Did you or a loved get an All-Terrain Vehicle “ATV” for Christmas? If so, it is important to realize the dangers that go along with owning this type of vehicle. ATV’s have recently been ranked by the Consumer Product Safety Commission as one of the top ten deadliest products in the United States.
On average, an estimated 135,000 individuals will seek treatment from an emergency room for injuries sustained by operating an ATV, and another 700 individuals will die annually. In fact, Texas ranked second in fatalities nationwide from 1982 to 2008. These statistics are not surprising given Texas residents are not required to have a driver’s license to operate one of the vehicles.
If you or a loved one has been injured on an all-terrain vehicle, call Mayfield Law Office. We can help. To learn more about the statistics and safety precautions, please follow this link.