ATV ACCIDENT OFF ROAD CAN CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY – LAWYERS
The St. Louis County MN sheriff’s office recently reported an off-road vehicle personal injury accident. It happened about 1/2 mile north of the public access boat landing on Boulder Lake. A side-by-side ATV flipped due to an equipment failure while driving on the frozen lake. Unfortunately, two boys on the ATV were injured.
The Fire Department, Mayo Ambulance, and Lifelink III Air Ambulance all responded to the accident. In addition, the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office was there as well. Fortunately, the responders quickly located the ATV crash site on the frozen lake. Next, they medically stabilized the two boys before evacuating them. A 12-year-old male was transported by Lifelink III air ambulance with a broken femur. Also, a 6-year-old was transported by Mayo Ambulance with a head laceration. Both boys were taken to St. Luke’s Hospital. As you might guess, the boys were not wearing helmets or safety belts. Fortunately, no one was killed in this ATV accident.
The Sheriff’s Office encourages ATV operators to exercise caution when using recreational vehicles on frozen waters. Of course, extra caution is warranted as warming temperatures cause ice conditions to deteriorate. In addition, all passengers and operators of ATVs under the age of 18 are required to wear a DOT-approved helmet and utilize safety belts (when equipped). This is always required while the vehicle is being operated on public land, water, or right-of-way.
COMPENSATION FOR ATV ACCIDENT INJURY – MN ATTORNEY
If you have been injured in an ATV accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. This includes medical bills, lost wages, and more. If you were a passenger in the ATV the driver’s insurance may cover you. Likewise, if your child was allowed to drive the ATV without proper instruction, or the crash was not your fault, call us for a free consultation. A MN personal injury lawyer will discuss your ATV accident injury with you and explain your rights. We have several offices to meet you in the Twin Cities. However, we take cases throughout Minnesota, and we will come to your home or the hospital.