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Posted on November 29th, 2020,
by Zane Cagle

All-Terrain Vehicles Still Proven to Be Dangerous

person riding an atv

Posted on November 29th, 2020 by Zane Cagle

All-Terrain Vehicles have become increasingly popular since they were first introduced over forty years ago, partly due to the freedom and feel of danger that comes with riding an open-air vehicle. While riding ATVs can be very exhilarating and fun, serious accidents occur with far too much regularity. Many experts initially believed that once 3-wheeled ATVs were taken off the market, accidents would decrease. Unfortunately, three-wheeled ATVs do not have a center of gravity and are far too dangerous for widespread use. Even though manufacturers have quit making 3-wheeled ATVs’s the number of accidents is still far too high.

Serious injuries such as head trauma, multiple fractures, internal injuries, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and paralysis can result from an ATV accident. Single vehicle accidents on an ATV can be dangerous enough, but ATV riders are always at a disadvantage when they collide with other objects. Helmets are necessary when riding ATVs or motorcycles, and children should never be allowed to operate either type of vehicle. ATVs should be ridden solo and used as designed. In addition to severe injuries, death can be a result of an ATV accident.

Even under the most cautious of operating situations, accidents happen. When accidents happen for reasons of negligence, you must consider contacting a personal injury attorney. Serious injuries, including body fractures, spinal cord injuries, disfigurement, and traumatic brain damage, can result from an ATV accident.

Injured in a Motorcycle or All-Terrain Vehicle Accident in St. Louis?

If you have suffered an injury in a motorcycle accident near St Louis, Missouri, it’s in your best interest to consult an attorney at The Cagle Law Firm as soon as possible to discuss your legal rights and options. Under Missouri personal injury law, motorcycle accident victims are legally entitled to compensation if the accident was caused by the negligent, reckless, or careless actions of another. This might include negligence on the part of another motorist on the road or on the part of a company or corporation. For example, if a defect with the motorcycle causes an accident to occur, such as brake failure, the company that manufactured the motorcycle can be held liable for damages. 

At The Cagle Law Firm, we will thoroughly analyze the circumstances leading up to you or your loved one’s accident to determine who is at fault for the accident and thus liable for injuries. From there, we will aggressively pursue a verdict or settlement for maximum compensation. Our goal is to ensure you are justly compensated for your pain and suffering, emotional trauma, medical bills, lost wages, and any other hardship incurred due to the accident.

Contact the Cagle Law today to speak with an experienced and dedicated St. Louis personal injury lawyer about filing a motorcycle accident or wrongful death claim. To schedule a consultation to discuss your claim, please contact the firm today at (314) 276-1681.