ATV Accident

While ATVs can be fun, they are also dangerous. If you have been injured in an accident involving an ATV or another off-road vehicle, talk to the experienced Southern Illinois personal injury attorneys at Hassakis & Hassakis today.

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ATV Accident Attorneys in Illinois


ATV Accident Attorneys in Southern Illinois. ATVs are a great source of enjoyment for many people all over Illinois, but sometimes that enjoyment can come at a cost. While they offer their riders the freedom to explore trails, forests, and other off-road areas, those fun times do not always end safely for ATV riders. ATVs are prone to accidents, and whether it is the fault of the manufacturer or another negligent person, you deserve justice for your injuries.

The Southern Illinois ATV accident lawyers at Hassakis & Hassakis have more than 70 years of experience helping those who have been injured in accidents of all kinds get justice for their pain and suffering. We understand what people who were hurt in an ATV accident are going through and give them extensive and total legal advice to help them get back to their best. Our track record of getting positive results for our Southern Illinois clients is second to none, and we work tirelessly to give you and your family fair compensation.


ATV Accidents in Illinois


All-terrain vehicles come in many different shapes and sizes including three-wheelers, six-wheelers, sand rails, dune buggies, and many other varieties. While their name suggests that they work well in all terrains, ATVs are known for being inherently dangerous because of their deceptively high center of gravity. This is intentional, as most off-road vehicles are sprung higher in order to have more ground clearance.

Furthermore, ATVs are being equipped with more and more powerful engines which can make the vehicles difficult for some riders, particularly children, to control. This means that the danger of rollover accidents is high when riding an ATV. Riding an ATV on paved roads, as well, is a major cause of accidents. ATVs are not only able to reach higher speeds on flatter, more even surfaces, their tires are not designed to grip on tarmac.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), on average more than more than 90,000 ATV accidents occur in a given year in the United States. Accident numbers have decreased in recent years, though, with 2018 (the most recent year where data was available) having only 81,000 reported accidents, the lowest total since records began being kept in 2009. The same study has shown that injuries to riders under the age of 16 consistently are a quarter of all ATV accident injuries. Data on fatalities resulting from ATV accidents has been kept since 1982, and over that time 15,744 deaths have been attributed to ATV accidents. Illinois has seen 309 ATV-related fatalities in this time period, with 22 in 2018, the most recent year records are available.

What Are Common ATV Accident Injuries?

  • Bodily injuries
  • Burn injuries
  • Dismemberment/Amputation
  • Significant disfigurement
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Broken, fractured, dislocated, or crushed bones
  • Spinal cord or neck injuries
  • Internal organ damage

ATV Accident Lawyers in Southern Illinois

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Life after a serious injury or the death of a loved one is difficult enough without having to contend with the legal claims process. When your future is at stake, you need a personal injury lawyer you can trust who is committed to your case and has experience winning cases like yours. The attorneys of Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C. are accomplished lawyers in all areas of personal injury law and have been trusted by the Southern Illinois community for generations. With your best interests at heart and a track record of successfully helping Illinois families recover from devastating events by obtaining the compensation they deserve, the personal injury lawyers of Hassakis & Hassakis offer the best legal representation available for you and your family after you have been injured in a car accident, workplace accident, dog bite, or any other type of personal injury.

Fighting for you after an accident

ATV Accident Attorneys in Illinois


ATV Accident Attorneys in Southern Illinois. ATVs are a great source of enjoyment for many people all over Illinois, but sometimes that enjoyment can come at a cost. While they offer their riders the freedom to explore trails, forests, and other off-road areas, those fun times do not always end safely for ATV riders. ATVs are prone to accidents, and whether it is the fault of the manufacturer or another negligent person, you deserve justice for your injuries.

The Southern Illinois ATV accident lawyers at Hassakis & Hassakis have more than 70 years of experience helping those who have been injured in accidents of all kinds get justice for their pain and suffering. We understand what people who were hurt in an ATV accident are going through and give them extensive and total legal advice to help them get back to their best. Our track record of getting positive results for our Southern Illinois clients is second to none, and we work tirelessly to give you and your family fair compensation.


ATV Accidents in Illinois


All-terrain vehicles come in many different shapes and sizes including three-wheelers, six-wheelers, sand rails, dune buggies, and many other varieties. While their name suggests that they work well in all terrains, ATVs are known for being inherently dangerous because of their deceptively high center of gravity. This is intentional, as most off-road vehicles are sprung higher in order to have more ground clearance.

