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What To Do If You Own A Yamaha Rhino ATV

The Yamaha Rhino ATV has developed quite a reputation over the past few years and it is certainly a reputation that Yamaha is not proud of. Yamaha Rhino crash reports seem to increase every day, resulting in serious injury or death. Though it has been prove... (Read Article)


ATVs and the Law

Having an all terrain vehicle is a lot of fun because you can travel over terrain that they are not able travel over with other types of vehicles. However, throughout the years, there have been certain laws developed to ensure the safety of drivers, passengers, and others within the vicinity of an all terrain vehicle. These include:

  • Using ATVs only in places where they are allowed (not on roads or in other dangerous places)
  • Abiding by age requirements
  • Never using an ATV while under the influence of controlled substances
  • Following speed and other safety ATV laws

However, despite the safety laws, some ATVs are still not safe, as there can be manufacturing problems. One of the most well-known cases is the design issues in the Yamaha Rhino ATV, which is responsible for rollover accidents that have resulted in injury and even death.

As a result of such ATV accidents, law firms such as Monheit Law have been handling wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits surrounding ATVs. If you've followed all safety guidelines and have still been injured while riding an ATV, contact a lawyer today!


Common ATV Injuries

For some people, few things are more exciting than spending time riding their ATV. ATV enthusiasts can be found driving in all kinds of off-road settings, all over the country. While driving an all terrain vehicle can be lots of fun, care should always be taken, as accident or injury is possible. Here is a list of the most common injuries received as a result of an ATV crash or rollover.

� Head Injuries - Serious head injury can occur during an ATV accident, particularly when helmets are not in use.
� Spinal Injuries - When a rider is thrown or involved in a rollover, spinal injuries that can sometimes cause paralysis can occur.
� Broken Bones - The impact of an ATV crash can cause broken bones. Also, the ATV itself can crush limbs, should it tip over.
� Amputation - In some cases, limbs can be completely lost, as the result of an all terrain vehicle rollover.

If you have been the victim of an ATV accident that resulted in any one of these injuries, you may want to speak with an ATV attorney. Many times, these accidents are the fault of the manufacturer, such as in the case of many Yamaha Rhino rollover cases. If a manufacturer defect is the problem, you are entitled to compensation and benefits for your injuries.


What Is Center Of Gravity?

Most ATV operators have heard that the center of gravity is a huge factor in preventing an accident or rollover when driving an all terrain vehicle. Even still, many do not exactly understand what center of gravity is and what its effects are in accident prevention... (Read Article)


Seatbelt Failure

Seatbelt laws have been passed though out the United States requiring passengers and passengers to wear seat belts while in a motor vehicle. On the other side of the coin, it is the automobile manufacturers' responsibility to thoroughly test seatbelts to ensure... (Read Article)


Seatbelt Safety and Passengers

It is not enough for you to always wear your seatbelt when driving. You must also make sure your passengers are wearing their seatbelts as well. If you do not insist that your passengers wear their seatbelts and they are injured in an accident then you may... (Read Article)


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