When an ATV or UTV wreck happens, it is important that you have an experienced attorney on your side. ATV and UTV accidents often are complicated by the serious nature of the injuries involved and the complexity of finding proper insurance coverage available. The West Virginia attorneys at the Manchin Injury Law Group have the knowledge and resources to help injured victims of ATV and UTV accidents navigate through the insurance maze, and can help you understand your legal options in making claims to recover compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering.
At the Manchin Injury Law Group, our personal injury attorneys are committed to helping people injured by ATV and UTV accidents. We are a client-focused firm that will stand up for your legal rights.
Call us today at (304) 367-1862 for a free consultation.
In West Virginia, many people use all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and utility-terrain vehicles (UTVs) for both pleasure and functional purposes. However, due to the rise in their popularity, and inherent dangerous characteristics, ATV and UTV or “four-wheeler” type accidents are on the rise.
West Virginia law requires that children under the age of 18 pass a safety course and wear a helmet while riding these vehicles. West Virginia Code also prohibits more than one person riding an ATV unless it is specifically designed for additional passengers. Many adults ignore these requirements resulting in injury to our young people.
Often, ATVs and UTVs are used in ways not meant by their design. ATVs and UTVs are capable of traveling at high rates of speed and are often driven off roads and on paved roads. When driven off road at high rates of speed, ATVs and UTVs are prone to tip over. When driven on hard-surfaced roads, because of their design, ATVs and UTVs handle differently from when they are on unpaved surfaces. This can cause a driver to easily lose control of the vehicle, causing serious injuries to riders. It is particularly important in these types of cases to contact an experienced lawyer early.
ATV and UTV accidents can lead to serious injuries. Because they are prone to rollovers, people involved in ATV and UTV collisions can suffer traumatic brain injuries, back and neck injuries, and other life-threatening injuries. Many brain injuries don’t show up on MRI and CT scans but can still have devastating consequences from headaches, visual disturbance, impaired reasoning and mood disturbance. An experienced personal injury lawyer at the Manchin Injury Law Group can help you assess your damages from an ATV or UTV accident.
If you have been injured in an ATV or UTV accident, contact us to find out how we can help you recover fair money damages for your four-wheeler accident injuries. Although our offices are located in Fairmont, our attorneys represent clients in motor vehicle accidents throughout West Virginia.