ATV Injury? Dallas Injury Attorney Can Help
All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) are 3 and 4-wheel motorized vehicles used for off-road riding. While they're used significantly for leisure purposes they're also used for things such as rescue as they can go where other vehicles can't. Unfortunately, every year, a lot of people, including youngsters, are greatly hurt in ATV mishaps.
Those most in jeopardy for ATV accidents are youngsters under sixteen. Quite a few states do not call for a driver's license or instruction, nor is there an age limit to use an ATV. With the ability to travel 75 miles-per-hour and weighing more than 750 pounds the possibility for an accident is great.
You'll find different size ATVs and you want to make sure the one you're riding is right for you. Here are a few pointers to adhere to:
Children between 6 - 11 years of age - 50 to 70 ccs
Children 12 to 16 years of age - 70cc - 90cc
Anyone over 16 - 90cc
If you or a loved one has sustained an ATV injury or if you have a question that hasn't been answered, get in touch with Dallas Injury Attorney right now at 214-447-7035 or e-mail us on-line.
You'll find a lot of different causes of ATV Accidents, that include:
- Inexperienced driver
- Improper positioning on the ATV
- Way too many people on the ATV
- Lack of protective equipment
- Driving while drinking
Alcohol use and driver inexperience are the two major reasons for accidents. According to one record, an unskilled rider is 13 times more prone to bring about an ATV automobile accident in their 1st month of use as compared to a far more experienced rider. Substance use is involved in thirty percent of all ATV crashes. DUI/DWI laws apply in ATV crashes.
Although head injuries are the number 1 reason behind death in ATV crashes, they can be lessened if the rider puts on a helmet. Safety helmets save lives! Injuries that often take place are:
- Spinal-cord and head injuries
- Stomach injuries
- Broken bones
- Cuts and Abrasions
Protective clothing, rider training, and proper
use of an All terrain vehicle, are essential in
protecting against ATV crashes.
Because of the volume of rollover mishaps that transpired on three-
wheelers even the authorities got concerned. The U.S. Justice
Department claimed which ATVs weren't safe and submitted suit.
The four-wheelers that are still made provide a considerably greater stability than the 3 wheels.
Unfortunately, you'll find around 2.4
million faulty three-wheelers which were never recalled
Quite a few of these incredibly dangerous
three-wheelers remain in utilize today.
Recalls of ATVs
Although a lot of ATV accidents develop from driver error, some ATV mishaps
are caused by flaws. They are
flaws that are in the manufacturing process. If a producer is aware of a threat and does not
warn the general public, he's accountable
for failure to warn. Design
problems are mistakes in the item design that make the
vehicle dangerous. ATV makers are
being sued by people winning defective product litigation and as a
result a lot of ATVS were
Every year thousands of ATVs are recalled in the United States. Dallas Personal Injury Attorney will help you with these recalls:
Razor Dirt Quad - Electric Powered Ride-On Vehicles. About 30,000 Razor Dirt Quad's have been recalled. The control module for the throttle can fail and cause the vehicle to unexpectedly surge forward, posing a risk for injury. The recall affects product ID numbers beginning with 103110-01 or 103110-02. If you have one of these products, stop using it immediately and contact Razor for a free replacement controller. - Toll Free 800-813-3155 or visit www.razor.comrecall.
Kawasaki - Brute Force 750 4x4i model ATV - On some pieces, a nut, which secures the front upper suspension arm pivot bolt, could become loose during vehicle use and cause the upper suspension A-arm pivot bolt to back partially out. This would result in a loss of steering control. Kawasaki has received 14 reports of incidents with three minor injuries reported.
Arctic Cat Inc - Prowler XT Off-Highway Utility Vehicle - The recalled units fall within the vehicle identification range (VIN) of 4UF06MPV06T300001 through 4UF06MPV86T300781. The brakes on this ATV can fail. Arctic Cat has received notice of one incident of a brake pad dislodging from the rear caliper, and one incident of foot brake lever flexing. No injuries have been reported.
Bombardier Recreational Products Inc - 2004 and 2005 DS650 ATVs - The recalled units are under model numbers 0003A5A00, 0003A5B00, 0003B5A00, 0003B5B00, 000799700, 000799500, 000771900, and 000771700 The rear axle bearings may have not been sufficiently greased and could make the ATV unstable. Bombardier has received one report of the rear axle bearing breaking leading to a loss of control. No injuries have been reported.
Polaris - Sportsman 700 EFI - Model numbers A04CH68CU, A04CH68AU, A04CH68AP, and A04CH68AQ are part of the recall. There is a problem with the fuel line. The throttle cable may bind when the handlebars are turned full left or full right, resulting in an increase in engine speed and unintended vehicle acceleration. In addition, the fuel line may rub against the vehicle chassis, resulting in a fuel line leak, which could be a fire hazard. There have been 19 incidents (including two minor injuries such as scrapes, bruises, and minor injuries to the leg, knee, and shoulder) involving the throttle cable binding. There have been 31 incidents (but no injuries or fires) involving gasoline leaking from
For additional information on recalled ATVs, visit http://www.consumeraffairs.com type in the search box ATV recalls.