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Operating ATVs is one of the many outdoor activities Texans enjoy. However, when a crash or rollover occurs, the damage can be catastrophic. While these four-wheel vehicles may be used recreationally, they are not to be toyed with. ATVs require an adequate amount of training and supervision, especially for children and teenagers.
If you or a loved one was injured in an ATV accident, Tracey Fox King & Walters can help. We can answer some of the most complex questions relating to ATV accidents and launch an investigation. Contact us today.
There are many safety concerns that ATV operators should always take into consideration. Just because ATVs can travel on various types of terrain doesn’t mean they’re not prone to roll over on uneven surfaces. These vehicles can travel almost at the same speed as cars and weigh up to 600 lbs. All it takes is a simple act of negligence or a minor design defect to cause a crash. The injuries sustained in ATV accidents can be severe, including, but not limited to: broken bones, spinal injuries, head injuries, fractures, paralysis and even death.
Lack of safety training is often cited as the cause of these accidents. Many people who ride ATVs do so infrequently and underestimate the amount of training required. Anyone under the age of 16 is strongly warned against driving an adult ATV. Further, if a passenger cannot touch the floor with their feet while in a sitting position, they should not ride in the ATV.
How we can help
Figuring out who is accountable for an ATV accident can be confusing. That’s why our trusted attorneys are here to answer your questions. If a child or teenager is injured in an ATV accident, the owner or operator may be liable. In accidents caused by terrain defects, often the property or landowner can be held accountable. In other cases, a defect in the ATV can cause an accident, in which the manufacturer can be held accountable. An experienced Texas ATV accident attorney will stop at nothing to help you recover to the fullest extent possible.
That’s why you need to speak with Tracey Fox King & Walters and find out how we can help you. With have years of experience serving Texas, and our case results speak for themselves. Contact us today and schedule a free case evaluation.