The Sawyer Law Firm recently settled a case involving the death of an Alabama man involved in an ATV rollover.
The man was an avid hunter who was preparing the ATV for hunting season. He was riding the all-terrain vehicle on the roadway in front of his home when it rolled over, tragically resulting in his death.
During our investigation, testing of the ATV was critical in establishing its propensity to roll over even under normal operating conditions. Most people understand that there is an inherent danger involved in operating any type of ATV, but the name can be misleading. “The name ATV or all-terrain vehicle is a misnomer. These vehicles are not safe on all-terrain” said J.P. Sawyer.
A great source for safety information on ATVs can be found on the Consumer Product Safety Commission website.