Boy Dies in Utility Terrain Vehicle Accident in Berks County
A 13 year old boy recently died due to his injuries following a utility terrain vehicle (UTV) accident in Berks County.
According to officials, the boy was one of two teenagers injured when their UTV struck a tree head on. The accident is still under investigation by Pennsylvania State Police.
UTV and ATV Accidents Result in Lifelong Complications from Injuries
We’ve worked with many utility and all-terrain vehicle drivers who were hurt in accidents. Many of them must deal with lifelong consequences from serious injuries caused by vehicles tipping, crashing, or rolling over. UTVs are especially susceptible to rollover accidents because their wheels are close together and the center of gravity is high.
Rollover accidents can occur in any type of vehicle, but they are especially of concern in UTV and ATV vehicles. When a vehicle flips over the safety of the driver and passengers is compromised, and many suffer back, neck, and head injuries.
What Should You Do If You are Injured in a UTV Accident?
Utility and all-terrain vehicles can be fun and safe, but they also pose extreme danger. Statistics show hundreds of people die in accidents involving ATVs and UTVs every year, and more than 100,000 are injured. Many of the fatalities involve children who are not of legal driving age.
Sadly, the most common type of injury involves the head and causes brain damage. UTV accident victims frequently suffer traumatic brain injury and are forced to spend the rest of their lives dealing with the consequences of their accidents.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a UTV accident, you might have the right to take legal action. These types of vehicles are frequently ridden in pairs or groups, and most of the accidents occur when one or more of the drivers is negligent.
Compensation for UTV and ATV Accidents
Our attorneys have helped UTV and ATV accident victims prove negligence and recover compensation.
We can help you and your loved ones show you were harmed in a recreational vehicle crash and that your injuries are due to someone else’s negligence. We understand how important it is to investigate an accident thoroughly and build a strong case in your favor, and we’ve helped many clients recover compensation after serious injuries from UTV and ATV accidents.
For more information or to speak to someone about a UTV or ATV accident, contact Heavens Law at 888.897.5377.