ATV Accident Lawyers

Florida ATV Accident Injury Lawyers

Protecting Victims of ATV Accidents in Florida

All-terrain vehicles (ATVs), while popular for outdoor fun and recreational activities, can lead to severe injuries or even fatal accidents due to their powerful engines and high-speed capacities. The risk factor significantly increases when ATV riders and passengers forgo the use of safety helmets.

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ATV Accident Lawyers

All-terrain vehicles (ATVs), while popular for outdoor fun and recreational activities, can lead to severe injuries or even fatal accidents due to their powerful engines and high-speed capacities. The risk factor significantly increases when ATV riders and passengers forgo the use of safety helmets.

Non-compliance with necessary safety measures among ATV riders often results in disastrous injuries. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), 591 deaths were recorded due to ATV-related incidents in the latest comprehensive data available for 2016. Regrettably, among these casualties, 65 were children under 16 years old, and 29 were under 12. Importantly, victims of such incidents can claim compensation for their losses through insurance claims or personal injury lawsuits. Our committed team of Florida ATV accident attorneys at Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez, Murphy & Walsh are prepared to assist you through this process.

Leading Causes of ATV Accidents

ATV accidents, largely resulting from insufficient safety precautions and careless handling, can lead to serious, sometimes deadly, injuries. The recreational appeal of ATVs in Florida can sometimes obscure the inherent dangers of these vehicles. Worryingly, some ATV riders operate these powerful machines under the influence of substances. Considering their weight and ability to reach speeds up to almost 70  mph, ATVs pose a substantial risk.

Some prevalent causes of ATV accidents include:

  • Absence of safety belts or helmets
  • Reckless or distracted driving due to mobile phones, other passengers, and so forth
  • Permitting untrained drivers to operate the ATV
  • Driving the ATV on paved roads
  • Overloading the ATV
  • ATV rollover
  • Collisions with other ATVs or vehicles
  • Collisions with stationary objects or structures
  • Ejecting vehicle occupants
  • Running over victims

Injuries resulting from ATV accidents can be extensive, including:

  • Facial injuries or fractures
  • Lacerations
  • Bone fractures
  • Damage to the spinal cord
  • Brain injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Death

Possible Liable Parties in an ATV Accident

The liable parties in a personal injury lawsuit can differ based on the specific circumstances of the accident. In the case of motor vehicle, motorcycle, pedestrian, bicycle, or ATV accidents in Florida, victims should initially claim under their compulsory no-fault personal injury protection (PIP) policy.

However, if the injury surpasses the “permanent injury threshold,” including permanent loss of bodily function, permanent injury, scarring, disfigurement, or death, damages can be claimed against the party at fault.

Multiple parties, such as the ATV driver and owner, may be held responsible if a lawsuit is filed. If the ATV accident resulted from a vehicle malfunction, potential liable parties could include the manufacturer or retailer who failed to provide sufficient public warning about the product’s risks.

The Comprehensive Medical Needs Following an ATV Accident

At Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez, Murphy & Walsh, we understand the substantial compensation necessary to address your injuries and potential future needs if you’ve suffered an ATV accident. With the possibility of devastating injuries, long-term medical care may be required.

Our Florida ATV accident attorneys are here to help you obtain the compensation you require to cover:

  • Medical bills
  • Therapy and rehabilitation expenses
  • Long-term care
  • Lost income
  • Rehabilitation
  • Specialized medical equipment
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Loss of benefits
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering

Contact the Experienced Florida ATV Accident Attorneys at Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez, Murphy & Walsh Today

If an ATV accident in Florida has affected you or a family member, you need an experienced law firm at your side.  Our law firm is dedicated to obtaining the maximum compensation for victims of ATV accidents in Florida.  We work on a contingency basis and only charge a fee if we win your case.  Call us today for a free consultation.