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Tershel & Associates attorneys handle All-Terrain Vehicle Collisions and 4-Wheeler Accidents, which are a leading cause of injury in Washington and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are popular modes of transportation for those who live or work on Pennsylvania farms and ranches. Riding an ATV is also a common recreational activity for many adults and children. However, when something goes wrong and an accident occurs, the results can be catastrophic.
At Tershel & Associates, we have more than 30 years of personal injury experience. Our lawyers are skilled at handling cases involving motor vehicle accidents, including ATV rollovers and related injuries.
Rollovers and Design Defects
An ATV rollover can often involve broken bones, disfigurement, coma, head and brain injuries, spinal injuries or even death. The Consumer Product Safety Commission's ATV Safety site reports that in 2009:
- Approximately 376 people died in ATV-related accidents
- Close to 131,900 people received emergency room treatment for ATV-related injuries
- Approximately 32,400 of these ATV accident victims were children under age 16
Many times, ATV rollovers and other accidents are caused by a rider's inattention, reckless driving or speeding. Sometimes, however, the accident is due to a design or manufacturing defect. If your accident was due to a defect or due to someone else's negligence, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries.
Some common defects include:
- Significant lack of vehicle stability
- Seat belt failure
- Collapsing roll bars
- Inadequate safety guards
Consult a Pittsburgh Rollover Accident Attorney
If you believe your injury was caused by defective design or faulty parts, schedule a free initial consultation with our experienced ATV accident attorney in Washington, Pennsylvania. Call our office at 724-228-4700, or contact us online. We bill strictly on a contingency fee basis, so there is no fee unless we obtain results for you.