Pennsylvania is famous for its off-roading, wooded trails — the perfect place to take an all-terrain vehicle (ATV). A study found more than 600,000 ATV owners in the Commonwealth and the numbers continue to grow each season. But the growth in popularity has also brought a devastating growth in injuries. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 135,000 people are injured each year because of an accident involving an ATV in the United States. While not as common as some other motor vehicle accidents, it is important to note that ATV accidents can lead to debilitating and even life-threatening injuries. Here are the leading causes of ATV accidents:
To prevent accidents, drivers should never consume alcohol, should always wear helmets and other protective gear, seek out training from a qualified instructor, ride only on safe and designated paths, and always follow all safety rules regarding use.If you were involved in an ATV accident and you believe it is the fault of another person or manufacturing company, you may have a case. For a free consultation with our team at Scartelli Olszewski, call or message us today.