Every year in the United States thousands of people are treated for injuries caused by an ATV accident. While some of these ATV accidents take place due to another driver's negligence, in many instances ATV accidents in West Virginia result from a safety defect in the ATV.
Below are 3 most common types of safety defects found in ATVs, including:
- Warning Failure - manufacturers of ATVs have a duty to provide adequate warnings about the dangers of using this type of vehicle. If manufacturers fail to warn consumers, then they may be held liable for damages;
- Manufacturing Defect - a defect in the manufacturing of the ATV can lead to an accident. This may not necessarily involve the entire manufacturing process, however. Just one step in the manufacturing of the ATV can create a safety defect; and
- Design Defect - the most common safety defect involved in an ATV rollover accident is due to an error with the design. When an ATV is designed with defects it can lead to a serious accident.
An ATV accident is one of the more serious types of accidents you could be involved in. If you have been injured in a West Virginia ATV accident, contact a Clarksburg ATV accident lawyer at The Miley Legal Group. We will work on your behalf to help you recover damages that you may be entitled to.
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