Injured in a Four-Wheeling Accident in Harris County?
Many people in Houston enjoy getting away from the bustle of the big city by taking all-terrain vehicles into the Texas countryside. ATVs can be fun. However, a poorly designed or manufactured ATV or a negligent driver can cause accidents. Those accidents, in turn, can cause severe personal injuries or cause the death of the rider. ATV accident attorney Tony Malley can represent you if you’ve been hurt by one of these vehicles.
Most ATV operators understand that there are certain risks associated with these vehicles. However, this does not mean that ATV manufacturers are free from their responsibility to make a safe vehicle, and it does not mean that drivers can behave recklessly.
As ATVs have grown increasingly popular, they’ve also grown bigger and faster. Most manufacturers are ethical and strive to make the best vehicles possible. However, some companies churn out shoddy, unsafe ATVs. These put you in danger. ATV accident attorney Tony Malley has decades of experience helping people fight big companies who have hurt them.
Product liability law is complicated, but generally speaking a defective product claim falls under one of four categories:
- Defects in design or engineering
- Flaws in the manufacturing or assembling of the product
- Tampering or contamination
- Misleading marketing, such as a failure to issue necessary safety warnings
You can do everything right as an ATV driver, follow every safety advisory, and still suffer an injury if the vehicle is poorly designed or manufactured. Mr. Malley doesn’t believe you should pay for a manufacturer’s error.
Much like auto accidents, ATV accidents are often caused by the negligence or misconduct of a driver. An ATV driver has responsibilities and must not violate Texas law while operating his or her vehicle.
Because ATVs provide little or no protection, ATV accidents often result in significant injuries. If you’ve been in an ATV accident that was caused by a driver’s negligence, whether you were a pedestrian or the driver of another vehicle, ATV accident attorney Tony Malley can help you pursue justice and compensation for your damages.
If you need an experienced Houston ATV accident attorney to evaluate your case, please contact the Malley Law Firm for a free consultation.