Four Wheeling Safety Tips

If you love to ride an ATV at a safe speed on paved roads and designated trails but want some ATV safety tips, then you are in good company.

Many ATV riders want to learn about ATV safety and the risks involved when they go on rough terrain, off road, ATV designed paths, or similar routes.

Our team at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC work with ATV accident victims and coordinate closely with the ATV Safety Institute so that people know how to ride an ATV properly and get ATV safety facts faster. This can help them treat minor injuries and pick up a safety tip or two about off road vehicles.

The ATV safety institute may also offer some hands on training and knowledge about basic first aid skills, roll bars, and how to ride an ATV sober with long sleeves and long pants. To learn more about riding an ATV safely and other cool things about ATVs, review the following sections.

Safety tips for reducing ATV injuries

While there are inherent dangers with riding a four-wheeler or ATV, reviewing safety protocols can reduce the chance of serious injury or death.

ATV Riding Safety Tips to Prevent Injuries

Riding an ATV with a passenger or ATV use by yourself may come with serious injuries. It is a special vehicle.

ATVs are a special type of terrain vehicles and like other vehicles you should never ride or carry a passenger on ATVs unless you follow some specific safety tips, like these:

  • Drugs and Alcohol: ATV riders should never ride ATVs intoxicated. Ride sober down paved roads or public roads at a safe speed. Avoiding the influence of alcohol and drugs is one of the most important ATV safety tips you can learn for an ATV, ATVs, or if you are riding another vehicle..
  • Clothing: When you are riding a vehicle like this at high speeds, you should wear or carry important items like helmets, gloves, eye protection including goggles, long pants over the ankle boots, long sleeved shirt, etc. You should never ride and an ATV or ATVs without these things and a passenger on an ATV should do likewise. Only carry a passenger on an ATV with sufficient safety equipment like this, especially goggles and gloves.
  • Passengers: Try not to let more than one person ride at the same time on the adult ATVs. Try to only ride adult ATVs when all riders are alert, sober, and have good reaction time.
  • Follow the Laws: The relevant state and federal Department of Transportation has promulgated many safety rules for ATV registration and driving. Riders should follow these safety rules to ensure their vehicle is not taken and they are not injured. Note, some of the items recommended by the departments of transit are no longer manufactured but you may finds and wear similar equipment.

Protective Gear for Riding on Designated Trails and Off Road

ATV safety and having fun starts with examining your vehicle. Make sure your lights, breaks, and other major parts are in working order and not malfunctioning.

After that, there are some major pieces of protective gear that most ATV riders wear to have fun.

Here is a simple list of things to purchase or upgrade so that you can enjoy yourself and have fun:

  • Helmet
  • Protective goggles
  • Long clothing
  • Cell phone
  • Winch
  • Pump
  • First aid kit

Once you find an ATV that’s right for you, remember to get all of the recommended safety tools like the ones we suggest above but others you feel may be appropriate as well.

Common Injuries Suffered in ATV Crashes

While ATV collisions are extremely common and can happen in any number of ways, the personal injury they cause tends to be serious and substantial, and frankly similar.

We frequently see one or more from the following list of common injuries suffering in ATV crashes:

  • Broken bones
  • Concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Shoulder, back, and neck damage
  • Death

See a doctor immediately after an ATV crash. Then, retain experienced legal counsel so that someone can stand up for your rights and monetary recovery.

What Compensation is Available after an ATV Accident?

Every client we work with wants an estimate on their likely settlement or award in a future ATV claim. What we try and remind them is that each recovery is different and rests solely on the underlying facts and circumstances of their event.

However, there are some common sources of damages that we can look to in order to estimate your future areas of relief.

First, tally your economic damages. Courts will look to out-of-pocket expenses first so add up your personal property losses, vehicle damage, health care bills, and lost wages.

Second, describe your non-economic damages. Courts will award plaintiffs for the pain, suffering, and intangible harm that an event caused including disability, scarring, disfigurement, lost quality of life, and similar effects.

Third, tell us about your lost loved one. Courts will give wrongful death damages to family and loved ones of the deceased if the ATV incident took someone’s life. Wrongful death damages typically reimburse plaintiffs for the expense, pain, and suffering that someone’s passing caused them.

Of course, speak with an experienced lawyer about what your compensation package would look like.

Talk to a Lawyer after an ATV Accident

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC has fought and won for victims of nearly every kind of accident and vehicle-including ATVs.

Talk to our legal team now about what help and financial compensation we may be able to get for you and your family.

We can schedule a no-obligation and free case evaluation so you can hear about all of your options. Plus, our services are free if we don’t win. Call us today to get on the path to recovery. You deserve it.