Orlando ATV Accident Attorney
According to the CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission), approximately 146,000 people have been treated in emergency rooms for ATV-related injuries. This is in addition to the people who were killed in all-terrain vehicle accidents. More than a quarter of these injuries and deaths involved children. Consumer groups claim the ATV’s are unsafe and the manufacturers are responsible. Industry spokespeople claim the injuries are due to driver error (mostly high speeds and lack of helmets).
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in an ATV accident, contact the experienced Florida Auto Injury attorney at the Law Offices of Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D., in Winter Park, Florida. The legal team at the Law Offices of Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D., focuses on representing clients in personal injury, accident and wrongful death claims. We are primarily concerned with seeking justice and compensation for clients who have been injured due to the negligence of another person or entity. We are dedicated to honestly, diligently and aggressively protecting the interests of injured people and their families.
ATV’s are motorized recreational and work vehicles with either three or four wheels that are used for various outdoor activities. Most ATVs are used for off-road riding. The faster and larger vehicles can reach speeds of 55 mph and weigh up to 500 pounds.
Experts claim that a major cause of the rising death and injury rates is due to the manufacture of heavier, stronger, faster vehicles. In addition, driver or rider inexperience during the operation of these powerful ATVs results in more frequent and serious accidents.
The majority of ATV deaths result from a high impact collision or overturned vehicle. Unfortunately, these accidents may cause brain injury and spinal cord injury. Accidents involving these types of catastrophic injuries can result in lifelong physical disabilities, paralysis or death.
ATV Laws and Victim Rights
Many states have adopted ATV laws that require accident reports to be completed anytime someone is injured or killed in an ATV accident. This report must be filed with law enforcement officials in the specific town or city where the injury occurred.
Any parties responsible for the ATV accident may also be held liable for injuries and damages suffered by the victim of the accident.
ATV accident victims and their families may be entitled to seek compensation for the following type of injuries:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning ability
- Mental anguish
- Loss of companionship
To learn more about your legal options after an ATV accident, please contact our Orlando auto injury attorney at the Law Offices of Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D., for a free consultation
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