Texas ATV Accident Attorney
ATV ACCIDENTS CAN HAVE TRAGIC RESULTS
Most accidents involving all-terrain vehicles, or ATVs, occur because of unlawful activity. This includes operation on paved roads; operation by a driver too young for the size of the vehicle; sharing the vehicle with a passenger; riding without protective apparel; riding under the influence of alcohol or drugs; and driving without having undergone the required training.
Statistics reported by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) show an annual increase in the number of injuries and tragically, fatalities, during the past decade, both nationally and within the state of Texas. A vast majority of these accidents involve children under the age of sixteen.
ATVs are used both for recreation as well as for use in certain occupations where transportation is needed in off-road locations. There are a number of laws which regulate how, when and where you use such a vehicle, playing a significant role in determining the extent of what can be expected in the event of an accident.
What causes ATV accidents?
While ATV accidents have a variety of causes, it is important to allow an experienced attorney to review the circumstances of the case to determine whether negligence played a key role. Some of the factors which can affect the outcome of the case can include age of the operator; whether proper supervision was exercised; use of an oversized vehicle; the location of the accident; and other variables.
Don’t Delay! Call a Houston ATV Accident Lawyer Now Before Time Runs Out!
If you or a loved one have been injured in an ATV accident, it is essential that you contact the Houston law firm of Joel A. Gordon & Associates as soon as possible in order to establish whether a successful claim can be made. Since Texas Statutes of Limitations may limit your available time to do this, it is urgent that you call one of our knowledgeable attorneys right away for a free consultation.