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ATV Accident FAQs
The following data on ATV injuries and deaths is from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission: As of December 31, 2018, CPSC staff received reports of 15,744 ATV-related fatalities occurring between 1982 and 2018. The tally of reported deaths currently includes 264 deaths in 2018, and 463 in 2017. However, counts for these years are expected to increase in future reports, because death reporting for 2017 and 2018 is ongoing.
- Call the police and report the collision to law enforcement.
- If the accident involved another driver, exchange insurance and contact information with the other driver.
- Take photos of the scene and vehicle damage.
- If you develop any new symptoms, you should get medical care right away.
- Report the accident and your injuries to your insurance company immediately.
- It is wise to promptly contact a lawyer.
Liability for an ATV accident depends on the circumstances. Liable parties can include: a negligent driver, an owner of an unsafe and negligently maintained ATV, an property owner whose property contains hidden and unsafe hazards, or an ATV manufacturer.
Preserve Your Rights
If you or a member of your family has been injured in an ATV accident, it is important to act quickly in order to gather and preserve essential evidence and to address other critical and time sensitive considerations. If you have a potential ATV injury claim, please call us and speak with one of our personal injury attorneys to ensure your rights are preserved.