A boy died in an ATV accident last Friday at the National Harbor construction site. According to Prince George County police, the boy had managed to enter the site, located on Oxon Hill Road, and gotten on top of the ATV-like equipment, which overturned, pinning the boy underneath. He was seriously injured and later pronounced dead.
Authorities say that it looks like the boy and a few of his companions had stolen the ATV vehicle.
Injuries sustained at a construction accident can be very serious and can possibly lead to wrongful death. Those in charge of oremployed at a construction site are required to maintain high safety and security standards so that construction workers and others are not injured as a result.
When someone is injured on a construction site, a careful investigation by an experienced personal injury lawyer can help determine whether a claim can be brought against a negligent party for personal injury, wrongful death, premises liability, or other kinds of personal injury cases.
Over the years, there has been a significant increase in ATV accidents, especially among young people who are not experienced enough to handle these fast and heavy motorized vehicles. Common causes of ATV-related deaths include the vehicle turning over or colliding with something. There is no legal age limit to ride an ATV and riders are not required to wear a helmet.
Spinal cord injuries, broken bones, and traumatic brain injuries are just some of the injuries that can be sustained in an ATV accident.
According to 2001 ATV Statistics, 111,700 people were injured while on an ATV that year.
If you or someone you love has been injured in an ATV accident or any kind of accident because someone else acted negligently or carelessly, it is important that you speak with a personal injury lawyer right away.
Lebowitz and Mzhen has helped many injury clients in Maryland and Washington D.C. file claims for personal injury or wrongful death.
Contact Lebowitz and Mzhen to schedule your free consultation.
Police: Boy Killed In Maryland ATV Accident, NBC4.com, June 15, 2007
ATV Safety Statistics, 2001
Related Web Resources:
Helmet Basics for ATV Riders, About.com