"Some ATVs are dangerously designed, can roll over easily, and do not provide adequate protection in the form of roll cages or seat belts." says Florida ATV Accident Attorney, Randall Spivey, Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. "These design issues and the fact that they may be operated by inexperienced riders could cause serious injury or even death."
The CPSC (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission) issued its 2011 Annual Report of ATV-Related Deaths and Injuries in February 2013. The follow is from the report's Executive Summary:
- As of December 31, 2011 the CPSC received reports of 11,688 ATV-related fatalities occurring between 1982 and 2011 - 327 of these occurred in 2011.
- From 1982 through 2011, CPSC received reports of 2,865 ATV-related fatalities of children younger than 16 which is 25% of the total number of reported ATV-related fatalities (11,688).
- 43% of the 2,865 ATV-related fatalities of children younger than 16 were younger than 12 years of age.
- In 2011 there were an estimated 107,500 ATV-related emergency department-treated injuries in the United States, 27% of which were children younger than 16.
On its website, ATVSafety.gov, the CPSC recommends, "Take knowledge to the extreme and learn more about these important tips for safer riding:
Florida ATV Accidents Lawyer, Randall L. Spivey is a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney – the highest recognition for competence bestowed by the Florida Bar and a distinction earned by less than 2 percent of Florida attorneys. He has handled over 1,500 personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout Florida. For a free and confidential consultation to discuss your legal rights, contact the Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., in Lee County at 239. 337.7483 or toll free at 1.888.477.4839, or by email to Randall@SpiveyLaw.com. Visit SpiveyLaw.com for more information. You can contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. in Charlotte County at 941.764.7748 and in Collier County 239.793.7748.