All-terrain vehicles are popular in Texas, and they are a great addition to any family holiday. However, an ATV crash can cause serious injuries.
If you are planning to hit the trails, these five tips could save your life:
- Do not drink and ride;
- Ride at a safe speed;
- Stay up to date on recalls;
- Perform a pre-ride inspection;
- And take a safety course.
Mr. Dow is a board-certified personal-injury attorney with a reputation for winning cases. Call 512-518-4104 today to schedule a consultation with an Austin accident lawyer.
Until then, read on to learn five ATV safety tips:
- Do Not Drink and Ride
Alcohol affects your coordination and reaction time. As such, riding under the influence significantly increases your risk of crashing.
- Ride at a Safe Speed
Do not ride at a speed above your skill level. Many novice drivers lack the experience to handle ATVs and avoid obstacles at high speeds.
- Stay up to Date on Recalls
- Perform a Pre-Ride Inspection
Confirm that your axle nuts are secure and your brakes are in good condition. You should also check your headlights and brake lights and pack a tool kit before leaving.
- Take an ATV Safety Course
If you were injured in a crash that another driver caused, contact the Luke Dow Law Firm. Luke Dow is an Austin accident attorney who can evaluate your collision, talk to witnesses, gather evidence and help you fight for the maximum settlement.
You may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, medical bills and noneconomic damages. Call 512-518-4104 today to schedule a consultation.