New York ATV Accident
At Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC, our New York ATV Accident Spinal Injury Lawyer team uncovered data that suggests that there are nearly 300 wrongful deaths annually due to ATV accidents. Because riders of these vehicles have such little protection, accidents often result in serious brain damage or spinal injury.
Compounding the problem is the fact that these all-terrain vehicles have surged in popularity over the past few years, which is leading to more accidents. An ATV rider can become injured if he is not properly trained in how to ride an ATV or if he fails to wear the proper safety equipment. While these vehicles are designed for off-road use, many accidents happen when the rider takes the vehicle on roads typically used for regular travel. People driving cars or trucks usually don't anticipate an ATV sharing the road with them.
Additionally, an ATV rider may be riding on unfamiliar terrain and fail to see a steep hill or drop off, which can lead to serious injury.
If you've been injured in an ATV-related mishap, you should get in touch with the New York Spinal Injury Lawyer group at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC to see what legal options are available to you. If your injury was caused by someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.
The most severe ATV injuries usually occur when the vehicle rolls over onto the driver. The sheer weight of the vehicle combined with the violence associated in a crash can lead to severe spinal injury for the driver and/or passengers. Even when safety equipment such as helmets are used, you aren’t always protected in the event of a rollover. Even with a helmet, riders can receive serious brain injury, spinal injury, skull injury and brain damage in ATV accidents. These injuries can have life-altering consequences and long-term impairment, such as paraplegia or quadriplegia.
Call our New York Injury Lawyer at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC if you or a loved one are suffering from an life-altering injury caused by an ATV accident. Our lawyers have years of experience in handling a multitude of vehicle accident cases including truck accident cases, bicycle accident cases and motorcycle accident cases.
Our lawyers are available for a free consultation by calling our toll-free number at 800.696.9529. We also have offices conveniently located in New York City area, Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, the Bronx and Westchester County Rockland County and on Long Island in both Nassau County and Suffolk County.