All Terrain Off Road Vehicle Accidents
The Consumer Product Safety Commission issues an annual report with statistics about ATV accidents. Their sister site, ATVsafety.gov, lists more than 300 deaths due to ATV accidents during 2011; more than 50 of those deaths were children. More than 100,000 individuals were treated in emergency rooms due to injuries received while riding ATVs. These statistics cover vehicles with both three and four wheel ATVs.
ATVs are a fun and exciting hobby for many people, including children. However, this hobby is not without its risks. Even when an ATV is properly operated, accidents can and do happen. Collisions and rollovers are the most common kinds of ATV accidents that occur. Common ATV accident injuries include head and neck injuries, traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, back injuries, and paralysis.
ATV accidents can be complicated. One complication is figuring out who is responsible for the accident. If you were injured because of someone else’s ATV, you may need to bring a lawsuit against the owner of it. If you were riding the ATV on a trail and you wrecked because of damage that was on the trail, the owner of the trail may be responsible for your injuries. Many states use a standard of negligence called comparative negligence. In short, how much responsibility did each party have for the ATV accident that occurred? Rider error and trail damage aren’t the only cause of these accidents. Sometimes, the cause of an accident is mechanical failure. If the ATV was defective in some way, you may have a claim against the manufacturer and the retailer. Claims may need to be filed against a homeowners policy or a business policy in order to pay for the medical costs and other costs you incurred because of the ATV accident.
If you are in the Fort Worth area and you are injured in an ATV accident, it is important that you seek the help of an experienced Fort Worth personal injury lawyer. These injuries can devastate a person’s life by causing permanent disability. Many times, these injuries need on-going treatment. People lose time from work or sometimes lose the ability to participate in their chosen occupation. Sadly, many people also lose their lives due to ATV accidents.
Recovering Millions for Injured Clients in Fort Worth
Crowe Arnold & Majors, LLP has recovered more than $110,000,000 on behalf of clients. We have more than 25 years of experience representing injured people. We have seen the struggle with medical bills that occurs because of an ATV accident. What should have been a fun outing turned into a painful nightmare that requires a lifetime of medical care due to a serious injury.
Crowe Arnold & Majors, LLP is fully prepared to handle your ATV accident case from start to finish. We handle the insurance company and the opposing party while you focus on recovering from your injuries. We offer an entire network of experts to help you get the money you deserve for your injuries.
Our focus is to protect your legal rights while providing you with competent and compassionate representation. We will answer your questions on a down-to-earth level. Crowe Arnold & Majors, LLP works on a contingency fee basis. This means that you don’t need a big retainer to get the legal help that you need. If we don’t win or settle your case, you don’t pay us.
Contact Our Fort Worth Injury Attorneys at (214) 231-0555
If you were involved in an ATV accident in Fort Worth, contact Crowe Arnold & Majors, LLP today. We offer two convenient methods of contact to schedule your free initial consultation. Our toll free number is (214) 231-0555. We also have a web form available for your use. Submit your information through our website and one of our knowledgeable and professional staff members will get in contact with you to book your consultation.
In addition to our free consultation, we have flexible scheduling. If you aren’t able to come into our office, we can come to your home or hospital room to discuss your ATV accident. Don’t wait, get your life back with the help of Crowe Arnold & Majors, LLP.