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Posted on January 19, 2023 in Personal Injury
A South Carolina family is mourning the loss of their 12-year-old boy, who died from multiple traumatic injuries caused by a recent ATV accident in Anderson County. According to local news reports, the boy was a passenger on an ATV that drove through an intersection on Old Lowndesville Highway and hit a pickup truck, injuring three other ATV passengers.
If you own or operate an ATV in South Carolina, it’s crucial to know how to stay safe. This article explores ATV injury statistics, safety tips, and laws in South Carolina that you should know before hitting the throttle.
Tragic accidents involving ATVs in South Carolina are all too common. According to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control:
The ATV Safety Institute recommends that operators and passengers observe the following ATV riding safety tips:
South Carolina’s legislature passed Chandler’s Law in 2011 after a young boy died while riding an ATV at a friend’s house without the knowledge or permission of his parents.
Proving who is at fault for an ATV accident requires solid evidence of someone’s negligent or wrongful actions. While many ATV accidents are caused by operator error, multiple parties may be liable for injuries from an ATV crash, depending on the circumstances of the crash. For example, if an ATV accident occurs because of a defective ATV part or flawed design, the manufacturer of the vehicle or the defective part could be liable for the crash. An experienced attorney can investigate the ATV accident, gather helpful evidence, and determine who is responsible.
If you were injured in an ATV accident, contact The Melonakos Law Firm today to speak with one of our attorneys during a free, confidential consultation.