Thursday, April 16, 2009

Yamaha Rhino ATV Rollover Accidents

Yamaha Rhino Rollover accidents have injured (and in some cases, killed) hundreds of people. While many ATVs are prone to accidents, the Yamaha Rhino ATV is even more likely to be involved in a rollover because, it is top heavy and it has tires that are extremely narrow. These design defect makes the Yamaha Rhino to tip and rollover while going through a turn even if the driver is operating at slow speed.

Victims of Yamaha Rhino rollover accidents usually experienced broken or crushed legs. There were some who lost their legs too. In some cases, the accident can cause serious damage to the head and spinal cord. Head injuries are a major cause of lifelong physical problems and ailments. Spinal cord injuries can result in paralysis in the entire body.

There were countless of victims of Yamaha Rhino rollover accidents. In the past few years, Yamaha blamed the accidents to the driver. Consumer advocates blamed the design of the ATV but Yamaha didn't acknowledge it until around 2007. When Yamaha finally acknowledged the defects of their ATVs, they offered free modification to make the vehicle safer. But despite their effort to make the vehicle safer, there were still accidents. I am glad that recently Yamaha recalled more of its Rhino Side by Side (SxS) ATV vehicles because of its rollover risk.

If you happened to be injured in a Yamaha ATV Rhino accident, you have legal rights. Please contact Mark & Associates, P.C. and have your case evaluated. Get help today.



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