A 15-year-old girl seriously injured in an ATV accident in July has died after being taken off of life support. For over the past four months, 15-year-old Baylee Hoaldridge has been fighting for her life after sustaining injuries in an ATV accident. According to authorities, on July 4, Hoaldridge was a passenger on an ATV that overturned. The impact was not severe, but soon the vehicle caught on fire and Hoaldridge was engulfed in flames. She sustained third-degree burns to over 65% of her body and had undergone 27 surgeries over the past few months. Unfortunately, on Monday she died from her injuries once she was removed from life support. Her family is suing Polaris, the manufacturer of the ATV, for the accident.
ATV accidents are one type of auto accident that is commonly overlooked. ATV accidents occur hundreds of times each year resulting in serious injuries and fatalities. Similar to accidents involving passenger vehicles, the majority of these accidents are preventable. Design flaws, mechanical defects, and negligent driving are common causes of ATV accidents, and those responsible should be held accountable. Injured individuals, and families that lose loved ones may have grounds to file an ATV accident case and recover compensation for their damages.
The skilled St. Louis ATV accident attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have over 100 years of combined legal experience. Our attorneys have recovered over $350 million in compensation for our clients medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and mental anguish. If you have been injured in an ATV accident, contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.