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The Dangers of ATVs

According to the Consumer Protection Safety Commission, from 2015 through 2019, there were 524,600 emergency department-treated injuries in the United States associated with OHVs (ATVs, ROVs, and/or UTVs).

This corresponds to an annual average of 104,900 emergency department-treated injuries over the five-year period. Some of these injuries are due to operator error; however, some are due to a malfunction with the ATV itself. If an ATV is defectively designed or defectively manufactured, it can be more prone to causing a crash. ATV accidents are extremely dangerous.

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ATV Accident FAQ

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Common Injuries Due to ATV Accidents

The average ATV weighs more than 500 pounds and many can reach speeds of up to 80 miles per hour. ATV accidents can result in serious injury or death. Some of the most common injuries are: broken bones, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and second and third-degree burns.

Who is Liable After an ATV Accident?

The answer to this question is that it depends on the facts of the case. Multiple parties might be liable, including the driver and owner of the ATV. If the ATV accident was due to a malfunction of the ATV itself, the manufacturer that designed the product or retailer who sold it could be liable.

The Dangers of Defective ATVs

Unfortunately, not all ATVs are created equal. If an ATV is defectively designed or defectively manufactured, it can cause or contribute to an ATV accident.

Does an ATV have to be recalled for there to be a legal case?

No. The fact that a product has not been recalled does not mean it is not defective. Unfortunately, there are likely millions of defective products on the market that have not been recalled.

Our firm has handled countless cases involving defective products which have yet to be recalled. We have made numerous successful recoveries on behalf of clients injured by these products.

Defective ATV Recalls

BRP Recalls All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) Due to Crash Hazard

On June 10, 2021, BRP recalled its 2021 Can-Am Outlander and Renegade ATVs. You can read the details of the recall here.

What is the Problem?

The steering knuckle can detach from the lower arm, resulting in a loss of control of the vehicle, posing a crash hazard. The steering knuckle is one of the most critical components on an ATV because it serves to allow the front wheels to turn. If the steering knuckle detaches, this can result in a loss of the ability to control the vehicle and lead to a crash.

Polaris Recalls Phoenix 200 ATVs Due to Crash Hazard

On September 23, 2021, about 13,000 Model Year 2011-2021 Phoenix 200 ATVs were recalled. You can read the details of the recall here.

What is the Problem?

The throttle speed control stop can break and become stuck, posing a crash hazard.

Polaris Recalls Sportsman ATVs Due to Crash Hazard

On April 13, 2017, about 3,800 Sportsman 450, 570, 850, 1000 and Scrambler 1000 all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) were recalled. You can read the details of the recall here.

What is the Problem?

The electronic power steering unit can malfunction, posing a crash hazard.

Suzuki Recalls KingQuad ATVs Due to Crash Hazard

On December 28, 2016, about 3,400 KingQuad 750 all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) were recalled. You can read the details of the recall here.

What is the Problem?

The ATV’s battery can fail and cause the engine to stop running while in use, posing a crash hazard.

CFMOTO Recalls All-Terrain Vehicles Due to Crash Hazard

On September 24, 2020, about 1,128 2020 and 2021 ZFORCE 950 Sport Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles (ROVs) were recalled. You can read the details of the recall here.

What is the Problem?

The throttle gas pedal can fail to return quickly to the idle position which can create a crash hazard if the vehicle does not slow down as quickly as expected by the driver when the gas pedal is released.

Polaris Recalls Scrambler All-Terrain Vehicles Due to Crash Hazard

On August 08, 2017, about 2,800 Polaris Scrambler all-terrain vehicle (ATVs) were recalled. You can read the details of the recall here.

What is the Problem?

The throttle release switch can fail, posing a crash hazard.

What Should I Do?

If you believe you have a defective ATV, you should stop use immediately.

Have you been injured by a defective ATV?

At Chubb Law, we have extensive experience representing people injured by defective vehicles, like ATVs. We have had great success reaching a settlement before going to court. However, if the defendant company is being unreasonable, we won’t hesitate to go to court. We won’t stop until you have received everything you are entitled to.

If you or a loved one have been injured by a defective ATV, please contact us immediately. We only get paid if we win your case. Call, text, or fill out a free case evaluation to discover what Chubb Law can do for you.

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