ATV Crash Settlement

I saw the headline “Fatal ATV Crash Suit Settled for $2.7 Million” and my first reaction – without really thinking about it – was that there must have been a verdict in the AVT product liability cases involving the Yamaha Rhino or some other ATV.

Not quite. This case involved a college student who live in Sykesville, Maryland near where I grew up. The young man was killed as a passenger on an ATV written by someone who was drunk and driving the ATV at an excessive speed.

Now that did not make sense either. Who was paying out the $2.7 million? Turns out, the driver of the vehicle came from a very rich family.

You can read the story on the verdict here.