Corbin, KY Attorneys Representing Individuals Who Have Been Victims Injured in ATV Wrecks
Because of the unique and rugged terrain of our area, ATVs and ATCs have become extraordinarily popular in the State of Kentucky. And while they can be a very entertaining mode of transportation, the risk of personal injury to all terrain vehicle drivers and passengers is extraordinarily high. The Corbin personal injury firm of Freeman Childers, Attorneys at Law represents individuals who have been injured in ATV and ATC accidents.
Inherent Dangers in ATV Usage and Safety
Part of the appeal to all terrain vehicles is that they are open to the elements. However, their minimal construction offers little protection to the operator and passengers. Unfortunately, a great many people who are injured in ATV wrecks are children. The American Academy of Pediatrics has made the following safety recommendations for parents of minors who operate ATVs and ATCs:
- The operator should have a valid driver’s license.
- Passengers should not be allowed on the vehicle.
- Riders should wear helmets, eye gear, and reflective clothing.
- Street use of off road vehicles should not be allowed.
- Flags should be attached for increased visibility.
- Riders should not operate their vehicles after drinking alcohol or while on medication.
It’s important to note that no matter how cautious an ATV driver is in the operation of his or her vehicle, there is no way to ensure that other drivers will be as careful. When you’ve been injured in a recreational vehicle wreck, the personal injury attorneys of Freeman Childers stand ready to protect your rights.
Knox, Laurel and Whitley County P.I. Lawyers Representing ATV Crash Victims
When you come to our Corbin, KY law office for your free initial consultation, our attorneys will carefully review the facts of your case. We’ll also have a lot of questions for you. Were you explained the risks when you purchased your off road vehicle? Did the manufacturer or retailer include seatbelt restraints, reflective material, or a roll bar with the vehicle? Were these recommended accessories? Each of these factors may have a bearing on your case. Once our personal injury attorneys know all of the facts, they can determine who’s liable and began preparing for litigation.
Experienced and Knowledgeable Personal Injury Attorneys
If you’ve been injured in an accident, you need an attorney who knows the ins and outs of personal injury law. The dedicated and professional attorneys of Freeman Childers stand ready to fight for your rights in a Kentucky courtroom.
Contact us at 606-503-0521 to schedule your free initial consultation.