Many families enjoy riding ATVs for recreation, and a lot of people use ATVs daily for their work, such as people who work in agriculture or similar fields. Riding ATVs can be both a fun way to spend a nice afternoon or an efficient way to get from one part of a larger property to another. Many riders use safety gear such as helmets and “armored” jumpsuits to ensure that when they ride, they ride safely, but even with these protections in place, when an ATV accident happens the results can be awful. Serious injuries and even death are not uncommon outcomes with ATV accidents, and recovering from injuries can be a time-consuming process that leaves you unable to work, and thus, unable to earn, resulting in you being unable to pay for those piled-up medical bills. However, accident victims may be entitled to receive financial compensation for their pain and suffering under civil law. If you were hurt while riding an ATV and want to discuss your legal options with an ATV accident lawyer so you can become informed about your rights as an accident victim, the attorneys at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. are here to help.
Being involved in an ATV crash can be a confusing experience, leaving you unsure of what steps to take first. Here is what you should do in the aftermath of an ATV accident:
The Consumer Product Safety Commission publishes data regarding ATV-related deaths and injuries each year. According to their 2016 report on the subject, more than 100,000 people were injured in ATV crashes during 2016 and more than 660 estimated fatalities in 2015 (the last year for which sufficient data was available for estimation to be conducted). Contusions, abrasions and bone fractures were the most common types of ATV-related injuries treated in emergency departments during 2016, with most of these injuries occurring to the arms and the head and neck of the injured parties.
If you need an ATV accident lawyer in Raytown, contact Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. for a free consultation. We have more than 40 years of experience in the legal field and we are committed to helping our clients turn a bad day into a brighter future by pursuing legal justice. We will work hard to help you recover damages, and we work on a fee-contingency basis so you pay no legal fees until your case is won or successfully resolved via an out-of-court settlement. Call today for your free case evaluation.
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