Polaris Vehicle Fires

We Accept Cases Nationwide!

The Polaris line of adventure off-road vehicles has been popular with off-road enthusiasts across the United States, particularly the Polaris RZR. Polaris aggressively markets the promise of fun, safe adventure riding. Unfortunately, many models of these vehicles, including the RZR, Ranger, and General have serious design and manufacturing defects that have injured and killed riders. .Since 2013, Polaris has recalled hundreds of thousands of RZR, Ranger and General ROVs with model years ranging from 2011-2018. All of these recalls were due to fire hazards that have caused more than 250 fires, in excess of 30 severe injuries, at least three deaths, and a large forest fire. Other defects include roll cage failures, seat belt failures, and other defects that may cause injury.

We are currently representing clients in a number of states and are accepting Polaris fire and other defect cases in all 50 states. If you have been injured in a Polaris vehicle, please call us for a free consultation and information. We are here to answer your questions. Should you choose to hire us, there will be no cost to you until we recover money for you, as we handle these cases on a contingency fee.

Call (801) 901-3470 For A Free Case Review

Why Trust Us With Your Polaris RZR Case?

Our success is not an accident; we have done the hard work to uncover the serious problems with these vehicles and assemble a history of Polaris fires. Since accepting our first RZR case we have developed an extensive body of knowledge about the RZR, Ranger and Sportsman and why they catch fire. We brought together a team of expert engineers to investigate Polaris fires, inspect Polaris machines and conduct testing to determine what is wrong with them.

We have even purchased an exemplar RZR for testing, with the goal to become as knowledgeable about the RZR as Polaris’ own engineers. The engineers we have hired have learned a great deal, and our work is ongoing.

Initially, Polaris denied there was a problem and appeared to take no action to make these vehicles safe or get them back for repair or replacement. In the past year, Polaris has issued a series of recalls for the RZR line, but, as of this writing, Polaris has not been entirely forthcoming as to why these tragic fires continue to occur.

Has Your Polaris Vehicle Been Recalled?

Check out the following list of recalled vehicles to see if you are at risk! Or keep reading to learn about how we investigate these cases.

Date of Recall

Year(s) and Model(s) Recalled (Click to View Recall Notice)

Cause

April 2018

2014-2018 Polaris RZR XP 1000

Fire Hazard

December 2017

2018 RZR XP 4 Turbo

Fuel Leak, Fire Hazard

October 2017

2014-2016 ACE 325

Fire and Burn Hazards

July 2017

2015-2017 Youth RZR 170

Fuel Leak, Fire Hazards

July 2017

2014 Sportsman 570

Fuel Leak, Fire Hazards

April 2017

2015 Ranger 900

Fire and Burn Hazards

March 2017

2015 & 2016 Sportsman 850 and 1000

Burn and Fire Hazards

March 2017

2016 & 2017 RZR and GENERAL ROVs

Burn and Fire Hazards

December 2016

2014-2017 Sportsman 570

Fire Hazard

September 2016

2016 RXR XP Turbo

Fire Hazard, Severe Burn Injuries

April 2016

2013-2016 RZR

Fire Hazard, Severe Burn Injuries, One Death

September 2016

2014 Ranger 900 and 2015 & 2016 Ranger 570

Fire and Burn Hazard

April 2016

2013-2016 RZR

Fire Hazard, Severe Burn Injuries, One Death

October 2015

2015 Polaris RZR 900 & 1000

Potential Fire Hazard

July 2015

Youth RZR

Fire Hazard

For more than 25 years the lawyers at Eisenberg Gilchrist & Cutt have been successfully representing clients injured by defective motor vehicles in product liability litigation. Our firm is currently focused on helping clients injured by RZR fire accidents, and we have a long track record of success in product liability cases. We have the manpower and financial resources to take on, and beat the largest corporations when their errors and bad decisions cause injury. If you are a lawyer and have a Polaris case, we’re also happy to work as co-counsel with your firm.

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Polaris RZR Fires Continue to Happen

Despite Polaris’ recalls, some Polaris RZRs are still starting on fire. Some people are still being seriously injured. Polaris has issued additional recalls of vehicles with model years through 2018. Models of the Polaris Sportsman, Polaris Ranger, Polaris General, and Polaris ACE have also been recalled due to fire hazard. In December of 2017, the Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a statement that users of vehicles were still reporting total-loss fires affecting vehicles that had already been repaired as part of a recall.

In April 2018, Polaris settled with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission over allegations that the company failed to immediately report defective models, despite having such information. Immediately following this settlement, Polaris issued an expanded recall of the RZR XP 1000 for model years 2014-2018. Multiple people have been injured in RZR fires since these recalls.

Because of our expertise with Polaris vehicle fires, we have continued to handle more and more of these cases. We have already had success on behalf of our clients. We were recently interviewed by local news regarding our work on Polaris fire cases.

Our Recent Cases

  • Hoaldridge v. Polaris Industries, Inc. (2015 fatal RZR fire)
  • Hill v. Polaris Industries, Inc. (2014 RZR fire)
  • Sartell v. Polaris Industries, Inc. (2016 fatal RZR fire)
  • Assad v. Polaris Industries, Inc. (2016 RZR fire)
  • Swann/Ingram v. Polaris Industries, Inc. (2016 fatal Ranger fire)
  • Thompson v. Polaris Industries, Inc. (2017 RZR fire)
  • Helling v. Polaris Industries, Inc. (2017 RZR fire)
  • Ricketts v. Polaris Industries, Inc. (2016 Ranger fire)
  • Moore v. Polaris Industries, Inc. (2017 Sportsman fire)
  • Ridgeway v. Polaris Industries, Inc. (2017 RZR fire)

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