Johns Creek ATV Accident
The Law Offices of Casey W. Stevens represent Johns Creek, Georgia area clients in ATV accident claims.
ATVs – also known as “quads” — are popular among teens and adults, both to have fun and haul heavy objects. Many children enjoy going four-wheeling with their parents as well. But, even when operated properly, ATVs can still lead to accidents and serious injuries. In 2010 alone, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimated that there were over 100,000 ATV-related injuries that required an emergency room visit – a quarter were for kids under the age of 16.
While most ATV accident claims are successfully handled through insurance companies, many victims choose to seek out the services of a personal injury attorney, who can help them reach a settlement with those responsible, or file a lawsuit seeking compensation for their suffering. Auto accident attorneys with experience handling ATV accident lawsuits can thoroughly evaluate your case and help file claims against negligent drivers, manufacturers or technicians.
Call the Law Offices of Casey W. Stevens for a FREE case evaluation today: 770-408-6364Factors Contributing to ATV Accidents
As with any vehicle accident, there are many factors that can contribute to ATV accidents, but most fall into the two categories of operator behavior and equipment failure. Some common ATV accident causes are:
- Blown Tires
- Stuck Accelerators
- Brake Failure
- Steering Failure
- Driving on public roads or in areas not safe for operation
- Driving in a reckless or dangerous manner
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Driving without proper training
- Hauling a passenger(s) or load beyond manufacturers recommendations
- Allowing children to operate adult sized ATVs
Victims of ATV accident who fall or are thrown from an ATV while four-wheeling can suffer serious injuries, including:
- Head injuries
- Facial injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neck injuries
- Fractures and broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Other injuries
Victims who are harmed because of another person’s negligence or recklessness while operating an ATV are entitled to compensation to finance their medical expenses, and to address their pain and suffering. If you or someone that you love has been injured in an ATV accident, you owe it to yourself to have your case evaluated by an attorney before signing any statements or agreements from the insurance companies. You should contact a personal injury attorney with experience handling ATV cases in Georgia immediately if:
- You question whether you are being treated fairly by the defendant’s insurance company.
- You feel pressure to resolve your claim before you fully understand your rights.
- The defendant’s insurance company has refused to negotiate or is trying to shift blame on to you.
- The defendant has no insurance.
Casey Stevens will meet with you in any of our six metro Atlanta offices or come to your home or hospital room to offer his expert opinion of your case at no cost to you. Our firm handles every case on a contingency basis (we do not collect until you do) so there is no risk in contacting our office to learn your legal options now.
Contact us online or call us today for a complimentary case evaluation: 770-408-6364