Lawyer For ATV/Quad Accidents In Philadelphia
ATV Vehicles are gaining more and more popularity among consumers than ever before. They are being used by riders of all ages. Many people refer to ATV's as "quads" because they have 4 wheels. No matter what you call them, whether ATV or Quad, the fun that they generate from riding must be weighed against the risk of injury if an accident occurs. In the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, ATV's are very popular and they are regulated or controlled by the State Police. Insurance is not mandated and there are no laws that require minimum coverage, so if you are hurt on one, the recovery can be complicated. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, PC, our lawyers and staff are experienced in handling ATV accidents. The consultation is absolutely free.
Here are some rules of the road for ATV that you should know. First, you cannot operate an ATV on a public road unless it is a road designated for ATV operation. Same goes for sidewalks. It's against the law so that if you were in an accident on a major road not intended for ATV use, then you have to look elsewhere for compensation. You also are required to register and license yourself for operation and renew same every two years. If you are under 8 years old, you cannot operate an ATV on Commonwealth owned land. Your ATV must have a license plate. If you are operating an ATV without a headlight on the front your are violating the rules and if your headlight is not on when visibility is not clear for a distance of 500 feet, then 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 own land unless you fit one of the exceptions. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, PC, we can help. If you or a loved one was injured in an ATV accident, please give us a call.
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, PC, we know how to handle serious, permanent injuries. Our staff is dedicated to your interests and has the experience to make sure that your entire claim is represented.
Since ATV accidents do not occur on main roadways where other vehicles are traveling, there are some complicated circumstances which can make handling a serious injury from an ATV accident difficult without an experienced law firm behind you. Call us if you or a loved one was injured while riding an ATV, the consultation is absolutely free.
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