Ford Explorer Rollover Lawyer

 

 

Ford Rollover The safety of the Ford SUVs became a nationwide concern in 2000. More than 200 deaths and 700 injuries in the United States were blamed on Ford Explorers rolling over after the tread separated on Firestone tires with which the Explorers had been equipped.


In 2005, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety issued a report finding that the two-door, two-wheel drive Ford Explorer made between 1999 and 2002 had the fourth highest rate of driver death of the 47 SUVs that were part of the study.

 

In November 2006, a jury awarded the Oklahoma family of a teenager who died in a Ford Rollover accident $15 million in a lawsuit against Ford. The jury found that the teen was killed because the Ford Explorer's roof was too weak to withstand a rollover.

 

In early 2006, further support that the Explorer is unstable and can flip over during sudden driving maneuvers surfaced in an Explorer rollover trial in Mississippi. Ford's test results of replacement tires for the Explorer, introduced as evidence in the trial, indicated that the vehicle is unstable not only on Firestone tires but also on tires made by Goodyear, Michelin's Uniroyal, Continental and other manufacturers. Ford had approved some of the failed tires as replacement brands.

 

Today, there are still a number of Ford Explorers on the road. As they age, they have he potential to become more dangerous.

 

Michael Seelie is a Board Certified Personal Injury Attorney practicing for over 30 years in Jacksonville, Florida. He has represented victims of serious personal injuries and the wrongful death of a friend or family member in  Ford Explorer Rollovers, tire tread separation, tire blowout, roof crush roof pillar collapse, vehicle rollover and other serious accidents. Please call our office if we can be of assistance to you or your family. Call for a Free & Confidential Consultation.