ATV Accident Attorney
Help is consistently provided by this Fort Lauderdale ATV Accident Lawyer. ATV is short for “All-terrain vehicle.” ATV’s are also referred to as “four-wheelers” because they typically have four wheels, although some can have three. They are intended to be off-road vehicles and not driven on highways or main roadways.
ATV’s are particularly dangerous because they are not enclosed. As such, when accidents occur, vehicle occupants are easily thrown off of the ATV and injured.
When you are injured on an ATV, you may have a case against various parties. If you were injured as the passenger on an ATV, you might have a case against the ATV operator if the operator caused the accident and threw you off.
If you were driving the ATV and collided with another vehicle, you may have a case against the driver of the other vehicle if that driver caused the accident.
Finally, if the accident was caused by a defective ATV or faulty ATV equipment, you may have a case against the designer or manufacturer of the ATV. This would be referred to as an ATV products liability case.
If you hire this Fort Lauderdale ATV Accident Law Firm, Mr. Quackenbush will work on contingency. This means that there is no charge to you until you’ve received compensation in your case – so there is no risk to you. Call Mr. Quackenbush at 786-294-7711 for a free, no obligation consultation.This Fort Lauderdale ATV Accident Lawyer Assists Injured People in their Time of Need
ATV wrecks frequently involve failure to wear helmets. This can lead to severe brain injuries. While wearing a helmet when operating an ATV is recommended and safe, it is not against the law to ride an ATV without a helmet. As such, ATV use without helmets is unfortunately commonplace.
If you’ve been hurt in an ATV accident while not wearing a helmet, this Broward County ATV Accident Attorney may hire an expert called a “biomechanical engineer” to analyze the accident and attempt to determine if your lack of a helmet contributed to the accident. In other words, the biomechanical engineer will try to determine whether your injuries would have been as severe if you were wearing a helmet or if they would have been the same regardless of helmet use. In some cases, a helmet would not have made a difference in regards to injury severity. For example, if your brain injury was caused by a blow to the face (rather than to the side, top or back of your head), then a helmet probably would have made little difference in preventing or lessening your brain injury.
ATV accidents frequently involve minors. This is because children use ATV’s frequently. While children are allowed to ride ATV’s (they’re not like “street legal” vehicles in which users must have a valid driver’s license in order to operate the vehicle), they must be supervised while doing so. If an adult allows a child to ride an ATV unsupervised and a crash occurs, the injured child (or technically the parents of the injured child) may be able to pursue a personal injury case against the adult that allowed the child to ride the ATV unsupervised.
When a minor pursues a personal injury case, any settlement must be approved a judge. These settlements are frequently in the form of a “structured settlement,” in which payments are made in regular installments once the minor reaches the age of majority.Compensation for Clients Achieved by this Broward County ATV Accident Law Firm
Mr. Quackenbush represents people who have sustained all sorts of injuries in ATV accidents, wrecks and crashes. Because ATV’s are not enclosed, these injuries can be catastrophic. People injured in ATV crashes frequently sustain brain injuries, brain bleeds, and brain damage – especially if they are not wearing a helmet (as mentioned above). They can also wind up in comas and vegetative states. Due to the serious nature of many ATV accidents, many victims wind up experiencing quadriplegia and paraplegia.
People injured in ATV wrecks also frequently sustain orthopedic injuries of all sorts. These include broken bones and fractures. If you’ve sustained a broken bone in an ATV accident occurring anyplace in the State of Florida, contact this Broward County ATV Accident Lawyer.
The statute of limitations in an ATV accident case in the State of Florida is four years, so it is important to contact Mr. Quackenbush as soon as possible.Much Needed Assistance Provided by This South Florida ATV Accident Attorney
Contact Mr. Quackenbush at 786-294-7711 for a free, no obligation consultation. He will gladly talk to you about your case for free. Should this South Florida ATV Accident Lawyer become your lawyer, he will work on a contingency basis – which means that there will be no charge to you until you’ve made a recovery in your case.