the country because of their popularity with people in the suburbs and in rural areas. Similar to motorcycle accidents, ATV accidents often cause serious injury because the driver and passengers have little or no protection against impact. Although wearing a helmet is recommended, some states do not have laws requiring helmets while operating an ATV, and even more states have little or no law enforcement available to monitor the use of helmets.
Many ATV accidents result in:
ATV related fatalities are at an all-time high, at least in part because the use of ATVs is restricted to off-road areas and does not require a driver’s license. Many victims of ATV accidents are young adults and children. Those involved in an ATV accident often see their lives changed permanently.
Even individuals who wear protective gear while using ATVs often suffer severe injuries. Like those involved in other types of off-road accidents, the likelihood of severe injury is greatly increased by operating a vehicle at high speeds on uneven terrain.
Protecting the Victims of ATV Accidents
At Morelli Ratner PC, we protect the rights of victims of ATV accidents. Whether your accident was caused by a defective product or by the negligence or recklessness of another individual, you should not have to suffer physical and financial pain for the rest of your life. Our experienced ATV accident attorneys provide the personal attention your case deserves to further your rights and protect your quality of life. We are dedicated to pursuing your case to trial and our firm is large enough to represent you in any state across the country.
If your ATV accident has resulted in severe injuries or if you have lost a loved one in an ATV accident, please contact the dedicated personal injury attorneys at Morelli Ratner PC link to home link to today to schedule your free case review. We welcome local clients from New Jersey and New York state, including Long Island, Staten Island, and New York City.