ATV Accidents and Injuries
If you think ATV accidents and injuries are not serious, think again. In Oklahoma, a 19 month-old boy died when a family friend’s ATV was left in gear and lurched forward, pinning the child between the ATV and a car. Unfortunately, accidents involving ATVs happen to people of all ages, and the injuries can be devastating, if not fatal. If you or a loved one have been injured in an ATV accident, it is important to work closely with experienced Tampa personal injury attorneys – such as those at Wagner, McLaughlin & Whittemore. Our attorneys can answer all your questions and guide you through the steps necessary to gain appropriate compensation.
Why These Accidents Happen
In many cases, an ATV accident occurs due to the rider not having proper training in how to operate the vehicle. In other instances, the rider may choose not to wear a helmet, resulting in serious head injuries upon crashing. Finally, some accidents happen due to design defects in the vehicle itself, often involving the steering and brakes. Regardless of the reason for the accident, injuries frequently result – and those injuries often prove serious. If you require legal help for an ATV accident, work with ATV injury attorneys in Tampa at Wagner, McLaughlin & Whittemore.
Types of ATV Injuries
When an ATV accident does take place, various types of serious injuries can occur. The most common include concussions and skull fractures that often result in traumatic brain injuries, broken arms, legs, and ribs, back and neck injuries, and damage to internal organs. In some accidents where back injuries occur, the victim may be paralyzed for life. Sadly, most of these accidents take place due to the negligence and carelessness of others. If you or a loved one were a victim of another person’s carelessness while operating an ATV, do not hesitate to contact ATV injury attorneys in Tampa for a no-expense consultation. Our experienced Tampa personal injury attorneys at Wagner, McLaughlin & Whittemore are here to help.