As a Dallas-Fort Worth personal injury and wrongful death attorney, I know that ATVs have the potential to cause serious injuries to their occupants in the event of an accident. By far the most common injury suffered in an all-terrain vehicle wreck involved broken, crushed or fractured bones, although injuries frequently experienced in DFW car crash cases are also common. These other injuries include blunt force trauma, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injury, and loss of limbs.
Many times, ATV accidents are the result of either design or manufacturing defects which caused the vehicles to malfunction, rendering them faulty and unsafe. One such off-road vehicle was this week recalled by its manufacturer, Kawasaki Motor Corp., USA.
The Teryx Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles were voluntarily recalled after it was learned that the 2012 model of the four-wheel vehicle was incorrectly labeled as having a higher occupant capacity that is actually safe. In actual fact, seating more occupants in the vehicle poses a serious risk of severe injury or even death. Fortunately, there are no reports of any such tragedy prior to the recall announcement.
The affected ATVs retailed for between $10,500 and $12,000 at Kawasaki dealerships throughout Texas since August 2011. Affected consumers are asked to please contact their local Kawasaki dealership for more information.
If you or a member of your family has been injured in an ATV, golf cart or off-road recreational vehicle accident, it is important that you are informed of your legal rights. Regardless of whether the accident was a result of product liability or driver negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Please call the Anderson Law Firm for a free, no obligation consultation on your case. Call toll free at 800-354-6275 or locally at 817-294-1900. The Anderson Law Firm handles cases on a no win, no fee basis.