A Texas burn injury lawyer notes that recalled off-highway vehicles have been linked to severe burns and one fatality. Consumers have reported more than 160 fires to date, including 20 incidents that resulted in a rider’s injury or death. When a burn injury is caused by the negligence of another person or company, Texas burn injury attorneys can help injured parties recover compensation for their damages.
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Report: First, Second, and Third Degree Burns Linked to the Vehicles
Polaris Industries Inc. and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) are recalling about 133,000 recreational off-highway vehicles that are reportedly prone to catching fire during use. According to the USCPSC recall notice, these recreational vehicle fires have caused first, second or third-degree burn injuries to at least 19 people, and a fire that occurred after a rollover has been implicated in the death of one rider. Furthermore, Polaris has received notice of at least 140 other fires that, fortunately, did not cause any reported injuries.
The recalled models, which are the 2013 to 2016 model years of the RZR 900 and RZR 1000 lines, were sold between July 2012 and July 2016. People who own any of these models are encouraged to visit Polaris’ website to determine whether the recall includes their specific vehicle. Polaris is offering free repairs and urging all owners to stop using their vehicles until a repair can be completed, the website reported.
How a Texas Burn Injury Lawyer Can Help
If a victim suffers a burn injury caused by the wrongdoing or negligence of another party, he or she may be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from their injuries, including:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income or ability to work
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish resulting from an injury
The families of those who have died may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.
People who have been injured in a burn accident are advised to seek the advice of a Texas burn injury lawyer to help them protect their legal rights.
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