Honda dealership sued by ATV owner after roof causes hand injury

By John Suayan | Mar 21, 2019

HOUSTON – Steven Christian, of Harris County, is suing Pro Cycles & Accessories, Inc. and Drake Powersports, LLC, both doing business as Honda of Houston, after a part of an all-terrain vehicle he purchased from the defendants injured him in an accident two years ago.

Christian filed a product liability lawsuit on Mar. 18 in the Harris County 189th District Court, claiming that Honda of Houston misrepresented the security of the roof of a Honda Pioneer 700 he purchased in the summer of 2016.

The business reportedly told the plaintiff that the roof was “appropriate” for the Pioneer and the straps secured it were “strong enough.”

Christian recalls going for a ride in the Pioneer on Mar. 19, 2017 when the ATV tipped over and landed on the passenger side.

“The after-market roof selected, installed, and sold by Honda of Houston landed on Christian’s hand severely injuring Christian,” the 7-page original petition says. “The straps securing the roof had broken.”

The petitioner was diagnosed with a right ulnar fracture and severe laceration to his hand, including cutting ligaments and tendons, court papers add.

He seeks unspecified monetary damages and is represented by Michael C. Watson of Houston.

Harris County 189th District Court Case No. 2019-19667

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