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Green Bay Dangers of Recreational Vehicles

The news covers automobile collisions all the time, letting you know what traffic is going to be like, or just to remind you of the dangers associated with driving. While automobiles can certainly be dangerous, it is also important to remember that there are dangers associated with non-commuting vehicles.

Examples of recreational vehicles can include:

  • Personal watercraft
  • Motor boats
  • ATVs
  • Off road motorcycles

Personal watercraft, or PWC, can cause the same injuries as any other vehicle, but also have some unique dangers. Orifice injury is caused when a rider falls off his or her PWC and lands in the path of the high pressured water jet. The high pressure of the water allows it to easily enter any orifice, which can cause permanent disability or death.

Motor boats can have similar dangers to PWCs in that both involve water. While the risk of orifice injury is not the same, there is risk of drowning and propeller injury. ATVs and off road motorcycles have similar dangers to each other. Being ejected can result in road rash, and broken bones as well as concussion. Having one land on you can also cause a great deal of injury.

These vehicles can all cause serious damage. If you operate one, you should use caution just as you would in a car. Unfortunately, not all accidents can be avoided.

Contact a Green Bay Personal Injury Lawyer

If you or anyone you know has been involved in a recreational vehicle accident, please call the Green Bay personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874.