Deaths Due to ATV’s Increase in Summer Months – Safety is Priority
Posted on June 17th, 2020 by Zane Cagle
The use of all-terrain vehicles (ATV) can be a fun summer experience. However, accidents and visits to emergency rooms due to ATVs are quickly increasing in these summer months. ER visits due to ATV accidents are often up more than 50% compared to the rest of the year.
There are significant risks involved in riding ATVs, specifically if one is racing. Injuries such as severe brain injury, spinal cord trauma, multiple fractures to the upper and lower extremities, abdominal trauma, facial and dental injuries can result from ATV accidents.
ATVs can easily flip on tricky terrain, and adding passengers can make it harder to maintain balance.
CPSC.gov gives a number of helpful safety tips:
- Experience is important when riding an ATV
- All new riders are encouraged to take a training course which is offered nationwide
- Wear the appropriate gear
- Wear the age/size appropriate helmet
- Do not ride on paved roads or at night
- Do not ride tandem on a 1-up ATV
- Children under the age of 16 years should never ride an adult-sized ATV
The website offers many riding safety tips in regard to riding safely on various types of terrain. Learn more by visiting CPSC.gov today.
New and experienced ATV riders should refresh their skills and awareness of the dangers of riding all-terrain vehicles.
Injured in an ATV Accident in St. Louis?
If you have suffered an injury in an ATV or motorcycle accident in or around 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.
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 motor vehicle accident lawyer in St. Louis 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.