As more people start to use all terrain vehicles (ATVs) or four wheelers, the more likelihood of accidents resulting in serious injury or even death. Unfortunately, many of those injured are young children.
In Ohio, operating or being an occupant of an ATV is a recreational activity. Consequently, if you or a loved one is injured in an ATV accident, in order to prove liability you must prove by a preponderance of the evidence that someone acted with recklessness (which is a high standard). Accordingly, if you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an ATV accident it is important to contact an attorney immediately to perform an investigation. As time passes by, it is harder to preserve and obtain evidence, and you can even be barred from recovery due to the statute of limitations.
Although all ATVs pose some risks to the operators and passengers thereof, one of the most dangerous ATVs has been shown to be the Yamaha Rhino. The problem with this ATV in particular is its high center of gravity, which makes it prone to rollovers even at slow speeds. The most dangerous Yamaha Rhino ATVs were the 2004-2007 models because these models had no doors, exposing occupants to further risk of harm.
Yamaha has knowledge of the problem associated with the Rhino model and issued warnings regarding the risk of rollover to Rhino owners. Soon thereafter, doors and handholds were added to the new models to make them safer. Yamaha even went as far as to install these features on prior models free of charge; however, Yamaha never recalled the model.
Despite making these safety changes, the Rhino still poses the same risk of rollover to operators and occupants.
If you or a loved one had been seriously injured in a Yamaha Rhino rollover accident or ATV related incident please contact the Ohio lawyers at Triscaro and Associates today. We are reviewing Yamaha Rhino related claims nationwide.
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