All-terrain vehicles, more commonly known as ATVs, are three- and four-wheeled motorized vehicles used for off-road riding on rugged terrain. ATVs are used for both fun and rescue purposes because they provide quick and easy access in off-road areas. Unfortunately, like every motorized vehicle, they can also be dangerous. Every year, numerous people, including children, are severely injured in ATV accidents.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in an ATV accident in Michigan, contact the personal injury attorneys at Grewal Law PLLC for a free case consultation. We can be reached online or by calling (888) 211-5798.
Injuries to Minors
Children under the age of 16 are the most at risk for ATV accidents. A typical adult-size ATV can weigh in excess of 750 pounds and can travel as fast as 75 miles per hour, yet their association with fun and their use in many work applications, especially on farms and ranches, can lead to lax safety precautions, training, and other dangerous conditions.
In addition to lax safety precautions, the motorized components of ATVs can be dangerous, especially to children or those without a working knowledge of the vehicle. Unfortunately, reported cases of serious injury and death from ATV accidents and rollovers have increased along with their increased use.
Severe injury can also occur due to:
- Manufacturing defects
- Operating while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Poorly maintained vehicles
- Environmental conditions
If you or a loved one has been injured, contact our Michigan ATV accident attorneys for a consultation. Due to the complex nature of these and all personal injury claims, it is important that you have an experienced lawyer on your side who can help you through your case.
Please contact us today at (888) 211-5798 for a free phone consultation regarding your case. We look forward to hearing from you.