ATV Accidents

by: Casey W. Stevens

A four-wheeler, “quad”, or ATV can be a useful tool to haul heavy objects where road conditions do not allow for the use of more traditional vehicles. However, most are used recreationally for camping, hunting, or trail riding. These vehicles can be incredibly fun to ride, but they can also be dangerous – even when they are operated within the manufacturer’s guidelines. When operated by children, teens, or other inexperienced riders, the risks increase exponentially. The design of these vehicles make them ideal for maneuvering over rough terrain, but also make them susceptible to rolling over. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has conducted studies that reveal that there are as many as 100,000 emergency room visits each year resulting from ATV-related injuries and 25% of those were for children under 16 years old.

While many ATV accident claims are successfully handled through insurance companies, some victims choose to seek out the services of a personal injury attorney who can help them reach a settlement with those responsible or file a legal action seeking compensation for their suffering. Statistics show that accident victims who are represented by personal injury attorneys receive an average of three times the settlement amounts of those that attempt to negotiate on their own. Attorneys like Casey Stevens, who have experience handling ATV accident lawsuits can thoroughly evaluate your case and help file claims against negligent drivers, manufacturers or technicians.  

Call the Law Offices of Casey W. Stevens for a FREE case evaluation today: 678-240-2493

Factors Contributing to ATV Accidents
As with any accident, there are many factors that can cause or contribute to ATV accidents. The most common causes fall into the two categories of operator behavior and equipment failure. Not all of these injury causes are covered under the category of negligence, and therefore, some may not be compensable causes. Types of ATV accidents include but are not limited to:

  • Stuck Accelerators
  • Brake Failure
  • Steering Failure
  • Blown Tires
  • Driving on public roads when the vehicle is not road equipped
  • Driving in a reckless or dangerous manner
  • Operating in the dark
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Driving without proper training
  • Hauling a passenger(s) or load beyond manufacturers recommendations 
  • Allowing children to operate adult sized ATVs 

Common ATV Injuries
ATV accidents can be violent, often throwing a victim from the vehicle. At times the victim is then injured by having the full weight of the four-wheeler roll over on top of them. These accidents can result in serious, often life-threatening injuries, including:

  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Burn injuries
  • Major and minor brain trauma
  • Crush injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Spinal cord damage 
  • Amputations
  • Other injuries

When to call an attorney
As with any personal injury claim, the injuries sustained must have been caused by another person’s recklessness, negligence, or because of a manufacturing defect. If you or someone you love has been injured on an ATV through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to compensation to cover your medical expenses, as well as for your pain and suffering. You owe it to yourself to have your case evaluated by an attorney like Casey W. Stevens before signing any statements or agreements from the insurance companies. You should contact a personal injury attorney with experience handling ATV cases in Georgia immediately if:

The negligent party is not insured.
You are experiencing prolonged delays in settling the claim.  The insurance company refuses to fully compensate you for medical expenses, property damage, lost income, and loss of enjoyment of life.

Your claim is denied by an insurance company or a government entity.
When you contact our office, we will arrange for Attorney Stevens to meet with you in any of our six metro Atlanta offices or come to your home or hospital room. After listening to the details of your case, he will offer his expert opinion of your best options at no cost to you. Because our firm handles every case on a contingency basis (we do not collect until you do), there is no risk in contacting our office to learn your legal options now. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain, so call the Law Offices of Casey Stevens for your free case evaluation today.

Contact us online or call us at: 678-240-2493

The Law Office of Casey W. Stevens is a full-service personal injury law firm. From our offices in Alpharetta, GA, or from one of our satellite offices including Woodstock, GA, we represent clients throughout North Georgia, including Barrow County, Cherokee County, Cobb County, Dawson County, Dekalb County, Forsyth County, Fulton County, Gwinnett County, and Hall County, as well as the cities of Atlanta, Buford, Cumming, Kennesaw, Canton , Crabapple, Decatur, Duluth, Dunwoody, Gainesville, Lawrenceville, Norcross, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Stone Mountain, Sugar Hill, Vinings, Woodstock, Johns Creek, Suwanee, Marietta, Smyrna, Tucker, and I-20, I-75, I-85, GA-400, and Georgia 400 Corridor.    

Woodstock - Marietta, GA ATV Accident Attorney

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7450 Highway 92, Woodstock, GA
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Canton Address:
150 North St Suite D,

Canton, GA 30114

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Alpharetta, GA 30009

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Suwanee, GA 30024

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Dawsonville, GA 30534

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