Anderson Accident Highlights Head Injury Risk Posed by ATVs

September 26, 2016 | Brain and Spinal Injury

Two girls were injured on Monday, September 12th in an ATV accident that occurred Anderson, Indiana, approximately 40 miles from Indianapolis. According to a report published at,1 a 17-year-old and 5-year-old were found injured by medical personnel who were responding to a report of a crash on private property. Both girls had suffered head injuries and neither was wearing a helmet.

Head Injuries are a Common Result of Vehicle Accidents

While the risks associated with ATVs has been well-documented for years, the reality is that any type of vehicle accident can result in a serious head injury. Even when vehicle occupants are wearing seatbelts or helmets, the forces involved in an accident are often sufficient to cause a concussion or even a more serious form of traumatic brain injury2 (TBI).

Head Injuries Can Result in Serious Complications

People who sustain head injuries often suffer serious complications that can last for months. Some of the symptoms of head injuries that can last for a significant period of time include the following:



Difficulty concentrating

Sleep disturbances

Mood swings

Memory problems



Not surprisingly, people who experience these and other TBI complications often miss a significant amount of work and experience substantial physical and emotional pain and suffering. Fortunately, these and other losses associated with brain injuries are often compensable by filing a personal injury claim.

Do I Need a Lawyer to Recover Compensation?

If you have sustained a brain injury, you may be confused about whether you need to retain an attorney in order to recover for your losses While there is certainly no rule or law requiring you to do so, the assistance of an attorney can help you protect your legal rights and ensure that you receive the full value of your legal claim. For this reason, it is always advisable to at least speak to a lawyer after an accident occurs. Best of all, you have nothing to lose by doing so, as Fountain Law Firm, P.C. offers free case evaluations to all prospective clients.

Contact an Indianapolis Personal Injury Attorney Today

At the Fountain Law Firm, P.C., we have successfully helped many brain injury victims obtain the compensation they deserve for their injuries and related losses. To make sure that you receive all of the compensation to which you are entitled, it is important to have an experienced brain injury attorney handling your case.  Attorney Merry Fountain can help you today by meeting in her office or by meeting in your home.  Call Merry Fountain anytime at 1-888-242-HURT (4878) for a free consultation.