A Texas teen was seriously injured in an all-terrain vehicle accident on Wednesday, June 16, 2010. The boy, a 14-year-old, was not wearing a protective helmet at the time of the Texas ATV accident and could have suffered a head injury during the crash.
According to reports, the boy was traveling too fast to negotiate a curb on Wednesday afternoon and veered off of the side of the road. The ATV flipped and rolled into a barbed wire fence and the boy was thrown from the four-wheeler vehicle. He was rushed to a local hospital after the crash and then transported to a larger hospital by helicopter for further treatment.
ATV accidents are all too common in Texas, especially among teens and young men. The best way to prevent ATV accidents and ATV injuries is to wear protective gear, to not drive recklessly, and to never drink and drive. According to data compiled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, ATV accidents and ATV fatalities have increased significantly in recent years – and a number of ATV lawsuits claim that the vehicles pose dangerous rollover risks. Other lawsuits argue that the powerful off-road vehicles do not come with appropriate instruction manuals or any instructions about how to ride the vehicle safely.
ATV accidents can result in head injuries, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, neck injuries, and back injuries. If you have been injured in a Texas ATV accident, talk with an experienced Dallas ATV accident lawyer today.