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Two juveniles were involved in an accident on an ATV in Morton, IL. A young boy and girl were riding the ATV when they lost control and ran into a tree. They were both thrown from the vehicle suffering broken bones and transported to a local hospital. Reckless driving is believed to be the cause of the accident.
In 2011, there were 327 deaths nationally related to ATV accidents, according to the website ATVSafety.gov. They also report that there were 107,500 injuries treated at emergency rooms due to ATV accidents. Several people do not follow the suggested guidelines for operating an ATV, which lead to an accident. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission states that those who drive and ride on an ATV should be trained on operating the machine, wear a helmet, not allow children on adult ATVs, and not ride on pavement. Most accidents occur when one or more of these safety suggestions are not followed.
The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC have over a century of combined experience. The negligence and recklessness of someone operating an ATV can lead to an accident causing injuries or even death to others. Our attorneys have handled numerous injury cases and have the knowledge and experience to assist you in your ATV claim. We will work diligently to recover the maximum compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an ATV accident, contact us for a free consultation at (314) 436-9958 or (800) 391-4318.
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