ATV Wrongful Death
When it comes to having extreme fun, few things can compare to the adrenaline rush that comes with off-road ATV riding. The smell of the dirt, the erratic driving, the high speeds. It's enough to make anyone feel truly free from their boring everyday life. The chance to be a daredevil if only for a minute. Still, this hobby can be very dangerous if all the right precautions are not taken. It could lead to a terrible accident that could result in a life changing injury or worse, death.
If a loved one suffered an ATV accident death due to someone else's negligence, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim for compensation. Contact an ATV accident lawyer to discuss your potential case today.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that over 880 ATV related deaths occur each year. This number includes not only those who operate the vehicle themselves but victims who get in their way. Interestingly enough, ATVs were once declared unsafe because of their three-wheel construction. This was later changed to four-wheel construction in an effort to make the vehicle safer. But as time passed, ATVs got more affordable and the accidents became more common. The following could result in wrongful death:
The sad part of these cases is that most times, it could all be avoided altogether. With a little care and consideration, everyone could just have a good time and stay safe. Unfortunately, some people just don't care about the safety of themselves or others. A death could cause great harm to a family. Aside from the grief and complete sense of loss and despair, the financial burden can be immense. Between funeral costs among other expenses that inevitably crop up, the family or loved ones could find themselves in a difficult financial situation making an already difficult period of time worse.
In cases of a wrongful death, someone is usually to blame. If someone caused this death and could have avoided the tragedy, they could possibly be held liable for any y damages. It is important to act quickly.
If someone you loved died in ATV accident, you may be able entitled to compensation for wrongful death. Contact an ATV accident lawyer in your area to discuss your potential case today.