Enjoying time in the outdoors on an ATV should present a safe, fun experience for everyone involved. Unfortunately, serious injuries sustained in accidents involving these vehicles are common. Sadder still, many of these injuries can easily prove fatal.
About ATV Safety
Serious accidents involving an ATV can occur for many reasons, several of which can be avoided with proper safety precautions. Risk factors leading to accidents and injury can include:
- Rider Inexperience
- Rider Negligence
- Excessive Speed
- Drug/Alcohol Impairment
- Faulty Vehicle Systems
- Defective Safety Gear
- Impaired Visibility
- Improper Trail Conditions
Know the Risks
Even though helmets and other safety gear can lower the odds of an injury, the exposed position of an ATV rider puts them at great risk of traumatic brain or spinal-cord injuries, severe lacerations, broken bones, and more.
The ATV Safety Institute is a division of the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America. This private organization’s primary goal is to promote safety standards—and advocate for the responsible use of all-terrain vehicles. Through their rider-education and safety-awareness programs, they seek to reduce those accidents and injuries that result from improper ATV operation. They offer courses for riders of all ages—as well as other useful resources.
We Can Help
If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle or ATV accident through no fault of your own, you need an experienced Connecticut Accident Lawyer at your side. Let Carter Mario Law Firm protect your rights—and fight to secure full, fair compensation for your losses. Just call (203) 806-9256 today. You can also submit a FREE Initial Consultation Form online.
The Carter Mario team offers decades of combined legal experience—as well as 24/7 access to our compassionate attorneys. With Carter Mario, you don’t owe any attorneys’ fees unless we recover on your behalf. It’s that simple. Call (203) 806-9256 to find out what Carter Mario can do for you.