A couple from Santa Fe, New Mexico has filed a personal injury suit against Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd. seeking $3 million in damages claiming their son suffering injuries in an ATV rollover more than a year ago.
On February 4, Warren and Terry Aldous file suit in Texas’ Galveston County District Court on behalf of Brandon Aldous naming Yamaha and several other businesses, including Altus, Oklahoma-based Altus Motorsports, as defendants.
According to court papers, on June 2, 2007, Brandon Aldous was riding a doorless Yamaha Rhino ATV near his parents’ residence when the vehicle rolled over as the boy was making a turn.
Aldous was pinned underneath the ATV, but his mother and a neighbor managed to pull him out. He was taken to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and physicians determined that he had sustained severe injuries to his left leg, which the suit claims are “serious” and “permanent.”
According to the suit, Aldous was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.
The suit alleges defective design, failure to warn, defective marketing, negligence, and fraud against the defendants.
The suit also chronicles a litany of alleged problems with the Rhino between 2004 and 2007.The parents claim Aldous became physically incapacitated and emotionally distressed due to the incident. The suit claims he was “made sick, sore, lame, and disabled and was caused to and did suffer and sustain serious injuries” as a direct result of the defendants negligence and carelessness.