High Center of Gravity
Since their introduction in the 1970s, all-terrain vehicles have gone through many different changes in design, largely aimed at improving their safety. Unfortunately, these improvements have not been enough to correct certain significant defects in the design of all-terrain vehicles. This is due to the fact that ATVs typically have a high center of gravity, making rollovers all too common.
If you or a loved one was injured in an ATV rollover accident, the Willis Law Firm may be able to help you recover financial compensation from the manufacturer for your injuries and resulting expenses. For a free consultation, contact us at 800-883-9858.
How a High Center of Gravity Can Cause Rollovers
While a motorcycle rider may know to pay close attention in order to keep his or her balance when making turns, an ATV rider can have a false sense of stability due to having four wheels. Unfortunately, this can quickly lead to a rollover, and for children who are unable to balance the weight of the vehicle while riding, this may be an even more common occurrence. When rollover accidents on ATVs do occur, they can cause devastating injuries for both children and adults, including:
- Head and spine trauma
- Broken and fractured limbs
- Broken ribs
- Internal injuries
While wearing a helmet can reduce potential damage to a rider, injuries from rollover accidents can be devastating even with the use of protective gear.
Our attorneys at the Willis Law Firm believe that victims of ATV rollover accidents caused by manufacturing defects deserve to have sound and experienced legal representation. If you or someone you love was injured due to an ATV rollover, contact the Willis Law Firm today at 800-883-9858 to discuss your case.