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ATV and Four-Wheeler Accidents

The school year is coming to an end, Memorial Day is almost here, and the Texas heat is starting to beat down on us. As you already know, summer is almost here. With the season comes fun activities we can all enjoy with our families. One popular past-time for people all over Texas is driving ATVs. They allow us to explore the outdoors while getting the thrill of the open air. However, ATVs can be dangerous. Around this time of year, ATV accidents start to rise, and proper safety needs to be considered to keep you and your loved ones safe.

It’s important to remember that these are motor vehicles. Just because they aren’t street legal, doesn’t mean they can’t be just as dangerous to drive. On average, mover than 600 people die every year in ATV-related accidents. Over 100 of those cases are usually children. On top of this disturbing statistic, over 30,000 children are injured, annually. The use of recreational vehicles, like 4-wheel ATVs, grows about 10% every year. However, the age of those new ATV enthusiasts is constantly dropping. Younger and younger children are operating these vehicles. For a child who has never driven anything in their life, it can lead to serious consequences.

Legal Responsibility

If your child happens to have an ATV, make sure they have all the proper safety equipment. Even the most skilled drivers can crash. All it takes is one time before you end up in a life-altering incident. Adults allowing children to ride ATVs under their supervision have a legal responsibility to take common-sense precautions to ensure everyone’s safety. Including the rider, passenger, and any bystanders. If an adult fails to act responsibly, that could risk legal trouble. If your child has been injured because the adult responsible for that child care acted negligently, you might have a case. Contact an experienced personal injury attorney to learn more. A lawyer will be able to help you navigate the legalities of this situation, to make sure you get the justice you deserve.

In a Serious Car Crash? Contact The Law Giant for Help

Any car crash can leave you feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next. After receiving medical attention, contact The Law Giant, Personal Injury & Accident Lawyers right away. We can handle the legalities of your case while you focus on recovering. With our skilled legal representation by your side, you may be able to secure full and fair compensation for your damages. Contact us at (866) 523-4167 to schedule a free case evaluation at our Brownsville, McAllen, or San Antonio offices.

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