Even though they are the leading company and the biggest name in the off-roading vehicles industry, Polaris cannot seem to escape the stench of constantly recalling their vehicles. And it appears as though the vehicle catching fire is the biggest issue that always seems to crop up. So what does that mean for anyone who owns a Polaris RZR? It means that the Polaris RZR recall ensures that you are entitled to your money back if you take in your vehicle to the place where you bought it. They are legally obligated to give you the money back and take your Polaris RZR.
But it also means that if you were involved in an accident on your Polaris RZR, or you know someone who was, you could have a personal injury case against the company. Here are three legal issues related to these Polaris RZR recalls.
1. Fire Hazard
The vast majority of off-roading vehicles that have been recalled by Polaris were recalled because of the possibility of them catching on fire. There have been so many cases reported where individuals were riding their Polaris vehicle, only for it to completely catch on fire when they reached a certain speed. Many of the victims suffered serious burn injuries, including young children. Some of the victims have successfully filed personally injury cases against the company, and anyone who may have suffered such an injury is encouraged to do the same.
2. Company Negligence
One of the reasons why the name Polaris is constantly associated with lawsuits and recalls is because the company is accused of negligence when they released their off-roading vehicles onto the market. Instead of doing all the proper checks to ensure these vehicles are 100 percent safe for others to use, they seem to release them onto the market knowing there is the possibility of something going wrong. And it is why there have been so many successful lawsuits against the company, where individuals have won personal injury awards after getting injured or burned because their vehicle caught fire.
Aside from the off-roading vehicles catching on fire, there is also the issue of overturning. The rollover incidents are another indication of company negligence. Even though overturning is a common problem when you are riding these vehicles on regular roads, the issue with the Polaris models is the fact that they catch on fire when they are overturned and they roll over in a certain way. If it was a mere case of someone rolling over their vehicle and scraping their arm or breaking something, it might not result in a recall. But when a vehicle regularly catches fire during a rollover, there is a serious issue. If you know someone who went through a similar experience, encourage him to seek help from a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the harder it is to make a case against the company.
This blog post was submitted by Eisenberg, Gilchrist and Cutt, Utah attorneys who represent victims of defective products.