West Virginia ATV Injury Lawyers
Four-wheelers, three-wheelers and other all-terrain vehicles are inherently dangerous. They can be hard to stop and maneuver, and the exhilarating thrill can lead operators — especially youths — to throw caution to the wind, putting themselves and passengers at risk. Automobile drivers also cause ATV accidents through inattentive or distracted driving, failing to yield the right of way or speeding on rural roadways.
The law firm of Angotti & Straface is adept at sorting out liability and making those responsible pay for the carnage they have caused. We have secured damages in a number of ATV and recreational vehicle accidents. Based in Morgantown, our personal injury trial lawyers take cases throughout West Virginia. Call 304-564-6029 for a free initial consultation.
Investigating an ATV Crash
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), West Virginia has the highest per capita rate of ATV fatalities in the nation. ATV child injury rates are also high — 20 percent of deaths involve operators and passengers 17 or younger.
- Inexperience, daredevil maneuvers and crossing roads without checking for traffic cause many ATV accidents. We often represent the families of passengers injured or killed by the operator's negligence. In our investigation, we focus on the driver's conduct and whether alcohol or drug use was a factor.
- In some rollovers or crashes, a defect of the machine or a design flaw may be a contributing cause. We advise the client to pursue a product liability claim against the manufacturer if our reconstruction of the accident points in that direction.
- Lastly, if a motor vehicle and ATV collided, we look for clues that the car driver's negligence caused injuries to the ATV driver.
Whoever is at fault, attorneys John Angotti and David Straface are committed to winning full compensation for the victim, including future medical care or lost earnings for catastrophic injury, or wrongful death l damages for the family if the ATV accident ended a life.
Contact us today for a free initial consultation at 304-564-6029. We can arrange house calls, hospital visits and after-hours appointments.