ATV Mechanical Defects
When it comes to extreme sports and hobbies, ATV off-road riding is certainly somewhere near the top. With a popularity that has grown significantly in the past 10 years, its easy to see why. These vehicles have become cheaper and now have more options to buy. All in all, ATVs are a fun hobby to have. That said, they can also be very, very dangerous. Many safety precautions must be taken when riding an ATV. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, over 100,000 ATV related injuries occur each year for a variety of reasons. Mostly intoxication and reckless driving. But what if a rider is responsible? What if a mechanical defect is to blame?
Have you or someone you know been injured in an ATV accident due to a mechanical defect? If so, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Contact an ATV accident attorney in your area to discuss your potential case today.
ATV accidents can be dangerous in the same ways a car could but recent studies suggest that ATVs have a higher chance of someone being fatally injured. This is because ATVs generally have no roofs or complete external protection and instead relies on the driver to be in protective gear. A mechanical error could cause an accident with devastating injuries such as:
Whenever a company discovers that there is an issue with one of their products, they do their best to inform consumers of a product recall or update them on their new finds. Consumers spend their hard earned money on ATVs with the idea that what they are buying has been tested to high safety standard and has been approved as safe for use by consumers. They do not expect that what they are buying could have a potentially fatal flaw that could lead to injury.
Some of the injuries above are life changing and could require therapy both physically and mentally for years. Aside from the obvious pain one could experience, the cost of these treatments could add up quickly and make for a terrible financial situation. You don't have to go through this alone! Act quickly!
If you or someone you know has been injured due to a mechanical defect on an ATV vehicle, contact an ATV accident lawyer to review your case on obtaining the legal compensation your deserve.