Mesa is well-known for its picturesque hotspots, and tourists and natives alike enjoy spending time exploring the open spaces and terrain up-close. It comes as no surprise, then, that all-terrain vehicles (also known as ATVs, 4-wheelers, quad bikes, and quads) are one of the most popular ways to explore and see more of what Arizona has to offer. If you decide to ride ATVs, make sure you understand ATV safety.
Unfortunately, even the most experienced ATV riders may get injured or cause injury to others in an accident. More than 700 people are killed annually in the U.S. due to ATV accidents, and more than 135,000 individuals are injured. If you have been involved in an accident for which you believe another ATV rider, the rental company or the vehicle manufacturer was to blame, the Mesa-based ATV accident lawyers and personal injury attorneys at Skousen, Gulbrandsen & Patience would like to talk with you.
There are a handful of factors that can cause ATV/four-wheeler/quad bike accidents:
- Faulty machinery
- Vehicle operator negligence
- Vehicle operator inebriation
- Lack of seatbelt or roll cage
- Unmaintained terrain
- And more
ATV accidents and injuries are no laughing matter, and even low-speed collisions can lead to painful and life-changing side-effects, both physical and psychological. Injuries can include spinal cord damage, brain injuries, broken bones, loss of limbs, lacerations, concussion, and burn injuries. Disability and paralysis are also a possibility. If you or a loved one needs assistance dealing with an ATV accident case, our knowledgeable law firm can assist you today.
After an injury has been sustained, many people are not aware of their legal right to pursue compensation. The detail-orientated Mesa, Arizona ATV accident and personal injury lawyers at Skousen, Gulbrandsen and Patience, PLC are committed to helping those who have been affected by injuries caused by another party. Please contact us online or call us to discuss ATV liability, or to request a free consultation with our friendly legal team. No recovery, no fee!