ATV Accidents Demand the Legal Help of an Accomplished Lawyer
All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) are fast, powerful machines. Riders use them for all types of activities, including racing, recreation, and work. Their utility cannot be overstated. But, it is important not to overlook the danger associated with ATV use. Like motorcycles, ATV riders are left with very little protection, save for perhaps, a helmet. As a result, ATV accident injuries can be severe and potentially long-term.
For victims injured in ATV accidents, it is common to not know what to do in an accident. That is why it is important to consult an accident attorney as soon as possible. Treatment for ATV accidents can be expensive, and a victim’s insurance may not cover everything. Also, a victim’s ATV injury may affect his or her ability to work and earn a living. Mark A. Hammer & Associates, Inc., auto accident lawyers have helped victims hurt in ATV accidents throughout western Washington and Puget Sound for 30 years. We are here to help you determine your best legal option and help you recover full and fair compensation for your injuries.
Wide-Ranging Injuries Suffered in Puget Sound ATV Accident
Similar to auto accident injury, the severity of an ATV accident injury can vary from relatively minor and short-term, to devastating and permanent. Among the ATV accident injuries considered less severe, and short-term, are broken arms, legs, and ribs, sprained wrists and knees, dislocated joints, and soft tissue injuries like tears to muscles, tendons, and ligaments. The more severe ATV accident injuries involve trauma to the head, neck, and back, including traumatic brain injuries (TBI), broken vertebrae in the neck and back, damage to nerves in the spinal cord, crush injuries and loss of limbs.
Safety Tips for Users and Loved Ones
ATV use is a favored outdoor activity for many families living in western Washington and Puget Sound. To keep ATV use safe and fun for everyone, consider the following tips:
• Wear safety gear − Wear a helmet, gloves, eyewear, and boots when riding.
• Drive carefully − Operate your ATV defensively, keeping an eye out for looming danger.
• Avoid riding after dark − Although most ATV’s have headlights, ATV’s are not easily seen from behind.