Central Illinois Personal Injury Lawyers
All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and off-road utility vehicles can be great for recreation. But every year many people are injured in ATV accidents and off-road utility vehicle accidents. Children represent a large percentage of those injured each year by ATV and off-road utility vehicle accidents because many children drive or ride with other children or teenagers that are not yet old enough to understand proper operating techniques. The experienced personal injury lawyers at Bolen Robinson & Ellis understand how traumatic an ATV or off-road utility vehicle accident can be, and our personal injury attorneys are committed to ensuring that those injured in such crashes obtain the results they deserve.
About ATV and Off-Road Utility Vehicle Accidents
Common ATVs or Off-Road Utility Vehicles include:
- Four-wheel-drive pickup trucks.
- Dirt bikes.
- Dune buggies.
- Four wheelers.
- Three wheelers.
- Snow mobiles.
- Golf carts.
Despite safety features, human error is still a dominant factor in almost all serious ATV and Off-Road Utility Vehicle Accidents. Frequently, these accidents are caused by:
- Driver negligence – Negligent drivers often are speeding, not paying attention, or attempt dangerous stunts.
- Distracted drivers – Such as when drivers are texting or talking on their cell phone.
- Bad or unsafe weather conditions or poor visibility.
- Intoxicated drivers.
- Fatigued drivers.
In addition, ATV accidents and Off-Road Utility Vehicle accidents are often caused by:
- Rollover crashes.
- Unanticipated and uncontrollable acceleration.
- Brake failure.
- Tire failure.
Common injuries include:
- Head injuries.
- Fractured bones.
- Cuts and bruising.
- Burn injuries.
- Spinal cord injuries.
- Internal injuries.
Contact BRE Law for a Free Consultation
Victims of ATV and off-road utility vehicle accidents often suffer the burden of large expenses, including hospital bills, medical treatment and medication, childcare, loss of personal time with loved ones, and missed time from work. A successful personal injury claim can reimburse victims for those expenses.
Bolen Robinson & Ellis is committed to ensuring that victims of ATV and off-road utility accidents obtain the results that they deserve. If you or your child has been injured in a recreational vehicle accident, please contact us to schedule a free consultation.
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