Denver ATV Rollover Attorneys
Intended for recreation or work on farms and ranches, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are off-road, motorized vehicles with three or four wheels, a straddle seat, and handlebars for steering. Unpredictable, heavy, and able to travel at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour, ATVs cause more than 800 deaths and 135,000 injuries per year, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. If you or a loved one has been injured in an ATV rollover accident, you may have grounds to file a claim against the manufacturer and distributor. Attorney J. Todd Tenge, serving Boulder, Denver, Fort Collins, and nearby locations, can provide more information during a one-on-one meeting; contact the Tenge Law Firm, LLC at (303) 502-5587 to schedule your free confidential consultation today.
Design or manufacturing defects in certain models increase the likelihood of catastrophic physical injuries and fatalities for drivers and passengers in the event of a rollover. The high center of gravity and unstable nature of some ATVs can cause the vehicle to roll over, especially if the model has relatively small tires; once it has started to roll, the vehicle itself offers little protection to passengers and can even trap victims underneath it. Manufacturers have issued numerous recalls of dangerous ATVs over the past few years, and continue to do so, as they can be held liable for injuries and deaths that occur due to their vehicles’ design flaws. An example is the Yamaha Rhino ATV. Yamaha issued a warning in 2006 concerning rollover potential with sharp turns.
Some accident victims are fortunate enough to walk away from ATV rollover accidents with minor bruises, scratches, and scrapes. However, others who are not so lucky may experience the following:
- Broken or crushed legs, ankles, feet, arms, wrists, or hands
- Head and brain injuries
- Neck/back injuries
Defective product cases are complex, particularly those that involve design flaws. In order to prove liability on the part of the designers, manufacturers, or sellers of an ATV, it must be shown that safer, cost-effective alternatives were ignored in the commission of the vehicle’s design and construction. Talented and experienced ATV rollover accident attorney J. Todd Tenge, serving Denver, Colorado, has many years of experience and a history of success in handling automotive/ATV product liability claims. During a personal consultation, he can review your claim and determine whether you have a viable case. If you have lost a member of your family in an ATV rollover accident, you may file a wrongful death claim on his or her behalf. The Tenge Law Firm, LLC team can successfully represent you and your surviving family members for the wrongful death of a loved one.
Contact a Denver car accident lawyer to schedule a free, confidential consultation and review of your case. You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, loss of present or future wages, pain and suffering, and other related losses and expenses.
- ATV Safety Information Center - Consumer Product Safety Commission
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