Fort Lauderdale ATV accident attorney David I. Fuchs has over 20 years of experience in successfully representing ATV accident victims, their families and friends who have sustained and suffered serious bodily injuries because of the negligence of another party. If you or someone you love suffered injuries while driving or riding on an ATV, we can help. We may be able to help you negotiate a better settlement with your insurance company or go up against a negligent person, property owner, or product manufacturer in pursuit of damages.
Florida is one of the highest-ranked states in terms of fatal ATV accidents. According to crash statistics, 512 Floridians died in ATV accidents from 1982 to 2012 – the sixth-highest in the country. Ongoing reporting brings this number to 596 deaths as of 2017. At our law offices, we believe that ATVing recreationally or for work should not end in a trip to the hospital. We want to help crash victims seek damage recovery in Florida. For your free consultation, call (954) 568-3636.
At David I. Fuchs, Injury & Accident Lawyer, P.A., our attorneys have years of experience handling ATV accident claims throughout Florida. We know that three- and four-wheeler ATVs are becoming more popular in the state, resulting in greater odds of accidents and injuries. We strive to be a trusted, reputable source of legal representation for these unique cases in Fort Lauderdale. We understand ATV safety rules, regulations, and manufacturer instructions. We also understand state ATV laws, including:
We can help accident victims navigate the law and aim for the highest possible compensation amount from an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. Our firm might even be able to seek recovery through a homeowner’s insurance policy if parents failed to supervise children on ATVs. Our mission is to assist ATV accident victims and their families in any way we can. Find out if we can help you with the legal process. Call (954) 568-3636 or request your free review online today.
An all-terrain vehicle (ATV) is a three or four-wheeled motorized vehicle. Occasionally ATV’s are used when working outdoors. Primarily, however, ATV’s are used in recreational activities for young people. With speeds of up to 55 MPH, these smaller vehicles can still really pick up steam. Though they seem smaller in size, an ATV can weigh up to a quarter ton.
Injuries associated with ATV’s are rapidly on the rise. Currently, there are very few regulations regarding these smaller vehicles. Government officials have taken notice and are attempting to strategically implement new laws and protocol in order to mitigate the growing injury and fatality rate of ATV users and accident victims.
When riding for recreational purposes, ATV’s can be very exhilarating. This is especially true for young drivers. As time goes by, ATV manufacturers continue to create heavier, more powerful vehicles, each one boasting a greater thrill than the last. Statistically, however, the increase in power and weight in newer model ATV’s can be directly linked with the increase of deaths and injuries associated with these vehicles.
The majority of ATV deaths result from the vehicle overturning. ATV injuries typically occur as the result of a major collision. Furthermore, the risk of injury is increased by the lack of safety laws and regulations. Many states have no age restriction for ATV riders or mandatory helmet safety laws to protect drivers. The fact is, many perceive these vehicles as “slower” and “recreational”, therefore parents and guardians allow children to operate ATV’s without proper instruction, safety apparel or supervision.
If involved in an ATV accident, there is a 75% chance of the accident victim suffering serious or fatal spinal cord injuries or head injuries. This fact has profound implications. If you are fortunate enough to survive, lifelong injuries and physical ailments are likely to occur. ATV accident victims have lost limbs, been paralyzed and in the worst cases, killed. If someone you know has died due to an ATV accident, contact an attorney about potentially pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit. (954) 568-3636.
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