Roswell ATV Accident
As ATV’s (also known as quads, and 4-wheelers) continue to grow in popularity so does the frequency of accidents and deaths involving ATVs. These vehicles have a design that when combined with the fact that they sometimes weigh more than 700 pounds makes it possible for them to easily tip over or even roll. ATV’s are most frequently used on uneven surfaces, have high-performance engines capable of speeds exceeding 60 mph, and are frequently used by children, young adults, and inexperienced riders; all of which contribute to the growing number of ATV injuries and deaths. If you or someone you love has been involved in an ATV accident through no fault of your own, you owe it to yourself to contact a personal injury attorney who has experience with ATV injury cases.
Contact the Law Offices of Casey Stevens today online or by phone: 770-408-6364
There is little regulation or oversight of the ATV industry. Instead, safety is left to a patchwork of state laws and the ability of the already overworked Consumer Product Safety Commission to issue recalls. In spite of this weak regulatory environment, several ATV-related recalls have been made for such dangers as failures of the brakes, steering system, and suspension; inability to control speed; fire hazards; and other design flaws. As a result of dangerous designs and manufacturing defects, children and adults have suffered brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and amputations and have even been killed in ATV accidents.
ATVs are most often used for recreational activities like hunting and camping, but they are also used as work tools on farms and other businesses. Some of the most popular brands of ATVs include:
- John Deer
- Arctic Cat
Although these are all reputable manufacturers, equipment failure has been known to occur and cause serious accidents. Therefore, even if an accident involves only one vehicle, it is imperative that you call the police to the scene to make a report. Their initial investigation may uncover faulty equipment or improperly maintained parts that contributed to the accident. The injuries suffered during an ATV accident can be catastrophic and result in years of recovery or even death. Some of the most common injury causes include:
- Allowing children to operate larger ATVs
- Driving on public roads or in areas not safe for operation
- Driving in a reckless or dangerous manner
- Driving without proper training
- Hauling a passenger(s) or load beyond manufacturers recommendations
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Blown Tires
- Stuck Accelerators
- Brake Failure
- Steering Failure
- Improper protective gear
If you feel in any way that you were injured in an ATV accident that was not your fault, it is in your best interest to call Roswell ATV accident attorney Casey W. Stevens to speak with you immediately about your case. If you or someone you know has been injured or killed on an ATV you may be eligible for financial compensation for lost wages, current and future medical bills, and in some cases pain and suffering. Our staff is experienced in helping people injured by dangerous ATVs through no fault of their own. We can meet with you in any of our six metro Atlanta offices, at the hospital or in the privacy of your home. Mr. Stevens will provide you with a free initial consultation where he will listen to the details of your case and then offer you his expert legal opinion on the best course of action to recover the compensation that you deserve for your injuries. We do not believe that anyone should be denied the best possible legal representation, so all of our cases are taken on contingency – we do not collect until you do.
Call Casey W. Stevens at 770-408-6364 or contact our office online to schedule a free consultation and case evaluation.