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West Virginia ATV Rollover Accidents (Part A)

There is nothing like the thrill of enjoying a ride on a four-wheeler, commonly referred to as all-terrain vehicle (ATV). These vehicles are perfect for the dirt roads and rough terrains found throughout the state of West Virginia. Unfortunately, they also pose the risk of an individual being injured in an ATV rollover accident.

An ATV rollover accident in West Virginia can lead to serious injuries or even death. A Clarksburg ATV accident lawyer can examine the facts surrounding your case if you have been injured in this type of accident.

Overview of an ATV Rollover Accident

ATVs can be used in a number of capacities. These vehicles are commonly used for work purposes, such as in farming or lawn care. However, most people in West Virginia use ATVs for recreational purposes, and extreme care must be used in their operation.

ATVs can reach speeds of 55 miles per hour and weigh as much as 2,000 pounds. A combination of just these 2 factors puts a rider at risk of being involved in a West Virginia ATV rollover accident. 

In fact, most ATV accident cases are caused by a rollover. Apart from the risk of being thrown from an ATV, a rider can also be crushed underneath it.  Again, this can lead to serious injuries or even death.

Statistics from 2006 show some of the dangerous risks that an ATV can pose. More than 500 people were killed in 2006 and more than 146,000 injured because of an ATV accident. These risks are only elevated if negligence is involved and proper safety measures are not taken. If you have been involved in a West Virginia ATV rollover accident that was caused by someone else's negligence, you should immediately consult with a Clarksburg ATV accident lawyer.

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