The Dangers of ATVs. Personal Injury Lawyer Representing Victims of ATV Accidents in Florida
Coral Springs, Florida: Did you or someone you know suffer injuries in an ATV accident? Did you lose a loved one due to an ATV accident in Broward County or anywhere else in Florida? Are you suffering permanent injuries as a result of an ATV accident? If you or someone you know was injured or died in an ATV accident in Coral Springs, Florida, call our office now to see how we can help you obtain money damages. Our personal injury law firm and team of lawyers will handle cases involving ATV accidents in all of Florida and nationwide.
All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are off-road, motorized vehicles with bench or bucket seats. Originally, ATVs were used for agricultural purposes and other work-related uses such as border patrol, emergency medical response, law enforcement, and small scale forestry activities among others. However, over the course of several decades, they have become increasingly popular for recreational use.
Unfortunately, they are not the safest form of entertainment. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Florida is one of the top 10 states in the United States where people die on ATVs or from ATV-related injuries. In addition, the most recent reports by the CPSC found that an estimated 131,900 emergency department-treated injuries were related to ATVs.
Laws pertaining to ATVs vary by state. In the state of Florida, the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles regulates ATV’s. State law requires that all ATVs operated on public land be titled, all riders under 16 must wear a helmet and eye protection at all times, and the use on ATV’s on paved roads is prohibited.
Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to prevent you or your loved one from being injured in an ATV accident. The CPSC provides the following safety tips for the use of ATVs:
- Do not drive ATV’s on paved roads (ATVs are designed to be used off-roads)
- Do not allow children under 16 to drive or ride an adult ATV
- Do not drive ATV’s with a passenger or ride as a passenger
- Always wear a helmet and other protective gear such as eye protection, boots, gloves, long pants, and a long-sleeve shirt
- Take a hands-on safety training course
It is important to contact a lawyer who has experience handling accident and injury cases. Don’t wait another day! Call us now to see how we can assist you.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an ATV accident, call our personal injury law firm now toll-free at (954) 833-1440 for your free consultation.
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