Yahama Rhino Lawyers
Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. is no longer accepting new claims for Yamaha Rhino accidents. The information on this page is provided for information purposes only.
The Yamaha Rhino is a very unstable side by side four wheeler. Since it was introduced in 2003, there have been a substantial number of accidents caused by the Rhino rolling over and fracturing or crushing the legs and arms of riders.
Rhino ATV lawsuits were being reviewed on behalf of individuals who suffered severe injuries while operating or riding as a passenger in the:
- Yamaha Rhino 660 (YXR660)
- Yamaha Rhino 450 (YXR450)
YAMAHA RHINO LITIGATION
The four wheel all-terrain Yamaha Rhino was designed with a powerful engine, fast acceleration and a small turning radius. When Yamaha placed these features in a vehicle with a high center of gravity and small wheels on a narrow frame, they created a four wheeler that can easily rollover, even if it is operated at slow speeds on a flat surface.
>>INFORMATION: Yamaha Rhino Rollover Problems
In addition to the unreasonably dangerous design, the Yahaha Rhino was sold without proper protection and safety features which could have reduced the risk of injury to occupants. The vehicle was initially manufactured without any doors, which allowed passengers’ arms and legs to fall out of the vehicle as it rolled. Many users have died or suffered catastrophic injuries as a result of their body being crushed under the weight of the ATV.
There are certain risks associated with the use of all ATV four wheelers. However, Yamaha increased these risks by choosing a defective design and failing to take steps to protect the operator and passenger in the event of a crash. They also failed to warn users of the true extent of the risk they faced by riding in the Yamaha Rhino four wheeler.
Even if the occupants are wearing their seatbelts and following precautions outlined when they purchased the Yamaha Rhino, there remains a substantial likelihood that serious or catastrophic injury could result if the Rhino crashes. Common injuries which have been reported include:
- Crushed or Broken Legs
- Crushed or Broken Arms
- Amputated Limbs
- Head Injury
New cases are no longer being accepted by Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. This page is maintained for informational purposes only.