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 Post subject: Rhino Law Suits
Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:35 pm 
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Has anyone heard about the law suits in the USA for injuries when Rhinos roll? It was on TV the other night. As a commercial of course for some law firm.

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Isnt that why Yamaha was offering the free doors and handles for those who had purchased a Rhino?


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only yamaha.

and yeah, thats why they gave free doors for every Rhino.

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Found this on a lawyer site

Rhinos are higher and longer than their ATV cousins, but the chassis is no wider than most single seat four-wheelers. The result of this long and fairly narrow chassis design has been many instances of Rhinos being tipped over on their side or rolled over altogether. People who were involved in these accidents complained that the narrow chassis and high center of gravity were a design defect that caused malfunctions in situations that should not have been unsafe.

Yamaha acknowledged the Rhino’s limitations by introducing doors and handgrips on the 2008 model and by offering to retrofit previous models with doors and handgrips at no cost. They are also cautioning all Rhino buyers that the vehicle should not be driven on pavement, where it is prone to tipping even on flat surfaces when turned at a reasonable rate of speed.

Rhino rollovers have resulted in many instances of serious injury and several fatalities. The design flaws include a narrow wheelbase, high center of gravity and small wheels. The result is a vehicle that, as Yamaha warns, functions poorly on paved surfaces and should never be driven by anyone under 16 or anyone who does not have a driver’s license.

There have been fatalities as a result of Rhino accidents in California, Texas, Michigan and other states. In February of 2008, two people died in two separate Rhino rollovers in California’s Imperial Sands Recreation Area. The news reports of the incidents state that one of the fatally injured parties was wearing a seatbelt but was partially ejected anyway.

These types of incidents have plagued the Yamaha Rhino since it was introduced and have led to legal activity in several states. Rhino rollover lawsuits may involve single parties who have been harmed, or they may lead to consumer oriented class action suits.

Too many accidents have occurred with a vehicle that, by the manufacturer’s admission, must be driven great caution – and apparently, only by people with extensive experience. One of the fatally injured parties in the Imperial Valley park was riding in a rented vehicle being driven across the face of a sand dune.


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After I rolled mine down the embankment sideways I got out and thought that was my own stupidity???.....just like everyone else....stupid people shouldn't be allowed to sue!!!!

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got mud wrote:
After I rolled mine down the embankment sideways I got out and thought that was my own stupidity???.....just like everyone else....stupid people shouldn't be allowed to sue!!!!


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HEY got mud I wish I got the look on your face when you did that .LOL CALENDAR BOY FOR DONT LET THIS HAPEN TO YOU CROWD ... HEHE JUST GLAD YOU DINT GET HURT . IT WAS A LONG RIDE OUT>>>>

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 Post subject: Re: Rhino Law Suits
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Has anyone heard about the law suits in the USA for injuries when Rhinos roll? It was on TV the other night. As a commercial of course for some law firm.

RR


I read a few blurps on this subject on the ORV-sites around the country.
Lawsuits....... man, if it's your own stupidity........and you hurt yourself, you've got no one to blame but yourself.
I purchased a Honda "Big-Red" new in 1983 or 4 can't remember... but I wasn't 5-min. on the dam thing and I flipped it comming out of a ditch, machine landed on me with a few muffler burns to remind me that being stupid kinda hurts!
Fast forward to 2004 when I purchased my Rhino , second day I high-sided it on a power-slide-corner, luckly it stayed on it side but I did eat alot of dirt that the roll cage delivered to my face! again self stupidity & never happened again.

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If only everyone thought that way.... :cool:

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 Post subject: Re: Rhino Law Suits
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Rhinos are higher and longer than their ATV cousins, but the chassis is no wider than most single seat four-wheelers.



Lawyer needs to get his facts straight before he tackles Yamaha... The RHINO is way wider then its ATV cousins.
Idiots like this are the reason we have WARNINGS on our coffee cups now, telling us that coffee is hot....

I think people who are new to UTVs who have a past experience in ATVing, need to get it into their head that sticking your leg out during a roll, or flip, will not help you.... This is common, and most people hurt in UTV accidents are hurt because they are sticking body parts outside the roll cage during an accident. If your wearing your belt, and just tuck in, all your going to hurt is your wallet with all the damage to your machine....


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 Post subject: Re: Rhino Law Suits
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yep ive rolled mine own stupid fault. lawyers suck you dry and spit you out


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 Post subject: Re: Rhino Law Suits
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ravinerat wrote:
Has anyone heard about the law suits in the USA for injuries when Rhinos roll? It was on TV the other night. As a commercial of course for some law firm.

RR


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