Dodge Durango Rollover Lawsuit
The Dodge Durango is a popular sport utility vehicle (SUV) that has been produced by Dodge since 1997. In an age where SUV’s are receiving as high of safety marks as their car counterparts, Dodge Durango rollover safety needs to be called into question. The current 3rd generation Dodge Durango is nearly 10 years old. Dodge Durango rollover testing performed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) list the Durango four-wheel drive models as only receiving a marginal rollover safety rating.
Dodge Durango Rollover Risks
At the core, the Dodge Durango is a tall-riding SUV that is more prone to rolling over than a lower to the ground automobile would be. Rollovers are survivable when the vehicles are properly designed. If the Durango’s roof does not crush into the driver or passenger compartment, the occupants will be more protected in the event of a rollover crash. Vehicle design to prevent a rollover and mitigate the damage caused is one of the key factors. In an aging platform like the Dodge Durango, these structural deficiencies that increase rollover risk need to be corrected by Doge to save lives.
Dodge Durango Flipped Over
When the Dodge Durango flips over, the risk for severe injuries including head injuries, neck injuries, and back injuries, increases exponentially. As the Durango crash test ratings indicate, that risk is higher than other SUV’s due to the Durango’s narrow design and higher center of gravity. The Durango also has a third row of seating. Ideally, passengers and cargo would be placed in the second row of seating when possible as putting additional weight in the rear of a vehicle (behind the rear wheel base) begins to pull the center of gravity towards the rear or the car, making it less stable. The best way to avoid rollover injuries and fatalities is to avoid flipping the vehicle in the first place.
Contact a Dodge Durango Rollover Attorney
If you or a loved one were involved in a rollover crash involving a Dodge Durango and sustained severe injuries or worse, you may not be at fault and those injuries may be the result of a defectively designed vehicle or defective tire. Contact the SUV rollover lawyers at the Willis Law Firm today by submitting the form on the right or calling us today at 1-800-883-9858.