All-Terrain Vehicle Accident Statistics
All-terrain vehicles, also called ATVs, are a fantastic way to see Washington. They allow you to experience the beautiful state without having to stay on a road. They provide a unique and thrilling way to explore Washington’s natural beauty. There are many trails to explore, in any number of our state and national parks. However, ATVs can be dangerous as well. They differ from other vehicles, and are dangerous in ways that other vehicles, such as cars, are not. Additionally, ATV accidents tend to skew a bit younger than other kinds of vehicle accidents as well.
- According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 15,744 ATV-related fatalities occurred between 1982 and 2018.
- Additionally, during that same time, CPSC received reports of 3,353 ATV-related fatalities of children younger than 16. This is 21 percent of all reported ATV-related fatalities.
- Finally, in 2016, there were 591 ATV-related fatalities Eleven percent of those were children younger than 16. Of those children, 45 percent were under age of 12.
“What Are The Common Injuries In These Accidents?”
Furthermore, as we mentioned, ATVs can be dangerous. Their accidents can be horrific and they frequently are. Some of the commonly occurring injuries that result from ATV accidents are:
- Broken bones
- Skull fractures
- Spinal cord damage
- Limb amputation
- Traumatic brain injury
- Wrongful death
Of course, any accident can be dangerous. However, ATV accidents can be particularly nasty.
Additionally, these accidents are not always the fault of the driver. If you’re suffering from injuries resulting from an ATV, we at Premier Law Group will help you. We will provide the best help possible for you to recover and get every penny you deserve.
Contact Premier Law Group to schedule a free ATV accident case review today. Call 206.285.1743.
ATV Accident Liability
When injured on an ATV, you must be able to prove another party is at fault. You must do this in order to recover damages. However, this can be difficult with ATV accidents. Evidence needs to be able to show the cause of a victim’s injuries. However, if there are no injuries or no damage that is caused in a crash, there is no way to file a claim.
Usually, you do not encounter other vehicles when off-roading. However, that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. An attorney with experience in ATV injury claims will help you navigate this situation while you focus on your recovery.
Further, when filing an ATV accident claim you may receive compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Funeral costs
Moreover, ATV accidents can be devastating. If you or a loved one have been involved in an ATV accident, you deserve the very best representation. Especially if you’ve been injured on an ATV due to someone else’s negligence.
At Premier Law Group, our experienced attorneys will deal with insurance companies to get you every penny you are owed. That way you can focus on recovery.
Insurance Issues with in ATV Accidents
The reality is, insurance companies want to pay the smallest amount possible in compensation. You need an experienced ATV accident attorney who can successfully deal with the insurance company’s claims. At Premier Law Group, we’ll help you either in court or before a lawsuit is ever necessary.
Frequently, ATV accidents involve serious damage or severe injuries. An attorney is necessary to adequately prove liability and successfully negotiate with an insurance company.
Most importantly, an experienced lawyer will help you navigate the possible avenues for recovering compensation for the injured victim.
At Premier Law Group, our Washington State ATV accident lawyers have spent years helping ATV operators and their families get the compensation they deserve.
Contact a Dedicated ATV Accident Attorney
There are a number of things you can do to help protect your ATV accident claim. If possible, collect information from others who are involved in the accident. Try to get names, addresses, phone numbers, and insurance information.
Though it may not be feasible while off-roading, document the names and phone numbers of witnesses. If possible, remember to call the authorities if that’s appropriate. Also, be sure to take photos of the accident scene. Try to include the vehicles and people involved. Additionally, include photos of your injuries right after the accident and as they are healing.
Furthermore, there are many advantages to hiring someone as soon as possible. Contact Premier Law Group to speak with one of our Washington ATV accident lawyers. It is one of the best things you can do to protect your ATV accident claim. We offer free initial case reviews for ATV accidents in Washington State. Additionally, we will help protect your health, emotional well-being, and finances right away, and give you useful resources.
At Premier Law Group, we aim to provide everyone who contacts us with more information about their legal options – whether we end up representing them or not. Contact Premier Law Group to schedule a FREE ATV accident case review today. Call 206.285.1743.