Marietta ATV Accident
All-terrain vehicles (also known as ATVs, 4-wheelers, 3-wheelers, gator’s, and quads) are very popular for use in recreational and work related outdoor activities. ATV’s are typically used where there either is no road or where the road conditions make travel by car or truck difficult if not impossible. Although very useful and fun, their unstable design makes these vehicles prone to tipping or flipping and this makes them potentially dangerous. If you or someone you love has been injured in an ATV accident due to someone else’s negligence or due to an equipment malfunction or failure, a personal injury attorney who is experienced in Georgia ATV laws and regulations can help.Contact the Law Offices of Casey Stevens today online or by phone: 770-408-6364
Most ATV injuries result from the vehicle overturning or from collisions. Despite most dealers offering instructions and classes on how to ride ATVs, many times people do not take these classes, or the dealers offered training is inadequate.
The most popular brands of ATVs are:
- John Deer
- Arctic Cat
Although these are all reputable and for the most part responsible companies, manufacturing defects can and do occur, and if unrepaired or not repaired properly, can have disastrous, sometimes deadly consequences in an accident.
About one third of the ATV accidents result in serious damage to the victim’s head or spinal cord, but crush injuries resulting from the ATV rolling on top of the rider after a collision are also common and can result in broken bones and internal bleeding. Head injuries are a major cause of serious life threatening or lifelong physical problems and ailments. Injury to the spinal cord can result in full or partial paralysis that can be permanent. Georgia ATV accident lawyer Casey W. Stevens will represent you for injuries that include, but are not limited to:
- Injuries requiring surgery, sutures, or staples
- Traumatic Brain Injury, including those caused by oxygen deprivation
- Severe burns resulting in significant and permanent scarring
- Mental anguish and emotional distress
- Injuries caused by a collision with a driver that is drunk, impaired or otherwise under the influence of narcotics or drugs
- Wrongful death
Immediate medical attention is crucial in minimizing long term effects of an ATV accident, and the police should always be called to the scene. Once the victim has received treatment and the police have made their report of the incident, the next step is to seek legal counsel to explain and protect your legal rights as a victim.
Personal injury attorney Casey Stevens has experience representing victims of ATV accidents in north Georgia. He has an advantage not shared with many other lawyers – he has worked for the other side. He spent ten years as an insurance claims manager and another three years as a defense attorney for the insurance industry so he understands how they operate.
If you or a loved one has been injured or if a family member has been killed in an ATV accident, we urge you to contact the Law Offices of Casey W. Stevens. Mr. Stevens will meet with you in any of our six metro Atlanta offices to provide you with a free initial consultation, or if travel is difficult for you, he can come to your home or hospital room. He will listen to the details of your case and provide you with his expert legal advice regarding your case. Because it is our belief that every victim is entitled to the best representation possible regardless of their current financial situation, we only work on contingency. This means that we do not collect until you do, so you can be certain that we will work hard for you.
Have you or someone you love been injured in an ATV accident in the Marietta area?
Call Casey W. Stevens at 770-408-6364 or contact our office online to schedule a free consultation and case evaluation.
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