Understanding the StatisticsATV’s, golf carts, and side by side utility vehicles, when used with care, can be fun as well as useful tools. Unfortunately, each year, more than 3,000 all-terrain vehicles are involved in accidents throughout Oklahoma. While many drivers and passengers do not require or receive medical treatment, often, these accidents can cause serious injuries or death. When an ATV experiences a rollover, the driver or passengers can often sustain severe injuries that affect the head, the neck or the spine. According to one study, ATV rollover accidents also often injure the clavicles, which are bones that are situated near the shoulders. If a rollover fractures the clavicle, the injury could impede the movements of the arms for more than six months.
Generally, a rollover can be precipitated by inexperienced operators, defective components or various types of stunts, and of course, speed. A recent report indicated that excessive speed tremendously increases the risk of rollovers and is the primary cause of atv and golf cart rollover accidents. According to a survey that evaluated all-terrain vehicles, most serious accidents occur on roads that feature concrete, because the tires may not efficiently grip the roads.
If you have been involved in an accident, our Poteau ATV rollover accident attorneys will obtain and evaluate all of your medical records as part of their investigation. The physicians can recommend various surgeries, physical therapy, certain medications that could reduce inflammation, numerous types of examinations and medical devices that may improve mobility. Various studies have indicated that an injured client might not experience the full effects of an injury within three months of a rollover, so when a physician is examining an individual’s injuries, the doctor may suggest tests that involve magnetic resonance imaging.
Once our experts calculate the total costs of these medical services along with future treatment recommendations, we can effectively estimate expenses that are associated with future care. Additionally, the lawyers could determine the costs of various medical devices that enhance an individual’s mobility.
If a rollover has caused serious injuries, our attorneys can estimate the monetary value of the past, present and future pain and suffering and emotional distress that may be related to the injuries. After an accident, our experts could also evaluate reports that describe the psychological effects of the incident.
If you have experienced an accident, we often work with expert witnesses who can examine defective materials, various recalls, the designs of certain components or insufficient maintenance. Throughout a trial, our experts may describe the effects of defective components or other possible causes of the wreck.
Our experts can examine the condition of the road, the terrain, the weather conditions, and numerous road signs. The Poteau ATV rollover accident attorneys may study features that could affect a driver’s decisions, and our experienced lawyers regularly evaluate factors that influence handling. Our lawyers can develop effective diagrams that will illustrate the vehicle’s movements. Likewise, we may describe the speeds of the all-terrain vehicles, the angle of each vehicle and numerous movements that could affect the grip of the tires.
If other individuals observed the accident, we can obtain statements or testimony from each witness. These statements may examine the condition of the all-terrain vehicles, the actions of each operator, the overall terrain and along with other factors that may have lead to the accident. During a trial, our experts could evaluate these reports and corroborate the statements of witnesses.
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