ATV Accidents: When A Day Of Fun Goes Wrong

The Coachella Valley offers wonderful opportunities to enjoy and explore the outdoors. Riding an all-terrain vehicle, also called an ATV or four-wheeler, is a great way to do that. However, as ATV and 4-wheeler riding increases in popularity, so do the chance of sustaining an injury. In fact, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 100,000 people end up in the emergency room each year due to injuries incurred while riding an ATV.

Risks Riders Face

Zooming around on an ATV can be thrilling. However, their design can cause them to easily roll over and uneven terrain can make it even more challenging to remain upright and stable. Common injuries that people suffer in ATV and 4-wheeler accidents involving ATV’s include:

  • Brain damage
  • Broken bones
  • Spinal trauma or paralysis
  • Deep cuts and lacerations
  • Neck injuries

In extreme cases, even death may occur. Serious or permanent injuries can affect a person’s ability to work and maintain a normal life. At the Law Offices of Michael R. Kaiser, we have over 40 years of experience representing those with injuries in California. We work hard to secure fair and quick compensation for our clients.

Common Contributing Factors

While some ATV accidents may be chalked up to human error or driver inexperience, there are often other factors at play. If the owner of the vehicle or the land the accident occurred on was negligent in some way, he or she may be found liable. If the ATV itself was defective in some way, the retailer and manufacturer may be held accountable. Our attorneys will investigate your case to the fullest to ensure that every possible angle is considered.

Experienced Representation

If you have been injured in an ATV accident, contact our firm online to schedule a free initial consultation or give us a call at 760-322-0806 to speak with a skilled Palm Springs injury lawyer.