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All-terrain vehicle accidents can lead to serious injuries

The popularity of all-terrain vehicles is due in part to the versatility of these vehicles. While they are useful for a host of business and pleasure purposes, they are also associated with multiple injuries. Using ATVs properly in conjunction with safety equipment can help to decrease the dangers associated with these vehicles.

There are some dangers that are specific to ATVs that you must be aware of before getting onto one. These vehicles can roll over or flip. When that happens, it is possible for people who are on the ATV to be thrown off of it. Additionally, there is a risk of the ATV crushing the riders.

The dangers of ATVs are increased when people are riding on the back of the ATV, as these vehicles aren't made for riders in the rear section. The weight on the rear of the vehicle poses a hazard that increases the risks for those on the ATV.

When an ATV accident occurs, the range of injuries that can occur is considerable. Brain or spinal cord injuries, dislocated joints, fractured bones and other consequences are all common. Injuries to the chest and abdomen can be particularly dangerous.

Injuries that occur in ATV accidents may require life-long medical care that can be very expensive. In some cases, permanent disability can occurg. That means that on top of the medical and care costs, the injured person is unable to earn an income.

ATV accidents are sometimes preventable. If the accident was caused by negligence, seeking compensation is a course of action that you might opt to explore.

Source: FindLaw, "ATV Injuries and Accidents," accessed June 08, 2016

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