All-terrain vehicles, or ATVs, are great ways to get around off-road. Whether you need to get some equipment or gear from place to place or you are just looking to have a good time outdoors, you probably never expect you will need a Kansas City ATV accident lawyer.
At Peddicord & Townsend LLC, our knowledgeable and experienced team is ready to help if you or a loved one have been injured in an ATV crash due to the negligence of another person. We are going to investigate what happened so we can secure the compensation you need.
We want to give you some statistics to start this conversation because it is important to understand that ATVs, when used improperly, can cause serious injuries. The Consumer Protection Safety Commission keeps track of all of the injury and death reports related to ATVs. We know that during the latest reporting year in the US, there were:
Over the last few decades, there have been over 15,000 people killed in ATV crash incidents. From 1982 to 2013 in Missouri, there were 381 ATV incident fatalities. From 2014 to 2015, there were 49 deaths, and there are hundreds of reported fatalities still under investigation by the agency.
However, most ATV crashes do not result in death. Rather, they often cause serious injuries. It is not uncommon for us to see the following in the aftermath of an ATV crash:
ATV crash victims often face major medical expenses. If a victim cannot work while they recover, they could lose the income they need to support themselves and their families. Any company that offers ATV rentals should ensure that users are properly trained and have the safety equipment necessary.
Many ATV crashes are preventable. It is up to ATV owners and commercial operators to regularly inspect and maintain their vehicles and trails.
The aftermath of any crash can be scary and confusing, especially when an ATV is involved. If the carelessness or negligence of another person is to blame for an injury to you or a loved one, the team at Peddicord & Townsend LLC is ready to step in and help. We will get to the bottom of what happened and work with all parties involved. Our goal is to secure the compensation you need, including: