If you love the outdoors and riding ATVs in and around Santa Clarita, California, there are many safety precautions to follow to avoid accidents. While ATV accidents do happen often, it’s important that you contact an ATV accident lawyer if you’ve been injured in one. Additionally, while ATVs don’t follow the same laws as other motor vehicles, ATV drivers do have a duty to act responsibly while they’re riding them in California.
Common Causes of ATV Accidents
Problems often arise when people treat these motorized vehicles as toys and without considering the damage that they can cause others. ATVs are responsible for many serious injuries and deaths in California each year.
Rollovers are one of the most common types of ATV accident because of the design or manufacture defect of the vehicle. Some manufacturers don’t provide proper instructions or warnings on how to use them properly. Excessive speed, inexperience, and driving while distracted or impaired are all common causes of ATV accidents. If you’ve been involved in an ATV accident, contact an experienced ATV accident attorney from The Law Office of C. Ray Carlson immediately to review your legal options and to receive compensation.
ATV Accident Liability
If you’ve been a victim of an ATV accident in Valencia, California, you may be eligible for compensation for your injuries. Our team of personal injury attorneys at The Law Office of C. Ray Carlson has experience handling these types of accidents and can investigate factors that may have contributed to the accident. Parties that may be deemed liable include ATV manufacturers, the driver/owner of the ATV, or the owner of the land or the trail where you were riding.