Miami ATV Accident Attorney
At Leesfield Scolaro, we have helped thousands of people in serious personal injury cases, including ATV accidents, car accidents, motorcycle accidents, or plane crash accidents. We have the strength, experience and resources to make sure the job is done right. Our senior attorney, Ira Leesfield, has practiced personal injury law for over 35 years. He is a Board certified Trial Lawyer, is named a Super Lawyer each year.
ATV Accident - Protect your Rights
If you or someone you love has been injured in an ATV accident and it was somebody else’s fault, you must contact a Miami ATV Accident Attorney as you may be able to receive valuable compensation for your loss. Some things can never be replaced, but through the legal process you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, vehicle repairs, pain and suffering, loss of earning, and future loss of earnings. In the extremely unfortunate event that a wrongful death has occurred as a result of the accident, you can file a wrongful death suit.
ATV Crashes Involving Three-Wheelers
These tragedies are perpetuated by a system that is still playing catch-up. The first ATVs that went on the US market in 1971 were three-wheelers. These vehicles were involved in so many rollovers and injuries, the United States Justice Department filed a lawsuit alleging that ATVs and their manufacturers violated the Consumer Product Safety Act. In 1987, the ATV manufacturers agreed to stop producing three-wheeled ATVs. They started making four-wheelers to provide greater stability, but they did not recall the 2.4 million defective three-wheelers that had been already sold. Many of these extremely dangerous ATVs remain in use today.
ATV Crashes Caused by a Defective ATV
Some ATV accidents are caused by manufacturing defects in the ATV itself. In legal terms, "manufacturing defects" are flaws in the manufacturing process that result in injuries. "Failure to warn" describes a situation in which a manufacturer knows of a hazard regarding the product and does not warn consumers about it. "Design defects" are errors in the product design that make the vehicle dangerous. People are winning defective product lawsuits against ATV manufacturers, and hundreds of thousands of ATVs have been recalled since 2000.