Wisconsin All-Terrain Vehicle Lawyers
All-terrain vehicles, or ATVs, are typically single-person machines meant for outdoor work and play. With large tires that can handle uneven surfaces, they can be used for recreation as well as farm and ranch work. While ATVs can be useful when handled correctly, they can quickly become dangerous if they are mishandled or defective.
Perhaps surprisingly, some bulky ATVs can travel over 70 miles per hour. On uneven ground, a single mismanaged bump can send the vehicle rolling end over end, injuring and sometimes killing its passenger. In fact, an estimated 816 people died in ATV accidents in 2007 alone, which attests to the danger of these vehicles.
If you have been injured in an ATV accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your suffering. To help you pursue the compensation that you deserve, contact a Wisconsin ATV injury lawyer from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.
Safety Concerns for ATVs
All-terrain vehicles are infamous for rolling over. Additionally, most of them weigh 400-600 pounds, which can make them difficult to control, as well as capable of causing major injuries should they turn over onto a passenger. The first style of ATV, which had three wheels, was so prone to rollovers that they were eventually banned by the government.
Now, even though a four-wheeled base helps stabilize ATVs, they can cause injuries such as:
- Broken bones
- Head trauma
- Brain damage
- Punctured lungs
- Lacerations and gashes
Sadly, an estimated 30,300 children under the age of 14 suffered from ATV-related injuries in 2002 alone. While this could be attributed to inexperienced driving, the high number of injuries and deaths caused by ATVs may also be due to design flaws and manufacturing defects. Our Wisconsin ATV defect attorneys are committed to helping victims of poorly made vehicles seek justice.
If you have been hurt in an ATV accident, you may be able to pursue financial compensation under product liability law. For help with your case, contact an experienced Wisconsin all-terrain vehicle accident attorney from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 today for more information.