ATV accidents can lead to St. Louis premise liability claim

ATV accidents can lead to St. Louis premise liability claim

A 68-year-old Chaffee man was killed in a Missouri ATV accident Wednesday night, the South Missourian reported.

ATV accidents are responsible for an alarming number of accidents. Anyone injured in an ATV accident should contact a St. Louis injury lawyer to discuss their rights. In this case, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported the man was riding in a private field two miles southeast of Chafee when the vehicle overturned, landing on him. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Scott County Coroner.


A Missouri premise liability claim can arise when a rider is injured on someone else’s property. In general, a property owner’s insurance coverage can be held responsible for medical bills and other expenses incurred by a victim who is injured on business or private property.

In other cases, a defective vehicle can lead to a claim against the manufacturer. Additionally, federal law requires sales agents to provide safety training and failure to do so can result in a claim against an ATV seller or distributor.

A total of 68 people died in Missouri ATV accidents between 2006 and 2008, according to, the government’s website. Missouri ranks 15th for the state with the most number of fatal ATV accidents over the last 25 years; a total of 282 people have been killed in accidents in Missouri.

Nationwide, More than 800 people a year are killed and 135,000 are injured in All-Terrain Vehicle accidents.

The following safety tips are provided by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Other ATV safety information is available at ATV Safety:

-Seek appropriate safety training

-Wear a helmet

-Ride age-appropriate equipment

-Don’t ride double

-Don’t ride on pavement

-Don’t ride under the influence

Missouri ATV Laws are available here.

If you have been injured in an ATV accident or been injured on business or private property, contact St. Louis Injury Attorney Ryan R. Cox for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your rights. Call 636-946-6886.

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