Lincoln Navigator Rollover Accidents
The Lincoln Navigator is a full-sized SUV produced by Ford’s luxury brand, Lincoln. The Navigator was first produced in 1998 and was released as a luxury companion to Ford’s Expedition model. These vehicles essentially share the same design and build, but the Navigator includes a variety of safety and luxury features not found on the Expedition. These additional benefits made the Navigator popular initially, but the size and height of this vehicle still put motorists at risk for rollover accidents.
If you were injured in a Navigator rollover accident, contact the Lincoln Navigator rollover injury attorneys of the Willis Law Firm by calling 800-883-9858 today.
Rollover Dangers in the Navigator
The Navigator was released in 1998 and has been in production since that time. Lincoln has produced three generations of this vehicle, roughly matching the three generations of the Expedition. Like the Expedition, safety features in the more recent versions of the Navigator improve significantly over the preceding generations.
The following years signal the change in generational models:
- The first generation was released from 1998 to 2002
- The second generation was released from 2003 to 2006
- The third, and current, generation was released in 2007
The first generation of the Navigator was particularly low-scoring in safety tests for rollover resistance. This is in part due to the massive size of the vehicle, which dangerously raises the vehicle’s center of gravity.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a rollover accident in a Lincoln Navigator, we may be able to help. For more information regarding your legal options as an injured motorist, contact the SUV rollover injury lawyers of the Willis Law Firm today at 800-883-9858.