On Sunday afternoon, two young boys went out to ride their ATV when a tragic accident occurred claiming the life of one of the boys and seriously injuring the other. The accident happened in Ellis County near the city limits of Palmer, Texas. The 12-year-old was driving the Polaris 500cc when he attempted to make a left hand turn and lost control of the vehicle. The ATV overturned and threw the driver and the 13-year-old passenger from the vehicle. Authorities were notified of the accident around 2 p.m. and the passenger was pronounced dead at 3:37 p.m. at the scene of the accident. The driver was transported to a local children’s hospital and is in stable condition.
All terrain vehicles, also known as ATVs, are a very common recreational vehicle. These vehicles can be just as dangerous as passenger vehicles and require proper training to operate. Unfortunately, many people do not consider ATVs dangerous and operate these vehicles without sufficient training or while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. It’s important to contact a personal injury attorney if you have been involved in an ATV accident. Our attorneys will launch a full investigation and recover the maximum compensation for your claim.
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 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 case.