If you or someone you love has been injured in an ATV accident in Virginia or the surrounding states, or if a family member has died because of this, it may be in your best interest to contact an ATV accident law firm Virginia residents can rely on.
ATV Popularity and ATV Accidents
The use of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) for recreation and work has been growing in popularity in the last several years and unfortunately with this has come a rise in ATV accidents. ATVs are fairly easy to operate and children, teens and adults can be seen riding them all over the United States.
Utilitarian Uses ATVs are strong, fuel efficient and have many practical uses. They have become common in agriculture, farming, landscaping, forestry, search and rescue, construction, and law enforcement. They are also helpful when raking leaves, plowing snow, cutting grass and doing other outdoor maintenance. Even though ATV accidents can happen to even the most careful and experienced operators, many people find that their utilitarian capabilities far outweigh their risks.
ATVs For Pleasure Many people who enjoy doing things outdoors enjoy ATVs for pleasure.
Many people enjoy riding ATVs for hours on end through forests, deserts, and mountains, over
snow, through rivers and streams, and up and down sand dunes. Many outdoor enthusiasts use them for hunting, fishing, ice fishing, and camping. Even with the risks involved in riding them, ATVs’ popularity as recreational vehicles continues to be on the rise.
While ATVs can provide hours of fun to people young and old, and are fuel efficient vehicles for both work and pleasure, they can also be dangerous- and even deadly.
Personal Injury Claims for ATV Accidents
If someone is injured in a ATV accident they may be able to seek compensation through a personal injury claim. If someone dies because of this, their family may be able to make this claim on their deceased loved one’s behalf. Many people find it beneficial to have an experienced accident law firm Virginia ATV victims and their families recommend, explain to them the different aspects of their potential claim.
ATV Accident Statistics
- There were 385 ATV accident related deaths in 2014
- 93,700 ATV accident injuries brought riders to the emergency room in 2014
- 28% of ATV-related emergency room visits in 2015 were made by children under the
age of 16
- The number of ATV accident related deaths has been dropping since 2007 (but because
of their rise in popularity, especially with children and teens, this number is likely tobe on
the rise again)
- On average, approximately 123 children and 564 adults have been killed each year
while riding ATVs
- 268 people died in ATV accidents in Virginia in 2015
Cohen & Cohen Has Been Helping Injured People and Their Families for Over 30 Years
When someone is in pain from an ATV accident or when someone is taking care of someone who is, it can make it difficult to attend to everyday tasks and responsibilities, let alone trying to figure out complicated legal issues to try to get compensation. Even though money cannot bring back a loved one who has passed, it can help to alleviate the current and future expenses that are likely to arise because of a loved one’s death. If you would like help with how you should deal with the aftermath of an ATV accident, Cohen & Cohen is available to give you a free case evaluation. For an ATV accident law firm Virginia is fortunate to have in its midst, contact Cohen & Cohen, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.