People in Wisconsin love their ATVs, and while these vehicles can present a fun way to spend a day grinding through dirt tracks and all-purpose terrain, more and more stories continue to be published that detail the extreme danger that almost every ATV presents to its riders. The most recent example that highlighted this issue appeared recently in the Janesville Gazette, which provided a summary of the issue and pointed to specific instances of tragic and untimely deaths.
“ATVs are more popular than ever. Upwards of a million have sold nationwide each of the last three years. More trails pop up in the countryside each year.
In 2005, nearly 137,000 people went to hospitals with ATV injuries. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says about one-third of those were children, and most were riding adult-size ATVs. The commission says close to 700 people died in such accidents.
ATVs are prone to rolling, but accidents happen in a variety of ways.
The commission suggests these safety tips:
–Never ride in tandem.
–Stick to off-road venues away from roads and highways.
–Always wear a helmet. Wisconsin requires riders younger than 12 to use helmets when using public land and public trails.”
Despite all the safety recommendations that are being made, people will continue to suffer personal injuries and even die as a result of ATV accidents. If this has happened to you or someone you love, contact the Milwaukee personal injury lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® to schedule a free initial consultation.