The attorneys at Murphy & Pressentin have handled numerous ATV and recreations vehicle cases. Recreational vehicles is a growing cause for emergency room visits, oftentimes resulting in serious brain trauma or accidental death. Each client is just as important as the next and the compensation clients have received by hiring us helps them recover and move forward in their lives.
According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, all-terrain vehicles, or ATVs, are the cause of roughly 650 deaths and 100,000 injuries per year. Of those injuries, 1/3 of them are children under the age of 16. ATVs seem like a fun and exciting activity to do during the summer or on vacation but the risks these vehicles pose can be deadly. The number one cause of death and injury from ATVs is rollovers. ATVs weigh up to 600 pounds and can travel 65 miles per hour or more. The speed and weight of ATVs are immense, increasing the danger to the driver, passenger, and bystanders when the ATV is in motion. Being smart when driving an ATV is helpful in preventing catastrophes. Use safety equipment like helmets and protective clothing, never allow more riders than the ATV allows, stay off paved roads when using an ATV, and get training from a qualified instructor before use.
If you or someone you know has been injured or died as a result of an ATV accident, give the experienced attorneys at Murphy & Pressentin a call today at 866-230-2282.
When you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, it’s important that you know your rights and responsibilities to help bring justice for your suffering and compensation to your pain. The team of personal injury professionals at Murphy & Pressentin can help you recover monetary compensation for the losses to you and your family.