According to an ATV safety study published by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more fatalities involving all-terrain vehicles happen in California than in any other state. The study tracked ATV-related deaths between 1982 and 2011,when 628 people died in California. Texas ranked second, with 612 reported fatalities, and Pennsylvania ranked third with 571. Rhode Island had the fewest fatalities, with only eight reported deaths.
With so many deaths and injuries involving ATVs in California, it’s not surprising that the vehicles have been the subject of personal injury and wrongful death litigation. The legal team at Torklaw can help if you have a claim related to an ATV accident.
We offer these tips from the ATV Safety Institute for safer ATV operation: