Driving an off-road vehicle is often adventurous and for many it is a hobby they partake in rather frequently. An off-road vehicle is any type of vehicle that may be driven on paved or unpaved surfaces. This may include motorcycles, jeeps, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), and even cars. Unfortunately off-road vehicle accidents are common when people are out enjoying the great outdoors.
The National Trauma Data Bank believes that ATVs are actually more dangerous than motorbikes. It is estimated in 2011 more than 107,000 people were treated for all-terrain vehicle accident (ATVs) injuries. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol there more 120 ATV accidents in the state in 2012 and in the past five years there have been an average of 125 ATV collisions each year.
Driving an off-road vehicle takes special skill, when a driver fails to adhere to the laws set forth by the state and drives recklessly the outcome is often an injury-causing accident. If you or a loved one has been injured in an off-road vehicle accident, the victim may be entitled to compensation for property damage, medical expenses, lost wages, and more.
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Tennessee Off-road Vehicle Laws
Registration of off-road vehicles in Tennessee is not necessary and drivers do not need special licensing to drive these vehicles. However, this does not mean that there are no laws regulating the use of off-road vehicles.
Some off-road vehicle laws in Tennessee include:
- All riders must wear a helmet and safety gear
- Four-wheeled ATVs are not permitted on highways is prohibited unless crossing the road
- ATVs are not to be used in state parks
- A special identification sticker or plate must be affixed to the vehicle as evidence that a certificate of title has been issued for the vehicle
In Tennessee an off-road vehicle is typically a motorbike, ATV, snow mobile, sand or dune buggy, and/or other similar vehicle designed primarily for off-highway use. Failing to adhere to these rules could result in fines, license suspension, vehicle impoundment, and more.
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Despite the regulation that such vehicles are not permitted to be on highways and most paved roads, many reckless drivers will put themselves and others in dangers by riding wherever they would like to. In some cases inexperienced drivers will be in a collision with another off-road vehicle on permitted grounds.
If you or a loved one is seeking legal counsel after being involved in an off-road vehicle accident, our attorneys are here to help. With more than 37 years of combined legal experience, the attorneys at Greg Coleman Law can provide comprehensive legal counsel on your specific claim.
Our main office is in Knoxville, Tennessee and we proudly serve the surrounding areas, including:
- Jefferson City
and many more towns and cities. To find out how we may be able to help you with your accident claim, contact us at (865) 247-0080. Our lawyers proudly work on a contingency basis which means we do not get paid unless we are able to attain compensation for you. Remember, your initial case consultation is completely free.
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