In 1893, Royal Enfield, the very same company that helped make the Lee-Enfield Rifle, designed and manufactured the first motor powered four-wheeled ATV. Since that time, ATVs have come a long way; numerous companies manufacture them, and now ATVs are made in many configurations, with three or four wheels, sometimes with amphibious capabilities, and are designed for work and play. We use them in agriculture, construction, exploration, search & rescue, law enforcement, border patrol, and even military roles.
ATVs, short for all-terrain vehicle, are fun, versatile, and useful in locations where other motor vehicles may not be able to operate. Sport models are capable of high speeds and utility models handle many different tasks. They are capable of hauling heavy cargo, navigating rough terrain, performing incredible stunts, hunting, or even outrunning the occasional zombie. ATVs are handy, even indispensable. So many tasks would be tough or impossible without them.
But just like other motor vehicles, ATVs can be dangerous when not used properly. Without the proper training and safety equipment, the risk of an ATV accident or personal injury is high. All it takes is one moment of carelessness or one bad decision for someone’s life to change forever. An ATV accident puts you at risk for bruises, cuts, strained or torn muscles and ligaments, damaged joints, broken bones, and even paralysis or death, not to mention the cost. Between liability and enormous medical bills, you or your family could be buried under mountains of debt.
Sometimes, things go wrong even when you’re doing everything right. You can’t ever assume the other riders around you know what they’re doing, or that the ATV is idiot proof. Who hasn’t heard someone say, “Hey guys, watch this!”, or watched someone trying to be the next great stuntman even though they aren’t even close? We’ve all seen those videos online.
Other times, it may not be any rider’s fault. Design flaws, manufacturing defects, or improper instructions and warnings can catch even the most savvy rider by surprise. It could even be unexpected weather, or just plain bad luck. No matter what the case, if you’re involved in an ATV accident or sustain injuries, you might have more than just a ruined day. Recovering might take years; paying for it could take a lifetime.
That’s the time it is good to have someone in your corner, like KC Road Lawyers. We have the experience and know-how to fight for you. KC Road Lawyers offers advice for dealing with lawsuits, insurance companies, and law enforcement. Don’t let an ATV accident or injury slow you down; contact us. You wouldn’t try to jump the Grand Canyon; that’s something best left to the professionals, just like navigating the legal process.
Contact KC Road Lawyers 24/7 If You Have Been in an ATV Accident
KC Road Lawyers is always here to fight for you and your rights. No matter if you sustained a personal injury in a traffic accident or an ATV accident, contact us, by phone at 816-738-5725 or on our contact page, for a free consultation. Always remember to ride safely; use the proper safety gear and always follow the instructions and warnings!