Miami ATV Accident Attorney
All-terrain vehicles, or ATVs, are a common source of entertainment among teenagers throughout the state and provide adults with a way to haul heavy objects. ATVs provide a sense of freedom for adults and children alike, but also pose serious safety concerns, especially with the prospect of a dangerous accident. Motor vehicle drivers often do not keep an eye out for ATV vehicles on the roadways and serious accidents may occur due to their negligence. If you or a loved one have been injured in an ATV accident, reach out to a Miami ATV accident attorney to learn about your available legal options. You may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries.
ATV Accidents in Florida
In 2014, Florida reported over 200 ATV accident injuries, including 13 fatalities. ATVs are typically not driven on public highways, although ATVs remain at risk for serious accidents even while driving through a neighborhood. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reported that out of the approximately 100,000 injuries which were reported across the country from ATV accidents, 25 percent of these injuries involved kids under the age of 16.
Unfortunately, ATVs do not offer the passenger or driver much protection in case of an accident, and as a result, the subsequent injuries might be quite severe. Injuries that our Miami ATV accident lawyers have seen include:
The number of ATV accident fatalities peaked in 2006 at 832 throughout the country, although earlier reports from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission were not complete for years after 2009. Florida has unfortunately remained one of the top states for ATV fatalities, with the majority of all accidents occurring during the summer months.
Florida Personal Injury Recovery
ATV accidents are unfortunately quite severe and can lead to devastating injuries for all ATV passengers and drivers. The lack of adequate protection can mean the difference between life and death during an accident, especially one involving a heavy truck. An ATV accident essentially pits a several ton vehicle against a much smaller vehicle with minimal protection.
The victim of an ATV accident is entitled to bring a claim for damages against the responsible party to cover the following expenses:
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Lost wages
- Future earnings
- Pain and suffering
An experienced Miami personal injury lawyer will be able to assist you in developing a claim for damages including the total amount a victim of an ATV accident will be entitled to claim after an accident. An ATV accident could mean an entire lifestyle change for the victim, including much more than several weeks in a cast. An ATV accident could cause a victim to go through life with a traumatic brain injury or extreme spinal cord injuries, which could require round-the-clock care. The victim of an ATV accident should not be forced to cover the expenses of treatment in addition to facing the ongoing medical trauma of the accident and the necessary rehabilitation.
Free Consultation with a Miami ATV Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one were injured in an ATV accident, do not hesitate to contact the attorneys of Lipcon & Lipcon, P.A. Our lawyers have a combined 60 years of experience in handling personal injury claims, including those involving ATV accidents. We will work closely with you and your family to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve after an ATV accident. Contact us today for your free initial consultation.