Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) Rollovers, commonly occur due to a SUVs' higher center of gravity and narrower track width; which cause thousands of automotive fatalities and injuries annually. Sport utility vehicle (SUV) rollovers commonly occur under conditions that would not cause a passenger car to rollover. This is due to the SUVs' higher center of gravity and narrower track width. The rollover occurs most frequently when a driver must swerve the SUV to avoid hitting something and then tries to straighten out the vehicle again. Rollover accidents cause thousands of fatalities and injuries every year.
Jury verdicts in Ford rollover cases have been varied. Ford has tried to place the blame for SUV rollover accidents on the driver, excess speed and poor road conditions. Initially, juries did not seem to be persuaded by Ford's defense, awarding large verdicts to plaintiffs. However, in a Ford Explorer rollover case in 2001, the jury found in favor of Ford, determining that the Ford Explorer was not defective. To ensure the best possible results in a rollover accident case, it is imperative to safeguard the evidence, even if this means buying the wrecked vehicle and keeping it locked up. It is also important to take pictures of the scene of the accident. Tread marks on the road that suddenly stop are a good indication of a rollover accident. Attorneys experienced in handling SUV rollover cases can help the client gather and preserve all relevant evidence. At the Newsome Law Firm we have valuable experience in SUV rollover cases. Please Contact Us for assistance.