ATV Rollover Lawyer
All-terrain vehicles or ATVs allow you to access the hidden, off-road wonders that Salt Lake City, UT, and the state of Utah have to offer.
But because of their lack of safety features and general design, ATVs expose riders to serious injuries when they are involved in rollovers.
ATV rollover lawyer Lynn C. Harris can examine your accident and determine whether you have a case...
What to Do If You Are Involved in an ATV Rollover Accident
Get Medical Attention
Often, ARV accidents happen in remote places that are difficult for medical personnel to access, but try to get medical assistance as soon as possible.
Take pictures of the ATV, the scene of the accident, and any injuries you sustained as a result of the crash. Pictures and video can help an attorney investigate the cause of the accident.
Contact an Attorney
Not all ATV crashes are "accidents." If you believe you were injured as a result of a defective design or a reckless operator, contact an attorney. Our law firm offers free consultations for potential clients. We can listen to the specifics of your incident and determine whether you have a case.
Were You Injured in an ATV Rollover Accident? Call Our Law Firm
If you were injured while operating a faulty all-terrain vehicle, or if you were hit by another vehicle, you may have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit. Lynn C. Harris has been representing ATV, car, motorcycle, maritime, and truck accident victims in Salt Lake City and throughout Utah for over 30 years. He has earned recognition from various renowned legal organizations, including:
- National Academy of Personal Injury Attorney's Top Ten Attorneys
- America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
- The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
Because he has been highly reviewed by both clients and peers, he has also received a rating of AV-Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell®. With four convenient locations in Salt Lake City, Provo, Park City, and Lehi, it's easier than ever to get the legal help you need. If you were injured while visiting Utah from Southern Wyoming or Idaho, Mr. Harris can also meet with you in your preferred location. To find out if you have a case, request a consultation online or call us at (801) 375-9801.
"Lynn Really Did Care About Us"
"My husband was killed suddenly in a car accident...It was a very difficult time for my four daughters and me. We moved and Lynn took care of everything. He kept me up to date on all the details through phone calls and the mail, because I had moved out of state. When decisions needed to be made, he told me what he recommended but let me choose for myself. When the insurance company was trying to get out of paying, Lynn did extra work reconstructing the accident and the variables. We did win the case and were able to get some college funds for the girls and some financial security. Lynn has helped our family tremendously. Lynn really did care about us and has become a dear friend." Valerie H.
Causes of ATV Rollovers
Rollovers are one of the most common—and most dangerous—types of ATV crashes. Although driver error is to blame for some ATV rollover accidents, other causes include:
While poorly designed vehicles should be removed from the road, many manufacturers refuse to conduct recalls that could prevent future crashes and potentially save lives.
ATVs are designed for fun and rugged roads and many riders using ATVs usually do so while on vacation or weekend getaways. Some riders operate ATVs while intoxicated and can injure other riders or bystanders with their reckless actions.
Lack of Safety Features
Unlike motor vehicles, ATVs are not equipped with seatbelts and airbags. They also weigh hundreds of pounds, so they can easily crush riders when they are involved in rollover accidents.
Improper Training or Equipment
Companies that rent all-terrain vehicles should provide the necessary safety instructions and gear. If you believe that you were injured due to insufficient information or equipment provided at the time of your rental, you may be eligible for compensation.
A small mistake or oversight by an ATV mechanic can have devastating consequences. If maintenance issues were to blame for your accident, contact a lawyer for a free case evaluation as soon as possible.
The risk of a rollover is increased when there are two riders. Most ATVs are only designed to safely carry one passenger, and manufacturers should be responsible for providing the proper signage to alert passengers to the possibility of an accident and prevent rollover accidents caused by multiple riders.
In general, if your ATV accident was caused be design flaws or the reckless actions of another driver, you may be eligible for a personal injury lawsuit. Simply call Lynn C. Harris at (801) 375-9801 or request your free consultation online.
These injuries can be life-changing. Many, like spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injury, may permanently affect your mobility and mood. In some cases, your injuries may require lifetime medical care or rehabilitation. If you were injured by another party's negligence, pursuing a personal injury lawsuit is the only way to hold them accountable for paying these damages.
The Alarming Statistics behind ATVs
The general consensus is that ATVs can be dangerous and should not be treated like toys. According to a statement by the American College of Surgeons:
- ATV accidents are on the rise
- Injuries from ATV accidents continue to get more severe
Also, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there are approximately 100,000 injuries and 650 deaths linked to ATVs each year. Additional data from the CPSC's 2017 report shows:
- Over 15,000 fatalities resulting from ATV accidents from 1982 to 2017, with almost 300 deaths in 2017 alone
- Almost 94,000 emergency room visits due to ATV injuries in 2017
Visiting Utah from Out of Town?
Utah's scenic landscapes, rugged roads, and unforgettable trails make it a popular destination for ATV riders looking for a thrilling adventure. However, if a fun vacation ends in a tragic crash, you will need a skilled, local attorney to assist you with your case. Because he has been practicing law in Utah for over 30 years, Lynn C. Harris is well-versed in the laws surrounding ATV accidents and can provide trusted legal counsel for your case.
If you suffered a serious injury on vacation, it may also be difficult to travel back to Utah for your case. Lynn C. Harris can meet with you anywhere in Utah, South Wyoming, or Idaho. Throughout your case, he will keep you up-to-date on the progress. He has helped victims of ATV, car, motorcycle, and truck accidents recover the compensation they need to recover from their injuries and move forward with their lives. He can help you, too.
Don't Just Take Our Word for It
"Working with the Harris Personal Injury Attorney was one of the best choices I could’ve made. He was attentive, on top of every detail. He worked fast and hard for me. I got a fair and good settlement on my accident. It was timely and it was so needed. I know they split whatever profits were left with me that meant so much to me. I would use them again and refer them to anyone looking for a good personal injury law firm!!" Debi P.