St. Louis ATV Accident Lawyer
The Dangers of ATVs - Pursue Compensation Today
Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that there were 242 ATV accidents
in 2011, a figure which accounts for 0.1% of all traffic collisions statewide.
Of those accidents, 194 resulted in some form of personal injury, and
there were eight fatal ATV accidents.
All-terrain vehicles, or ATVs as they are commonly known, are responsible
for a staggering number of injuries and deaths in the United States. Accidents
involving these recreational vehicles have doubled in number in recent
years, and incidents that necessitated emergency room treatment for the
victims have also doubled. Over the past two decades, 6,000 people have
lost their lives in ATV accidents, and approximately 113,000 people require
hospitalization for their injuries every single year. In many cases, there
is some form of negligence to blame for an ATV accident, negligence which
can occur in a variety of ways.
Types of Accidents
For instance, a person driving an ATV may lack sufficient training or instruction
in piloting such a vehicle and crash, injuring others. Another example
is when an individual is riding or driving while under the influence of
drugs or alcohol and causes a collision that results in injury. It could
even be possible to hold the manufacturer accountable for inherent design
flaws which make the ATV prone to rollover. If the negligence of another
has left you injured in an ATV accident, then it is very important that
you contact a personal injury lawyer right away. A skilled lawyer will
be able to inform you of your rights in an accident situation and may
be able to secure fair compensation for your injuries.
In the event that you have suffered an injury in an ATV accident, it is
vital that you seek the compensation for damages you could expect, based
on the degree of injuries and other damages suffered. We invite you to
contact Meyerkord & Meyerkord. We are an experienced and knowledgeable
personal injury law firm that has helped countless clients in their accident
injury cases. We can provide you with compassionate, one-on-one legal
assistance in order to help you obtain the compensation you need to recover
from your ATV accident injuries and move on with your life.