Dodge Ram 2500 Rollover Accident Attorney
While Dodge has been producing Ram pickups for decades, the first time the 2500 and 3500 series Ram Pickups showed up in their lineup was during the second generation of Ram pickups produced from 1994 through 2002. The 2500 and 3500 Ram pickups available today can be used in a variety of applications from heavy towing and working trucks to recreational family use. While the updates and features available today are far advanced from the models produced in the 1990’s, Dodge still has not corrected one problem that has plagued the ram pickup since it’s origins.
2500 Ram Pickup Rollover Risks
In roof crush and rollover cases, the crashworthiness of the vehicle’s roof is at issue. It must be able to withstand the vehicles weight combined with the speed and force of the vehicle rolling. When Dodge and other vehicle manufacturers do not adequately design their pickup truck roofs to withstand such force, they are putting the consumer at extreme risk of serious injury and death when the roof crushes during a rollover.
Extremely high centers of gravity in the ram 2500 and ram 3500 pickup trucks make the truck unstable and unable to withstand a sharp turn. When the Ram 2500 or Ram 3500 suffers a tire blowout or other loss of control, it can rollover and roof crush accidents are all too common. When the ram pickup roof crush occurs, the inadequate support in the vehicle pillars and roof to hold the massive weight of these heavy-duty trucks compresses and crushes the occupants in the vehicle. The current curb weight for a Dodge Ram 2500 is over 5700 pounds. Far too much weight for the current roof to support in the event of a rollover accident.
Dodge Ram 2500 and Dodge Ram 3500 Injuries & Deaths
In a ram pickup rollover, the driver of the truck is often the first one Dodge and the defense attempts to blame. They will try and say the driver over steered, over corrected, should have braked and maneuvered in a particular manner, or any combination of contributing factors. The reality is the vehicle Dodge has put on the market for consumers as a heavy-duty work truck is not so heavy duty when it is compromised in a rollover accident. Common issues that occur in these trucks include:
- high center of gravity
- seatbelt defects that can cause occupants to suffer an ejection during a rollover accident
- roof crush and roof strength issues
- absence of window glazing
- lack of b-pillar in extended cab models that do not separate the front and back seats with a strength pillar
Dodge Truck Rollover Accident Attorney
If you have been seriously injured or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed in a Dodge Ram 2500 or Dodge Ram 3500 rollover accident or roof crush accident, we may be able to help you in the process of pursuing compensation from Dodge or other responsible parties. To learn more about your options when facing a rollover accident lawsuit, contact the Willis Law Firm today by calling 800-883-9858 or filling out a free case review form Here