According to U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) statistics, ATV (all-terrain vehicle) injuries and deaths are on the rise — and in fact have doubled in the past decade. According to this recent CPSC study, ATV riders who are involved in a collision and survive most often suffer from bone fractures, traumatic brain injuries, hemorrhages and skull fractures.
ATV Accident Lawyer Charleson, West Virginia
If you have been injured or if a family member has died as a result of an ATV accident in West Virginia, you are well advised to seek top-notch legal counsel. Contact the law offices of Bailey, Javins & Carter, L.C. regarding injuries and accidents, such as the following:
- Four-wheeler rollover
- Tractor wreck resulting in head injury or spinal cord injury
- Fatal accident (your child or other loved one was killed when thrown from an ATV that hit a tree or hit a pole)
Dr. Chetan Shah, lead author of the study, states that, “Parents need to understand that ATVs are not toys. We tend to think short-term and believe that we’re giving children a toy or some kind of entertainment with an ATV. But, remember, a trip to the ER is in no way recreational. . . . I think parents probably don’t have a real picture of the consequences and the injuries these machines can cause.”
Specifically, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission found that 467 people died from ATV-related injuries in 2005, up from 200 fatalities in 1995. In 2005, 136,700 Americans went to the emergency room as a result of ATV-related injuries, more than double the number (52,200) of ATV-related ER visits in 1995. Between 1995 and 2005, the CPSC logged 455 child injuries in just one hospital in Arkansas, including the following:
- Six deaths
- 77 fractures to the skull
- 62 hemorrhages
- 53 brain injuries
- 12 spine fractures, three with damage to the spinal cord
- 32 lung injuries
- 11 amputations
- 159 children with fractures to extremities, such as leg bones
Insurance and ATV companies are well armed with lawyers who are specifically hired to help those companies escape or limit liability. The best way to ensure that you will receive maximum recovery of all compensation allowed by law and specified under the terms of relevant insurance policies is to enlist the assistance of your own proven effective, experienced personal injury attorney.
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Contact one of our experienced Charleston ATV accident lawyers today for a free consultation and case evaluation. We understand the uncertainty you face after a serious injury and we are ready to assess your case and fight for your future.