A quad bike, or all-terrain vehicle (ATV), is a motorized vehicle with three to four wheels that weighs about a quarter-ton. Many quad accidents are either the fault of equipment failure or operator error.

What Injuries Are Caused By Quad Accidents?

Quad injuries can range from minor injuries to death, including:

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Neck injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Dislocation
  • Chest injury
  • Fracture

Am I at Fault If Equipment Failure Caused My Accident?

No. In most situations, equipment failure falls under the category of a defective product. A defective product is any product that causes an injury to an individual because of:

  • Faulty labeling
  • Design defect
  • Manufacturing defect

If one of the above is the cause of the quad accident, a manufacturer, distributor, designer, or retailer may be the one at fault.

What Do I Need to Prove to Win a Defective Product Claim?

A plaintiff has to prove three things to win a defective product lawsuit:

  • The product was unreasonably dangerous
  • The defect caused the plaintiff an injury while using it in the correct manner
  • The product has not been changed substantially from the way it was sold

What If My Quad Accident Was Caused by Another Driver?

A quad accident caused by another driver is often the result of negligence, which is a personal injury theory. Negligence is the failure to use care an ordinary person would in the same or similar circumstances.

What Will I Have to Prove to Win a Negligence Claim?

A plaintiff must prove four elements to win a quad accident negligence claim:

  1. Duty: The defendant had a duty to protect the plaintiff from harm
  2. Breach of Duty: The defendant breached their duty to the plaintiff
  3. Cause: The defendant was the actual and proximate cause of the quad accident
  4. Damages: The plaintiff suffered injuries that they deserve to be compensated for

Do I Need a Lawyer for My Quad Accident?

Talk to a personal injury lawyer if you were in quad accident. The lawyer will explain your legal remedies and how to proceed with your case.