All terrain vehicles (ATVs) have been around since the 1970s, and they can be both useful and fun. They are also very prone to accidents due to design flaws, defective parts, and inappropriate marketing.
Design flaws make many models of ATVs unstable and prone to rollover. Many are made from cheap, inadequate parts including:
- Steering components
- Control components
When these defective parts fail, serious accidents often occur.
ATV Marketing and Inadequate Warnings
The dangers of ATVs are greatly compounded by the fact that they are marketed for children and inexperienced adults, and that they are presented as being suitable for activities that are likely to result in an accident. This, along with the fact that they lack the appropriate warnings and safety instructions, leaves ATV users unaware of the dangers and how to avoid them.
ATV accidents can cause catastrophic, disfiguring, or deadly injuries and all too often involve children. Injuries can include:
- Brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Oral injury
- Skull fractures
- Facial fractures
Learn more about Yamaha Rhino ATV Rollover accidents.
Experienced Defective Vehicle Representation
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by a defective ATV, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your damages. The attorneys at Jacoby & Meyers have a great deal of experience with defective vehicle claims, and we will fight tirelessly to protect your rights. Our lawyers will review the details surrounding your accident and advise you on the best way to proceed with your claim.
Please contact our defective vehicle attorneys today to schedule your free initial consultation. Jacoby & Meyers has offices throughout the U.S.