PHOENIX, AZ ATV AND BOAT ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
Four-wheelers, motocross bikes, and other all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are by design unstable and sensitive. Yet these recreational vehicles, along with speedboats and jet skis, are heavily marketed to the adventurous. A commercial may show a MotoX rider flying across a chasm and continuing up a steep slope, following by a drab, small-print notice stating that such stunts are to be performed by professionals only.
Attorneys at our Phoenix, Arizona, personal injury firm, Alex & Saavedra, have seen the tragic results of ATV and boating accidents. All-terrain vehicle accidents often result in serious or fatal head and neck injuries, or permanently disabling knee or foot injuries. Boating accidents, including falls overboard, collisions, and water ski accidents, often result in drowning, quadriplegia, or paraplegia.
300 people die in ATV, or all-terrain vehicle, accidents every year in the United States. The majority of these deaths are caused by head and spinal cord injuries.
Approximately 80 percent of all boating accident fatalities occurred on vessels where the operator had not received boating safety instruction, and alcohol was involved in 39 percent of all fatal boating accidents.
It is important, if a member of your family has been injured or killed in a recreational accident as a passenger, driver, or water skier, that you hire a lawyer with the right experience immediately. If you or a family member have been injured and need to speak to an atv and boat accident attorney you can call us at 602-971-1775.