For the most part, the preferences of motorsports aficionados are dictated by the area of the country in which they reside. For instance, those who live in the cold weather states may enjoy riding a motorcycle during the spring and summer months, but their real passion is likely snowmobiles.
The same pattern is evident here in Tennessee, where the thrills offered by a speedboat or jet ski often come in a distant second to the freedom and excitement offered by three- and four-wheeled all terrain vehicles.
Indeed, as popular as ATVs are for traversing forested areas, exploring out-of-the-way locations and even performing jumps here in the Volunteer State, they are also routinely used for more mundane purposes, including farming and transportation.
Despite all this, however, it goes without saying that ATVs are inherently dangerous to riders and passengers of all ages given their relative lack of safety technology and, of course, their propensity to roll over.
Indeed, consider some of the following statistics from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission:
- The estimated number of ATV-related deaths from 2008 to 2011 reached over 3,000.
- Roughly 107,900 people required treatment in emergency rooms across the U.S. in 2012 for ATV-related injuries, including over 26,000 children.
When a serious ATV accident leaves you with serious personal injuries or takes the life of a loved one, you will naturally have questions about what happens next. This is especially true if you suspect that any sort of negligence played a role in the tragedy.
At the Terry Law Firm, we provide comprehensive representation to those whose lives have been forever altered by an ATV crash, answering questions, uncovering everything that transpired, developing a strong case and fighting to secure the compensation needed to move forward.
Rest assured, our firm can help determine whether a defective design played a role in your accident, whether the trail on which you were riding was somehow damaged or whether the negligence of another was to blame for what transpired.