All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) are growing more and more popular. As such, the number of ATV accidents is on the rise. What's behind the rise in all terrain vehicle accidents? Driver error, increased power, speed, and the profile of ATVs. Unfortunately, these off-road accidents can have severe consequences, leading to injury and even death.
ATVs operation is largely unregulated by the federal government and state law. Though many car dealers offer classes on driving an ATV, drivers often opt out and drive the vehicles without adequate training. In addition, these vehicles are often used on personal property by children and young people well below driving age. A recent study showed that drivers under age 15 are more than twice as likely to overturn or lose control of their ATV.
The causes of all terrain vehicle accidents are varied. Driver error can be a factor, as can terrain, weather conditions, and even the presence of other ATVs. Most ATV injuries involve spinal cord and head trauma, which can lead to brain damage, neurological conditions including paralysis, and even death. These permanent injuries can affect a victim's ability to work and participate in normal daily activities, and can cost thousands of dollars in required medical and other care.
If you or a loved one have suffered injuries in an ATV accident, seek the compensation to which you are entitled by retaining New Jersey personal injury attorneys with the knowledge and resources to properly pursue your claim. Known throughout New Jersey as an aggressive, highly competent NJ vehicle accident law firm and renowned for their track record of settlements and jury verdicts, Blume Forte has the experience to investigate and pursue your all terrain vehicle accident.
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