ATV Accident Lawyer in Washington, DC

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Every year, hundreds of people perish in All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) accidents. Whether they are used for farm work or off-road recreation, accidents involving these types of vehicles send approximately 150,000 people to the emergency room each year with serious injuries.

State and federal laws must be observed by sellers and manufacturers of ATVs to ensure user safety. Any failure to do so may entitle the victim of an ATV accident to compensation for their injuries. If you have been hurt in an ATV accident in Washington, D.C., it would be in your best interest to contact an injury lawyer who has experience with these cases.

Who Is Liable for ATV Accidents?

Like any vehicle accident, ATV accident claims and lawsuits rely on liability. Depending on the nature of your accident, one of several parties could be responsible for your accident and subsequent injuries:

  • Driver / Adult in Charge
  • Property Owner
  • A Negligent Driver
  • Vehicle Manufacturer

Many ATV accidents involve children. Generally speaking, ATV accidents with children happen when a supervising adult allows a child to operate an adult-sized ATV. Additionally, ATV accidents can be caused by unsafe property or road conditions, making the property owner potentially responsible for the accident.

The Risks & Dangers of ATV Accidents

The most common types of ATV accidents involve flipping or rolling. ATVs are less stable than other kinds of motor vehicles, and are not meant to be driven on regular pavement. In the event of a rollover, the driver and/or passenger can be pinned below the vehicle.

ATV accidents can result in a wide range of injuries, including:

  • Permanent concussions
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Dislocations and fractures
  • Abdominal and chest injuries
  • Partial or complete paralysis
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)

TBI can occur as a result of the head violently hitting an object or the road, or when an object pierces the skull and enters into the brain tissue. Over half of the people with TBIs will have to undergo surgery to repair or remove hematomas or contusions, and depending on the severity, the head injury can result in a coma or permanent vegetative state.

Hurt in an ATV Accident? Call Our Firm for Help!

Medical treatment for ATV-related injuries can be costly and may involve rehabilitative therapy. In many cases, these injuries can affect the rest of a victim’s life. If you have suffered a life-changing injury as a result of an ATV accident, do not hesitate to contact a DC personal injury lawyer at Simeone & Miller, LLP. We can help you determine if you have a case.

With over 1,000 satisfied clients and our contingency fee policy, you can trust that we will explore every possible avenue available to bring your case a satisfactory outcome. If we don’t recover compensation for you, you don’t owe us anything. For this reason, you would have nothing to lose by securing the help you need. Call us now to get started on your case.


To get started risk-free, contact the Washington, DC personal injury attorneys at Simeone & Miller, LLP today to set up your free initial consultation.