Drunk Driving Accidents Involving ATVs
All-terrain vehicles, or ATVs, are a popular recreational pastime in the United States, particularly in Florida where the weather permits year-round riding. Adults and children alike enjoy driving these nimble vehicles through rough terrain at high speeds. Unfortunately, ATV riding can result in unanticipated accidents that cause severe injuries and even death. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reported that in 2010, 406 crashes involving ATVs occurred in the state of Florida. Of those crashes, 366 ATV accidents resulted in injuries, and 14 accidents were fatal. Based on these statistics, the probability of injury in ATV crash is very high. ATV riders have little protection in an accident as few ATV riders wear helmets or any kind of protective gear.
When alcohol is added to an ATV ride, the risk of injury increases dramatically. Perhaps an ATV driver consumed alcohol before getting on the ATV with a passenger. Alternatively, an ATV driving close to a roadway may become the unexpected target of a drunk driver in an automobile. Either way, alcohol can have devastating consequences for those riding the ATV.
Our Ft. Myers DUI Attorneys Can Help You Get the Compensation You Deserve
A DUI accident involving an ATV can cause severe injuries, including broken bones, head injuries, and spinal cord injuries. You may lose time at work, incur substantial medical expenses, and, in some cases, become permanently disabled. Therefore, if a drunk driver has caused the accident that led to your injuries, you have the legal right to hold that person responsible for his or her actions in choosing to drink and drive.
At the Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., our Naples DUI lawyers are proud to represent the interests of Florida drunk driving victims. Randall Spivey has a long track record of success in representing drunk driving victims through jury verdicts and settlement negotiations. We use our considerable expertise to bring justice to victims and recover the compensation they deserve.
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Randall Spivey prides himself on personally handling each and every case that comes through his door. At the Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., you always receive personalized treatment and care throughout the duration of your personal injury case. We will fight to successfully resolve your claim while offering you respectful, compassionate legal advice. Contact Fort Myers DUI lawyer Randall Spivey for your personal appointment today so that we may begin the legal process to secure the compensation to which you are entitled.