ATV accidents can potentially happen in a variety of circumstances. While an all-terrain vehicle may seem like a fun thing to have, there is the chance that things can go wrong if people do not treat them with respect. Often, they are used off-road, on farms and in other areas where people own a lot of land and have the space to use them properly.
The good news is that ATV accidents can quite often be prevented. The simple use of a helmet can help prevent head injuries occurring if someone has an accident on one. It is also important for the owner of the quad bike or other similar ATV to provide proper guidance and training to anyone who wants to use it. Accident Advice Helpline have spoken with people who have been in accidents where this has not been the case.
What can go wrong?
Since ATVs are often used on private land or farms, they are typically used on land that is uneven. There have been accidents that have occurred when people have driven them around and the vehicle has tipped over with them on it. Proper training in its use can help prevent this from happening. In addition to this, people using these vehicles will be safer if they know how to use them in the proper manner.
Our experts have managed to win compensation cases for people who have found themselves coping with injuries caused by using an ATV they were not trained to use. Every situation is potentially different, so getting proper legal advice is imperative.
How serious can injuries be?
There are cases where people have suffered serious head injuries as a result of being in an accident on an ATV. Since these vehicles are not used on the road, there is the potential for maintenance to be ignored. Safety should always come first to ensure that there is a very minimal chance of any accidents occurring. This will help people stay safe when riding.
If you have already suffered injuries in an ATV accident of any kind, it may be worth calling us here at Accident Advice Helpline. Our free 24/7 enquiry line is available around the clock on 0800 689 0500. Make sure you call now to see whether a claim is possible.
Date Published: May 12, 2015
Author: David Brown