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ATV Accident Lawyer
ATV Accident Attorneys
Many people in Alabama enjoy being outdoors. One of the most popular outdoor hobbies is the use of recreational all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). But one accident can turn an enjoyable hobby into a nightmare.
Accidents involving All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) and Off-Highway Vehicles (OHVs) are frequent and can be quite serious. Many include overturning, collisions, and occupant ejection. The Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) latest data shows an annual average of more than 700 deaths and an estimated 100,000 emergency department-treated injuries involving them.
The ATV accident lawyers at Jinks Crow have more than 40 years of experience helping injured clients, including ATV riders and their families. If you have been hurt in an ATV accident as a result of someone else’s negligence or a defective product, ATV accident lawyers can help you seek compensation for your injuries or the wrongful death of a loved one. Contact us today to schedule a free and confidential consultation.
How many ATV accidents happen a year?
According to CPSC’s latest report, during a three-year period in the United States, there were:
2,211 deaths associated with OHVs, which include ATVs, recreational off-highway vehicles, and utility-terrain vehicles
ATVs accounted for nearly three-quarters of the deaths.
Nearly 300 deaths were among children under the age of 16.
The CPSC estimates that 112,300 injuries associated with OHVs were treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments in 2020.
Over five years, ATVs were the vehicle involved in 96 percent of OHV injuries.
The following 10 states accounted for 931 deaths or more than 42 percent of the off-highway vehicle deaths: Texas; West Virginia; Pennsylvania; Kentucky; California; Florida; North Carolina; New York; Alabama and Michigan.
Is an ATV accident considered a motor vehicle?
Many think that injuries and deaths involving ATVs cannot be pursued like car wrecks. While off-highway accidents must be handled differently, those responsible can still be held accountable. While they are different from car accidents, ATV accident lawyers experienced in such cases, such as those at Jinks Crow, have been able to recover for their clients.
Who is liable in an ATV accident?
Legal liability generally stems from negligent, grossly negligent, or intentional conduct. Those who engage in conduct that causes death or injury must compensate for the damage done and may also face punitive damages. This could be the operator of the ATV or the operator of any other vehicle with which a collision occurs.
The law of product liability could also come into play. Many injuries suffered because of ATVs are the result of defective products. ATVs or their components are designed, manufactured, or distributed with defects making them unsafe. Sometimes products that are inherently dangerous have warnings, but often those warnings are inadequate. The failure to adequately warn of dangers can also result in liability for those in a position of giving the warnings.
Like catastrophic car accidents, the potentially responsible parties are not always obvious. Skilled and knowledgeable personal injury lawyers, such as those at Jinks Crow, are used to these challenges. They know what to look for and where to look. They have relationships with experts who can help pin down what happened in the accident and how it could have been prevented.
Doing this homework helps the Jinks Crow ATV accident lawyers secure the recovery to which their clients are entitled – to fully compensate them for their losses and to see that they don’t happen to someone else. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.
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