It can be fun and exciting to drive an all-terrain vehicle (ATV). In Philadelphia, people often use ATVs on the sand, snow, and other rough terrains. Although many of these people take precautions to operate these vehicles safely, some do not. And, for those who operate an ATV irresponsibly, they can cause accidents.
An irresponsible ATV driver can cause an accident that results in physical harm, property damage, and other problems. Ultimately, this driver can be held responsible for the accident. He or she may even need to cover the costs of any harm or damage relating to the incident.
The personal injury attorneys at Solomon, Sherman & Gabay can help you file a legal claim following an ATV accident. Our attorneys can review the accident and the details surrounding it. If your claim is valid, we can put together a strong argument, so you can receive compensation from the party responsible for the accident.
An ATV refers to a motorized off-highway vehicle. The vehicle has four low-pressure or pneumatic tires and handlebars for steering. Plus, the vehicle has a seat intended to be straddled by the driver.
There are two ATV categories: Type 1 and Type 2. A Type 1 ATV is designed for use by a single operator. Comparatively, a Type 2 ATV can hold an operator and a passenger.
ATVs are available for kids and adults. Youth models tend to travel at slower speeds than ones designed for adults. They also have features to accommodate the small hands and feet of children.
All ATV manufacturers are required to place a minimum age recommendation on every vehicle they sell. The recommendation should be followed at all times — without exception. Otherwise, the risk of an accident increases, due to the fact that an operator may be ill-equipped to safely drive their ATV.
Even an experienced ATV driver can crash, tip over or cause other types of accidents. If a driver does not take reasonable precautions when operating the vehicle, then he or she may be held responsible for an accident.
Furthermore, an ATV manufacturer must verify the quality and integrity of its vehicles. The same holds true for businesses that rent or sell ATVs. If someone gets into an accident on a defective ATV, the manufacturer or company that supplied it may be responsible.
A Philadelphia ATV accident attorney does not jump to conclusions. Rather, the attorney reviews all elements of a legal claim. The lawyer is honest and upfront with the client. If the attorney believes a client’s claim is legitimate, he or she can provide additional legal support.
If you are uncertain about whether to pursue a Philadelphia ATV accident claim, the attorneys at Solomon, Sherman & Gabay can help. Our attorneys can educate you about ATV accident claims and how they work. We can also respond to any concerns or questions regarding ATV accident cases. To learn more or request a free consultation, please contact us online or call us today at 215-665-1100.