A young boy has lost his life in an ATV accident in Saint Jo, Texas. The fatal accident occurred during a four-day ATV event held by a company called "Rednecks with Paychecks." The festival features concerts and off-road riding competitions and events. The 10-year-old boy was injured an ATV collision and was transported to a hospital where he died from the trauma he sustained. Authorities are investigating the accident and the festival where it occurred.
As spring approaches and the temperatures increase, individuals are eager to get outdoors and enjoy hobbies such as driving ATVs. All-terrain vehicles, ATVs, are considered more dangerous compared to other vehicles involved in accidents. The reason is the amount of young drivers on ATVs. In Missouri, anyone under the age of 16 is prohibited to operate an ATV; however, there is no license required to operate an ATV. Also, ATVs are typically operated on an individuals' land due to the fact that they are not allowed on highways making it difficult to know if an underage individual is operating the vehicle. Any lack of training can lead to an accident and a manufacturer could also be responsible for flaws in the design that make the ATV easier to rollover.
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 100 years of combined experience. Please contact us at (314) 300-3000 or (800) 391-4318 for a no-obligation assessment of your ATV accident.