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. Many motor vehicle drivers often do not keep an eye out for ATV vehicles while driving along the roadways and serious accidents may occur due to their negligence. If you or someone close to you has been involved in an ATV accident, and if there were injuries involved, reach out to one of our Miami ATV attorneys so you can learn more about your legal options. You could be entitled to compensation due to your injuries.
ATV Accidents in Florida
In the year 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 a number of 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.
A victim of an ATV-related accident is entitled to bring a claim for damages against the party who is responsible for the accident to cover the expenses as follows:
- Lost wages
- Medical expenses
- Future earnings
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Pain and suffering
A knowledgeable Miami personal injury lawyer can help you with creating a claim for the 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 someone close to you have endured injuries from an ATV-related accident, reach out to one of our attorneys of Lipcon & Lipcon, P.A. Our team of lawyers have a combined 60 years of in=depth experience of handling personal injury claims, such as involving ATV accidents. We are eager to work closely with you on your case to get you the compensation you deserve due to your injuries. Contact us to begin your free consultation.