ATVs, golf carts, and RV accidents typically occur between a recreational vehicle and another vehicle, person, or object. If you were hurt in one of these accidents, you may be entitled to compensation.
With its warm weather, forests, parks, and beaches, Georgia offers plenty of recreational destinations. It’s common for residents and tourists alike to enjoy fun vehicles like:
- All-terrain vehicles (ATVs)
- Golf carts
- Recreational vehicles (RVs)
- Dune buggies
- And more
What Are ATVs?
An ATV, or all-terrain vehicle, is a motorized off-highway recreational vehicle designed with four low-pressure tires and a large seat, and handlebars. The rider straddles the seat to operate the ATV. According to Georgia Code on low-speed vehicles, there are three classes of ATVs:
- Class I ATVs are 50 inches or less in width, have a dry weight of 1,200 pounds or less, travel on three or more non-highway tires, and are designed for cross-country travel on or over land, water, ice, snow, swampland, marsh, or other natural terrains.
- Class II ATVs are 65 inches or less in width, have a dry weight of 2,000 pounds or less, have four or more non-highway tires, and are designed for cross-country travel on or over the same terrains are Class I ATVs.
- Class III ATVs weigh more than class II ATVs but less than 8,000 pounds, are operated off a highway, and are designed for the same cross-country travel as Class I and Class II ATVs.
What Are Golf Carts?
Golf carts are small vehicles designed for two golfers and their golf clubs. They should be able to travel around golf courses or on desert trails.
What Are RVs?
Recreational vehicles, or RVs, are motor vehicles or trailers that include living quarters. RVs can include:
- Towable RVs
- Truck campers
- Fifth-wheel trailers
Motorhomes in Georgia fall into Class A, B, or C, depending on their lengths, capacities, and qualities. They are meant for transporting various people long distances.
ATV, Golf Cart, and RV Accidents
Unfortunately, accidents involving ATVs, golf carts, and RVs are all-too-common. Plus, there are certain areas in Georgia where a driver’s license is not necessarily required to operate an ATV, making them appear extra risky. When an accident happens, injuries, vehicle damage, and even death can occur.
The nature of recreational vehicles may make it more difficult for their drivers when seeking compensation. Other drivers or their insurance companies might assume the driver was reckless or not paying enough attention to the road while driving one of these vehicles. However, if you were hurt in an accident while operating an ATV, golf cart, RV, or similar vehicle, you may need legal support to seek compensation.
On the other hand, if you were injured by the actions of a recreational vehicle driver, you may wonder where to turn. The details will ultimately depend on who was responsible and who is liable for damages. That could be the vehicle’s driver, a country club, a rental company, or some other vendor.
Injured in an ATV, Golf Cart, or RV Accident?
If you were hurt while operating one of these vehicles, or you were hit by a driver of one of these vehicles, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and more. Contact John Foy & Associates today for help.
It’s risk-free to work with us because we do not take a fee unless we win you money. Plus, the consultation is always FREE. Call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online to get started with your FREE consultation.