Riding quads, four-wheelers, or all terrain vehicles (ATVs) is a very popular activity across the United States for riders of almost all ages. As opposed to motorcycles or dirt bikes, all-terrain vehicles typically have four wheels, but can also have three or even six wheels. These vehicles are intended for use on off-road terrain and are illegal on public roads in most states and are principally utilized for recreation. Regrettably, when they are operated or designed negligently riders might suffer serious injuries.
Tens of thousands of people are injured every year in ATV, and tragically hundreds are killed. If you or someone you know has suffered an injury from an ATV accident and believe a negligent party was responsible, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Contact the Oklahoma personal injury lawyers of the Abel Law Firm today at 405-239-7046 to discuss your potential case.
ATV Safety Tips
One of the most common accidents involving all-terrain vehicles is when they flip or turn over and crush the driver. When this happens, you could suffer a number of devastating injuries from broken bones and concussions to severe neck or back injuries and even partial or complete paralysis. When riding an ATV, you should be sure to follow these safety guidelines:
- Only operate an ATV if you or of the proper age
- Wear a helmet and safety gear at all times
- Never ride alone
- Have a communication device in case of an accident
Do not delay seeking legal counsel regarding your rights if you have been hurt in an ATV accident caused by another person or company’s negligence or recklessness. Contact the Oklahoma personal injury lawyers of the Abel Law Firm today at 405-239-7046 for the committed and experienced legal representation that you deserve.