Although all-terrain vehicles, or ATVs, can be fun and entertaining to ride, they pose a number of possible dangers that could lead to serious injuries and even death. There is an even greater risk of injury when children drive these vehicles because they lack the strength and motor skills to handle these ATVs without flipping them. In fact, there were close to 400 reported deaths and 132,000 trips to the emergency room from ATV accidents in 2009 alone.
At the Law Offices of Tragos, Sartes & Tragos, P.L.L.C., our team of skilled Clearwater ATV accident lawyers know how traumatic an injury from an ATV accident can be. Let us take some of the pressure off by fighting for the financial compensation you need. To speak with a Clearwater auto accident lawyer, do not hesitate to call us today at 727-441-9030.
Injuries from All-Terrain Vehicle Accidents
ATVs have long been linked with rollovers and other accidents that can seriously injure the driver and other passengers. Some of the most common injuries from an ATV accident are:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neck or back injuries
- Fractures or dislocations
Safety Tips for ATV Riding
To stay safe while riding an ATV, be sure to abide by the following tips:
- Always wear a helmet and other safety gear
- Never operate an ATV under the influence of alcohol
- Do not let children under the age of 16 operate ATVs
- If you ride alone, make sure you have a communication device like a walkie-talkie or cell phone
Unfortunately, sometimes design defects or manufacturing flaws with an ATV can lead to accidents even for the safest of riders.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury because of an unsafe all-terrain vehicle, you may be entitled to financial compensation to help during this difficult time. Contact the Clearwater ATV accident attorneys of the Law Offices of Tragos, Sartes & Tragos, P.L.L.C., today at 727-441-9030 to discuss your case.