Atlanta Injury Lawyer ATV Injury Accident
All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) are 3 and 4-wheel motorized vehicles used in off-road riding. ATVs are used for both entertaining and rescue since they supply simple and fast accessibility in off-road places. Unfortunately, every year, lots of men and women, including boys and girls, are greatly injured in ATV accidents.
Girls and boys younger than sixteen are the most in danger for ATV accidents. Anybody can operate an ATV as you'll find no licensing rules in many of the States. With the ability to travel 75 miles per hour and weighing over seven hundred and fifty pounds the potential for an accident is great.
You really should only ride an ATV which is suitable for your overal size and age group. Here are some guidelines to follow:
Children between six and eleven years of age - 50 to 70 ccs
Children 12 to 16 years of age - 70cc - 90cc
Over 16 - 90cc
Get in touch with Atlanta Injury Lawyer if you're someone you love has been in an ATV collision. Our number is 404-566-9104. It is easy to also contact us through e-mail and on-line.
ATV Accident Factors
There are lots of distinct factors behind ATV Accidents, which include:
- Novice driver
- Inappropriate placement on the vehicle
- Excessive people on the ATV
- Not wearing protective clothing
- Operating an ATV intoxicated by drugs or alcohol
Alcohol use and driver lack of experience are the 2 significant factors behind accidents. According to one record, an inexperienced rider is 13 times more likely to bring about an ATV collision in their 1st month of use in comparison with a far more skilled rider. 30% of all ATV accidents are the consequence of alcohol consumption. DUI/DWI laws apply in ATV crashes.
Using a helmet decreases head injuries greatly. Head injuries are the primary reason behind loss of life in ATV accidents. Safety helmets save lives! Injuries which frequently occur are:
- Head and spinal cord injuries
- Injuries to the stomach area
- Broken bones
- Lacerations / Abrasions
Protective clothing, rider instruction, and correct
use of an ATV, are important in
preventing ATV crashes.
Accidents on 3 Wheelers
Three-wheel ATVs were involved in countless
roll-over accidents and injuries, the U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit alleging ATVs and their manufacturers broke the Consumer Product Safety Act.
In 1987, ATV companies ended making three-wheeler ATVs and began making four-wheelers, which supply
Lots of of the 3 wheelers were never
recalled and continue being utilized.
Quite a few of these incredibly hazardous
3 wheelers remain in utilize today.
Although lots of ATV accidents come from driver fault, some ATV incidents
develop from flaws. Malfunctioning ATVs suffer
flaws in the building process. If a
maker knows a risk and doesn't
alert the population, he's accountable
for failure to warn. If the product design has flaws that make the
vehicle hazardous these are design flaws. People are winning defective product litigation against ATV
companies, and hundreds of thousands of ATVs
are already recalled since 2000.
Every year thousands of ATVs are recalled in the United States. Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney will help you with these recalls:
Razor Dirt Quad - Electric Powered Ride-On Vehicles. About 30,000 Razor Dirt Quad's have been recalled. The control module for the throttle can fail and cause the vehicle to unexpectedly surge forward, posing a risk for injury. The recall affects product ID numbers beginning with 103110-01 or 103110-02. If you have one of these products, stop using it immediately and contact Razor for a free replacement controller. - Toll Free 800-813-3155 or visit www.razor.comrecall.
Kawasaki - Brute Force 750 4x4i model ATV - On some pieces, a nut, which secures the front upper suspension arm pivot bolt, could become loose during vehicle use and cause the upper suspension A-arm pivot bolt to back partially out. This would result in a loss of steering control. Kawasaki has received 14 reports of incidents with three minor injuries reported.
Arctic Cat Inc - Prowler XT Off-Highway Utility Vehicle - The recalled units fall within the vehicle identification range (VIN) of 4UF06MPV06T300001 through 4UF06MPV86T300781. The brakes on this ATV can fail. Arctic Cat has received notice of one incident of a brake pad dislodging from the rear caliper, and one incident of foot brake lever flexing. No injuries have been reported.
Bombardier Recreational Products Inc - 2004 and 2005 DS650 ATVs - The recalled units are under model numbers 0003A5A00, 0003A5B00, 0003B5A00, 0003B5B00, 000799700, 000799500, 000771900, and 000771700 The rear axle bearings may have not been sufficiently greased and could make the ATV unstable. Bombardier has received one report of the rear axle bearing breaking leading to a loss of control. No injuries have been reported.
Polaris - Sportsman 700 EFI - Model numbers A04CH68CU, A04CH68AU, A04CH68AP, and A04CH68AQ are part of the recall. There is a problem with the fuel line. The throttle cable may bind when the handlebars are turned full left or full right, resulting in an increase in engine speed and unintended vehicle acceleration. In addition, the fuel line may rub against the vehicle chassis, resulting in a fuel line leak, which could be a fire hazard. There have been 19 incidents (including two minor injuries such as scrapes, bruises, and minor injuries to the leg, knee, and shoulder) involving the throttle cable binding. There have been 31 incidents (but no injuries or fires) involving gasoline leaking from
For additional information on recalled ATVs, visit http://www.consumeraffairs.com type in the search box ATV recalls.