4 x 2 and 4 x 4 Mitsubishi Outlander
The Mitsubishi Outlander is manufactured in Japan and is a crossover SUV, meaning that it is not a full-sized SUV like some larger models. Although crossover SUVs aren’t as large as full-sized SUVs, they still can have high risks for rollover accidents, especially depending on the four-wheel drive or two-wheel drive option. For example, the 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander’s 4x2 model has been rated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) as having a 19.1% risk for rollover, while its 4x4 model has a 16.9% risk. These percentages might concern consumers, who see a 1 in 6 or almost a 1 in 5 chance for rolling over in the event of a car accident.
Facing the costs and injuries of a crossover SUV rollover can be difficult, but you might not have to face them alone. If your Mitsubishi Outlander has rolled over because of an inherent flaw, contact our qualified SUV rollover lawyers of the Willis Law Firm today by calling 800-883-9858.
Causes of Rollover Accidents
There are many factors that can contribute to a vehicle’s risk for rollover, which is why the NHTSA provides both individual rollover risk as well as an overall safety risk percentage – to give consumers a specific idea of each model’s risk for accident. Additionally, if there are flaws in the design or manufacturing of a vehicle, it may become even more susceptible to a rollover accident. Some of the more common causes of rollover accidents include:
- Error in design
- Error in construction/manufacturing
- Use of unfit parts
- Employer negligence
- Employee negligence
When your rollover accident could have been prevented if a manufacturer or designer had not acted negligently or recklessly, you should contact a qualified rollover lawyer who may be able to help you get compensation for your suffering.
If you or someone you know has suffered an injury because of a rollover in a 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander, contact an experienced SUV rollover attorney of the Willis Law Firm today by calling 800-883-9858.