serious injury and death have resulted from rollover accidents and other incidents involving atvs
Oct. 15, 2008, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission released the 2007 Annual Report of All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV)-Related Deaths and Injuries, which compiled ATV-related fatality information available to CPSC staff as of Dec. 31, 2007, and ATV-related injury data for emergency-room-treated injuries occurring through Dec. 31, 2007.
According to the report, by the end of 2007 the CPSC had received reports of 8,995 ATV-related deaths between 1982 and 2007. The CPSC reported 542 ATV-related deaths in 2007. The CPSC report states that data is still being collected for 2005 through 2007, so it expects the numbers of reported deaths for that time period to increase as those numbers become available.
The report also reveals that young people under 16 years of age make up about 28 percent of those killed in ATV-related accidents, and children younger than 12 make up 12 percent of the total.
In 2007, the CPSC estimates 150,900 emergency-room treated injuries related to ATV accidents, up from 146,600 in 2006.
Yamaha Rhino, a popular all terrain vehicle (ATV) manufactured by Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., is the subject of particular legal scrutiny after cases of serious injury and death have resulted from rollover accidents involving the vehicle. The Rhino has been in production since 2003.
Pending claims allege that design defects make the Rhino fundamentally unstable. Information on the company’s web site, www.yamaha-motor.com and in the Yamaha Rhino Owner’s Manual acknowledges that “abrupt maneuvers or aggressive driving have caused rollovers – even on flat, open areas.”
do you have a claim for an atv or yamaha rhino accident?
If you or a loved one has suffered injury as a result of an ATV or Yamaha Rhino ATV accident, or if you have suffered the death of a loved one resulting from a Yamaha Rhino ATV or other ATV rollover or other crash, you may have a claim against the manufacturer of the ATV.
Please contact us today by filling out the brief questionnaire, or by calling our toll free number (1-800-898-2034) for a free, no-cost no-obligation evaluation of your case.
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Posted: June 30, 2010
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Government Accountability Office releases ATV report
Posted: May 12, 2010
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Posted: May 10, 2010
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Posted: April 26, 2010
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Posted: April 13, 2010
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Maryland boy drowns after ATV rollover
Posted: March 29, 2010
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Canadian study tests ATVs for stability, finds need for regulation
Posted: March 19, 2010
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ATV rollover claims another child’s life in Mississippi
Posted: March 10, 2010
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ATV rollover claims the life of 19-year-old Illinois student
Posted: March 2, 2010
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