SUV Rollovers and Roof Crush
Are all examples of sport utility vehicles (SUVs) that have taken over America’s highways. Due to the high profit margins derived from SUV sales, many auto manufacturers have aggressively marketed SUVs as more rugged, versatile and safer than ordinary cars. In reality, each year nearly 220,000 rollover crashes occur in the United States, many of which lead to serious injury and even death.
The SUV rollover attorneys at The Ammons Law Firm have successfully pursued over 300 rollover cases against automakers. Our clients have been hurt by defects in Toyota 4Runners, Ford Explorers, Ford Expeditions, Isuzu Rodeos and Honda Passport SUVs that cause rollover accidents, as well as defects that produce or enhance injuries in rollovers.
Our SUV rollover lawyers have learned people driving or riding in SUVs are more likely to die in an accident than people in cars. The main reason for the safety gap in SUV and car fatalities is that SUVs are more likely to flip or roll over, causing severe injury and/or death.
When a rollover occurs the occupants face additional dangers from weak roof supports that crush or collapse, seat belts that fail to provide proper restraint, and window glass that breaks and permits partial or full ejection.
Past SUV Rollover Case Results:
Our SUV rollover lawyers believe makers of SUVs can and should be held responsible for the injuries or deaths that occur as a result of these rollover accidents because of weak roof structures and safety restraint system failures that are built in these motor vehicles. In fact, in a 2003 NHTSA report, not a single SUV earned the highest government safety rating.
Each SUV rollover attorney at The Ammons Law Firm has successfully handled many cases involving defects that cause rollover accidents. Our Toyota 4Runners, Ford Explorers, Ford Expeditions, Isuzu Rodeos and Honda Passport rollover lawyers have helped clients with cases involving defects that produce or enhance injuries in rollovers.
The rollover and roof crush cases our SUV rollover attorneys have succesfully pursued include cases involving Ford Explorers, Chevrolet Suburbans, Toyota 4-Runners, Mitsubishi Monteros, Ford Expeditions, Isuzu Troopers, Jeep Grand Cherokees, Ford Rangers and fifteen-passenger vans.
In a normal personal injury claim, negligence needs to be shown in order to collect damages. Liability in a product defect case, like one involving the product liability of an unsafe Sport Utility Vehicle, is controlled by strict liability. Strict liability makes a party responsible for damages their actions or products cause regardless of any “fault” on their part. In these cases, the plaintiff does not need to prove that a manufacturer was negligent, only that the vehicle was defective. The SUV rollover attorneys at The Ammons Law Firm can help you and your family find results that bring you relief in this difficult time.
At The Ammons Law Firm, our years of experience representing individuals hurt in SUV rollovers means we know exactly how to properly prepare your case. Our SUV rollover attorneys work with our investigators and the latest technology to recreate accident scenerios to prove liability in court. Here is an example of some of our testing.
The rollover and roof crush cases we have handled for our clients have involved:
Ford Explorer Rollovers, Ford Expedition Rollovers, Ford Excursion Rollovers, Chevrolet Suburban Rollovers, Toyota 4-Runner Rollovers, Mitsubishi Monteros Rollovers, Isuzu Trooper Rollover, Jeep Grand Cherokee Rollovers, Ford Ranger Rollovers, Ford F-150 Rollovers and Fifteen-Passenger van Rollovers.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to an SUV rollover, call or click here to contact the Toyota 4Runners, Ford Explorers, Ford Expeditions, Isuzu Rodeos and Honda Passport SUV rollover attorneys at The Ammons Law Firm today for a free consultation.
A husband and father was killed on his daughter’s 17th birthday when the roof of his vehicle collapsed during a rollover accident.