NASCAR driver, Tony Stewart, was injured in an ATV accident in California on Sunday. The accident happened in California and Stewart was taken to the hospital for injuries sustained to his back. Authorities have not provided much information regarding the details of the ATV accident. Individuals close to the driver took to social media thanking fans for their support. Stewart had previously announced that the 2016 NASCAR season would be his last and that he was going to retire after this year.
All-terrain vehicles, ATVs, are used by millions of individuals for recreational and work purposes. The traffic laws pertaining to operating theses vehicles are considered lenient and the majority of ATV accidents are caused by the reckless and inexperienced handling of the operator. Speeding and driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol also contribute to the thousands of ATV accidents that occur annually. While the negligent actions of the driver cause numerous accidents, dangerous roadways and vehicle design flaws can also be to blame. The center of gravity of an ATV is higher than other vehicles making them prone to easily overturn. However, a design flaw can make the ATV overturn in a situation where it should not have. Consulting an experienced ATV accident attorney is imperative to determine the cause and liability of your accident.
At Meyerkord & Kurth, our personal injury attorneys handle all types of accident cases including ATV accidents. Our attorneys will fully investigate the accident to properly determine the cause and party responsible. We will work diligently to recover the maximum compensation for your damages while supporting you throughout the entire case. If you have been injured in an ATV accident, contact our office today for a free no-obligation consultation.