Furthermore, ATVs are being equipped with more and more powerful engines which can make the vehicles difficult for some riders, particularly children, to control. This means that the danger of rollover accidents is high when riding an ATV. Riding an ATV on paved roads, as well, is a major cause of accidents. ATVs are not only able to reach higher speeds on flatter, more even surfaces, their tires are not designed to grip on tarmac.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), on average more than more than 90,000 ATV accidents occur in a given year in the United States. Accident numbers have decreased in recent years, though, with 2018 (the most recent year where data was available) having only 81,000 reported accidents, the lowest total since records began being kept in 2009. The same study has shown that injuries to riders under the age of 16 consistently are a quarter of all ATV accident injuries. Data on fatalities resulting from ATV accidents has been kept since 1982, and over that time 15,744 deaths have been attributed to ATV accidents. Illinois has seen 309 ATV-related fatalities in this time period, with 22 in 2018, the most recent year records are available.

What Are Common ATV Accident Injuries?

  • Bodily injuries
  • Burn injuries
  • Dismemberment/Amputation
  • Significant disfigurement
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Broken, fractured, dislocated, or crushed bones
  • Spinal cord or neck injuries
  • Internal organ damage

ATV Accident Lawyers in Southern Illinois

Injury Law Practice Areas


Life after a serious injury or the death of a loved one is difficult enough without having to contend with the legal claims process. When your future is at stake, you need a personal injury lawyer you can trust who is committed to your case and has experience winning cases like yours. The attorneys of Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C. are accomplished lawyers in all areas of personal injury law and have been trusted by the Southern Illinois community for generations. With your best interests at heart and a track record of successfully helping Illinois families recover from devastating events by obtaining the compensation they deserve, the personal injury lawyers of Hassakis & Hassakis offer the best legal representation available for you and your family after you have been injured in a car accident, workplace accident, dog bite, or any other type of personal injury.

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ATV Accident Injury Claims


Filing a Personal Injury Claim for ATV Accidents Caused by Negligence

Many times ATV injuries could have been prevented if proper safety precautions were taken or clear safety instructions had been given. If your injuries were the result of someone else's negligence when handling an ATV, then you may be eligible to file a claim to cover your medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

Examples of negligence include:

  • Drunk driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Reckless driving
  • Choosing to ride the ATV on an unfit landscape
  • Lack of ATV training or driving ability
  • Head-on collisions with a fixed object

Another common case we see is when an ATV owner allows an underage or unlicensed driver to operate the ATV resulting in an accident; the victim may be able to hold the owner liable for injuries.

Whether you were driving the ATV and someone hit you or you were the passenger and your driver acted with negligence, your injuries matter. Do not hesitate to talk to an ATV accident lawyer to help file a personal injury claim.

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Do I Have An ATV Accident Case?

If you or someone you know was injured in an ATV accident, it's entirely possible they could have a personal injury claim even if they were the only ones operating the vehicle. Many of our clients were merely passengers while someone else carelessly drove an all-terrain vehicle, but we have seen many other cases where a malfunctioning vehicle, blown tire, or other defect causes an accident. In these cases, you could potentially hold multiple parties liable for your injuries--the manufacturer of the ATV, the dealer who sold it to you, and the maker of an aftermarket part such as tires, for example.

ATV companies continue to make their products faster and more extreme than ever before, but this sometimes comes at the expense of the innocent consumer. In many cases, the manufacturer fails to take proper care and rushes a defective product to market. This can result in a major malfunction of the ATV placing the operator’s life—and any passengers they may have had—in danger.

This is why the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) maintains a comprehensive list of hundreds of ATV recalls that include brake failures, fire hazards, rollover tendencies, loss of steering control, and multiple other defects.

If you are the owner of a faulty ATV, such as a manufacturing defect that attributes to the accident, you may be able to hold one or several parties liable for your injuries, including the ATV company, manufacturer, distributor, or supplier.

Contact Experienced Southern Illinois ATV Accident Attorneys

As ATV accidents can potentially cover both personal injury and product liability, following an accident you need an attorney who is well-versed in both areas to determine who should be held responsible for your injuries. Hassakis & Hassakis has more than six decades of experience helping Southern Illinois residents who have been in accidents get the compensation they deserve. We are proud of our Southern Illinois roots and look out for our friends and neighbors. Our attorneys will fight hard on your behalf, take on those responsible for your Illinois ATV accident, and get you the results you deserve. Talk to our Illinois ATV accident lawyers after you have been injured in an accident while riding an off-road vehicle.

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