ATV crash claims life of 21-year-old
A 21-year-old woman was killed this past weekend when the ATV she was driving rolled over.
According to local authorities, Jennifer Irina Brinick was driving along CR-1743, also known as Shore Acres Road, just north of State Highway 22, when the accident occurred.
She was transferred to Goodall Witcher Hospital in Clifton where she was later pronounced dead.
How An ATV Accident Lawyer Can Help You
Although it is an exciting form of recreation, ATV designs lack stability, tipping or rolling over with ease. Weighing as much as 700 pounds, many riders get trapped beneath tipped vehicles during ATV accidents, leaving them injured, crushed and sometimes resulting in fatalities. High speeds and uneven terrain combined with rising popularity have provoked a rise in injuries and fatalities.
The safety and adherence to product suggestions by consumers is important to protecting oneself and loved ones. But while, following ATV guidelines is important, safety advocates continue to push for more stringent regulation of the vehicles that could potentially cut back on ATV accident injuries and deaths. Defects in ATV’s are one such source of accidents, causing loss of control, fire danger, steering issues and inconsistent speed. If four wheeler defects are a factor in an ATV accident, manufacturers and retailers may be held liable for damages, injuries and deaths resulting.
If you, or someone you love, have been injured in an ATV accident, contact an ATV accident lawyer at The Carlson Law Firm as soon as possible. We have a team of experienced ATV accident lawyers who are ready to assist you, 24/7.
- Written by Jill Fowler