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Cutt, Kendell & Olson Accepts Polaris Rzr Fire Claims Nationwide

Cutt, Kendell & Olson is the national leader in catastrophic Polaris RZR fire litigation. Whether you are the unfortunate victim of a Polaris RZR fire or a lawyer looking for the experienced team your client needs and deserves, we have the skillful attorneys, financial resources, and proven results to take on and beat Polaris’s financial firepower and lawyers. Consumers deserve safety, and Polaris must be held accountable for the many lives its faulty vehicles have affected. Call us at (801) 901-3470 to discuss how we can fight for you.

The Polaris RZR is a popular off-road vehicle across the United States. Polaris aggressively markets the RZR as fun and safe for family and friends. Unfortunately, many of Polaris’s off-road vehicle models have serious design defects that have injured and killed riders.

CKO’s numerous cases against Polaris involving RZR fires include 26 injuries and 7 deaths. Each of these matters involved a Polaris RZR 900, 1000, or Turbo that suddenly burst into flames. These fires have resulted in serious burn injuries and the death of multiple people.

You can read some of their stories in this New York Times profile.

As part of CKO’s work in RZR fire cases, CKO has:

  • Spent over 10,000 hours working on RZR fire cases and preparing for trial;
  • Taken over 30 depositions of current and former employees of Polaris, including the deposition of Polaris’s former CEO;
  • Collected over seven million pages of Polaris documents;
  • Spent several million dollars on investigation and testing;
  • Created a redesigned RZR without the defects in the RZR;
  • Prevailed in dozens of discovery and evidentiary motions against Polaris;
  • Prevailed before the Minnesota Supreme Court against Polaris in In re Polaris, Inc., 967 N.W.2d 397 (Minn. 2021), an appeal in which Polaris attempted to shield critical information under the claim of attorney-client privilege;
  • Obtained a ruling allowing our clients to pursue punitive damages against Polaris; and
  • Accumulated a small fleet of exemplar RZRs, engines, and parts to show the defects in the RZRs (Click here to see some of CKO’s exemplar RZRs).

Polaris Off-Road Vehicle Defects Endanger Consumers

Polaris knew as early as 2011 that some RZRs were starting on fire. Yet, it was not until our 15-year-old client died as the result of a Polaris RZR fire in 2015 that Polaris finally made a sweeping recall of the vehicles. Even this reaction took months.

Polaris has recalled hundreds of thousands of vehicles, and yet fires continue to happen. Since 2013, Polaris has done more than 10 separate RZR recalls related to the potential for fire. There have been hundreds of RZR fires, numerous acres of land burned, in excess of 30 severe injuries, and at least six deaths. This 2019 article from the New York Times profiled some of the victims of these tragic fires including our clients.

News Outlets have interviewed CKO attorneys about their work on RZR fires multiple times. Most recently, CKO’s Eric Olson was interviewed by Mike Headrick of KSL about the fact that Polaris RZR fires continue to happen and endanger users.


Dangerous Polaris models include:

  • Polaris RZR
  • Polaris Ranger
  • Polaris General
  • Polaris Sportsman
  • Polaris ACE

We Won’t Quit Until Polaris Does

Despite Polaris’s recalls, some Polaris RZRs are still spontaneously catching fire. Riders are suffering serious burn injuries that will affect them for the rest of their lives. Polaris has issued additional recalls of vehicles with model years through 2021. In December of 2017, the Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a statement that users of vehicles were still reporting total-loss fires caused by vehicles that had been repaired per Polaris’s recall instructions.

In April 2018, Polaris settled with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission over allegations that the company failed to immediately report defective models, despite having such information. Immediately following this settlement, Polaris issued an expanded recall of the RZR XP 1000 for model years 2014-2018. Multiple people have been injured in RZR fires since these recalls.

Tough Trial Attorneys and a Caring Support Team

The devastation caused by Polaris vehicle fires can leave individuals and families unsure where to turn for help. For anyone in this situation, we are here. Our team is dedicated to finding justice for all who have been harmed by Polaris vehicle fires. With a lawsuit, you could be able to recover compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Future medical needs
  • Rehabilitation and therapy
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Household and personal aid
  • Pain and suffering
  • Decreased enjoyment of life

Since our firm was founded in 2000, we’ve recovered more than $600 million for injury victims like you. Our team of accomplished trial lawyers has a high success rate thanks to the effort and dedication we put into every case. If you have questions about how we can help you recover compensation, we invite you to reach out to our team for a free, no-obligation consultation. Our lawyers will listen to your story and share what we can do for your future.

