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According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), nearly 100,000 people go to an emergency room somewhere in the United States every year because of an ATV accident. The injuries sustained in an all-terrain vehicle crash can be serious, with many suffering concussions, traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury, and serious fractures. The CPSC also reports hundreds of annual deaths arising out of ATV accidents.
If you or someone you love is hurt while operating or riding an all-terrain vehicle, you want an experienced and aggressive lawyer to protect your rights. You want Bailey & Galyen.
Aggressive Advocacy When You’re Hurt in an ATV Accident
At the law offices of Bailey & Galyen, with locations throughout the Lone Star State, we have fought for the rights of injured people for more than 40 years, including people who suffer injury in an ATV wreck. One of the biggest consumer law practices in Texas, we are known by colleagues and clients for our ability to consistently get outstanding results. Over the last 40 years, we have recovered more than $500 million in settlements and judgments for our personal injury clients.
Results-Oriented Legal Counsel After an All-Terrain Vehicle Crash
We built our practice and reputation by always putting the needs of our clients first. We place a premium on personal service and attention, as well as prompt and effective communication. We help you understand the law and the legal process, as well as your rights, and we let you know immediately when there are developments in your case. We carefully explain your options and your likelihood of success, so you can make informed decisions about how to proceed.
Frequently Asked Questions About ATV Accident Injuries
What Should I Do If I’m Hurt in an All-Terrain Vehicle Accident?
- Before you worry too much about protecting your legal rights, make certain that you get the medical attention you need. If your injury is serious or involves trauma to your head, neck, or spinal cord, the best thing to do is stay exactly where you are until emergency medical personnel arrive. Don’t try to shake off your injuries or impress your friends. Even if your injuries don’t prevent you from moving under your own power, get medical care as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the greater the risk of complications and the more likely your legal claims will be compromised.
- Once you’re properly treated by medical professionals, hire an experienced personal injury lawyer. Your attorney will take steps to preserve physical evidence and get witness statements. Your attorney can also help you deal with insurance companies.
- If possible, get contact information from anyone involved in or who witnessed the accident. In addition, take pictures of everything related to the accident—the scene of the crash, your injuries, damage to the ATV, weather conditions, etc. Your cellphone camera is fine.
What Types of Compensation Can I Pursue If I’m Hurt in an ATV Accident?
Upon proof of negligence in an all-terrain vehicle accident, you have the right to recover damages for all reasonable and foreseeable losses, including:
- Wages or income
- Physical pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship or consortium caused by your injuries
- Loss of the ability to do the things you love or engage in the ordinary activities of daily life (loss of enjoyment of life)
- Any medical expenses not covered by insurance
- Any property losses not covered by insurance
What Are Common Causes of ATV Accidents?
Most all-terrain vehicle accidents are the result of negligence, for example:
- Poorly designed or manufactured ATVs or parts, leading to breakdown or malfunction
- Operator error, including lack of training or skill, use of excessive speed, or failure to use caution
- Absence of adult supervision
- Use of alcohol or controlled substances by ATV operators
- Overloading an ATV by riding double
- Joyriding or performing stunts or tricks
Many injuries involving ATV accidents are incurred by teenagers and even younger children. In fact, approximately one in every three ATV-related injuries is to a person under the age of 16. In most instances, the cause of the accident can be attributed to failure by the manufacturer, wholesaler, or retailer to properly warn of the dangers of operating an ATV.
What Can Bailey & Galyen Do for Me If I’m Hurt on an ATV?
At Bailey & Galyen, we have successfully represented personal injury victims in Texas and nationwide for decades. We understand the complexity of a serious personal injury claim and how to effectively prepare your case to maximize your compensation. We know the kinds of evidence that are most compelling at trial and when it’s in your best interest to bring in an expert witness. We can quickly evaluate your claim and help you determine whether to accept a settlement offer or take your case to trial.
Contact Bailey & Galyen for a Proven Texas ATV-Accident Lawyer
When you or someone you love is hurt in an accident involving an all-terrain vehicle, you need an experienced lawyer to fully protect your legal rights. The results-oriented personal injury attorneys at Bailey & Galyen offer a free initial consultation. We handle all personal injury cases on a contingent-fee basis. You won’t pay any legal fees unless we get compensation for your losses.
We offer proven counsel in ATV-accident claims across Texas, with offices in Arlington, Bedford, Burleson, Carrollton, Dallas, Fort Worth, Grapevine, Houston, Mansfield, Mesquite, Midland/Odessa, Plano, Texarkana, and Weatherford.