Over the past decade, all-terrain vehicles have gained much popularity. However, safety standards and regulatory precautions have not caught up to the pace resulting in user unawareness of the hazardous nature of their use. If you have suffered a serious injury while riding on an ATV or you have been hit by an ATV because of negligent driving you may be entitled to compensation.
The ATV owner can be held accountable for failing to warn the victim of dangerous conditions on the property where the ATV accident took place
Some collisions are caused by manufacturing defects. In legal terms, “manufacturing defects” are flaws in the manufacturing process that result in injuries. “Failure to warn” describes a situation in which a manufacturer knows of a hazard regarding the product and does not warn consumers about it. “Design defects” are errors in the product design that make the vehicle dangerous.
The driver of an ATV may be held responsible for any injuries or death they caused by negligent driving or driving while intoxicated, unsafe speed of the driver or by having too many passengers/occupants on the vehicle during operations.
If you are injured by an ATV owned by a rental company, that company may be held responsible for failure to properly inspect and maintain the vehicle.