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Jackson ATV Accident Attorney

ATV Accidents, 4-Wheeler Accidents and Side-by-Side Accidents

Many people use ATVs in Mississippi for hunting and recreation. Although these off-road vehicles are popular among adults and children alike, they have a high accident, injury and fatality rate.

If you our your loved one has been injured in an ATV, 4-wheeler, or side-by-side accident, contact the Jackson ATV accident attorneys at The Penton Law Group as soon as possible. We can determine if you have a case and what damages you may be entitled to claim.

Why Choose The Penton Law Group?

At The Penton Law Group, PLLC, we focus our practice strictly on personal injury matters.

  • We are trial lawyers with over a decade of experience successfully representing injured people.
  • Our attorneys focus solely on personal injury law – It is all we do.
  • We limit our caseload to ensure that every client we represent gets the attention they deserve.
  • We are available 24/7 and respond promptly to calls, texts and emails.

Why You Need an ATV Accident Lawyer

Our experienced Jackson ATV accident lawyers understand design defects inherent with ATVs and the negligence of various parties that can cause accidents. We have the skills, knowledge and resources to conduct a careful investigation of the factors contributing to your accident. If negligence or product defects contributed to your accident, you may have a right to recover compensation for the injuries and losses you have suffered.

What Are ATVs, 4-Wheelers, and Side-by-Sides?

ATVs, 4-wheelers and side-by-sides are different types of off-road vehicles.

  • ATVs are all-terrain vehicles.They come in different shapes and sizes and are designed for different uses, including recreation, racing, hunting, ranching, military, industrial and emergency service uses.
  • 4-wheelers are four-wheeled all-terrain vehicles – the most common type.ATVs also come with three, six and eight wheels.
  • Side-by-sides are sometimes called “Rhinos” or “SxS.”They are similar to golf carts, only larger, with more powerful motors and a suspension equal to a sports quad. These vehicles are becoming increasingly popular in small, rural communities.

ATV Accident Statistics

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), a total of 416 people have died in ATV accidents in Mississippi. There were 46 ATV fatalities in our state over a two-year period. Nationwide, the Consumer Federation of America reported 300 ATV deaths in a recent year.

Causes of All-Terrain Vehicle Accidents

As ATV use continues to grow, so do related injuries and fatalities. Children account for approximately one-third of all ATV accident emergency room visits every year and more than one-quarter of the fatalities, as reported by News Medical Life Sciences. Causes of ATV injuries include:

  • Rollovers (accounting for 42% of injury crashes)
  • Reckless driving
  • Drug and alcohol use
  • Bigger, faster ATVs, weighing up to 800 pounds and going up to 80 mph
  • Children driving vehicles designed for adults
  • Riding on paved roads or off the trail
  • Lack of operator training and experience
  • More than one rider on an ATV designed for one
  • Lack of ATV maintenance
  • Poor ATV path maintenance

Contact The Penton Law Group, PLLC

If you our your loved one has been hurt in an ATV, 4-wheeler or side-by-side accident, you may have a claim for compensation. Contact The Penton Law Group, PLLC in Jackson, Mississippi right away for a free consultation. One of our experienced Jackson personal injury lawyers can help you explore your legal options.