Polaris ROV’s are type of brand-name vehicle used for recreation and sporting purposes. ROV stands for “recreational off-highway vehicle”, indicating that the vehicle is designed for off-road purposes. For instance, they are often used for touring or racing on trails, up mountains, on rocky terrain, and in hilly areas. Some people may modify or alter their Polaris ROV for faster performance or for more power.
The term “ROV” typically indicates a side-by-side two or four seater vehicle, while the term “all-terrain vehicle (ATV)” usually indicates a single-seater quad cycle type vehicle. Both types of vehicles are used for off-roading.
On April 19, 2016, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall of various types of Polaris ROV due to fire hazards associated with the vehicles. The Commission received over 160 reports of the vehicles catching fire while consumers were driving them, posing serious burn, fire, and explosion risks to users. One death was reported in association with Polaris ROV fires.
In addition to these risks, Polaris ROV’s are also associated with accidents that are common to many off-road vehicles, including:
- Other incidents
These types of accidents can lead to injuries such as head and neck injuries, spinal cord injuries, whiplash, and other similar injuries.
Polaris ROV injuries and accidents can often be serious. They may require legal action to settle and can involve legal theories like negligence and product liability (especially for fire breakouts). A Polaris ROV lawsuit can result in remedies such as a damages award to compensate an injured person or persons for their losses. These can include medical expenses and other related costs such as lost wages. Various parties can be held liable depending on the circumstances, such as driver/operator, an owner, a distributor, or a manufacturer.
Polaris ROV products have been identified as presenting specific risks to public consumers. You may need to hire a personal injury lawyer in your area if you need legal assistance or representation for an injury claim. Your attorney can provide you with legal advice, research, and guidance for your legal case. Also, if you need to appear in court for a meeting or hearing, your attorney can be present to provide you with representation during those times.