Jeep Gladiator Rollover Lawsuit
The hugely popular Jeep Gladiator truck is being put on notice after receiving poor rollover and side impact ratings by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA). Jeep Gladiator rollovers are a significant safety concern and in 2021, it is surprising cars with this type of rollover risk are still being produced. And despite what Jeep wants its buyers to think, the factory roll bar that Jeep includes in their Wranglers and Gladiators is not going to protect passengers in the event of a moderate or high-speed rollover accident. If you were seriously hurt in a Jeep Gladiator or Jeep Wrangler accident or suffered a Jeep Gladiator rollover, you need to contact the rollover lawyers at the Willis Law Firm immediately.
Jeep Gladiator Rollover Risks
Jeep Gladiator has a 26.70% rollover risk. This number, calculated by NHTSA, is one of the highest among currently produced vehicles. Jeeps are top heavy, their engines and frames are raised higher than a sedan. The Jeep Gladiator is no exception to other top-heavy SUV’s. While amazing vehicles off road on the trails and climbing hillsides, when it comes to highway speeds and safety, Jeeps fail miserably. Today’s motorists have come to expect high levels of safety features and protection in their new SUV’s, including Jeeps. Unfortunately, Jeep Wranglers and Jeep Gladiators still do not have rear side impact airbags or curtain airbags for rollovers to protect passengers’ heads and prevent ejections in rollover accidents.
During a rollover accident or collision, in vehicles equipped, the side curtain airbags deploy and provide a curtain of inflated protection just inside the windows and roof of the vehicle to prevent passengers from being ejected. They also help cushion the blow of a passenger’s head during a side impact accident. Jeep claims they are not in the Wrangler or Gladiator because of an exception given to them by NHTSA. 98% of cars and light trucks sold today have curtain airbags.
Jeep Rollover after Tire Blowout
If you drive a Jeep Wrangler or Gladiator and experienced a rollover accident, a tire explosion, tire blowout, or tire tread separation may have played a crucial role in causing your rollover accident. Many tires on the road are defective and a quick search of NHTSA’s database can yield hundreds or even thousands of complaints about a particular defective tire. Also, what you may think was a tire blowout on your Jeep could have actually been a tire tread separation. Tire tread separations can be even more dangerous when a rollover occurs as the tread can interfere with the vehicles braking systems and axles if it becomes entangled. A tire defect lawyer can usually quickly determine if this is what occurred in your tire defect rollover accident.
Jeep Gladiator Rollover Lawyers
Despite decades of lawsuits for rollover accidents, Jeep (Fiat Chrysler) still continue to build unsafe vehicles that do not get good safety ratings involving rollover accidents. Roof crushes are still an issue. Side impact and curtain airbags are still not standard. Their willingness to save a few dollars instead of building a safer vehicle will cost many their lives and others to be seriously injured, paralyzed, and suffer from lifelong pain and suffering. If you were seriously injured or hurt in a rollover crash involving a Jeep Gladiator or Jeep Wrangler, call the Willis Law Firm today for a free and private case consultation. We look forward to working for you. No recovery, no fees.