What to Know About All-Terrain Vehicle Collisions

All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV) are popular vehicles among teens and adults; not only to haul heavy objects, but for recreational purposes as well.

Many states, including Missouri, do not require a driver’s license to be issued in order to operate an ATV. Conversely, these vehicles are the cause of a high number of injuries and fatalities each year.

Drivers who are untrained, inexperienced or intoxicated can easily flip an ATV over, injuring themselves or the passenger(s). Serious injuries that may be sustained include:

– Broken bones

– Back and spinal cord injuries

– Brain trauma

– Skull fractures

– Second and third-degree burns

Determining who is at fault for the ATV incident can be complicated. Many factors are assessed to determine who is at fault for the injury or fatality suffered from an ATV:

– The driver

– The person or organization who owns the land that you were riding on

– Defective or unsafe vehicle

You should consult with an attorney to determine which claim should be brought against the responsible party. If you have questions about injuries sustained in an ATV collision contact Cook, Barkett, Ponder & Wolz for a free case consultation, 1 (877) 337-6651.

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