The Balance Between Risk and Adventure
In the vast desert of the Southwest, driving all-terrain vehicles and quads is a common activity, but sadly the danger they bring results in nearly 300 deaths a year.
Our accident lawyers have seen it all; including the victims who are debilitated from injuries sustained from an accident wherein their quad and ATVs have crashed, tipped, or rolled over.
There is another recreational vehicle out there which is more than a standard ATV it’s called a Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV). The best description of a UTV is a cross between an ATV and a Jeep. The main difference is that, unlike traditional ATVs and quads, two people can ride side-by-side; these mid-size recreational vehicles have developed a reputation for being extremely dangerous due to the ease of rolling over, causing serious injuries and deaths.
UTVs: Different Names, Same Risks
Other names for these “UTV” recreational vehicles include:
- Side-by-Side Vehicles (SxS)
- Recreational Utility Vehicle (RUV)
- Quads / Four Wheelers
- Multi-Use Vehicle (MUV)
- Utility Vehicles (UTV, as well)
- Side X Sides
- Off-Road Utility Vehicles
- Utility Side-by-Sides
- Recreational Side-by-Sides
UTV Risks and Dangers
Whichever name you decide to use when referencing these off-road powersports machine the risks of riding them do not change. UTV stability is an important issue, as SxS owners are often injured by rollover accidents. People often claim that UTVs are manufactured with wheels that are too close together; therefore, their center of gravity too high, leading to serious side-by-side accidents and injuries.
How Our Accident Attorneys Can Help You
It goes without saying that when a vehicle rolls over or flips, the safety of its driver and passengers is compromised in these accidents. Our ATV and UTV injury lawyers are well versed in all the injuries that come from these rollover accidents ranging from neck injuries, back injuries, fractures, scars, and head injuries. Obviously, these recreational vehicles are supposed to be about having fun, but the risks and dangers can instantly change a life.
Our Accident Lawyers Have Your Back
With more than 50 years of experience in helping victims who have been injured from quad accidents, our Arizona law firm has the what it takes when filing a claims against the manufacturer and/or retailer of a recreational vehicle. If you have been injured in a side-by-side accident, it is imperative that you contact our accident lawyers because we can fight for your right to be compensated fairly.