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Although the number of all-terrain vehicle (ATV) emergency room-treated injuries has decreased by 14.4 percent from its all-time high of 150,900 in 2007, there were still 131,900 injuries in 2009 as well as 376 fatalities. ATVs are recreational vehicles that typically have four wheels, a straddled seat, and a handlebar for steering, but they can also have three or even six wheels. Hundreds of thousands of new ATVs are sold every year in the United States for fun and enjoyment. Unfortunately, when used negligently, they can cause severe injuries.
If you or someone you know has suffered a serious injury because of a negligent ATV rider, you may be eligible for financial compensation to pay for medical bills and other damages. To discuss your case with a skilled and experienced attorney, contact the Cedar Rapids personal injury lawyers of Leehey Olson Law, P.C., at (319) 294-4424 to schedule a free consultation.
Types of ATV Injuries
When you are riding an ATV, you should always act as safely as possible in order to decrease your risk of an injury. You should always wear a helmet and ride with a group. Some of the most common injuries people can suffer from in an ATV accident include:
- Head, neck or back injuries
- Lacerations and broken bones
Unfortunately, no matter how cautious you may be, you cannot predict or account for the actions of a negligent or reckless ATV rider.
Let us help you to hold the responsible party accountable for the harm that you have endured in an ATV accident. Contact the Cedar Rapids personal injury lawyers of Leehey Olson Law, P.C., at (319) 294-4424.