Polaris Vehicle Fires
Accepting Cases Nationwide
The Polaris RZR line of adventure off-road vehicles has been popular with off road enthusiasts across the United States as a consequence of Polaris’ aggressive marketing and the promise of fun, safe adventure riding. Unfortunately, the RZR has serious design and manufacturing defects that pose a serious fire and burn risk. 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.
We are currently representing clients in a number of states and are accepting Polaris fire cases in all 50 states. If you have been injured by a fire 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 contingency fee.
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Part way through our investigation, Polaris began issuing recalls for some Polaris RZRs because they posed a potential fire hazard. Initially, Polaris only recalled about 4,300 units. (See July 2015 Youth RZR Recall.)
Polaris’ October 2015 recall of the RZR 900 and RZR 1000 stated that it had only received reports of two fires and one minor injury.
As we pursued our investigation, Polaris continued to issue additional recalls. In April, 2016, Polaris issued a recall affecting model year 2013-2015 RZRs; approximately 133,000 vehicles. It admitted that it knew about 160 reports of fires, 19 burn injuries and one death caused by Polaris RZR fires.
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. The same day this announcement was made Polaris issued an expanded recall of the RZR XP 1000 for model years 2014-2018.
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)*