A 33-year-old Warrenton man has been charged with child endangerment stemming from an ATV accident that involved two 12-year-old boys. The accident occurred on April 18th when the driver was riding his ATV behind his home. He gave the two boys a ride without requiring them to wear helmets or seatbelts. Authorities stated that he lost control and overturned the ATV while making a turn. Both boys were injured and one of them sustained severe head injuries and was airlifted to the hospital. The driver has been charged with first and second-degree child endangerment.
Accidents involving ATVs, all-terrain vehicles, have increased over the past several years. Similar to auto accidents, drivers' negligence is often the cause of these accidents. Drivers of ATVs who do not follow the laws requiring operating the vehicle, those who fail to receive proper training, and those who drive recklessly can all be responsible for injuring or killing another individual in an ATV crash. If you have been the victim in an ATV accident, contacting an accident attorney will help hold the driver responsible and recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth are experienced with ATV accident cases, and can help you or someone you know who has been injured or killed in an ATV accident. Our personal injury attorneys are licensed in Missouri and Illinois. We have logged thousands of hours on the phone with insurance companies and recovered millions of dollars for medical bills, pain and suffering, and property damage. We have over 95 years of combined experience. Please contact us at (314) 300-3000 or (800) 391-4318 for a no-obligation assessment of your ATV accident.