Las Vegas ATV Accident Lawyer
Las Vegas is a popular area for all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). Many tourists enjoy using ATVs to explore the region. And even private property owners rely on ATVs when enjoying their own land.
But while riding in an ATV can be a lot of fun, it can also be dangerous. An ATV is not a toy. As with any motor vehicle, it carries serious risk of injury or even death. So if you have been injured while involved with an off-road vehicle and need legal representation from a qualified Las Vegas ATV accident lawyer, contact Cameron Law today to speak with a member of our team.
The Risks of All-Terrain Vehicles
Tens of thousands of people are injured in ATV accidents every year in the United States. A particular danger with ATVs is the risk of rollover accidents. Remember, an ATV does not offer its passengers the same protections as a car or truck. So if the vehicle does roll over–which is definitely a hazard when operating outside of normal roads–the people inside are far more likely to suffer catastrophic consequences.
Also, because ATVs are primarily designed for off-road use, the drivers are simply unable to judge a safe traveling speed and go too fast. Many ATV drivers are also minors who do not have adequate experience handling this type of vehicle. This can lead them to make impulsive–and reckless–decisions when behind the wheel.
The ATV itself may also be improperly designed or manufactured. Indeed, there have been a number of recalls in recent years involving ATV and similar off-road vehicles. It is only after a number of serious accidents occur–and the fatalities start to add up–that federal regulators and manufacturers take corrective action. Even then, there may still be thousands of defective ATVs left on the market.
ATV Accident Injuries Are Often Severe
As we said, ATVs usually leave passengers little protection in the event of an accident. Some of the more common serious injuries we have seen with our clients include:
- Traumatic brain injuries. Although it is good practice to wear a helmet when riding in an ATV, many people do not. Or if they do wear a helmet, it is not one that is adequate to protect a person’s head in the event of an accident. This frequently leads to traumatic brain and similar head injuries.
- Broken bones and internal injuries. If a person is thrown from an ATV, the first thing they are likely to notice is the cracking of a broken bone. While a broken arm or leg may not sound life-threatening, keep in mind that fractured bones can often puncture organs and lead to potentially fatal internal bleeding.
- Spinal cord damage. If the spinal cord is fractured or dislocated in an ATV accident, the victim may sustain permanent damage to their mobility–in many cases even complete paralysis.
Contact Cameron Law Today
People need to be careful when operating any type of motorized vehicle. This goes double for ATVs. Careless, negligent, and reckless behavior leads to tragic consequences for victims and their families. So if you need to speak with a skilled Las Vegas ATV accidents lawyer, contact Cameron Law, PLLC, today to schedule a free initial consultation.