The ATV accident lawyers at Estey & Bomberger have represented numerous victims of ATV accidents caused by defective vehicle design, manufacturing or assembly. If you have been hurt in an accident involving a Polaris ATV, contact the all-terrain vehicle accident lawyers at Estey & Bomberger for a free consultation of your legal rights. You may be entitled to monetary compensation for your injuries, including medical expenses related to your accident, lost earnings, loss of earning capacity, and emotional pain and suffering. If a family member died in an ATV accident caused by a defective Polaris ATV, you may be entitled to compensation for your loved one’s wrongful death.
2009 Polaris ATV Recall – Defective Suspension Ball Joint
On December 22, 2009, Polaris Industries, of Medina, Minnesota, announced a recall of about 8,500 Sportsman ATVs sold between February 2009 and November 2009 at Polaris dealers nationwide. Polaris issued the recall after it was discovered that the front suspension ball joint on the ATV could potentially separate from the steering knuckle, causing the rider to lose control and crash, which could result in serious personal injury or death. The recall included the 2009 Sportsman XP 550, the 2009 Sportsman XP550 WPS, the 2010 Sportsman 550, the 2010 Sportsman X2 550, the 2010 Sportsman Touring 550, the 2009/2010 Sportsman XP 850, the 2009/2010 Sportsman XP850 EPS, and the 2010 Sportsman Touring 850.
2009 Polaris Ranger Recall – 2009 Polaris Ranger “Crew” and “6×6” Side-by-Side Recreational Vehicles
On August 4, 2009, Polaris Industries recalled about 3,800 side-by-side utility terrain vehicles due to an electrical short, which could lead to overheating in the rear taillight wiring harnesses. Polaris received 46 reports of overheating, and 22 reports of fires or flames. The recall included certain model numbers of the Ranger 700 EFI 6×6 and the Ranger 700 EFI Crew.
Other Polaris ATV Recalls
Polaris Industries has recalled their all terrain vehicles, side-by-side utility terrain vehicles, and other vehicles (snowmobiles, golf carts and Victory motorcycles) numerous times after receiving reports of loss of control, crashes, and injuries or death of riders, due to defects in manufacturing, assembly, or design. Polaris recalled about 4,700 2009 Model Year Polaris All-Terrain Vehicles on July 22, 2009, due to a potential fire and burn hazard. Polaris announced three separate ATV recalls in 2008, and four ATV recalls in 2007. Victims injured in accidents involving recalled Polaris ATVs may be entitled to monetary damages for their injuries.
What To Do If You Have Been Injured in an ATV Accident
If you have been hurt in an accident involving an off-road vehicle manufactured by Polaris Industries, contact an experienced attorney at Estey & Bomberger for a free consultation. We will investigate the accident and similar incidents involving the make and model of the ATV or UTV you were riding. Do not have the vehicle repaired until it can be inspected. If your accident was caused by a defect in manufacturing or design, you may file a claim for your injuries against the vehicle’s manufacturer. In your free case evaluation, an attorney will review the facts of your accident, explain your options for filing a claim, answer your questions, and provide you with an honest opinion of the value of your case. For a free and immediate telephone consultation, contact Estey & Bomberger at (800) 925-0723. We also are representing victims injured in UTV rollover accidents, including rollover accidents involving the Yamaha Rhino and Polaris Ranger.