Houston ATV Accident Lawyer
All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are common in Houston, TX, and throughout the state. However, ATVs are not toys. They are motor vehicles that can cause severe injuries and deaths.
The Houston ATV accident lawyer at Attorney Brian White Personal Injury Lawyers helps individuals and families seek the compensation they deserve after an ATV accident. With over 45 years of combined experience, our legal team has developed the skills, resources, and experience you need as you fight for a fair settlement for your personal injury claim.
Contact our law firm at (713) 500-5000 for a free consultation with an experienced ATV injury lawyer. Get the legal advice you need to protect your best interests after an accident involving a recreational vehicle.
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How Our Injury Lawyers Can Help if You’ve Been Injured in an ATV Accident
Our Houston personal injury attorneys at Attorney Brian White Personal Injury Lawyers work with clients in Houston, Texas, to hold negligent parties liable for their injuries and damages. Our legal team has over four decades of combined experience fighting for accident victims’ rights in ATV and recreational vehicle accidents.
Attorney Brian White is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Million Dollar Advocates Forum. We aggressively fight for the largest settlement available for your personal injury claim.
When you hire our legal team, you can expect us to:
- Carefully review your claim and conduct a thorough investigation into how the accident occurred
- Identify each party who might be legally responsible for your injuries and damages
- Document your damages and injuries to maximize the value of your injury claim
- File accident and injury claims with insurance providers
- Aggressively negotiate for the highest settlement amount available for your claim
- File a personal injury lawsuit, if necessary, and vigorously represent you at a trial
You do not have to deal with aggressive insurance adjusters. Our legal team handles all aspects of your case so that you can focus on your recovery.
Contact our law office today to request your free consultation with a Houston ATV accident lawyer.
How Common Are ATV Accidents?
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there were 831 reported ATV-related fatalities in Texas between 1982 and 2017. Texas had the highest number of ATV-related deaths in the United States during that period.
From 2015 through 2019, there were 524,600 emergency room visits related to OHS (off-highway vehicles), including ATVs. The most common injuries treated in the emergency room were fractures, contusions, and abrasions.
Overview of ATV Accidents
ATVs are powerful motor vehicles. Sadly, these types of vehicles are often mistaken for toys. Children and adults riding an ATV can sustain catastrophic injuries. It takes skill, knowledge, and experience to operate the vehicles safely.
What Are Common Causes of an ATV Accident?
Many accidents occur because of driver error. An ATV driver may not have the experience or skill to operate an ATV safely.
Common driver errors that can lead to an ATV accident include:
- Operating an ATV without training or experience
- Riding without adult supervision
- Operating an ATV on a paved surface
- Riding double on a single-rider ATV
- Performing dangerous maneuvers or stunts
- Riding on dangerous terrain or in unfamiliar areas
- Operating an ATV under the influence of alcohol or drugs
Other all-terrain vehicle accidents occur because of defective ATVs or riding conditions, such as dangerous trails and terrain.
Common Injuries Caused by ATV Accidents
The types of injuries sustained in ATV accidents range from mild abrasions and cuts to life-threatening injuries.
Common injuries caused by accidents involving an ATV include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Broken bones and fractures
- Back and neck injuries
- Lacerations and scarring
- Spinal cord injuries
- Paralysis and amputations
- Soft tissue injuries
- Internal organ damage
An ATV injury can cause permanent impairment and disabilities. The types of damages caused by an ATV include physical pain and suffering, loss of income, permanent impairments, and medical bills. The value of an ATV accident claim depends on several factors, including the person’s injuries and economic losses.
Determining Liability for an ATV Accident
The person or party liable for an ATV accident depends on the cause of the accident. If an ATV is defective, the manufacturer could be legally responsible for the damages caused by an ATV accident. The victim would need to file a product liability claim and prove the defect caused their injuries to recover compensation for damages.
Property owners could be responsible under a premises liability claim if dangerous property conditions contributed to the cause of the ATV accident. Likewise, an ATV repair company or maintenance company could also be liable if it was negligent in servicing or repairing the ATV.
ATV owners may also be liable for damages caused by an accident. If the owner’s negligent operation of the ATV caused an injury, the owner could be sued for damages. Parents and other adults could also be liable for damages when negligent supervision of minors contributed to the cause of a crash. And comprehensive accident investigation is required to determine how the ATV accident occurred.
Each factor contributing to the cause of the crash is analyzed to identify the negligent party or parties. This way, your attorney can fight for maximum damages for your economic and non-economic damages, including medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Houston ATV Accident Lawyers
Before you accept a settlement offer or sign any insurance company documents, contact our Houston ATV accident attorneys for a free case evaluation. We provide an honest assessment of your case and explain your legal options at no charge to you.