Consumer Safety Attorney and Catastrophic Injury Lawyer reviews Polaris Ranger Accidents and files product liability lawsuits following ROV rollover accidents on behalf of injured plaintiffs nationwide
According to medical records and data compiled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), nearly 700 ATV-related deaths occur each year. The majority of ROV accidents are considered preventable if the vehicles are handled properly and equipped with basic safety features including roll bars and safety mesh. ATV and ROV accidents have been linked to over 300 deaths in just Ohio in the last 10 years.
Consumers should stop using any recalled Polaris ROV model and if a passenger has sustained an injury, should contact a medical professional and an experienced attorney for potential legal action and rightful compensation.
Joe Lyon is an experienced Ohio Catastrophic Injury Lawyer and Product Liability Attorney with experience litigating serious ATV and ROV accidents. Mr. Lyon has represented plaintiffs nationwide in a wide variety of product liability, wrongful death and injury claims.
Polaris Ranger Accidents & ROV Recalls
As a result of the dangers ATVs and ROVs present to the consumer, the CPSC has called them “hazards” and has questioned manufacturers regarding numerous safety risks. The CPSC has recalled several ATVs and ROVs, including Polaris Ranger and Polaris RZR models due to the following:
- Defective Throttles
- Fire Hazards—defective fuel tanks
- Roll bar Defects
- Suspension Defects
- Safety Mesh Defects
- Battery Defects
- Transmission Defects
- Violations of Safety Standards
- Brake failure
Causes of Polaris Ranger ATV Accidents
Polaris Ranger accidents commonly include injuries following rollovers. ROV frontal rollovers, side rollovers, and rear rollovers can all result in the driver being thrown from the vehicle and suffering severe injury. The most common causes of ATV and Polaris Ranger accidents and injuries include:
- Defective design
- Roll bar defects
- Removal of safety features
- Defective safety mesh
- Removal of safety mesh
- Tire Blowouts
- Lack of driver training
- Poorly maintained riding trails
- Inadequate manufacturer warnings
- Brake failure
- Fire risks
Injuries Linked to Polaris Ranger Accidents
Children are particularly vulnerable to ROV injuries and deaths and riders under 18 years of age suffer about a third of recorded ATV and ROV injuries. In 2015, there were over 97,000 ATV-related emergency department visits in the United States. Many of these injuries were severe and life-threatening, including:
ATV Lawsuits: Polaris Ranger Accidents
If you have had a serious accident with an ROV or ATV, please contact an experienced personal injury attorney. It is critical that evidence (including photographs of the accident scene, physical evidence and witness testimony) is preserved for a full investigation involving design engineers and accident reconstruction experts to determine the root cause.
If you or a loved one suffered an injury involving a Polaris Ranger accident, and have questions about the legal remedies available to improve quality of life and medical care, contact The Lyon Firm at (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, and he will help you answer critical questions regarding defective ATV lawsuits.