Alabama Couple Sues Yamaha After ATV Rollover Crash
March 6th, 2012|
March 6, 2012
An Alabama couple is suing the Yamaha Motor Co. after the woman suffered injuries to her arms and legs as a result of a rollover crash on one of the company’s all-terrain vehicles in 2007. According to court documents, the couple is appealing a jury’s earlier decision in favor of Yamaha on the grounds that the jury didn’t consider certain evidence that proves negligence and flaws in the Yamaha’s design stages.
The documents state that the woman was riding a Yamaha Rhino 660 when she lost control, causing it to rollover. She suffered fractures in her legs and arms which were extended in an attempt to support herself and the vehicle during the crash. The couple claims that they were never warned of the dangers the vehicle may pose.
Although the case has already been heard by a jury who ruled in favor of Yamaha, the couple contest the jury did not consider evidence such as the nearly 50 other incidents investigated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission of rollover crashes on the vehicles that resulted in 26 fatalities. Many of these accidents reportedly occurred at low speeds and on flat terrain.
The Alabama Rollover Accident Attorneys with Norris Injury Lawyers would like to remind ATV users to always wear a helmet when riding and to always scout terrain before driving. Following these safety tips will help keep you safe during your outdoor adventures.