Were you injured in an ATV accident?
While many people enjoy the thrill and excitement that comes with driving and/or riding on an ATV, there is a substantial risk of serious personal injury, especially to children, who are involved in ATV accidents.
In many cases, ATV accidents are the result of negligence or recklessness on the part of the driver. Many people don’t understand how to properly use an ATV, do not follow the carrying capacity and/or age limits established by the manufacturer, and do not use the proper safety equipment when riding an ATV.
Causes of ATV accidents can range from driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding, exceeding the capacity of the vehicle, or equipment failure. One of the biggest dangers of driving and/or riding on an ATV is the possibility of a rollover.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that in 2015 alone approximately 98,000 people were treated for ATV injuries. About 700 people are killed every year as a result of an ATV accident with one-third of these deaths occurring in children under the age of 16.
ATV accidents can be complicated when it comes to determining liability. Hiring an attorney to file a personal injury lawsuit is critical to the success of your claim. If you or a loved one has been involved in an ATV accident in Southern California that you believe was caused by the negligence or recklessness of another or by a product defect, Encino- based personal injury attorney, Gregory Yates, is well known throughout the greater Los Angeles area for tirelessly fighting complex cases on behalf of his injured clients and their families.
Your recovery will last longer than your lawsuit
ATV accidents can have very dangerous consequences. Some of the most serious injuries suffered as the result of an ATV accident include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord, head, and neck injuries
- Broken bones and dislocations of the leg and arm
- Chest and abdominal injuries
The treatment for these types of serious injuries is costly and often requires long-term, ongoing physical therapy and other rehabilitative services. For many individuals, their injuries are catastrophic and life-changing.
Greg Yates has more than 30 years of experience when it comes to litigating serious personal injury cases and has one of the highest success rates in the state. He will fight to make sure that your receive the highest compensation to which you are entitled to help in covering medical costs, the costs of hospital and nursing care, loss of earning potential, and other non-economic losses such as pain and suffering and emotional distress.
Getting full compensation for your injuries
ATVs are dangerous, easy to crash, and ATV accident injuries are very likely to be serious or even catastrophic. The resulting medical and hospital bills as well as the cost of future treatment and rehabilitation are extremely high.
Contact the Los Angeles personal injury law firm of Greg Yates, serious motor vehicle accident attorney, to set up a free consultation to discuss your case.