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All-Terrain Vehicle Accidents

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 14, 2015

All-terrain vehicles, or ATVs for short, are hugely popular throughout the United States, as both children and adults alike have taken a liking to them for endless hours of fun on both private trails and lots -- as well as public roadways.

For the most part, ATVs are considered safe and easy to operate. Be that as it may, an alarming number of both injuries, short-term and permanent alike, and fatalities occur each year as a result of ATV mishaps.

Causes for ATV accidents vary greatly. Some accidents are the simple result of careless operation of the vehicle by its driver. Unforunately, alcohol continues to play a role in approximately one-quarter of all reported ATV accidents, and the attorneys at Simon Bennett Robbins Oppenheim & Taft cannot stress enough the importance of not getting behind the wheel of any motorized conveyance if you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Quite often, ATV accidents can be avoided, as ATV-related injuries and deaths are the direct result of defective equipment, unsafe trails, or simple carelessness and negligence on the part of another driver.

If you, a family member, or another loved one has been hurt in an ATV accident, we encourage you to call the New York City-based law office of Simon Bennett Robbins Oppenheim & Taft to discuss the specific circumstances surrounding your case.

We are experienced and zealous personal injury attorneys who have been championing the rights of our clients throughout the tri-state area for the last nine-plus decades.

If another party was liable for injuries that you or a member of your family sustained while riding on an ATV, we would be happy to investigate all of the facts at hand and determine if you have grounds for a lawsuit.

Our office offers complimentary initial consultations and we never charge a fee if there is no payout for you. If you do not recover any money to cover the costs of your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and the like, Simon Bennett Robbins Oppenheim & Taft would receive no compensation whatsoever.

The risks of taking no action after an ATV accident are too great. Especially in consideration of the fact a majority of ATV accidents involve children under the age of 16. And with head trauma being the most common cause of ATV accident-related death and disability, the potential long-term risks could be dire.

ATVs theoretically should be manufactured to perform well on rocky dirt roads and other unstable patches of ground. But when an ATV driver is suddenly ejected, injuries are almost certain. These nearly inevitable injuries could include scrapes, cuts, broken and fractured bones, and disfigurement of the face and extremities.

When an ATV flips over, the chances of much more serious, permanent consequences, such as neck and spinal cord defects, brain trauma, paralysis, and occasionally even death, are possible.

Pinpointing the culprit in an ATV Accident can prove arduous at times. That's why the attorneys at Simon Bennett Robbins Oppenheim & Taft will set in motion every resource at their disposal to champion your rights and work to earn you a monetary award.

Our top priority, at all times, is ensuring those who are liable for the pain and suffering of our clients are held fully responsible.

We encourage you to call Simon Bennett Robbins Oppenheim & Taft today. We look forward to assisting you with your case.