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ATV Accidents

All Terrain Vehicles are the perfect recreational vehicles for Florida. Best on beaches and trails, ATVs have provided hours and hours of entertainment for residents and visitors alike. Considering the aggressive and risky nature of these vehicles, practicing safety while driving an ATV is paramount in preventing injury.

Although acting in a responsible manner can prevent many potential dangers from arising, there is always the possibility that a mechanical defect or the careless actions of another can make this adherence to safety all for naught. A serious injury can lead to a long and difficult road that includes medical bills, loss of wages and mental anguish. All of these costs will add to the extreme pain and suffering that are the result of negligence.

If you have been hurt while on an all-terrain vehicle in Central Florida, it is important that you take the steps necessary to find a favorable resolution by aligning yourself with a qualified personal injury attorney who can effectively represent you during this complex and time-consuming legal process.

Melbourne ATV Accident Attorney

Action should be taken immediately following an accident. Although you may be recovering from your injuries, this does not mean that you must wait to begin litigation. As a full-service legal practice, we at The Law Offices of James B. Coulter are ready to get started formulating a strategy that identifies the negligent party and proves negligence.

While you are focusing on getting your personal life back together, we will handle every aspect of your case in a professional and efficient manner. Our attorney has a great deal of experience with ATV injury claims and know how to navigate the complex legal waters of personal injury. We take a logical approach to litigation, focusing on facts and scientific analysis to bring concrete proof of negligence to the table.

Committed to client rights, we are willing to do everything in our legal power to ensure that you are not taken advantage of by selfish defendants, manufacturers and insurance companies. Located in Melbourne, The Law Offices of James B. Coulter is proud to serve individuals and families throughout, Brevard County, Orange County, Seminole County, Indian River County and Osceola County. This includes Melbourne, Palm Bay, Titusville, West Melbourne, Rockledge, Vero Beach, Fort Pierce, Port St. Lucie, Cocoa Beach, and other nearby areas.

We focus on timely representation, so we will get started on your case immediately following a free consultation with one of our attorney. To schedule a time to meet and discuss your case, please call (321) 586-9944 or send an online message.


ATV Accident Information Center


ATV Safety

ATVs can be quite dangerous if operated incorrectly. Operating it in an unsafe manner not only puts you at risk, it also endangers everyone around you, likely friends and family. Some of the most important safety tips to keep in mind when operating an ATV in Florida include:

  • Always wear a DOT-compliant helmet, goggles, long sleeves, long pants, over-the-ankle boots, and gloves.
  • Never ride on paved roads except to cross when done safely and permitted by law - another vehicle could hit you. ATVs are designed to be operated off-highway.
  • Never ride under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
  • Never carry a passenger on a single-rider ATV, and no more than one passenger on an ATV specifically designed for two people.
  • Ride an ATV that is age appropriate.
  • Supervise riders younger than 16; about one-third of ATV-related deaths and injuries involve children.
  • Ride only on designated trails and at a safe speed.

Florida state laws specifically mention that all ATVs operated on public land must be titled, although there is not a state registration requirement. Florida law also says that riders under 16 must wear a helmet and eye protection at all times and that ATV use is prohibited on paved roads.


Causes of ATV Accidents

As a recreational motorized vehicle, an ATV requires a great amount of safety, yet drivers tend not to practice this as much as when they are driving their car. This is not always the case, but sometimes enjoying yourself can lead to safety omissions, or a person who is not well-trained on an ATV might go overboard when seeing what they can do. Some of the causes of accidents and injuries on ATVs include:

  • Reckless Driving
  • Driver inexperience
  • Ignoring safety rules or basics
  • Improper positioning on the vehicle
  • Too many riders on the vehicle
  • Lack of protective gear
  • Operating an ATV at unsafe speed
  • Operating an ATV while under the influence of drugs or alcohol

Injuries and Damages in an ATV Accident

Considering the inherent lack of protection that one has while operating an all-terrain vehicle, many different injuries can occur, including:

  • Back injuries
  • Head injuries (concussions, brain injuries, blunt force trauma)
  • Neck Injuries (whiplash)
  • Nerve Damage
  • Burns
  • Broken Bones
  • Fractures
  • Muscle tears, strains and pulls

When approaching personal injury litigation, you will be pursuing compensation through damages. Damages are the costs relating to negligence. Some of the likely damages that will be part of an ATV accident include pain and suffering, loss of wages, reduced earning potential, loss of enjoyment of life, permanent disfigurement, mental anguish, loss of companionship or consortium and rehabilitation costs.


ATV Accident Resources

ATV Recalls – This links you to a full listing of ATV recalls. The page is separated by manufacture and gives information on the specific reasons for recall. This is very important when it comes to a case involving defects or malfunctioning equipment

Youth ATV Safety – This will link you to the 4-H website regarding ATV safety for young people. It contains information and resources on staying safe, fun links, current events and grants used to enhance safety projects.

Florida ATV – This link sends you to the ATVsafety.gov website. The specific page linked offers information on Florida state laws, agencies that regulate ATV's, training for operation of an all-terrain vehicle and current legislation.


The Law Offices of James B. Coulter | Brevard County ATV Injury Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been injured in an ATV accident and would like to consider your legal options, our legal team at The Law Offices of James B. Coulter are here to help. The litigation process must begin immediately following the injury, and our firm is dedicated to a quick response and timely representation.

Proactive in nature, we will seek out the relevant details of the case to develop a defense that is both exhaustive and fact-based. Our commitment to personal rights and social justice has given us the motivation to stand up to selfish and corporate interests so that our clients are treated fairly during a process that can be extremely cold and unforgiving.

As a Brevard County based legal practice, we proudly serve individuals and families throughout the cities of Palm Bay, Rockledge, Titusville, Cocoa Beach, Indian Harbour Beach and Viera, among others. This also extends to other cities throughout Central Florida, including Orlando, Apopka, Daytona Beach, Altamonte Springs, Vero Beach, Kissimmee and St. Cloud. To schedule a time to sit down with our attorney, please call (321) 586-9944 or send an online message today.

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