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several people on four wheeler ATVs and one crashes

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.
  • Quads.
  • 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.
  • Amputations.
  • 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.

BRE Law Personal Injury News and Blog

The BRE Law team recently enjoyed a wonderful afternoon on Lake Decatur. This trip reminded us of water safety, and inspired this post about water safety tips. If you enjoy getting out on the water like we do, these 5 water safety tips may help you or your loved one avoid an injury.

Handling a personal injury claim on your own can be stressful. Our experienced personal injury lawyers are here to help, and can help guide you to a successful resolution of your personal injury claim.

Motor vehicle accidents are scary. If you are involved in a car accident, truck accident, or motorcycle accident, this general advice include steps that you can take to help protect yourself.

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