ATVs are often a source of fun and relaxation but are also some of the most dangerous vehicles ever to be handled by individuals. Operation comes at the risk of life to the operator, passenger or others in the path of travel. Every year consecutively in Pennsylvania, there has been an increase in the number of ATV crash fatalities and catastrophic injuries.
The experienced Pennsylvania ATV accident and rollover lawyers of Reiff & Bily understand just how dangerous ATV operation can be. Expert analysis, accident reconstruction and the accident statistics in Pennsylvania reveal that many of ATVs are defectively designed resulting in serious injuries. They have a high center of gravity, small wheels and a narrow wheel base which may enable the vehicle to easily roll over, resulting in catastrophic injuries or fatalities. Many of the ATVs have powerful engines with quick acceleration and small turning radius. Additionally, the ATV provides inadequate passenger protection increasing the likelihood of a catastrophic injury or fatality as a result of a rollover accident. Statistics indicate that approximately 80% of all ATV accidents result in serious or catastrophic injury. Pennsylvania is one of the top five states for ATV fatalities.
An ATV accident involves several complex theories of liability and if you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an ATV accident, you should immediately seek the services of an experienced ATV accident or rollover lawyer and commence an immediate investigation of the surrounding circumstances. A person injured by a defective or dangerously designed product may be eligible to file a lawsuit for product liability. Additionally, if the accident happened on the property of another, the injured party may be able to collect from the property owner’s homeowner’s policy.
The experienced Philadelphia ATV and rollover accident lawyers of Reiff & Bily will be glad to offer a free no obligation consultation by contacting us at 1-800-421-9595 or online at www.reiffandbily.com.