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Connecticut ATV Accident Legal Team

Eagan & Donohue has handled numerous wrongful death matters and injury claims caused by accidents involving all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), off-road vehicles, four wheelers, and dirt bikes.

ATV accidents occur each day throughout the country, with many of the accidents unfortunately involving young children.  Riding ATVs has become a popular way for children to get to friends’ houses in rural areas, or to simply pass the time.  While parents do their best to supervise children and even teenagers to ensure they do not hurt themselves with ATVs, sometimes accidents are unavoidable.  However, if you or a loved one has been involved in an ATV accident which was the direct result of another person’s actions, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

ATV Accidents

ATV accidents are different than other motor vehicle accidents in many ways.  ATVs are most popular among children and teenagers, although they are also used to haul heavy items.  However, the popularity among children and young adults often leads to severe injuries caused by inexperience.  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has estimated that there were over 526,000 emergency-department treated injuries that were related to ATVs and similar vehicles between 2016 and 2020.  This amounts to an average of approximately 105,000 of these accidents per year.

Our firm recognizes that behind each ATV accident statistic is a person whose injury or death requires legal counsel to work with the utmost sensitivity and care.

Since ATVs do not offer much protection from any accidents, injuries can be quite severe and include:

  • Broken bones
  • Burns
  • Spine injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Amputations

ATVs offer less protection than other motor vehicles and therefore any person involved in an ATV accident is subject to extreme injuries.  Even if you are wearing a helmet and other protective gear, you are at risk of traumatic injuries if you are involved in an accident, especially one that is due to the negligence of another person.

As a victim of an ATV accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries, including medical expenses, lost wages, future earnings, and even pain and suffering.

Eagan & Donohue | West Hartford, Connecticut Personal Injury Legal Team

If you or your child has been injured in an ATV accident, do not hesitate to contact Eagan & Donohue about your legal representation.  Our legal team has years of experience in handling ATV accidents, and we understand how the often-severe injuries involved can be due to the lack of protection on the vehicle itself.  Contact our West Hartford office today for your initial free consultation.