Ocala ATV Accident Attorneys
All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are lots of fun but deceptively dangerous. People underestimate the speed and power of these machines and overestimate their ability to steer or stop. Many of the thousands of resulting accidents result in serious, permanent or even fatal injuries.
If you or your child was injured on an ATV, you may have grounds for claims against the owner, operator or manufacturer. The Ocala ATV accident attorneys of the King Law Firm represent clients around Central Florida in recovering compensation for negligence or defects resulting in personal injury or wrongful death.
INJURY FROM FOUR-WHEELERS AND RECREATION VEHICLES
More than 100,000 people are injured in ATV accidents each year, according to the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission. Nearly one-third of the injured are age 16 or younger. Common injuries include bone fractures, sprains and strains, lacerations and internal injury to organs. In the most severe crashes or rollovers, operators or passengers suffer brain trauma or spinal cord injury.
The Ocala ATV accident attorneys at the King Law Firm represent adults and children injured in Marion County, Lake County and surrounding counties, including people injured on the ATV trails in Ocala National Forest. We can explore your possible claims regarding injury on an all-terrain vehicle or motorized recreational vehicle:
- Four-wheeler or three-wheeler
- Dirt bike motorcycle
- An amphibious vehicle (six-wheeler)
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCIDENT?
A common scenario is a birthday party or weekend outing at which children are given rides on ATVs or allowed to operate them solo. These excursions turn tragic when the child hits a tree when passengers are thrown off at 50 mph, when the ATV flips or rolls or when the operator crosses a road in front of an oncoming car.
The negligence may be in failure to provide safety equipment (helmet), failure to supervise children, poor maintenance or failure to summon medical help immediately. Alcohol use, unreasonable speed or other reckless behavior by an adult driver can also be grounds for a lawsuit when passengers are injured. In certain cases, there may be grounds to sue the manufacturer for brake failure or other defects in the ATV’s design or assembly. Our Ocala ATV injury attorneys can help you know where to start.
WE ARE COMMITTED TO YOUR RECOVERY
We know how devastating these accidents can be for families — physically, financially and emotionally. We explore all sources of compensation, whether homeowners policies, product liability lawsuits or claims against third parties, to cover your needs and losses. Our Ocala ATV accident attorneys are well-versed in the law and attentive to the details that are critical to establishing liability and maximizing damages.
We offer a free consultation including home or hospital visits if you can’t come to our Ocala law office. We handle cases on a contingency fee, meaning we collect no attorney fees unless we secure a settlement or verdict. Call the King Law Firm toll free at 352-629-8747, or contact us online.