An unidentified youth was injured on Sunday while operating an ATV at the Utica Rome Speedway in Vernon. According to the Utica-Observer Dispatch, the youth was injured when the ATV’s tie rod broke, ejecting him from the four-wheeler. He was then struck by the ATV and was transported to St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.
ATVs are dangerous. From 1982 through 2007, ATVs have been associated with 333 deaths in the State of New York. New York has laws for the use of ATVs, including a requirement that ATV riders wear a helmet, no passengers unless the ATV is designed for a passenger, no one under 10 years old may ride or operate an ATV, and ATVs may not be operated on highways.
The trial lawyers at Bottar Leone, PLLC, have decades of experience investigating, prosecuting and trying to verdict all types of motor vehicle accidents, including ATV accidents. If your or a loved one were injured in an ATV accident, you and/or your family may be entitled to compensation for lifelong health care, medical expenses, medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering.
To discuss your case or concerns with an experienced Central New York four wheeler or ATV accident attorney, contact Bottar Leone, PLLC now at (315) 422-3466, (800) 336-LAWS, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.