Every year, thousands of people are injured in the United States from accidents on all-terrain-vehicles (ATV), also known as four-wheelers and riding quads. While some of those accidents can be attributed to driver error, there are instances where the accident is caused by a defect in the ATV.
There are two main common defects seen in ATVs. They include
- Mechanical failure
- Design failure
Mechanical failure can include defective steering and breaks. Design failure can lead to ATV rollover accidents. ATVs are supposed to adequately and safely respond to changes in incline, turning and speed. When the ATV does not adequately respond, it can lead to a rollover incident.
Unfortunately, ATV accidents and collisions can lead to severe injury, some of which include:
If you or a loved one have been injured by an ATV, it is possible that the injury occurred because of a defect in the ATV. If so, you may be entitled to compensation from the manufacturer, designer and seller of the ATV. This compensation can help pay for medical bills, future medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
To see whether the ATV was defective, please email the Oklahoma ATV lawyers at Carr & Carr. Or call 1-866-510-0580 to talk with an attorney today.