In June of 2021, a 57-year-old man was operating an all-terrain vehicle (“ATV”) in his own neighborhood when it crashed into a curb, launching the man from his ATV and onto the road. Firefighters and paramedics arrived at the scene and took the man to the hospital; however, medical efforts failed and the man died at the hospital due to injuries he suffered in the incident. While the incident remains under investigation, investigators believe that a loose bolt may have caused the vehicle’s tire to lock up, causing the ATV to crash into a curb.
Deadly ATV incidents are becoming more commonplace. In early July of 2021, an 18-year-old recent high school graduate died in another ATV crash. The 18-year-old was a passenger in an ATV that went into a ditch and overturned into a fence. Like the 57-year-old man, the 18-year-old also died after being transported to the hospital for his injuries.
For over 70 years, Abraham Watkins has successfully represented injured people and families who fall victim to catastrophes. People who must suffer the death of a close love one, or are injured, due to ATV incidents are often entitled to compensation as the result of a defect in the ATV or negligence on the part of an ATV driver in operating the ATV. Our attorneys have the knowledge, experience, and resources necessary to obtain just compensation for our clients. If you or someone you know has been injured or killed as the result of an ATV crash, it is important to understand your right to recover. Our attorneys at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner have the knowledge, experience, and resources necessary to obtain just compensation for their clients. Call us today at 713-222-7211 or 1-800-870-9584 for your free consultation.