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ATV Accident Lawyer in St. Louis, MO

ATV accident lawyer in St. Louis, MO. Attorney Amanda Hayden at The Hayden Law Firm knows that ATVs are a great source of enjoyment for many Missourians, but sometimes that enjoyment can come at a cost. ATVs are prone to accidents, and whether it is the fault of the manufacturer or another negligent person, you deserve justice for your injuries.

If you have suffered an injury in an ATV accident, contact or call a St. Louis personal injury lawyer at The Hayden Law Firm at for a consultation to assess who is negligent and how much you are owed. We don’t charge attorneys’ fees for phone calls, and all of the cases we take on are subject to a contingency fee, meaning you do not pay legal fees or other fees up-front.

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ATV Accidents in Missouri

All-terrain vehicles come in many different shapes and sizes including three wheelers, six wheelers, sand rails, dune buggies, and many other varieties. While their name suggests that they work well in all terrains, ATVs are known for being inherently dangerous because of their deceptively high center of gravity. For example, when taking turns on pavement or uneven terrains, the wheels may “skip” resulting in deadly rollover accidents.

Furthermore, ATVs are manufactured with more and more powerful engines which can make the vehicles difficult for some riders, particularly children, to control.

According to The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC):

  • 15,744 ATV-related fatalities have occurred since 1982 in the U.S., and 21 percent of the total number of these deaths were children under the age of 16
  • There have been 455 reported deaths in Missouri from ATV accidents since 1982
  • In 2018, there were an estimated 81,800 ATV-related injuries. An estimated 26 percent of these injuries involved children younger than 16 years of age

Injuries in an ATV accident

It’s no surprise that a 500-pound vehicle tipping over onto the human body will result in severe injuries. These injuries can be especially traumatic for children, who make up an estimated 50 percent of all ATV emergency room injuries when compared to all other age groups.

Even when wearing a helmet, riders lack adequate protection if a collision or rollover were to occur. Without sufficient seatbelts, airbags, and exterior fortifications capable of absorbing impact, we often see deadly injuries result in ATV accidents of all kinds.

Common ATV injuries include:

  • Whiplash
  • Bodily injuries
  • Burns
  • Wrongful death
  • Bruising
  • Lacerations
  • Infections
  • Lost limbs
  • Concussions
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Broken and fractured bones
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Paralysis

Filing a Personal Injury Claim for ATV Accidents Caused by Negligence

Many times ATV injuries could have been prevented if proper safety precautions were taken or clear safety instructions had been given. If your injuries were the result of someone else’s negligence when driving an ATV, then you may be eligible to file a claim to cover your medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

Examples of negligence include:

  • Drunk driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Reckless driving
  • Choosing to ride the ATV on an unfit landscape
  • Lack of ATV training or driving ability
  • Head-on collisions with a fixed object

Another common case we see is when an ATV owner allows an underage or unlicensed driver to operate the ATV resulting in an accident; the victim may be able to hold the owner liable for injuries.

Whether you were driving the ATV and someone hit you or you were riding on the back of an ATV and your driver acted with negligence, your injuries matter. Do not hesitate to talk to an ATV accident lawyer to help file a personal injury claim.

ATV Product Liability

ATV companies continue to make their products faster and more extreme than ever before, but this sometimes comes at the expense of the innocent consumer. In many cases, the manufacturer fails to take proper care and rushes a defective product to market. This can result in a major malfunction of the ATV placing the operator’s life — and any passengers they may have had — in danger.

This is why The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has listed a comprehensive list of hundreds of ATV recalls that range from brake failures, fire hazards, rollover tendencies, loss of steering control, loss of speed control, and numerous other defects.

If you are the owner of a faulty ATV, such as a manufacturing defect that attributes to the accident, you may be able to hold one or several parties liable for your injuries, including the ATV company, manufacturer, distributor, or supplier.


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Why You Need the Help of an ATV Accident Attorney

Due to ATV accidents potentially covering both personal injury and product liability, you will need an attorney who is well-versed in each area to determine who should be held responsible for your injuries. At The Hayden Law Firm, we leave no stone unturned to get to the truth.

This brings us to conducting in-depth investigations to acquire evidence that demonstrates the other party’s negligence. Our hard work expends all avenues toward justice, including obtaining company safety records, maintenance records, and recall notices. We also perform extensive witness interviews, accident reconstructions, expert testimonies, and more.

We work with you until all of your legal issues are resolved, from formulating an initial case strategy through the final compensation payment. Our firm strives to be encouraging and transparent throughout the entire process because we care about your recovery during this challenging time.

Get in Touch With a Personal Injury Lawyer in St. Louis Who Cares

Attorney Amanda Hayden brings her compassion and expertise to the most hard-fought cases. If you have suffered an injury, contact or call an ATV accident lawyer in St. Louis, MO, at The Hayden Law Firm at (314) 480-3100 for a free, no-risk consultation.


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