Texans who own them love their all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). A good ATV is splendid recreation, and if you are a fishing enthusiast or a hunter, an ATV can take you to spots where a car or a truck cannot go. You must, however, be extremely cautious operating an all-terrain vehicle. ATV mishaps have resulted in severe, disabling injuries and several fatalities. In the Dallas-Fort Worth area, if you are injured while operating an ATV, you may be able to obtain compensation for your medical expenses by filing and pursuing a product liability claim. You’ll need the help of an experienced Dallas product liability attorney.

Of course, ATV accidents and the subsequent injuries may be caused by distractions, intoxication, or recklessness, but a surprisingly high number of ATV accidents are the result of a defective product design. Yamaha’s “Rhino” model, for instance, has been involved in a disproportionate number of accidents, and with its small tires, slim base, and high center of gravity, it’s been quite controversial. In September 2014, a 28-year-old Idaho woman, Laura Ream, died when a Yamaha Rhino rolled over on her. In fact, Yamaha has settled scores of cases across the nation tied to Rhino-related injuries. Still, the model sells well every year, and Yamaha has never recalled it.

Rollover Accidents

Rollover accidents in ATVs are almost always catastrophic. Some victims have been permanently disabled or disfigured; others have died instantly. If you are a victim in an ATV accident – now or in the future – you’ll need compensation, and you’ll deserve justice. If you or someone you love has suffered a serious injury in any ATV accident in or near the Dallas-Fort Worth area, speak at once with an experienced Dallas product liability attorney, and put the law to work for you. There’s a limit on the amount of time you have to file a product liability claim, so make the call to a Dallas product liability lawyer as quickly as possible.