A 5-year-old girl is dead following an accident Beccaria Township in Clearfield County, PA.
According to Clearfield County Coroner Kim Shaffer-Snyder, the accident involved an ATV. Law enforcement reported the girl died at the scene.
The story continues to develop.
Why are ATVs So Dangerous?
Accidents involving all-terrain vehicles (ATV) can be very dangerous, for a number of reasons. Some of the most common causes of accidents include:
Many ATVs are unstable, especially when traveling at high speeds. If you don’t have good steering and braking control, you may lose control of the vehicle in a turn or on an incline, which could result in an accident.
Often, ATV drivers will take risks that they shouldn’t take, such as going too fast around corners or through rough terrain. This can easily cause accidents if the driver loses control or hits an obstacle.
Lack of Training and/or Experience
Many people who ride ATVs have never had any formal training on how to operate them safely. This lack of knowledge can lead to serious accidents, especially if the rider is not familiar with the basic controls of the vehicle.
Alcohol is a major contributing factor in many ATV accidents. Never drink and drive an ATV – it’s simply not worth the risk.
Have You or a Loved One Been Involved in an ATV Accident?
If you’re injured in an ATV accident, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention. Even if your injuries seem minor, it’s important to get checked out by a doctor as soon as possible.
Once you’ve seen a doctor and been cleared (or treated) for your injuries, you can start thinking about what to do next. If the accident was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be able to file a personal injury claim against them to recover damages.
If you or someone you love has been injured in an ATV accident, please contact our experienced personal injury attorneys today for a free consultation. We can help you understand your legal rights and options, and we will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
Consult with an experienced personal injury attorney to learn more about your legal rights and options after an ATV accident. They can help you determine whether you have a valid claim and how to best proceed with your case.
For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact Heavens Law at 484-467-8254. All phone consultations are free and confidential, with no obligation beyond that.