ATV Accident in Philadelphia
Throughout Pennsylvania, more and more people are utilizing all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) to enjoy the great outdoors any time of the year. For many, ATVs/quads are a highly entertaining and pleasurable experience. However, accidents involving these all-terrain vehicles are common, and severely injured individuals.
As the sales of ATVs continue to rise each year, the number of people injured or killed in one of these accidents is also rising. The causes of all-terrain vehicle accidents vary. Driver error can play a factor, as well as terrain conditions and even the presence of other ATVs.
ATV Vehicles are gaining more and more popularity among consumers. Riders of all ages use them. Many people call ATVs “quads” because they have 4 wheels. Regardless of what you call them, whether ATV or Quad, the enjoyment that these vehicles can generate from riding must be carefully weighed against the risk of injury should an accident take place?
ATVs are quite popular in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the State Police regulate them. Insurance for these vehicles is not mandated, and no laws require minimum coverage, so if you are hurt while riding one, the recovery can be complicated. At The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., our Philadelphia Auto Accident Lawyers and staff are experienced in handling ATV accidents. The consultation is free.
Here are some rules of the road for ATVs that you should know. First, you cannot operate an ATV on a public road unless designated for ATV operation. The same goes for sidewalks. It’s against the law, so if you were in an accident on a major road that was not intended for ATV use, you would need to look elsewhere for compensation. You must also register and license yourself for operation and renew every two years. If you are under 8 years old, you cannot operate an ATV on Commonwealth-owned land. Your ATV must also have a license plate.
If you operate an ATV without a headlight on the front, or if your headlight is not on when visibility is not clear for a distance of 500 feet, you are violating the law. Crossing highways is prohibited unless you are 16 or older. Finally, if you are between the ages of 8 and 15, you must be on your land unless you meet the conditions of one of the exceptions. At The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we can help.
Like Motorcycles or other off-road vehicles, ATV injuries can result in Death, head injuries, neck fractures, paralysis, Spine Injuries, and dozens of others. At The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we know how to deal with serious, permanent injuries. Our staff is committed to your interests and has the experience necessary to make sure that your entire claim is represented in full.
Since ATV accidents do not occur on main roadways on which other vehicles are traveling, some complicated circumstances can make handling a serious injury from an ATV accident difficult without an experienced law firm behind you. Call or Email Us if you or a loved one was injured while riding an ATV. The consultation is completely free.