Austin Atv Accidents Attorney
ATV Accidents in Austin
All-terrain vehicles are popular in Austin, both for recreation and in work applications such as agriculture. While these vehicles can be enjoyable and highly useful, they also pose a major risk of injury and even death to the rider. The Federal Government reports that between 1982 and 2010, there were 565 people killed in ATV accidents in our state alone, 131 of which were children under the age of 16. If you or a family member has been hurt while riding an ATV, you can find help in pursuing financial compensation by coming to the Loewy Law Firm.
Our team can meet with you to discuss the circumstances of the accident to determine whether you have grounds for legal action. If your injuries were caused by another rider’s negligence, such as in a collision or by cutting you off, or if they are the result of design flaws and inherent defects in the vehicle, you may be entitled recover a settlement. These damages are designed to cover all of your medical bills, your lost income and pain and suffering. Adam Loewy is a Super Lawyer® and a lifetime member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, he has the experience and skill that you need, and can fight for you at this difficult time.
ATV Accident Prevention
Many ATV accidents are preventable. According to Federal ATV regulations, children less than six years old should never be allowed to operate an ATV. Additionally, ATV operators who wear helmets are far less likely to suffer serve or life threatening injuries in the event of an accident. In fact, wearing a helmet can reduce the risk of suffering a non-fatal head injury by 64%. Helmets should be worn by all ATV operators – regardless of their age.
Children less than 16 years old should never ride an all-terrain vehicle without adult supervision. Before children ride, adults should limit their riding range. In other words, children should not be allowed to ride farther than the adult supervisor can see. By setting riding boundaries, adults can safely monitor children’s riding activity. Similarly, child-sized vehicles should be equipped with identification flags to make them more visible and throttle monitors to regulate speed.
Experts recommend that all ATV operators use face protection and goggles in addition to their helmets. Also, drivers should wear long-sleeved, protective shirts and boots. Never operate an all-terrain vehicle with a passenger. ATVs are designed for one person. Passengers increase the risk of a serious accident by distracting the driver and are more susceptible to severe and fatal injuries. It is never appropriate to carry a passenger on an ATV.
Many cities offer vehicle safety classes to help recreationalists enjoy ATVs, motorcycles, and other hobbies safety. To decrease your chance of suffering a serious injury, enroll in a safety course. If you or a loved one was injured in an all-terrain vehicle accident, contact The Loewy Law Firm today. Attorney Adam Loewy has served clients in the greater Austin area for more than ten years – let The Loewy Law firm put this experience to work for your case and contact the firm today.
Injured in an Accident in Austin?
Whether you were injured in a crash with another vehicle, or inanimate object, or an incident involving a flipped ATV, you may have suffered severe injuries ranging from broken bones or crushed limbs to a traumatic brain injury or a paralyzing spinal cord injury. Mr. Loewy understands that your life may never be the same again, and will work diligently to help you achieve a successful outcome in your insurance claim or product liability lawsuit. Your case is important to us, and will be personally handled by Attorney Loewy if you choose to work with us. Contact us as soon as possible to begin building a case to pursue damages for your injuries.