If you are looking for legal help after a Polaris fire, call our experienced trial attorneys at (801) 901-3470. We provide free consultations to the injured across the U.S.

We’ve Handled More Polaris Fire Cases Than Any Other Firm

Because of our commitment to justice on behalf of those injured by Polaris vehicles, Cutt, Kendell & Olson has handled more injury and wrongful death cases related to Polaris fires than any other firm in the nation, by far. CKO is not aware of any other firm in the country handling more than one or two such cases. Even other law firms with clients who have been burned in RZR fires have chosen to hire CKO. That’s because they recognize the investment required to take on large companies like Polaris and know CKO has proven it has what it takes. CKO is way ahead of other firms in RZR fire cases. Those clients who hire CKO gain that same advantage.

We’ve received recognition for our steadfast dedication to our clients. The reason so many clients have come to us is we spare no effort to investigate the problems with these vehicles, and we are aggressive in our fight for justice and compensation.

For more than 20 years the lawyers at Cutt, Kendell & Olson have been successfully representing clients injured by defective motor vehicles in product liability litigation. Our firm is currently focused on helping clients injured by RZR fire accidents, and we have a long track record of success in product liability cases.

We have the skillful attorneys and financial resources to take on and beat the largest corporations when their errors and bad decisions cause injury. If you are a lawyer and have a Polaris case but don’t know where to start, you shouldn’t fight alone. Our experience against Polaris can make the difference. We have teamed up with many attorneys throughout the country to help them provide the representation their clients need and deserve. Call us at (801) 901-3470 for more information.

We Understand Polaris Vehicles Inside And Out

Cutt, Kendell & Olson has quickly become a national leader in ongoing litigation involving defective Polaris vehicles. Our success is not an accident: We have done the hard work to uncover the serious problems with these vehicles and assemble a history of Polaris fires.

Since accepting our first RZR case, we have developed an extensive body of knowledge about the RZR, Ranger, and Sportsman models and why they catch fire. Our lawyers have deposed key Polaris executives and other crucial witnesses.

We brought together a team of expert engineers to investigate Polaris fires, inspect Polaris machines and conduct testing to determine what is wrong with them. We have even purchased RZRs for testing, with the goal of becoming as knowledgeable about the vehicle as Polaris's engineers.

Hear From Our Happy Clients

At Cutt, Kendell & Olson, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    "Great people, great firm."

    Margie Coles was wonderful and hardworking. This firm's performance on my behalf was definitely 5 stars, from the receptionist to the name partner who represented me.

    - Paul S.
    "I was seriously injured in a car accident, and from the time he came on my case Christopher Higley was an excellent lawyer."

    I hope I don't need to use CKO and Christopher Higley again, but I have already recommended them/him to a close friend and would recommend again to others.

    - M.
    "I highly recommend the firm. It is conformed by a team of highly ethical and professional attorneys who resolved my case favorably in a fair and efficient way; with a special mention to Lena Daggs and Eric Olson"

    I highly recommend the firm. It is conformed by a team of highly ethical and professional attorneys who resolved my case favorably in a fair and efficient way; with a special mention to Lena Daggs and Eric Olson.

    - Victor Lopez
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    Mr. Morris handled our case with extreme professionalism and was very quick to get us updates.

    - Clint Wright
    "Jackie was a lifesaver for me and my daughters after our car accident."

    She was non-intimidating, explained all of the legal information well and answered all of our questions. She was professional, knowledgeable, patient and pleasant to work with.

    - Jill
    "David was excellent to work with."

    He took over the legal process for our family, so we could focus on helping our injured child to heal. We will never be able to express our gratitude for how he helped us through a very difficult and overwhelming process with positive results.

    - Former Client
    "Nate and Chris have been absolutely amazing to work with. I couldn't have asked for a better pair of attorneys to work on my case."

    Nate and Chris have been absolutely amazing to work with. I couldn't have asked for a better pair of attorneys to work on my case.

    - Kevin Bell
    "Jordan was very professional in every way."

    He always had great advice for our family and we put our trust into him and he got everything we deserved for our case. Our family will definitely refer Jordan and his firm.

    - Angie

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