ATV Accident Lawyer Serving San Bernardino & Riverside
All-terrain vehicles, or ATVs, are popular devices for recreational driving as well as getting around on farms. When driven properly, ATVs can be great vehicles for hauling supplies, supervising farmland, and off-roading in California’s mountainous and coastal areas. It is when ATVs have defective parts, flawed design, lack of warning labels, or unsafe operators that they can be deadly. From 2013 to 2015, there were 49 deaths associated with ATVs in California. After a serious ATV accident in Riverside or San Bernardino, get legal help. Come to DeWitt Algorri + Algorri, PC.
Common Factors Involved in ATV Accidents
California is one of the top 10 states in the U.S. for the number of fatal ATV accidents from 1982 to 2012. It is second behind Texas, with 654 deaths total. Many people do not realize how dangerous ATVing can be, and do not take the proper safety precautions to prevent injury, such as wearing helmets or not driving on paved roads. Others do everything they can to operate an ATV safely, only to get into an accident because of someone else’s negligence. Common causes of serious ATV accidents include:
- A child under the age of 16 operating an adult ATV
- Operating single-person ATVs with a passenger
- Operating an ATV under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Two ATVs colliding with one another
- Speeding, hill-climbing, or reckless operation
- ATV rollovers, crush injuries, and entrapment
- Defective auto part installed in the ATV
- ATV design flaw that makes it inherently dangerous
- Lack of proper warning labels, marketing, and instructions
No matter the cause, seek legal counsel after an ATV accident in Southern California. At DeWitt Algorri + Algorri, PC, we’ve helped ATV accident cases achieve settlements and verdicts through aggressive legal representation. We know that many ATV crashes are preventable with due care. Often, they are the outcome of someone’s negligence, whether it’s another operator or the ATV manufacturer/distributor. We have the power to bring your claim to the right people at the right time for a chance at damage compensation.
Why Talk to an ATV Accident Lawyer?
When ATV accidents are serious, they can cause life-changing or fatal injuries. Common injuries in these types of crashes are bone fractures, traumatic brain injury, neck and spinal cord injuries, neurologic injuries, and chest and abdominal damage. If an ATV rolls over, it can crush the operator or trap him/her in the safety net or roll cage. In many cases, ATV accident victims are children. Victims may never be the same, suffering from chronic pain or permanent disability. Medical treatment can be costly and extensive, along with prolonged rehabilitation.
The ATV accident lawyers at DeWitt Algorri + Algorri, PC help injured victims fight for financial recovery through insurance companies and/or civil claims with the Southern California courts. We do our best to secure compensation for our clients’ medical bills, lost wages, lost quality of life, and pain and suffering. We may be able to help you after a serious accident. Call us at (855) 946-6464 or submit our contact form to get in touch with an attorney today.