ATV Accidents


Pennsylvania Attorneys Helping People Injured in ATV and Four-Wheeling Accidents

ATVs – also known as "quads" -- are popular among teens and adults, both to have fun and haul heavy objects. Many children enjoy going four-wheeling with their parents as well. But, even when operated properly, ATVs can still lead to accidents and serious injuries. In 2014 alone, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimated that there were over 93,000 ATV-related injuries that required an emergency room visit – a quarter were for kids under the age of 16. That's why it's so important to know Pennsylvania's ATV laws, ATV laws around the country, and these ATV safety tips.

At Edgar Snyder & Associates, we understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll that ATV accidents can have on victims and their families. Fill out the form to the right or call us for a free legal consultation today – before evidence disappears.

Common ATV and Four-Wheeling Injuries

Victims of ATV accident who fall or are thrown from an ATV while four-wheeling can suffer serious injuries, including:

2016 ATV Accident Statistics

  • There were 531 ATV-related deaths in 2016
  • This number has been decreasing since 2007 and is down from 585 in 2015
  • There were over 100,000 reported injuries due to ATV-related crashes
  • 26,800 of those injuries happened to children under 16 years of age

Quick ATV Accident Statistics

  • In 2014, 385 ATV accident deaths occurred.
  • This number has been dropping since 2007, but it is expected to pick back up as ATVs grow in popularity with younger children.
  • 93,700 ATV accident injuries landed riders in the emergency room in 2014.
  • Injuries most often occur to the arms, head, and neck.

Why You Need Help From Edgar Snyder & Associates

ATV accidents can be very complicated – particularly figuring out who is responsible. The owner of the ATV may be responsible, and you may need to file a claim against that person. If you were riding on a trail that was damaged in some way (like if it had huge holes, dangerous slants, or other defects), the person or organization that owns the trail may be responsible. In those cases, you may need to file a claim with the insurance company that provides homeowners insurance for the property owner, or against the owner personally. Finally, you may have a product liability case if the ATV itself was defective or unsafe.

At Edgar Snyder & Associates we have over 40 years of experience representing people injured in accidents – including those hurt in ATV accidents. We've seen how much families struggle when their loved one was supposed to have fun, but instead ended up with serious injuries. Our lawyers and staff are prepared to handle every hassle or concern involving your ATV injury case, so you can focus on getting better.

Rely on Edgar Snyder & Associates for the experience and resources to get the compensation you need. Trust our experienced attorneys and legal staff to treat you with high standards of client care. Know that we will answer your questions quickly, and without legal jargon. Take back your life with help from our Pennsylvania law firm.

Finally, have peace of mind knowing that there's never a fee unless we get money for you.

ATV Injuries? Get a Free Case Review Today

Do you have ATV accident injuries? Have questions? Not sure if you have a case?

Learn your legal options now. Call us toll-free at 1-866-943-3427 or get a free case review by filling out the form at the top right of this webpage. You can also use our easy and convenient "click-to-call" or "click-to-chat" services. Phones answer 24/7, and there's no time to waste.

"2017 Annual Report of ATV-Related Deaths and Injuries." Consumer Product Safety Commission. November 2017.
"2014 Annual Report of ATV-Related Deaths and Injuries." Consumer Product Safety Commission. November 2014.