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Texas ATV Attorneys
Due to our large open rural spaces and beautiful outdoors, many Texans enjoy riding on All-terrain vehicles or ATV's. As the name suggests, ATV's are designed to ride over all types of terrain, especially navigating off-roads. It is in fact illegal to drive ATV's on public roads and highways.
The risky thrill-seeking nature surrounding ATVs' can lead to extremely dangerous consequences for drivers and passengers. The dangers are largely due to design flaws and manufacturing mistakes made by ATV manufacturers. The injuries can range from broken arms and legs to crush injuries from being pinned underneath an ATV.
One of the most dangerous ATVs is also one of the most popular: the Yamaha Rhino. The Rhino tends to roll over easily, even when driven slowly and on a level surface. It has a top-heavy design and a narrow wheel base, both of which contribute to the vehicle rolling over. ATVs like the Rhino also lack a roof or doors to protect riders, who are likely to injure themselves badly by trying to brace themselves with an arm or leg when the vehicle tips over.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that 135,000 persons will be injured and 700 will die in ATV accidents each year. And these numbers have risen steadily every year since ATV's went on the market.
Get a Texas ATV accident lawyer today
If you or a loved one has suffered a Texas ATV accident on an all terrain vehicle, 4-wheeler, 3-wheeler, or other off-road vehicle, contact a Texas ATV lawyer immediately. Your compensation should be enough to cover medical costs and the loss of present and future income if the person is disabled and cannot work. Please contact Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris, L.L.P. today for an evaluation of your Texas ATV Accident Case.