Resuming ATV Accidents and Injuries: 6 Facts to Know (Pt. 1), below, we will continue pointing out some fascinating and important facts about these types of collisions.
More Important Info about ATV Accidents
Fact 3 – Most fatal ATV accidents occur between May and September.
Interestingly, as the Consumer Protection Safety Commission (CPSC) has noted, ATV accidents are far more likely to occur during the spring and summer months (as opposed to the fall and winter months), with August consistently being the month with the most reported ATV accidents each year in the U.S.
Although this fact about ATV accidents may seem surprising on the surface, it makes a lot more sense when considering the warmer weather, as well as the fact that a handful of the states where the most accidents occur are known for having extremely cold winters.
Fact 4 – More than 75 percent of reported ATV injuries impact the upper body.
In fact, as the CPSC has pointed out, when ATV accidents result in injuries:
- Head and/or neck injuries are experienced at least 27 percent of the time.
- Arm and hand injuries occur approximately 29 percent of the time.
- Torso injuries are endured at least 22 percent of the time.
In the worst cases, these ATV injuries can result in irreversible, debilitating impairments – like, for instance, traumatic brain injuries, paralysis and loss of limbs.
Here, we also want to note that such ATV injuries are far more likely to occur when riders are:
- Drunk or under the influence of drugs
- Not experienced or familiar with riding safety techniques
- Not paying attention to their surroundings
- Simply being reckless while riding.
In the event that any of the above factors – or other forms of negligence or recklessness – contribute to ATV accidents, injured people should be aware that they may be entitled to compensation by pursuing lawsuits against the negligent party (or parties).
For some final important info about ATV accidents, be sure to check out the upcoming conclusion to this blog series!
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If you or a loved one has been injured in an ATV accident – or in any type of motor vehicle accident, it’s time contact a Denver ATV and motor vehicle accident lawyer at Cederberg Law to find out more about your best options for financial recovery.
Since 2011, our esteemed legal professionals have been successful at securing results and compensation for people who have been seriously injured in various types of motor vehicle accidents, including ATV accidents. When you trust us with your case, you can count on our trusted lawyers to be a formidable force that will not back down until you secure the compensation you may need and justice you deserve.
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