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All Terrain Vehicle Accident Attorney

Texas ATV Accidents Lawyer For Injured People

All-terrain vehicles, also known as ATV’s are built to be driven on rugged terrain-thus their name. However, because the courses upon which they are driven are often so rugged and because they are often driven at high speeds and in an aggressive manner, injuries suffered in the course of riding an all-terrain vehicle can be serious. Broken bones that require hospitalizations or even surgeries are not uncommon occurrences for those who regularly use ATV’s. This can lead to costly medical bills. Often, the victims of ATV accidents also are forced to miss time from work in order to recover from their injuries and to heal. This also can lead to lost income for such ATV accident victims. You can, therefore, see that ATV accidents are not just fun and games. They can have serious consequences that can ruin someone’s life or result in the loss of life.

The Pascoe Law Firm knows the dangers riders of all ages face while riding ATV vehicles. Our law firm represents people who have been injured in Texas ATV accidents as passengers and children who have been injured in crashes when adults fail to supervise them. All Terrain Vehicle ATV Injuries Children riding all-terrain vehicles (ATV’s) are more likely to sustain a severe injury than their older counterparts. While it may be easy to blame young children for causing an accident, many mishaps are primarily due to the poor judgment of adults who are responsible for supervising their use. Children (under 16 years old) experience a disproportionate number of injuries when operating ATV’s.

Sobering Safety Statistics Regarding Recreational Vehicle Accidents

  • Compared with virtually any other recreational activity, statistics tell us that children and adults are more apt to suffer an injury of a significant nature.
  • Over the last decade, more than 100 children have died every year in ATV accidents.
  • In 2008, 37,700 children were injured severely enough to require emergency room treatment related to ATV rollovers and crashes.
  • More than 9.5 million 4-wheel ATVs were in use in 2007, and the number of such vehicles in use continues to grow at more than 10% annually.

 Safety Precautions Needed To Stay Safe On ATV’s

​Adults allowing a child to ride an ATV under their supervision have a legal responsibility to implement common sense precautions to ensure the safety of riders, passengers and spectators alike. Implementing these precautions can go a long way towards reducing the number of accidents and their severity:

  • Provide a safe area for children to operate their vehicle
  • Provide instruction on usage
  • Provide safety equipment (helmets and pads)
  • Maintain equipment
  • Use machines appropriate for the child’s age and size

When adults fail to uphold their responsibilities and a child sustains an ATV injury, there may be a potential case against them. There may very well be liability insurance to cover the loss, especially if the injury occurs at a person’s home, business, or camp.

All Terrain Vehicle Dangers 

​Riding in or driving an all-terrain vehicle can be a tremendous adrenaline rush but it can also be extremely dangerous. If done safely and properly, driving or riding along as a passenger in an ATV can be great fun. Unfortunately, many people will consume alcohol before driving an ATV, which can lead to serious consequences for other ATV drivers and passengers.
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 This can lead to collisions between ATV’s due to one driver’s negligence in getting behind the wheel in a state they are not fit to be operating any type of vehicle, much less a complicated and dangerous piece of machinery like an all-terrain vehicle.
​Not only can this lead to criminal charges, but it can cause injuries to passengers or other ATV drivers in the vicinity. Finally, many people like to get out and “let loose” behind the wheel of an ATV and may engage in reckless behavior they would not ordinarily engage in with a normal car, for instance, by driving at breakneck speeds or taking sharp turns without braking. This can lead to issues for other drivers on the course or even passengers in the reckless driver’s ATV, who can be thrown from the vehicle and suffer serious injuries or even death as a result of one person taking things too far.

Common Types of Injuries in ATV Accidents

​When ATVs, dirt bikes, or four wheelers are involved in crashes, injuries can be serious. Some are even fatal. Typically, a rider’s body is exposed with little protection in the event of a crash. Despite their relatively small size, some of these vehicles can reach high speeds, which enhances the possibility of serious injury in a crash. Additionally, these vehicles often are operated in places where the environment presents hazards such as boulders or fallen trees. Some commonly seen injuries in ATV and other recreational accidents include:

  • Concussion
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injuries or paralysis
  • Herniated discs in the back or neck
  • Broken bones
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Bruises, cuts, and scrapes

How the Houston ATV Accident Attorney at the Pascoe Law Firm Can Help Victims

​There may be several different avenues for pursuing compensation for your injuries and damages resulting from an ATV or other recreational vehicle accident that will depend upon the circumstances of your claim. In some instances, you may seek compensation from the person who was operating the vehicle. Under other circumstances, it may be the vehicle’s owner or the vehicle’s manufacturer. Or it may be the person who owned the property where the accident happened if it was caused by hidden hazards on the property. An experienced attorney can evaluate all of the facts and evidence in support of your claim and help you to identify the responsible party, then work to get your bills and other damages paid.
At the Pascoe Law Firm, we have successfully represented individuals who have been injured in ATV accidents in the past and have had success in obtaining compensation for their injuries suffered in such accidents. The Pascoe Law Firm understands the challenges involved in resolving claims for injuries suffered in ATV accidents and what makes those claims different from other types of accidents. Therefore, if you have been involved in an accident involving an all-terrain vehicle in Houston or elsewhere in Texas, and have been injured, please call us today for a free consultation with one of our lawyers. For more information please visit our main motorcycle accident page or call us at 713-829-4317.

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