Between 1982 and 2016, there were 422 deaths in the state of Georgia alone due to ATV accidents. Georgia is ranked 12th in the list of states with the most deaths. According to experts, the summer months are the peak season for ATV injuries and deaths. If you or a loved one has been injured in an ATV accident, due to the negligence of someone else, call our office today for a free consultation. We make home or hospital visits, or you can meet with us in one of our six metro Atlanta locations: Atlanta, Alpharetta, Cumming, Roswell, Dawsonville, Woodstock , Canton and Suwanee.
Free Consultations: 770-408-6364 Or contact us by emailAbout ATV Accidents
All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) motorized vehicles having three or four wheels, which are used for work or recreational activities. ATV’s, known as three-wheelers, four-wheelers or gators, can weigh as much as a quarter of a ton. ATV's are powerful machines that can reach speeds up to 55 miles per hour. There are three different classes of all terrain vehicles, each identified by their size and weight. It is NOT legal to operate any ATV class on Georgia public roads.
Government officials are slow in their attempts to regulate ATV use, and injuries and deaths are on the rise. The biggest growth in injury statistics are amongst kids under the age of fifteen. These drivers are twice as likely to lose control of their ATVs than are licensed drivers. Typically these include broken bones, spinal cord injuries and/or paralysis, traumatic brain injuries, and death. One reason for the rising injury and death rates is the fact that ATVs are becoming heavier and faster than before, without the addition of safety devices such as seat belts, helmet usage and roll cages.
ATV accidents often occur because a driver is inexperienced, and is not able to predict or navigate potential hazards. ATV rollovers are caused by riding on uneven surfaces and turning too quickly in most cases. They can also be caused because of hitting an obstruction or having a blown tire. Riding in uncleared fields is not recommended because of the lack of visibility.
Atlanta, Georgia ATV accident lawyer Casey W. Stevens will represent you for injuries that include, but are not limited to:
Injuries resulting in surgeries, permanent scarring or disfigurement, paralysis, loss of future enjoyment of life, death, lost wages, loss of future wages and the like.Your Rights as an ATV Accident Victim in Georgia – ATV Accident Lawyer
The legal limit for filing a claim on an ATV accident is two years in the State of Georgia. If you or a loved one was badly injured in an ATV accident, as the result of someone else’s negligence, please call our law office for a complimentary case evaluation. We make home or hospital visits, or you can meet with us in one of our six metro Atlanta locations: Atlanta, Alpharetta, Cumming, Roswell, Dawsonville, Suwanee.
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