Personal Injury | March 11, 2021 by JOSHUA D. ANDERSON

Common Injuries from ATV Crashes

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ATVs are popular on the trails around Bonney Lake, Washington, but when these vehicles crash, serious injuries can result. Always discuss your rights with an experienced Bonney Lake ATV accident attorney if you suffered injuries and losses. 

If you live in the Bonney Lake area, you likely take every opportunity possible to get out and enjoy all of the trails and natural beauty of the area.  ATVs are especially popular for use on off-road trails, and this is a fun activity for riders of all ages.  Unfortunately, a fun day of off-roading can quickly go south if someone is injured in an ATV crash.

ATVs are motor vehicles, and crashes can cause severe injuries just like any other type of motor vehicle accident.  If you or a loved one sustained injuries in a crash, your first call should be to a Bonney Lake ATV accident attorney.

A Wide Range of Injuries

ATVs can crash in many ways, leading to a variety of possible injuries.  Injuries will vary depending on how a crash occurred – whether an ATV hit a tree, rolled over, or crashed in another manner.   Below are some serious traumatic injuries our law firm has seen from ATV accidents. 

Traumatic Brain Injury

In many crashes, ATV riders will fall off the vehicle and hit their heads on the ground or another object.  If the ATV was traveling at higher speeds, the impact can be greater for the rider.  Such head trauma can cause damage to the brain tissue and result in the diagnosis of a traumatic brain injury (TBI)

TBIs may require immediate diagnosis and treatment to prevent complications and improve prognosis when possible.  Concussions are categorized as mild TBIs, but they can still have lasting effects.  More severe TBIs can result in permanent brain damage and cognitive or physical impairments.

Spinal Cord Injury

Trauma to the spine is also common when a rider is thrown from an ATV.  When this damages the spinal cord, it can result in the loss of movement and sensation abilities.  If a spinal injury is “complete,” the paralysis will be permanent and irreversible.  This can result in a lifetime of impairment, medical care, and possibly being unable to work.  Spinal cord injuries are some of the most devastating and costly possible. 

Crush Injury

If an ATV rolls over, the rider can get stuck between the ground and the ATV, which can result in crush injuries to one or more limbs.  This is a serious injury that can result in compartment syndrome, permanent nerve damage, shattered bones, or even the need for surgical amputation.  Rehabilitation following a crush injury can be highly extensive and costly. 

Consult with an Experienced Bonney Lake ATV Accident Attorney

After an ATV crash and severe injuries, you should understand your rights, and you should consider contacting Anderson Law, PLLC, for assistance.  Our Bonney Lake ATV accident lawyers handle claims involving all types of injuries and losses, including catastrophic injuries.  We are ready to assist you and advise you of your rights, so please call (253) 862-1811 or contact us online for your free consultation today.

The information contained on this website is intended for informational purposes only, and is not legal advice. Nothing in this website establishes an attorney-client relationship between us. Different facts can dramatically affect a legal opinion. You should consult an attorney for legal advice that pertains to your personal situation.


Joshua D. Anderson

Joshua D. Anderson grew up in Enumclaw, Washington with a close-knit family who instilled in him the values of faith, family, and hard work. Since a young age, Josh knew he wanted to be an attorney so he could advocate for others and always knew his focus would be personal injury. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of San Diego and graduated Cum Laude from Seattle University School of Law. While pursuing his degree, Josh served as an extern for the Seattle City Attorney’s Office.


This page has been written, edited, and reviewed by a team of legal writers following our comprehensive editorial guidelines. This page was approved by Founding Partiner, Joshua D. Anderson who has more than 20 years of legal experience as a personal injury attorney.