There was a tragic story in the Detroit FreePress on April 12, 2010 about a woman recently killed in a fatal ATV accident at the Oakland-Troy Airport in Troy, Michigan. According to the Troy Police, the woman was not wearing a helmet and hit a cement pad while riding, causing her to fly off and hit her head. The cause of death being head trauma. A 51-year-old Ferndale man was riding on a second ATV with her the night of the accident. Troy police officer Lyczkowski said alcohol may have been a factor but are not releasing the results of the blood-alcohol tests.
I am sorry to hear about this accident and send my most sincere condolences to the family of the Sterling Heights woman for their loss.
Our Michigan ATV accident lawyers advise all individuals who ride an ATV to wear a helmet. For this type of ATV accident in Michigan, the family members of the deceased woman may be able to make a claim for Michigan wrongful death lawsuit against the man who was riding with her if there is a blood-alcohol content found in her body.
A person can be charged and found negligent if they let an intoxicated person drive a motor vehicle. ATV's are considered a motor vehicle accident. Whether alcohol was involved or not, at the very least, the surviving family members should hire the best possible lawyer to look into these possibilities.
If you or a loved one was injured in a Michigan ATV accident or Michigan RV accident, you should contact our office immediately to speak with a Michgian ATV accident lawyer discuss your case. Call us now at (800) 606-1717.