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Causes of an All-Terrain Vehicle Accident
ATV accidents are on the rise with underage drivers. Even though the age limit for driving an ATV can be as young as 10, they are still required to have adult supervision when driving. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), 440 children under 16 were involved in fatal ATV accidents in 2018. California ranked 5th with 101 reported deaths from ATV accidents. Besides lack of adult supervision, some other causes of these accidents include:
- Collisions with other vehicles, trees, objects, or animals
- Overturns due to speeding
- Driving on a paved surface
- Riding double on a single-passenger ATV
- ATV manufacturing defect
Most of these accidents are fatal, leading to emotional and mental distress for the families involved. These accidents require an expert ATV accident lawyer to help you make an informed decision when handling your claim.
How to Handle an Offroad Accident
When you or a loved one experience an all-terrain vehicle accident, it is important to remain calm and call an ambulance if someone is injured. Do not leave the scene of the accident unless necessary. While waiting for the ambulance and the police to arrive, you can collect personal information from the witnesses and take photographs of the crash details for the insurance claim.
Most importantly, you must reach out to a resourceful ATV injury lawyer to determine the responsible party. While some of the reasons for the accident are the driver’s responsibility, others find themselves in ATV accidents due to poor road conditions on ATV trails. Avrek Law can assist you throughout the process to help you determine the best course of action for your claim.
Where to Find a Resourceful ATV Injury Lawyer
ATV accidents should never be handled alone. Avrek Law can help you determine the responsible party and assist you in receiving maximum compensation from the insurance company, the manufacturer or the property owners of the ATV trail. With more than $1 billion recovered in over 25,000 cases, Avrek Law is the best place to receive expert advice regarding your case. Contact us today for a free consultation and receive the compensation you deserve.