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Polaris Sportsman ATV Recalled Due to Fire & Crash Hazards

Class Action Product Liability Lawyer investigating injury claims linked to defective Polaris Sportsman ATVs. Several Polaris ATV and ROV models have been recalled over the years due to a variety of safety hazards. 

In the most recent ATV recall, around 80,000 units of the 2021-2023 Polaris Sportsman 450 and 570 ATVs have been labeled unsafe. Polaris has received at least five reports of fire and three reports of damaged wires. Of the five reports of fire, two also indicated a loss of the front brake function.

The recalled Sportsman ATVs were sold in green, blue, beige, red, camouflage, gray, titanium metallic, black, white, azure crystal and orange. POLARIS is stamped on the front grille and POLARIS and Sportsman are printed on the sides of the vehicles.

Joe Lyon is an experienced Catastrophic Injury Lawyer and Product Liability Attorney with experience litigating serious ATV accidents.

Mr. Lyon has represented plaintiffs nationwide in a wide variety of product liability, wrongful death and injury claims. 

Polaris Sportsman ATV Accidents

Polaris Sportsman accidents commonly include injuries following fires and rollovers. The most common allegations of causes of ATV and Polaris Sportsman 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

ATV and ROV Accidents are so common that many consumers consider them normal occurrences. But many ATV injuries happen through no fault of the owner. Defective and recalled Polaris Sportsman ATV models can pose serious safety risks.

Product Liability lawyers across the nation have filed burn injury claims and design defect lawsuits on behalf of ATV owners who suffer preventable accidents and injuries. Off-road vehicles can be a lot of fun, until they malfunction or when safety mechanisms fail.

Serious fire hazards linked to Polaris models have prompted injured ATV riders to file suit against the company, which has been forced to recall several models over the last ten years. But the safety issues still persist, and Polaris may be responsible for hundreds of ATV injuries each year.

Consumers who have been injured due to a faulty or malfunctioning ATV may be able to file a claim and recover compensation. ATV accident cases may name property owners in a premises liability claim, manufacturers in a product defect claim, or other individuals in negligence claims. Contact Joe Lyon to discuss your legal options.