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California ATV Accident Lawyers can help you get more reasonable settlements than on your own

Accidents involving ATVs can be just as serious – if not more so – than a typical car accident. Head and spinal injuries are more common as the ATV rider is out in the open and more likely to sustain serious bodily injury without the protective cocoon of a car’s protective sheet metal enclosure, its inherent ability to absorb more impact energy, its protective doors and roof structure, and the car’s passive protective airbags. If you’ve been seriously injured, getting the expert help of ATV accident lawyers can often result in better, bigger settlements than if you attempt to work your case on your own.

ATV accidents are rising commensurate with the growth in ATV Sales and Use

The rising popularity of all terrain vehicles (ATVs) for both work and play has unfortunately also led to an increase in the number of accidents associated with those vehicles. Even more serious, recent news reports have shown that some ATVs may have design flaws that cause them to be unsafe, even under normal use. One such vehicle that has come to light as being possibly unsafe is the Rhino ATV from Yamaha Motor Corporation which was released in 2003 and has since been involved in accidents. The Yamaha Rhino models that have been involved in accidents include the 450, 660 and 700 series.

Celebrities can buy the most expensive ATV’s available – ALL can be dangerous!

Celebrities, Rich & Famous are not immune to ATV AccidentsSome high-profile victims of ATV accidents have included rocker Ozzy Osbourne, who broke six ribs, his collarbone and a vertebra in his neck in a 2003 ATV accident, and sax player LeRoi Moore of the Dave Matthews Band, who died two months after an ATV accident in June 2008. Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana was injured in an ATV accident in June of 2012. Rapper DMX suffered a head injury in July 2012. Ali Hewson, wife of U2 frontman Bono, was seriously injured in an ATV accident in February 2013 needing to be airlifted to the hospital.

Celebs aside, 1,000’s are injured and killed in ATV accidents

Twenty-five years ago, the federal government declared ATVs an “imminent hazard” and forced manufacturers to drop unstable three-wheel models in favor of the four-wheel models sold today. Regulators also insisted that the ATV industry to adopt safety warnings and offer rider training to stem the tide of growing serious accidents. The rate of injuries per ATV has barely budged from where it stood in the years after the government acted in 1988. Over the past decade, the machines have soared in popularity, with about 8.0 million in use. The result, according to government statistics: record numbers of riders end up in emergency rooms and morgues as accidents killed about 325 people in 2011 and injured an estimated 107,500. Experts speculate that if it were not for recessionary times, deaths and injuries would climb back to 2007 levels: 837 killed and 151,000 injured. Sadly, as many as 20 per cent of the victims were innocent children.

ATV Accidents can have hidden defects and present severe RISK to their drivers.

While many such ATV accidents are the result of people driving unwisely, many occur because ATVs such as the Yamaha Rhino have serious manufacturer design flaws and are inherently unsafe. One of the worst performance records belongs to the most popular ATV brand: the Yamaha Rhino. With its narrow tires, narrow body and top-heavy design, the Yamaha Rhino ATV is prone to rollovers, even when driven slowly and on flat terrain. Imagine how much greater the chance is for rollovers when the Yamaha Rhino ATV is driven on the kind of all terrain for which it is named, intended and promoted: rugged hills, deep ditches, muddy slopes and other challenges to normal vehicles.

Rhino Victim of low speed Roll-Over

Also, many ATVs such as the Yamaha Rhino lack side doors, and in accidents the driver or passenger is likely to try to brace themselves with an arm or leg — which can wind up badly broken and even may require amputation. Riders also tend to be flung from such vehicles and be pinned under them in a rollover.

Most Dangerous Models of ATV based on statistics

The following ATV models are among the most dangerous on the roads today and are involved in thousands of accidents and serious injuries each year:

  • Yamaha Rhino
  • Polaris Ranger and RZR
  • Kawasaki Mule and Teryx
  • Arctic Cat
  • Suzuki 4 wheelers
  • Honda Big Red and four wheelers
  • Can-AM Commander
  • John Deere Gator
  • KYMCO UXV 500
  • Diamo Discovery
  • QLINK FrontRunner

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a Yamaha Rhino ATV model 450, 660 0r 700 series, or any other ATV you may be entitled to compensatory and punitive damages from the manufacturer.  In the case of the Yamaha Rhino ATV, the faulty design –in particular– has been deemed a significant contributing factor to accidents that result in serious injuries, including broken bones, brain injuries and death.

The personal injury attorneys at Vincent W. Davis & Associates care about our clients.  If an ATV Product with known and documented mechanical issues is at the root cause of your injuries, we can help you or your loved one:

  • Find caring and compassionate doctors
  • Pay or accrue your medical bills as you are treated
  • Strive to get you compensation when your are unable to work
  • Assist you in being compensated for property damage
  • Obtain for you adequate compensation for pain and suffering
  • Hold Yamaha and other manufacturers accountable for their faulty designs

Contact a California Personal Injury Lawyer

The personal injury attorneys at Vincent W. Davis & Associates represent clients injured on vehicle accidents, workplace accidents, accidents on another’s property, medical malpractice and wrongful death cases. If you think you may have a personal injury case, please do not hesitate in enlisting the expert legal assistance you need to make things right. It costs nothing to call us, costs nothing for a consultation, and costs nothing to get us started looking out for your rights if we agree that you have a solid case.

Unexpected and unfortunate things happen to good people. Our caring legal professionals are here to help you recover and get on with your life. Remember, all legal fees are based on a percentage of the award, and you pay nothing for our services until we win your case. We have several conveniently-located offices around Southern California Counties & Cities including, but not limited to:
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To schedule a FREE, confidential, no obligation consultation with a Personal Injury Attorney from the Vincent W. Davis & Associates, call us at (626) 446-6442 or submit a FREE Case Evaluation Form. Email: [email][/email]


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