Injured By An ATV Driver
ATVs, UTVs, dirt bikes, and other small recreational vehicles are fun. But, we’ve seen a rise in riders taking these vehicles on the road. These vehicles aren’t intended for use on public roads. Additionally, they pose a danger to pedestrians and drivers that don’t expect them on the road.
What can you do if you are injured by an ATV rider? Is it possible to sue an ATV operator if they injure you? The answer depends on the details of your situation. If you are injured by an ATV driver, talk to a local injury attorney for advice.
Illegal For Road Use
All-terrain vehicles, ATVs, are not meant to be driven on public roads. In Pennsylvania, riders can legally operate an ATV on privately-owned land, and otherwise designated trails in state forests and roads. Due to many safety concerns, these vehicles are not meant to be operated on public roads and highways.
Riding ATVs can be a very fun pastime when done safely and responsibly. When these vehicles are not operated responsibly, they can become very dangerous not only to the individuals riding them but to anyone nearby.
Rise In Illegal ATVs On Public Roads
Larger cities, like Philadelphia, have seen increasing amounts of ATV riders on the streets of the city. Even Lancaster and York have seen an increase in ATVs on public roads. This illegal riding on public roads is not covered by their insurance. But, even ATVs on trails hurt people. What if you are injured by an ATV?
What Happens if You Are Injured By an ATV Rider?
If you have been injured by an ATV, you may be confused about your rights. Since these vehicles have different laws and insurance coverage from other motor vehicles, you may not be aware of your rights. So, what should you do if you have been injured by an ATV?
Legal Use Cases
If you have been injured by an ATV rider on an ATV trail, you could be eligible to file a claim against their liability insurance. ATV riders are required to carry proof of insurance while operating their ATV.
Illegal Use Cases
In the event an ATV operator is illegally using the ATV, you could have a hard time holding them financially responsible for the harm they caused. It’s possible that ATV drivers illegally on the road won’t have insurance. But, you may still have options to cover your injuries. An experienced injury lawyer may be able to help you.
ATV Negligence Lawsuits
Don’t let someone else’s negligence cost you. You shouldn’t be stuck paying for medical bills because of someone’s bad decisions. Even if the ATV operator doesn’t have insurance coverage, you could have other options available. Talk to a local injury lawyer in a free consultation.
Haggerty & Silverman Injury Lawyers
At Haggerty & Silverman, we have been helping injured people since 1994. You don’t pay us anything until we recover money for your case. Contact us for a free legal consultation with an injury lawyer.