As the St. Louis area is experiencing unusually warmer temperatures for this time of year, many people are being more active outdoors. The was the case for two siblings in De Soto, Missouri on Sunday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a 12-year-old girl was operating an all-terrain vehicle, ATV, with her brother as a passenger when she lost control of the vehicle and crashed. They were traveling on Coon Club Lane when the girl lost control and overturned the ATV. Both kids were ejected from the vehicle and neither were wearing a helmet. Tragically, the girl was pronounced dead after being airlifted to the hospital. The boy did not suffer any injuries in the accident.
ATV accidents are one of the many types of auto accidents that happen annually. Most ATVs are used for recreational purposes, and unfortunately, often operated by individuals negligently. Lack of proper training, driving while intoxicated, and speeding or reckless driving cause the majority of ATV accidents. While driving errors cause most ATV accidents, vehicle design flaws, mechanical defects, and dangerous roadways can also be responsible. A full investigation should always be conducted in any auto accident to properly determine liability and the party responsible. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in an ATV accident, it is important to seek the legal guidance of a St. Louis ATV accident attorney.
The personal injury lawyers at Meyerkord & Kurth have over a century of legal experience. Our attorneys will investigate every aspect of your accident, determine who is at fault, and plan a strategy to obtain justice. We will fight aggressively to recover the maximum compensation for your damages while communicating effectively throughout the case. Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.