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Oakland ATV Accident Lawyer

All-terrain vehicles (ATVs), also known as “quad bikes” or “four-wheelers,” are popular recreational vehicles for teens and adults alike. ATVs and other sport vehicles can be a great way to explore Northern California’s many outdoor attractions, including the mountains, forests, and beaches. Unfortunately, they can also be far more dangerous than many people realize. According to motor vehicle safety experts, every year, 135,000 people are injured in ATV accidents across the United States. More than 700 people are killed each year in ATV crashes. Even more upsetting, more than a third of the people killed each year are under the age of 16.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an ATV crash, the Oakland ATV accident lawyers at Venardi Zurada can help you hold the appropriate parties responsible. We will investigate the circumstances of your injury, interview witnesses, collect evidence, retain the proper experts, negotiate with insurance companies, and pursue your claims in court against negligent parties. We will not rest until you get the recovery you are owed after your Oakland ATV accident.

What Causes ATV Accidents?

ATV injuries can result from a variety of factors. Many people who ride ATVs are inexperienced and young, and even experienced riders may be reckless. An ATV rental company or tour guide could set you up with a faulty vehicle, or they might forget to provide you with a properly-fitting helmet and other safety necessities. If someone else’s negligence or reckless behavior caused you to suffer an injury on an ATV, you have the right to seek recovery from the parties responsible.

Some of the more common causes of ATV accidents include the following:

  • Drunk, drowsy, distracted, or otherwise negligent riders crashing into other riders
  • ATV rental companies and tour guides failing to provide appropriate training or safety equipment
  • Too many operators on a single ATV
  • Dangerous and defective ATV parts

Defective ATVs

Defective parts are a large contributing factor to ATV crashes in California and across the country. ATV manufacturers may have designed a part defectively or made a mistake at some point in the manufacturing process. Common defects that can lead to an ATV injury include:

  • Brakes
  • Engine
  • Throttle
  • Suspension
  • Clutch
  • Shifter
  • Gas tank
  • Fender

A manufacturing defect can cause an ATV rider to lose control of their vehicle and crash into other riders or objects, or even tumble off the side of a hill or cliff. A defective gas tank or engine can catch fire or explode, leading to severe burns and other injuries. If you suspect that a defective ATV part led to your accident, the seasoned ATV accident lawyers at Venardi Zurada are ready to help you investigate. We will work to hold anyone to task for your injury, whether it is a parts manufacturer, another rider who acted negligently, or even a guided tour company that failed to follow safety standards. If you were hurt in an ATV accident, we have your back.

ATV Injuries Should Not be Taken Lightly

ATVs might seem like fun, but ATV accidents can easily lead to serious injury. Spinal injury is among the most common injuries suffered in ATV accidents. Spinal cord injuries can result in organ failure, limited functionality, partial or total paralysis, as well as coma and even death. Older children are the most commonly injured parties. Children injured in ATV accidents are likely to face an increased risk of future injury to their back, spine, joints and muscles. It is also quite common for injuries to not receive full treatment at the time of the accident as all parties try to downplay the severity of the crash. Do not take ATV accidents lightly. Get the appropriate medical care, protect your legal rights, and speak with a seasoned Oakland ATV accident lawyer for help.

Help From a Dedicated Oakland ATV Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been injured in an ATV accident in Oakland, contact the dedicated ATV accident lawyers at Venardi Zurada, LLP. Call 925-937-3900 or contact us online today for a free consultation. If we accept your case, you will never pay us anything unless we obtain a recovery for you.

You can be confident in relying on our zealous and effective Oakland personal injury lawyers:

  • We have served Northern California for over 35 years.

  • Our attorneys have been honored with numerous accolades, including SuperLawyers, AV Rating, and Top 100 Trial Attorney Awards.

  • In our decades of legal service to the community, we have garnered a substantial reputation. We are respected by opposing counsel, feared by insurance companies, and followed by jurors.

  • We combine Big Firm experience with boutique office attention and care. Several of our attorneys have experience working for the biggest law firms in the country, including the most prominent maritime defense law firm. Our attorneys rely on that big-firm know-how but prefer the personal touch of a smaller firm, allowing us to provide individualized and attentive representation to each of our clients.

  • We’ve been through it, too. Attorney Mark Venardi had to personally deal with a medical malpractice injury he suffered at a time when he was working a blue-collar job on an offshore oil rig; he knows what it’s like to be a working man dealing with a personal injury. He built his way up to working for the biggest maritime defense firm in the country, before deciding to focus on helping people like himself who were hurt by negligence and mistreatment from others.

  • We like to fight for the underdog. Attorney Martin Zurada is an immigrant and the son of immigrants who tirelessly worked his way up through education and experience to attain the American dream. Even though he has served in large, high-level litigation law firms, he prefers helping clients directly, fighting against injustices, and securing victories for the little guy who has been wronged.

  • We win. We have secured multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. In our combined tenure, we have recovered tens of millions of dollars for our clients across our broad areas of practice.

  • We care first and foremost about our clients. We dedicate ourselves to serve each and every client personally, and we make ourselves available to our clients around the clock.

  • There is no cost to you until we win. If we don’t make a recovery for you, we will not collect a fee. And all initial consultations are free of charge.

Dedicated Areas of Practice

We offer a wide range of litigation services for Oakland personal injury and employment law clients. Specifically, our areas of dedicated practice span the following issues:

Employment Law. California employers must assure proper pay to employees and comply with a variety of rules and regulations to prevent discrimination and unfair treatment of employees. We represent victims of wage and hour violations, employment discrimination, workplace harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and any other form of California workplace mistreatment. If you believe you were treated inappropriately at work, we can help.

Personal Injury. If you’ve been injured due to another’s negligence, you deserve compensation. That’s where we come in. As Oakland personal injury attorneys, we right the wrongs done to our clients. And we do it at our cost during the entire duration of your case. There is never any fee until we win. Give us a call if you have been hurt in a car accident, by a toxic spill or contamination, as a result of medical malpractice, due to abuse or neglect, in a maritime accident, by a vicious animal attack, or any other incident caused by someone else’s negligence.

The Sooner You Speak to an Oakland Injury Lawyer, the Stronger Your Chances for Recovery Will Become.

Contact the Oakland injury lawyers at Venardi Zurada today, and let’s get started. We are available to talk any time, so whether you call, email or chat online, we’ll respond and set up an appointment to meet you. We have several Spanish speakers in the office and welcome the opportunity to cater our services to Oakland’s Spanish-speaking population. You pay no fee until we win for you, so you have nothing to lose by contacting our office for a free consultation. The sooner you call, the faster we can start getting results for you. Call 925-937-3900.

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